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Welcome to the FTWG web site

Florida Tropical Weaver's Guild is a non-profit organization whose primary mission is to educate the public on the art and craft of weaving, spinning and basketry. It's membership consists of anyone who is interested in promoting opportunities for weavers of all skill levels to develop new skills, interests and expand their creative efforts in the fiber arts.

Read more about us and our history on the 'About' page.




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President's Message

Another great conference is history! I loved my class and learned so many different decorative stitches for rug hooking. There were a few snags and bumps, but teamwork, flexibility, and perseverance of our dedicated conference volunteers prevailed.

We are looking forward to the newest members who have joined our board; Barbara Pietruk will be our new treasurer, Janice Lauterbach is the VP in charge of Programs, and Diane Click has agreed to become the Conference Coordinator-Elect. A huge thank you to out going treasurer, Cynthia Starr, and Michele Belson who served as the VP in charge of programs. Ellen Turner did an outstanding job as Conference Coordinator. I know Margrete Griffiths (Conference Coordinator-Elect this year) took copious notes and will do a marvelous job with the conference next year.

The vendors were awesome and the guild tables outstanding. There were many beautiful items presented during the Fashion Show. There are so many talented people in our group.

Janice Lauterbach has already lined up a great roster of proposed classes for our next conference, and volunteers are already thinking up exciting and wonderful things for us to experience…and a little commercial here: We can always use new ideas and more volunteers.

Mark the calendars for next year: March 14 - March 17, 2019.

Jan, the Queen of Purple
Jan, The Queen Of Purple



FTWG Diamond Celebration
March 2019

In 2019, we will celebrate 75 years of FTWG conferences.
Read more about it on the Diamond Celebration page!




Does your guild have a hard time attracting Program or Workshop chairs?


Would it be easier if there were a guide with information about programs and workshops available here in Florida - programs and workshops that FL guild members offer?

Coming soon (June 30) to the FTWG website will be a list of programs and workshops available to FL guilds.


But, before the guide can be available, we have to populate it with programs and workshops. Attached is the Program/Workshop Proposal form that FL guild members can submit for inclusion in the guide.

The proposals are due May 15.

The guide will be uploaded to the FTWG website by June 30 and will be updated twice yearly. We're giving this guide a one year trial run.

Please let your fellow guild members and other fiber enthusiasts with knowledge to share know about the guide.

We know there is a lot of talent out there.

Let's share it!
Please click on FL Program/Workshop Resources to the left for the form and also a list of resources after June 30.



The date for the 21st Annual Fall Retreat has been set: September 27 - September 30, 2018



Beverly Tavel's Flicker Photo Gallery of the 2016 FTWG Conference



Guild Newsletter

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April 2017
January 2017
October 2016
June 2016
April 2016
January 2016

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FTWG is now participating in the Woolery Guilds Reward Program.

When our members purchase items from the Woolery, through the link below, FTWG "banks" reward dollars. Yearly we will receive a check which can be used to defray expenses.

If you purchase from them and use the link on this website, we will receive credit.

Support us by shopping at the Woolery



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