Membership Benefits And How to Join

Benefits For Full Members

  • Monthly Meetings with workshops, classes, special exhibits, and afternoon speakers, and the yarn and accessories sale table.
  • A Bulletin three times a year containing news of upcoming programs, events, articles, classified ads, and a draft and woven sample.
  • Optional membership in Guild-managed online discussion group(s).
  • A Ratings Program providing recognition of Apprentice, Journeyman, Master  and Master-plus levels of weaving proficiency.
  • Access to the Guild's extensive library of contemporary and historical resources.
  • An education grants program.
  • Yearbook which includes almost all the information on this website as well as a directory of members.
  • Optional listing in yearbook and on website as a weaving teacher or commission weaver.
  • Submission of work to the Annual Exhibit and Sale.
  • Guild affiliation with other weaving and textile organizations such as New England Weavers Seminar, Handweavers Guild of America, Complex Weavers, etc.
  • Option to participate in a discount program at Joann Fabrics. Visit Joann VIP Discount Card for more information.

Note that additional fees apply to:  workshops, weaving classes, ratings submissions, late library returns, equipment rentals, listing as a commission weaver or weaving teacher, items sold in the annual sale. Weavers Helping Weavers and the Afternoon Speaker are covered by the membership cost.

Membership Levels

  • Full:  $42/year
  • Bulletin Only:  $22/year.  Benefits are limited to the Bulletin with woven sample, optional online discussion group(s) membership, and inclusion in the guild yearbook directory.  You're welcome to join meetings when in the area.

How to Join

It's easy!  Just click to open the MembershipForm* which is a PDF document.  Fill it out and follow the form's mailing instructions.  You will soon have your introductory member package. You can apply at any time for a new membership, but dues are not prorated for a fraction of a year. 

Personalized renewal forms are automatically sent to current members in the spring, and are also available for you to fill out on the spot at the May meeting.  The members' list appears in the yearbook which is issued in early September. 

No payments of any kind to The Weavers' Guild of Boston are tax deductible.  This caveat extends to Sustaining and Life memberships as well as separate contributions you may wish to make.

If you have any questions, email membership@weaversguildofboston.org.

Weavers' Guild of Boston 2016 Survey Results

A detailed report of the 2016 survey of members is now available here. Highlights as well as questions contained in the survey are also available.

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