Winter, 2022 President's Report

The lengthening of Montana days means spring is on its way! And that means we are getting closer to the 2022 MAWS Conference!

Annette Cade is the longest serving Conference Chairperson, having begun planning the 2020 Helena conference immediately after the 2018 Big Sky Conference. Annette and her committee deserve all the gratitude we can muster. Planning a conference is an onerous task. But planning a conference - contracting instructors and vendors, arranging meeting space and meals, taking registrations - THEN having to “undo” everything they had worked at so hard must have been disheartening. Hardly taking a breath after the 2020 cancellation, Annette and the Helena Weavers’ Guild fully endorsed delivering a compelling conference for 2022. You will read more about the amazing classes and instructors they have planned for June. You will have a hard time deciding which classes to take. You’ll want to take them all!!!

As the conference approaches I am personally trying to decide what I have woven in the last 4 years that is worthy of entering in the open show. How many projects do I still have time to warp on my loom before the conference? Only time will tell. The conference will be here before we know it! Make sure you register early, and don’t forget to enter the Open Show & Fashion Show, and bring handspun skeins and towels for the Trading Post.

Until next time,
Sharon Schroeder