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)

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Valley Weavers & Spinners Meeting
November 4 — 6:00 Social Hour, 7:00 Meeting
Hauberg Civic Center — 1300 24th Street, Rock Island 

Program:  Oops!  Fixing Knitting Mistakes or Problems & Sharing Helpful Tools and Hints.  Gail M will lead the discussion.  Come with questions, helpful ideas, and bring your own Oops!  

Winter in Bloom, Hauberg Center’s Holiday Open House, is Sunday December 7th from noon to 4:00.  We will make plans at the meeting.  

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

October 2014 Meeting

Valley Weavers & Spinners October Meeting
Tuesday - October 7 - 6:00 Social Hour - 7:00 Meeting

Program - Using Handspun Yarn in Weaving
To add to the discussion, please bring items that you have woven from handspun yarn. 

Iowa Federation Meeting in Coralville on Saturday, October 4.

Pictures are from our Play Day at Abi's

Celebrate Weaving and Spinning Week - Oct. 6-12
Sponsored by HGA... Handweavers Guild of America
How will you participate?!  I joined a Spinzilla team!  
See for more details

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Valley Weavers & Spinners Meeting
September 2, 2014 - Hauberg Center, Rock Island
6:00 Fiber Hour - 7:00 Meeting 

Program:   Double Weave.  We will watch a few sections of a video and discuss the process.  Bring any double weave fabric you have made.  

Monday, July 28, 2014

Valley Weavers & Spinners Meeting
Tuesday - August 5 - Hauberg Center
6:00 Fiber Hour - 7:00 Meeting

Program:  Making Skeins for Competition and Spinning Cormo.  Gail M. will present the program

*Check out the Fiber Arts Exhibits at the Figge

Several members have seen this exhibit and asked me to let fellow guild members know about this!

“Local Threads” and “Innovators and Legends: Generations in Textiles and Fiber"

May 24, 2014 - September 7, 2014

*Here’s a link to an NPR story about wool, spinning & knitting that Jennie B thought you may enjoy:   A Scottish Yarn: A Knit In Time Saves The Fabric Of Shetland Life

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Valley Weavers & Spinners Meeting
Tuesday, May 6
Hauberg Civic Center, Rock Island
6:00 Fiber Hour - 7:00 Meeting

Program - Longwools
Jan will lead a discussion on characteristics of Longwools, and ways to use these wools in weaving and knitting.  She will bring samples of them for members to handle and to spin.  

Upcoming Events
May 10 - Spinning Day at the Hull’s 
June 3 - VW&S meeting - Mary W. will teach Making Felted Jewelry
June 7 - Play Day at Abi’s
June 14, 15 - Iowa Sheep and Wool, Jasper County Fairgrounds, Colfax, Iowa

Sunday, March 2, 2014

March 4, 2014 Meeting

Valley Weavers & Spinners Meeting
Hauberg Civic Center, 1300 24th Street, Rock Island IL 
March 4 - 6:00 Fiber Hour - 7:00 Meeting

Program:  Spinning With Alpaca and Shetland - Stacy, with Gail M.
You may wish to bring your wheels or spindles. There will be fleece to 

Some Upcoming Events:
  • April 1 - Guild Meeting - Weaving - Overview of Overshot.  
  • April 5 - Iowa Federation Meeting in Waterloo
  • April 12 - Fibre Art Fair in Cedarville, IL  Classes and Vendors.   More info:

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Due to the Weather Advisory for this afternoon and evening, the February 4, 2014 meeting has been rescheduled.  We will meet next Tuesday, February 11th.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

February 4 - Meeting

Valley Weavers & Spinners Meeting
Hauberg Civic Center, 1300 24th Street, Rock Island IL 
February 4 - 6:00 Fiber Hour - 7:00 Meeting

Program:  An Overview of Twill Structure
In the Nov/Dec 2013 HANDWOVEN magazine, Madelyn Van Der Hoogt says, “It is no exaggeration to say that twill is the most illustrious and versatile of weave structures.”  
We will discuss twill characteristics, threading twill, weaving twill, its variations, and its uses in weaving.  
Please bring…your weaving class sampler if you have one… items woven in twill … books with information about twills.