Online Conference Registration is Closed

At the Conference Registration Table, you will pick up your Registration Package along with your Pre-Ordered Kits and Logo Items.  You may also register for the Conference if you haven't already or you may add a class if space allows.  Registration forms and a list of open classes will be available.
Accepted payment will be by check only. 

Registration Table hours are as follows:

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.

Plan Now to Join Us for the 8th Annual
Texas Basket Weavers Association
Conference, January 24-27, 2019!

We’ll be holding the Dallas Round Up  at the
DoubleTree by the Hilton Dallas Near the Galleria.

Conference registration does not include lodging.
Extra Day Weaver fees are charged for conference attendees not staying at the DoubleTree
by the Hilton Dallas Near the Galleria.

Mention Texas Basket Weavers Association to get the special discounted rate when you make your hotel room reservations early by phone. 972-385-9000 

Click Here to See Special Room Pricing and Make Your Reservation Online 

Image of the outside building at DoubleTree by the Hilton Dallas Near the GalleriaDoubleTree by the Hilton Dallas Near the Galleria
4099 Valley View Lane
Dallas, Texas 75244
Room rates are for single and double occupancies.

Discounted hotel rooms are on a first available basis
and this offer ends December 19, 2018.

Please Be Aware:
No third-party booking agent (Travelocity, Orbitz, Priceline, etc.) can qualify to get the special TBWA pricing.
Reservations made by any means other than the link on our website or by the phone number and instructions above will not be honored by the hotel for TBWA's conference and their discounted rate.

Class Confirmations and Form for Pre-ordering Basket Kits and Paying the Marketplace Fee

Class confirmations along with the form for pre-ordering basket kits or reserving space to sell in the Marketplace will be sent in the first half of October 2018.

  • All registrants will receive their confirmation and form via email unless they supplied a self-addressed stamped envelope.
  • Follow the confirmation instructions, and the instructions on this form, to send in your money for classes, basket kits and/or marketplace fees.
  • Selling at Marketplace is now an option when you register for the conference. Simply select the $10 "Seller at Marketplace" and pay the fee at checkout. A conference team member will contact you later to complete your application concerning the items you intend to sell.


  • When your list of class selections are sent to you in early October, you will receive a list of the available kits for pre-ordering.
  • Pre-ordered basket kits will be available for pick-up at the registration desk during registration hours..
  • Kits will NOT be mailed. You must make arrangements to have someone else pick up your kit(s) if you are unable to do so yourself.

Silent Auction and
Opportunity Drawings

  • Ticket sales for the Opportunity Drawing will be available from Thursday 11 am through Saturday 5:00 pm.
  • PRINT your NAME on the back of your ticket or attach your address labels for a quick way to identify yourself for the drawing.
  • Tickets must be deposited by 5:30 pm Saturday to be included in the drawing.
    • Silent Auction will be available Thursday 3 pm through Saturday 5:30 pm.
    • Personal silent auction numbers will be assigned by Registration and you will receive that number in your registration packet.
    • Pick-up of drawing & auction items will be Saturday 8 pm.
    • You must be present at the Conference or appoint someone to pick up your items.
    • Silent Auction items must be paid in full by cash, check, credit card, or debit card  when winners are notified.
    • No items will be mailed.

Volunteers Are Needed

I've heard it takes a village to raise a child and putting on a conference is no different. It takes a lot of people to host and make it successful.

With that being said, I want to encourage you to volunteer some time to help in areas such as:

  • stuffing goodie bags
  • taking lunch tickets
  • selling raffle tickets
  • handing out and collecting evaluations, etc.

We also need volunteers to help with:

  • front desk
  • change teachers class signs
  • check trash bags

This is just a partial listing of where we need assistance. After you have your assigned classes you will know if you have some available time, so please let me know and I will put you on the schedule.

Thank you for volunteering!
Vickie Gildon
Volunteer Coordinator and
On-Site Coordinator

I Want to Volunteer at the 2019 Dallas Round Up Conference!

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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

TBWA Stars of Weaving Illustration - stock image

  Stars of Weaving Competition

and The Exhibition

Schedule for Submissions, Voting, and Pick-up

Stars of Weaving Competition

Share your baskets with your fellow weavers in either a juried* or non-juried exhibit!
5 Juried Categories (each competing for $50 cash prizes):

  • Reed (traditional reed material using any type of construction)
  • Art/Unusual Piece (any type of construction and/or materials)
  • Natural (includes vines, roots, pods, gourds, pine needles, hard/soft woods)
  • New Weaver (less than 2 years)
  • Professional (artist has taught at a conference or earns a livelihood teaching classes and/or selling baskets)

Winners of the juried categories will receive $50 CASH. 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!

*  You may enter a maximum of TWO baskets (each in a different category) for the Stars of Weaving Competition.

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. You may enter as many Exhibition items as you want!

It’s easy to enter The Exhibition and FUN to show off your basketry skills!

Artist Sally Stokes is on Etsy and Facebook under "sarahracha".

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.

Sarahracha black, gray, button trimmed recycled plastic basket

Artist Sally Stokes is on Etsy and Facebook under "sarahracha".

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.

Rules for Entries to Stars of Weaving and The Exhibition:

SUBMISSIONS: The Stars of Weaving Competition and The Exhibition galleries will be staffed from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. on Thursday, January 24, so you may register and enter your baskets into any of the categories. We will put a schedule on our table as to when we will be accepting entries and where to find us during class sessions. Thursday evening, the booth will be staffed from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. On Thursday, we will stop accepting baskets at 9:00 pm.
In addition, Friday we will have the booth open and staffed from 7:30 am to 8:00 am (30 minutes ONLY )to accept your baskets.

VOTING: The viewers' choice award will be open from 8:00 am on Friday to 9:00 pm on Friday ONLY. The winners of all categories will be announced during lunch on Saturday. We will put a schedule on our table during class hours so that you may find one of us to register your vote.

PICK-UP: You may pick up your entries between Saturday at 6:00 pm and Sunday at noon. The booth will be staffed Saturday evening from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. We will put a schedule on our table during class hours so that you may find one of us to pick up your entries during class time on Sunday. All baskets must be picked up no later than 12 noon on Sunday.

Get further details by contacting our Stars of Weaving Coordinator here: 

Contact Us

2019 Conference Committee

Have a specific question about an area of the Dallas Round Up Conference? Contact the committee members using the links below. For general questions, contact the 2019 Conference Chairs, Brenda McKinnon and Rebecca Shanks.

Conference Chairs Brenda McKinnon and Rebecca Shanks
Registration Cecilia Shilling
Teacher Coord. Arlene Woodall
Vendor Coord. Arlene Woodall
Volunteer Coord. Vickie Gildon
Donations Coord. Karen Hobbs
Printing & Publicity Rebecca Shanks
On-Site Facilities Mgr. Vickie Gildon
Stars of Weaving  Coordinator Lynne Dees

Look for upcoming announcements about
our 2019 Conference in Dallas, TX
on our  Facebook page!

Got a Question About the Conference?

Contact The TBWA Conference Team

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Sorry! Logo Item Ordering is Now Closed

Conference Marketplace

Marketplace during the Annual TBWA Conference

Sorry! Submission of Applications for Marketplace is Closed

stock clip art illustration of vendors at a marketplace

On Saturday evening, January 26th, we offer Marketplace space to any registrant who wishes to sell basket-related supplies or items he or she has made. Marketplace will be held in the weaving room from 7 pm to 8:30 pm.

We make it easy to pre-pay for being a Marketplace seller during online registration.

Click on the link above and select the ticket marked "Seller at Marketplace".  You will be charged the $10 fee at checkout. A conference team member will contact you later to complete your application for the items you intend to sell during Marketplace.

If you are interested in participating but not sure if your items are allowed, please use the CONTACT 2019 CONFERENCE TEAM form to sign up and get info on payment for Marketplace,  your printed registration form or Pre-ordering basket kit and Marketplace fee form, and pay the $10.00 fee to reserve a space for you to sell your items.

OR if you're registering by mail - mark your printed registration form or Pre-ordering basket kit and Marketplace fee form, and pay the $10.00 fee to reserve a space for you to sell your items.

Applications and fees for Marketplace are due November 1, 2018.

All individual Marketplace spaces must be pre-paid before the Conference.