January 24-27, 2019
Online Conference Registration Has Closed.
But don't worry! You can still register at the conference registration table during the conference.
Accepted payment will be by check only.
Thursday - 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday - 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m
Saturday - 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
Sunday - 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
Stars of Weaving Competition
and The Exhibition
Stars of Weaving
Share your baskets with your fellow weavers in either a juried or non-juried exhibit!
5 Juried Categories (each competing for $50 cash prizes):
- Art/Unusual Piece
- New Weaver (less than 2 years)
Winners of the juried categories will receive $50 CASH, rather than a $50 voucher for Conference Vendors, as in prior years. That means you’ll have more money to spend on the Silent Auction, Opportunity Drawing tickets, dinner, supplies or gift items from a Vendor or at Marketplace ... or on whatever you like!
One entry from all of the above categories (except Professional) could win the Viewer’s Choice Award: $50 plus a 2019/2020 TBWA membership!
Non-competitive Category (no prize money): The Exhibition
Want to show off your basketry skills? The Exhibition is just the place for you! Bring your non-competing items to display during the conference.
It’s easy to enter The Exhibition and FUN to show off your basketry skills!
A New Challenge: Repurpose, Recycle and Weave
This year, Repurpose, Recycle and Weave will highlight baskets made with plastics. You know all of those grocery store bags, plastic bottles, plastic caps, and milk jugs that you toss in the recycle bucket? Consider fishing those items out and looking at them with a different mindset! We would love to feature your baskets in this year’s Repurpose, Recycle and Weave exhibition.
Are you up for a challenge from Lynne Dees, Cricket Rose, and Janet Newman? In the footsteps of several well-known weavers who use recyclables such as Lois Walpole, Barbara DePirro, Emily Dvorin, and Jackie Abrams, we want to promote the use of non-traditional materials in basket weaving, and at the same time, illustrate that trash can be beautiful!! According to hipcycle.com, upcycling is a new term that expresses the process of converting old or discarded materials into something more useful and often beautiful than the original object.
You can access some great ideas from http://time.com/4358434/world-oceans-day-art-marine-plastic/ where 13 artists turned ocean trash into beautiful works of art, and at http://scribol.com/art-and-design/art/incredible-art-woven-from-recycled-materials/ you can view Elizabeth Morisette’s amazing upcycled weavings. In Nigeria, women are creating a plethora of products out of discarded plastic bags. See the video at https://www.reuters.com/video/2017/04/23/nigerian-women-crochet-bags-from-plastic?videoId=371537497
It’s not just another plastic bag.
Get further details by contacting our Stars of Weaving Coordinator here:
Be sure to visit our great Vendors
at the 2019 Conference!
- Atkinson’s Country House
- Bases to Weave
- Bittersweet Baskets and Homestead Handles
- Gifts by Brenda
- PrairieWood Basketry
- Woven Designs