Monthly Meetings

The Valley Weavers & Spinners meetings are on the first Tuesday of the month. Social Hour starts at 6:00 pm and the meetings start at 7:00 pm. We meet at the Denkmann-Hauberg house at 1300 24th Street, Rock Island, IL 61201.

If you are a gps funster here are the coordinates:
41.4993, -90.567195

N41° 29.958', W090° 34.0317'(precision: address)

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Valley Weavers & Spinners Meeting
February 2, 2016 - Hauberg Center, RI
6:00 Social Hour - 7:00 Meeting

Program:  Navajo/Chain Plying
Demo and discussion led by Denise and Linda.  Bring wheels and anything to add to the discussion if you also do chain plying, or if you want to try this technique.  

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Two events for January 2016!

Tuesday, January 5 - Meeting
Hauberg Civic Center, Rock Island
6:00 take down Christmas tree decorations 
7:00 Meeting… plan our year… bring ideas!

Saturday, January 9
Celebrate Distaff Day with our friends from Clinton.
10:00-2:00 — In the Fireplace Room at the LeClaire Library, 323 Wisconsin Street. It will again be a potluck lunch.  Bring your wheels, knitting, weaving, etc. 

2016 Dues - $20 single/$25 family. You can bring them to the meeting or send them to Jan 

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Valley Weavers & Spinners Meeting
November 3 - 6:00 social hour - 7:00 Meeting
Hauberg Civic Center, Rock Island, IL

Congratulations VW&S members! 
Shepherdess Lee Ann reported at our meeting that through our generous donations over the years to Heifer International, we have collected $1710 to purchase 9 sheep @$120, 1 llama @ $150, and 1 knitting basket @ $480 [a llama, sheep, angora goat, and rabbit]. 

Upcoming Events:
- Winter in Bloom - Open House at Hauberg, December 6
- November day trip to Dubuque and Galena

Monday, August 31, 2015

Valley Weavers & Spinners Meeting
Tuesday - September 1
Hauberg Center, Rock Island
6:00 Social Hour - 7:00 Meeting

Program:  Abi and Gail have been working through the yarns in Sarah Anderson’s book — The Spinners Book of Yarn Designs.  They have been experimenting with ideas in her book, making different types of yarns which they will show and tell us about. 

Upcoming Events

September 11-13 — Wisconsin Sheep and Wool, east of Madison…

October 17 - Bishop Hill Spin In…… Mossville Jr. High near Peoria.

October 10 - Iowa Federation Meeting… Pocahontas, Iowa, Hosted by Little Sioux Spinners and Weavers of Northwest Iowa    Lara Neel, the guest speaker, is the author of Sock Architecture, a book to guide you into the world of knitting the most unique, wonderful, and awesome socks of your life. She is also a spinner and weaver who is learning to sew. 

Monday, July 6, 2015

Valley Weavers & Spinners Meeting
Tuesday, July 7 - 6:00 Fiber Hour, 7:00 Meeting

Program:  Midwest Weavers Conference … Recap … Photos, projects and inspiration from Minnesota — Vicky, LeeAnn and Linda

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Valley Weavers & Spinners Meeting
May 5 - Hauberg Center Rock Island
6:00 Social Hour - 7:00 Meeting

Program - Weaving theme

Another Sheep was Donated to Heifer International!   We purchased another sheep for $120 and still have $112 in the fund, thanks to our small-but-mighty white elephant sales at meetings.

May 9 — Shepherds Market Fiber Festival at Amana Woolen Mill
June 13-14 — Iowa Sheep and Wool Festival
June 18-20 — Midwest Weavers Conference
June 27 — River City Fiber Arts Festival, 9-4, Peoria Center Exhibit Hall, 201 SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria

Saturday, March 7, 2015

March 7, 2015 -- Fiber Day
VW&S met at SW Branch Library for weaving, spinning and knitting.