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Membership in a local guild is not a requirement for membership in the North Carolina Basketmakers' Association. However, a guild meeting is a great place to meet other weavers who are just as obsessed with weaving as you are are or to find a mentor who is a more experienced basket maker than you are and can help you refine your techniques. Meetings also are good excuses to run away from home-- at least for a few hours!

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Contact the following for information on these local/regional guilds:

Blue Ridge Basketmakers
Alma Lambert , President
Blue Ridge Basketmakers meets in Asheville, NC, in Buncombe county. People attend from Henderson, Madison, Haywood, McDowell and Transylvania, Polk counties.
Cape Fear Basketmakers
Joan Thomas, President
Weavers come from an approximate 20 mi. radius of downtown Fayetteville, as well as Harnett, Hoke, Sampson and Cumberland counties. Meetings are held at the Fayetteville Arts Council the first Monday of each month
Catawba Valley Basketmakers
Jean Lovelace , President
Members come from Catawba, Iredell, Cabarrus, Ashe, Cleveland, Mecklenburg, Caldwell, Lincoln counties and 1 from SC
Chapel Hill Basketry Guild
Jackie Quirk, Contact
Members come from Orange, Durham, Wake, Chatham, and Alamance Counties
Charlotte's Web
Teresa Yoder , President
Members are from Mecklenburg and surrounding Counties.
We meet the second Thursday of each month and new members are welcome. Contact the President for information
Coastal Carolina Basketweavers
Charlene White, 252-671-4868
Pamilco and Craven counties
Coastal Weavers
Pam Mullis, President
Members are from Carteret and Onslow Counties
The guild meets the first Tuesday of each month please see the guild website for information.
Country Weavers
Hazel Coleman - President, 336-599-4297
Donna Wickline, Secretary
Members come from Caswell and Person Counties
Meetings take place first Thursday of each month, 7:00 pm, at the Person County Fellowship Hall, off Highway 158 E.
Dream Weavers of Matthews
Co-Presidents:Anne Stewart
and Brenda Long
NCBA Liaison. Rhonda Zboch
Members come from Cabarrus, Mecklenburg, and Union counties
Meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month at the Matthews Community Center from 6 to 9 pm
Brenda Parker, President

Members from Wayne, Craven, Johnston, & Pender Counties
Greater Atlanta Basket Guild (Georgia)
Jean Nash 770-437-1728
Gwinett Basketmakers (Georgia)
Patti Patterson , President
High Country Basketry Guild
Annandale, Virginia
Joanna Roussis , President
Lakelands Guild
Chappells, SC
Bonnie Geiger , President
We meet every 3rd Thursday of the month (except December) at the Chappells communiity center in Chappells, SC. We do substitute some Saturdays for the Thursday meeting so we can have more time to weave.
Natural Fibers Group
focusing on gathered fibers
Lynn Hoyt, President
We meet the first Monday at the historic Turnage Theater in Washington, NC. Members are from Beaufort, Pitt, Hyde, and Martin Counties
Tar River Basketweavers
Bobbie Byrum , President
Most members come from Nash, Edgecombe and Wilson Counties
Piedmont Mill Basket Weavers
Amy Davis - President , President
Members are from Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, and Rowan counties. We meet the third Thursday of each month at Gilwood Presbyterian Church, Odell School Road, Concord.
Port City Basketmakers
Jo Ann Singleton, President
Current membership includes weavers from Pender, New Hanover, Brunswick, Wayne, Onslow, Carteret, Duplin and Craven Counties

We meet the last Sunday in each month , at 2:00. At Rocky Point United Methodist Church.

Smoky Mountain Basketweavers Guild
Cindy Wagner, President

We meet the 1st and 3rd Wed. of each month from 6:30pm until 9:30pm at Clyde Central United Methodist Church, fellowship hall. Our members come from the local area but everyone is invited.
Surry County Basketmakers
Deb Wagoner , President
Triangle Basket Weavers
Patsy Waszak , Coordinator
Current members reside in Wake, Durham, Orange, Chatham & Johnston Counties
Winston-Salem/Arcadia Basketmakers
Lynn Schroeder, President
Most members come from Forsyth County
Yadkin County Basketmaker's Guild
Julia Norman-Denis, President
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