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2017 Indiana Guilds (there are many) Please let us know any changes for this list.

Indiana Spinning, weaving, knitting, crocheting Guilds for the entire state

INDIANAPOLIS AREA    Marion County:

Bo Peeps Lost Sheep, Contact:  Becky Wigginton, E-mail:  mlwiggin@sbcglobal.net
Meets at First Mennonite Church, 4601 Knollton Road  Indianapolis, IN 46228 on the 4th Monday of the Month, 9:30 – 2:30.

Indy Knitters Group; Indianapolis, IN Contact: Crystal email: indyknitter@yahoo.com Web: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/indyknitters/  Monday evenings on the southside of Indianapolis.

Indianapolis Knitting Guild; Indianapolis, IN; +1 (317) 849 1617; Contact: Carillon Moak; email: Gmoak@aol.com  Meets the first Tuesday of each month at the Broad Ripple Library on Broad Ripple Ave. Indianapolis beginning at 7 PM

Weaving Indiana, meets at St. Luke’s Church on West 86th St., Indianapolis, IN, website ‘weavingindiana.org’, contact person, Ruth Salmons ‘sandrsalmons@live.com’   (from Sara Schultz @ the 2017 SWIFT meeting):

Indianapolis. Indy Weavers Spinners and Dyers, Mary Ann Carpenter, email ‘maxc93880@aol.com’.

JUST SOUTH of Indianapolis

Greenwood, IN  KnitWits: Everybody and their brothers knitting group – Greenwood Public Library; 310 S. Meridian Street; Greenwood, IN 46143 +1 (317) 881-1953 fax: +1 (317) 881-1963 Contact: Joy Wandrey; email: jwandrey@mail.greenwood.lib.in.us  We are a brand new guild (as of November 2004)sponsored by the Greenwood Public Library, where we meet every Tuesday at 4pm, provided the library is open. We welcome everyone from 5 years old on up. There is a small play area in the library for those with children under 5 years old. We have no dues or newsletters, and our emphasis is on sharing our skills with those who want to learn. We will be deciding on a charity to support and working on several charity projects throughout the year. If you live nearby please come by and join us!

Countryside Spinners and Weavers;  meet in Franklin, Johnson County Museum Contact Info: Sheila Herman   317-787-5542, 6512 Sonesta Dr., Indianapolis, Indiana  45217.     Meetings: We meet on the 3rd (third) Tuesday of each month at the Johnson County Museum of History, 135 N. Main St., Franklin, IN. 10:00 am [9:30 coffee] to 2pm. Focus Areas:   We promote interest in all types of related textile arts, crafts, with emphasis on relation of one to the other. Introduce & welcome all newcomers to any of the crafts and provide a place for all lovers of textiles to gather & enjoy. How to Join:  Use contact person or just come to meeting/s and join.

Johnson County, Hoosier Fiber Friends, Patti Hodge, phone 317-403-5667 or Thelma Goulet, phone 317-431-1675 meeting at Starstruck Cat Studio, Greenwood, IN 46142. Thelma’s email ‘thegoulet@usa.com’.

Johnson County, Circle City Lacers, Greenwood Public Library, meeting on 3rd Saturday, 1:00-3:00 pm, Anne Moore 317-690-0495.

JUST NORTH of Indianapolis:

Northside Knitting Guild, 120 N. Union Street (?); Westfield, IN 46074 +1 (317) 896-4411   fax: +1 (317) 896-3131   Contact: Molli Cameron   email: stitchesnscones@aol.com This group knits items for several local charities. It meets every third Wednesday of the month at Stitches & Scones at 120 N. Union Street in Westfield, IN. Guest speakers, show & share, and trips together are part of the activities they enjoy together. New knitters are definitely welcome.

NORTH

Carroll Co.,Delphi. Carroll Canal Twisters, Carol Trapp, 8995 N. 100 East, Delphi, IN 46923.

Carroll Co.,Delphi. Forget-Me-Not Spinning Group, Mary Mears, 4868 West 300 North, Delphi, IN 46923

Valparaiso, Indiana; Close-Knit Guild – A Community for Fiber Arts Enthusiasts TKGA Guild Since: 12/3/2014   Contact: Jessica Klemz closeknitguild@gmail.com

Fort Wayne. Flax and Fleecers Spinning Guild, Arletta Martin, 10037 Woodstream Dr., Fort Wayne, IN 46804 Ft. Wayne — or –Flax & Fleecers, 6120 Ferguson Road, Ft. Wayne, IN 46804.  We are now meeting at Salomon Farm on Dupont Rd., in Fort Wayne…. but we have moved back to the Swinney homestead for a while because of construction at Salomon farm. Refer to our Facebook page Fort Wayne Flax and Fleecers Guild.

Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne Weavers Guild, Peggy Siders, 253 South 500 East, Lagro, IN 46941.

Goshen, Heritage Spinners and Weavers, Vicky Gibson, 58329 County Rd. 29, Goshen, IN 46528.

Kokomo. Twisters, Sisters and Misters, Jan Adler, 6692 North 700 West, Sharpsville, IN 46068.

Lafayette. Wabash Weavers Guild, Jan Ketterer, 2817 N. 500 East, Lafayette, IN 47905.

Lebanon. Hurndungers Spinning Group, Crete Hutton, Winamac, Indiana   (PROBABLY NOT)

Michiana Machine Knitters Guild, 12660 Brick Rd.,Granger, IN 46530  +1 (219) 277-6513,Contact: Pam Schulz, email: catpinlady@webtv.net  Third Wednesday of each month 6:30 PM. Please call for location of each meeting.

Muncie. Muncie Fiber Guild, Pam Nicholas, 3001 W. Bowman, Muncie, IN 47304.

Middlebury. Homespun Fiber Guild, Kathleen Hackel, 15515 CR 20, Middlebury, IN 46540.

Northwestern Indiana. Duneland Weavers Guild, Pat Short, 6658 E. 150 North, Mill Creek, IN 46365.

Crown Point,  Knitters of the Dunes; 354 Dahlgren Drive; Crown Point, IN 46307; +1 (219) 663-7225; Contact: Phyllis Gruszka; email: phylknit@netnitco.net  We meet on the first Saturday of each month at 1:00pm at The Lake County Public Library, 1919 W 81st Ave (Route 30) Merrillville IN 46410 219/769-3541.  For more information contact Phyllis Gruszka 219/663-7225   -or – Knitters of the Dunes; 11311 Delaware Street; Crown Point, IN 46307; +1 (312) 362 1186; fax: +1 (312) 413 2997 Contact: Linda Ellis or Sheila VanGorp; email: mellis@ameritech.net Our guild has members who live in northwestern and central Indiana, as well as the Chicago metro area. Meetings are held the 3rd Saturday of each month at the Lake County Public Library located in Merrillville, IN. The meeting time is 11:00. New members and guests are always welcome. The knitting skills of our members range from the novice to the expert master knitter. Our guild is affiliated with The Knitting Guild of America. Please feel free to contact us for additional information.

South Bend. Fiberartisans, Meg Auth, 1308 East Monroe, South Bend, IN 46625

South Bend. River Bend Weavers Guild, Marilee Bolenbaugh, 19400 Sunnyslope Trail, South Bend, IN 46614-5858.

West Lafayette. Tippewa Spinners, Diana Hallenbeck

West Lafayette, FibR: An Alliance of Fiber Artists, Mary Burks, 636 Rose St., West Lafayette, IN 47906; e-mail JEBurks@msn.com

Lafayette, Knit Night Guild; 926 Main; Lafayette, IN 47901; +1 (765) 742-5648  Contact: Elizabeth Ladd; email: riverknits@insightbb.com; World Wide Web: http://www.riverknitsyarns.com  Meets second Monday of each month at 7pm in the River Knits yarn shop on 926 Main street of Lafayette, Indiana. Beginners to Experienced Knitters are welcome.

Fort Wayne Knitting Guild; 2224 Hearthstone Dr.; Fort Wayne, IN 46804; +1 (219) 436-3530; Contact: Donna Veiga; email: dveiga@Juno.com  Meetings are from 6:30 to 9 P.M. the third Monday of every month at the Cass St. Depot Yarn shop in Ft. Wayne.

Lafayette, IN Lafayette Lacemakers meeting 2nd Saturdays 9:00 am to 12 noon at Wells Center (TAF)

SOUTH

Philosopher’s Wool Knitting Group, Rob Matyska, 1405 West Allen Street, Bloomington, IN 47403, 812.360.7015, matyskar@indiana.edu

Bloomington Spinners and Weavers Guild  Sock-It-To-Me, Rob Matyska, 1405 West Allen Street, Bloomington, IN 47403, 812.360.7015, matyskar@indiana.edu

Bloomington Spinners and Weavers Guild, Cheryl Johnson, PO Box 351, Bloomington, IN 47402

Bloomington Knitter’s Guild; 2697 McCartney Lane; Bloomington, IN 47401, +1 (812) 332-8934  Contact: Judith Smith-Ille;  email: needleinahaystack@prodigy.net  This friendly group meets the 2nd Thursday at 7 p.m. at Borders in Eastland Plaza Shopping Center. If you are new to the area we will send you our monthly newsletter for 3 months,  then we ask that you join for $12.00 per year. We have other casual knitting sessions on the third Wednesday morning at Barnes and Noble at 10 a.m. and on the last Tuesday  at 7:30 p.m. at Borders

Bloomington Knitters Guild,  Dolores Schroeder, St. Mark’s Methodist Church, Bloomington, IN 47408, 812.339.4567 schroede@indiana.edu

Chandler, IN Ohio River Valley Fiber Arts Guild, Jenny Deters, PO Box 624, Chandler, IN 47610.

Ellettsville. Ellettsville Spinning Group, Marla Dawson, 201 Beechwood Dr., Ellettsville, IN 47429.

Evansville, IN  KnitKnacks;  20E Campground Rd; Evansville, IN 47710; +1 (812) 456-0102; Contact: Chris; email: chrisknitz@insightbb.com We meet 2 times a week to share our knitting and life. Tuesday evenings, 5:30 – 8:00, at Starbuck’s on Mill and 1st Avenue. Wednesday mornings, 10:00 – 12:00, at Four Ladies NeedleArt Shoppe on Campground Rd.

LaPorte County. Sit-N-Spin, Peggy Coffey, 7297 North Range Rd., LaPorte, IN 46350.

Seymour, IN Muskatuck Fiber Flock, Lori Ammerman, 8375 N. Greenacres Rd., Seymour, IN 47273; e-mail loves2spin@juno.com

Southern Indiana. Fleece and Flax Guild, Patricia A. Ritz, 8 McCol Place, Salem, IN 47167

New Harmony, IN; Designs on Ewe Contact: Julia Galbus; email: bookjewels@home.com This guild meets on the second Monday of each month in New Harmony, Indiana, but several people drive from Evansville. Please email for direction to the church parish house where the guild meets.

Washington County. Cross County Spinners and Weavers Guild, Gay Bartanem, Rte. 3 Box 16, Pekin, IN 47165

EAST

Richmond. Whitewater Fiber Artists Guild, Michele Bottorff, 1150 North A St., Richmond, IN 46374

 WEST

Crawfordsville, Spinning and Knitting Group, Peggy Fyffe, RR4, Box 273, Crawfordsville, IN 47933.

Hendricks County Fiber Guild, The D’ruther-Bees. Meets monthly, on the third Tuesday night, at Danville’s Senior Center, 7-9 p.m.    Contact 317-413-8078. All fiber crafters welcome!

Greencastle. Fleece and Fiber Guild, Barbara Huntsman, 3254 East US Highway 40, Greencastle, IN 46135.

Parke, County. Hoosier Heritage Spinners and Weavers, Helen Bills, 212 West High St., Rockville, IN 47872.

Putnam County. Putnam County Spinners and Weavers Guild, Joy Evans, 2789 E. State Rd. 240, Greencastle, IN 46135.

Terre Haute. Wabash Valley Weavers Guild, Gretchen Jennerman, 107 Berkeley Dr., Terre Haute, IN 47803

OUT of STATE

Northwest, OH – Toledo Area Weavers Guild and http://www.blackswampspinnersguild.org/ Black Swamp Spinners Guild, contact Susan Cayton, email ‘caytonsj@juno.com

About Thelma Goulet

Happy to promote our fiber arts of spinning, weaving, knitting, crocheting and teaching 4-Hers and the public with demonstrations and more.

3 comments on “2017 Indiana Guilds (there are many) Please let us know any changes for this list.

  1. weeweaver
    May 1, 2017

    Marilyn Spurgeon moved many years ago (meeting place for Bo Peeps). It does not exist as listed.

    Sent from my iPhone

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    • Thelma Goulet
      May 3, 2017

      I have remove this guild from the list

      Thelma Goulet, ‘thegoulet@usa.com’

  2. Thelma Goulet
    August 10, 2017

    Is Bo Peeps still a guild?

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