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Calendar for 9/2023 - 6/2024:

See Info at Bottom of Page for Braid Conferences

& Rug Challenges

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March, 2024

      9      Saturday, Mar 9, 2024 @ 1 pm EST:  VF Guild Meeting.  Hear about our upcoming events and classes.   Demo:  Pam Rowan:  Pricing Your Braids for Sale or Donation 

      10      Sunday, Mar 10, 2024 @ 4 pm EST:  Braid Help.  With left opening and right opening teachers (and often a left-handed teacher) in attendance, ask your questions and get help with your rugs.  Or, just come to share what you're working on and hang out with other braiders!  One hour.

     16      Saturday, Mar 16, 2024 @ 1 pm EST:  Special Event:  Braid a Celtic Trivet for St. Patrick's Day!  Christine Manges will provide the pattern and demonstrate braiding the celtic trivet.  Thinner fabrics recommended.... green if possible!  1/3 yard.

     24     Sunday, Mar 24, 2024 @ 4 pm EST:  Braid Help.  With left opening and right opening teachers (and often a left-handed teacher) in attendance, ask your questions and get help with your rugs.  Or, just come to share what you're working on and hang out with other braiders!  One hour. 

 

April, 2024  

      6     Saturday, Apr 6, 2024 @ 1 pm EST:  VF Guild Meeting.  Hear about our upcoming events and classes.   Demo:  Norma Sturges' Butt Method #2 for outside rows with Christine Manges.

 

          Sunday, Apr  7, 2024 @ 4 pm EST:  Braid Help.  With left opening and right opening teachers (and often a left-handed teacher) in attendance, ask your questions and get help with your rugs.  Or, just come to share what you're working on and hang out with other braiders!  One hour.

 

     20     Saturday, Apr 20, 2024 @ 1 pm EST:  Special Event: TBA

     21     Sunday, Apr  21, 2024 @ 4 pm EST:  Braid Help.  With left opening and right opening teachers (and often a left-handed teacher) in attendance, ask your questions and get help with your rugs.  Or, just come to share what you're working on and hang out with other braiders!  One hour.

 

May, 2024

           Sunday, May 5, 2024 @ 4 pm EST:  Braid Help.  With left opening and right opening teachers (and often a left-handed teacher) in attendance, ask your questions and get help with your rugs.  Or, just come to share what you're working on and hang out with other braiders!  One hour.

 

      11      Saturday, May 11, 2024 @ 1 pm EST:  VF Guild Meeting.  Hear about our upcoming events and classes.   Demo:  TBA

 

      18 or 25     Saturday, May 18 or 25, 2024 @ 1 pm EST:  Special Event:  Betsy Sturges (co-author, with her mother Norma Sturges, of The Braided Rug Book) talks about working with her award-winning and influential mother on writing the book and a life in braiding.

      19     Sunday, May 19, 2024 @ 4 pm EST:  Braid Help.  With left opening and right opening teachers (and often a left-handed teacher) in attendance, ask your questions and get help with your rugs.  Or, just come to share what you're working on and hang out with other braiders!  One hour.

 

June, 2024

           Sunday, Jun 2, 2024 @ 4 pm EST:  Braid Help.  With left opening and right opening teachers (and often a left-handed teacher) in attendance, ask your questions and get help with your rugs.  Or, just come to share what you're working on and hang out with other braiders!  One hour.

 

      8      Saturday, Jun 8, 2024 @ 1 pm EST:  VF Guild Meeting.  Hear about our upcoming events and classes.   Demo:  TBA 

 

     15     Saturday, Jun 15, 2024 @ 1 pm EST:  Special Event:  TBA

     23     Sunday, Jun 23, 2024 @ 4 pm EST:  Braid Help.  With left opening and right opening teachers (and often a left-handed teacher) in attendance, ask your questions and get help with your rugs.  Or, just come to share what you're working on and hang out with other braiders!  One hour.

 

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Upcoming Braid Conference Dates:

2024:  Pam Rowan's Franciscan Retreat:  Feb 8-11, 2024, in Kennebunk ME 
           Contact Pam Rowan:  braidarug@gmail.com  ***limited number can attend

2024:  VF -- June 20-22 (Th-Sat) 2024 in Story, Wyoming

                Rug Challenge:  The Wild Wild West

2025:  VF -- May 1-4                               Rug Challenge:  Braided Water             

               (Oceans, Rivers, Waves, Whirlpools....Rain...Undersea life...)

2026:  VF -- April 9-12??                        Rug Challenge:  Mixed Media (Braiding with

               different fabrics or materials, incorporating different fiber techniques...)
2027:  VF -- April 8-11                            Rug Challenge:  TBD

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