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Welcome to our Website!

Welcome to our web site! Please explore the pages of information and enjoy the photographs of members and their beautiful handwovens. We hope you will be inspired to weave, and even consider becoming a member of our guild.

You can also find us on Facebook and Instagram!

A Little Bit About Us...

The Illinois Prairie Weavers Guild is an association of weavers and textile artists who teach, encourage and inspire each other, sharing their experience, knowledge and resources. We began as Joliet Weavers Guild in January 1949, and, as we grew and changed locations, we renamed ourselves the Illinois Prairie Weavers in 1994. Our guild is a very active one, with a large library and an assortment of looms and equipment available by loan to members. We meet monthly, September through June, and our meetings are open to anyone with an interest in weaving.

Our guild membership includes highly accomplished weavers who own weaving businesses, teach weaving or have been published or honored by the greater weaving community. We also bring in nationally known speakers for programs and workshops. If you are a beginning or novice weaver, we welcome you to come to learn and be inspired. Our members weave on a variety of loom types, from 32 harnesses to finger weaving and everything in between. So, no matter what your skill level, we invite you to join us at one of our meetings and be welcomed into our weaving community.

February's Program:

"A Retrospective" by Chris Meier

A retrospective by the esteemed, much loved long time member of the guild. This engaging presentation is not to be missed.

HOSTESSES: Ewa B and Illona R

January's Program:

Fiber and Yarn Basics: Part 2, "Silk, Linen, and the Rest" by Dagmar Klos

Dagmar returned to present part 2 of her program on Fiber and Yarn Basics.

Show & Tell Photos

Click here to view the latest Show & Tell pictures!

Blast from the Past!

Projects from art fairs, guild programs, study group, and show & tell.

Photo Archives

Click here to view individual guild member's photos as well as photos from previous programs and events.