Monthly Meetings


Monthly Meetings

Our meetings are held at the Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main, starting at 10 a.m. with a social time beginning at 9:30 a.m. The public is welcome.

Please check this website for updates on any planned fall meetings.


January 19, 2021


"A Roundtable with our new Program Chair Svea Peterson and open discussion regarding future Guild programs"

Many of the things our Guild does revolve around our monthly programs. We want to start the first meeting of the year with an introduction to our new Program Chair, Svea Peterson. She's diversified, excels in several fiber art techniques, and has some great ideas from her time with the Los Angeles Weaving Guild.

Svea will be providing an overview of her background, and then present a list of possibilities for future programs for the coming year – during/and after COVID. Open discussion will follow. This will be a planning session. We ask members to please attend so that we can get everyone's input.

Via Zoom. Log in time: 9:45 a.m. Meeting call to order: 10:00 a.m.


An email will be sent out to all members one week prior to our meeting that will provide a link to the meeting and log in information. If you are interested in attending, please email our Guild inbox at mesillavalleyweavers@gmail.com.


December 15, 2020


Handweavers Guild of America (HGA) Executive Director to address the Guild


Elizabeth Williamson, Executive Director of HGA, will be our featured speaker for our monthly Guild Zoom meeting on December 15th.


As Executive Director, Elizabeth has been responsible for leading the HGA board through the development of a strategic plan, consolidating technology platforms for a better customer experience, and nearly doubling the organization's Convergence conference attendance. HGA is an organization that provides inspiration, instruction, and networking opportunities for fiber artists of all skill levels, as well as numerous opportunities for artists including grants, scholarships, and a certification program in handweaving, handspinning, dyeing, and basket making.


We welcome Ms. Williamson, who will address the Guild on the state of fiber arts today, how the HGA has evolved since their inception in 1969, and what is available for its affiliate member guilds today.


Via Zoom. Log in time: 9:45 a.m. Meeting call to order: 10:00 a.m.


An email will be sent out to all members one week prior to our meeting that will provide a link to the meeting and log in information. If you are interested in attending, please email our Guild inbox at mesillavalleyweavers@gmail.com.


November 17, 2020

Overview of Donna Monroe Exhibit at Rio Bravo Fine Art Gallery

Hosted by Susan A. Christie

For our Zoom meeting on November 17th, Susan A. Christie will be previewing an exhibit tracing the career of artist Donna Monroe from her early photographs and monoprints, to collagé, shrines, altered books, totem figures and embellished, three-dimensional wall pieces. The exhibit will be on display at the Rio Bravo Fine Art Gallery in Truth or Consequences from November 14 - December 27, 2020.

Susan is the founder, editor, and publisher of the New Mexico Fiber Arts Directory and manages the Susan A. Christie Fine Art Online Gallery. She a well-known fiber artist and a MVWG member.

Log in time: 9:45 a.m. Meeting call to order: 10:00 a.m.


October 20, 2020

Online Zoom Meeting featuring the Sylvia Heyden film – “A Weaverly Path”, as our featured program. The video covers Ms. Heyden’s eighty years of sketching, seventy-five years of playing the violin and sixty years of weaving tapestries. She draws parallels between the strings of her violin and of her loom and often felt that after sixty years of exploration, she had only just begun to discover what is unique about weaving a tapestry.

An email will be sent out to all members one week prior to our meeting that will provide a link to the meeting and log in information. If you are interested in attending, please email our Guild inbox at mesillavalleyweavers@gmail.com.

Log in time: 9:45 a.m. Meeting call to order: 10:00 a.m.