Meeting and Fiber Event Calendar

 Please Check this calendar before you attend a meeting.  Dates and times are subject to change according to the meeting program.
Most guild meetings are held on the first Wed. of the month at the South Valleys Library, 15650A Wedge Parkway, Reno from September through May. However we do have many meetings outside of our regular schedule and location. Check your newsletter and this blog page each month for any updates or changes. Evening meeting time is 6:30PM.

Sage Weavers' meetings are held at the South Valleys Library.  See the schedule below.  Everyone is welcome to these meetings and guild membership is not a requirement Please note that the hours may fluctuate a bit from our normal hours.  Check this calendar for each date.                                                                        

Important Information about meetings
 for 2020 & 2021

Until further notice, all in person meetings have been cancelled because of the need for social distancing during the COVID pandemic.  We have a line up of Zoom meetings, with several meetings being hosted by fiber artisans.  

The guild has some extra seats for these Zoom presentations.  If you would like to attend, please send an e-mail to

November 4  7PM  Robyn Spady will be giving a lecture on "Taming the Hue - Techniques for the color challenged".  In this seminar, a variety of tools and different ways of incorporating color into your projects will be presented.  This should give you more confidence in discovering new color horizons. 

December 2 7PM.  Tien Chiu will be giving a talk entitled "Fearless Color:  Working with Painted Warps".  Painted warps are beautiful, but they can be difficult to design with.  Painted-warp colors can change radically when woven, depending on your weft yarn colors and your choice of design.  This program discusses how to choose weft, weave structure and sett to showcase the colors of your painted warp.  This may be done by either preserving the original colors, or by blending them with a carefully chosen weft color to bring out their beauty.

February 3 Time to be announced.  Karen Donde presents "The Fascinating Life of Mary Meigs Atwater".  Ms. Atwater is regarded as the dean of American handweaving.  Mary Meigs Atwater, 1878-1956, was not driven by a passion for making cloth.  Inspired by handweaving industries in southern Appalachia, she saw weaving as a productive outlet for women in her Montana mining community, as occupational therapy for soldiers injured in WWII and as financial support for her family.  She was also an artist, designer, world traveler, novelist, patriot, beaver rancher, political activist, wife, mother and avid fisherman.   This seminar shares anecdotes, quotes and revelations that speak to Atwater's courage, adventurous spirit, intellect and contributions to American handweaving.  

March 3 7PM  Sarah Lilligard will be sharing her natural dye processes.  Other members are also invited to share their natural dye experiences at this meeting.


We are still accepting new members and if you are interested in joining the guild, the dues are $30 per year or $45 for a family membership.  Checks can be mailed to RFG c/o Karen Shimamoto P.O. Box 33277, Reno, NV 89533.  Your benefits include a monthly newsletter, access to special online workshops, and access to our Zoom presentations for the year.  We also have a large textile library, Facebook page, and several online groups designed for communication and weaving studies.


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