AMB in the News:
Plan to attend these future AMB Events:
- Annual Convention 2016: October 19-23 at Causeway Bay Hotel in Lansing - this is the correct date
- Annual Convention 2017: October 25-29 at Shanty Creek Resort in Bellaire
Want to attend convention, but are not a member? Membership is open all year, so join and come weave with us.
Did you know anyone can come to visit the convention during Public Days? There are two areas that are open to public, the vendors and exhibit room. Visit the vendors to see new supplies and pick up a kit or two. Need some inspiration? Go to the exhibit room and see the juried and sharing baskets. You can also apply for membership in the Exhibit room so you can attend next year. Public Days are Friday 10-5 and Saturday 10-6 during Convention.
The AMB would like to put together a list of teachers. This list could then be used as a resource for new beginners or guilds looking for workshop instructors. Please fill out this survey if interested in having your name included. You must be an AMB member to be included on the list. This is a list of current teachers.
The AMB is looking for instructions for beginning weavers wanting to learn to make baskets. These instructions should include photos or drawings that a beginning weaver can understand. Please do not make copies from books, as that is a violation of copyright laws. If you have any instructions that can be posted on the Resources page, please send them to the Webmaster.
Is your guild hosting an outside Workshop and would like others to know about it? Send an e-mail to the Webmaster and it can be displayed on the website.
Crossroads Weaving Guild
We are so sad to tell you we lost our dear friend Ellen Brown very unexpectedly on Saturday, August 13th. She wasn’t feeling well and was having trouble breathing so called 911. She passed in the hospital of a pulmonary embolism (blood clot). Ellen’s eyes were donated.
There will be a celebration of Ellen’s life on October 8th from 2-4 at the Okemos Conference Center, 2187 University Park Drive, Okemos MI 48864
Ellen was Crossroads Secretary more years than I can remember. She was always diligent in getting cards to sick or grieving members. She was responsible for our minutes (always adding amusing and informative comments on the end). She was our communications between AMB, NBO and the Basket Reeder. Ellen served on the AMB Board and Convention Committees. She helped teach 4-H kids their fair baskets and helped with many of the community events our Guild took part in. I think I can say with certainty her favorite basket teacher was Sandy Whalen. Although Ellen made baskets of many different materials – Willow was her favorite. We’ll all miss Ellen and I’ll sure miss my convention roommate of many years and our special talks, but never about politics.