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*Weave In 2018

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Greenville Chamber of Commerce

Greenville Parks and Recreation

Matt Tommey

Pati English, Basket Maker

Suzanne Moore's NC Basket Supplies

Feix Baskets

White Water Basket Guild

Marianne Barnes

Palmetto Gourd Patch

Tennessee Basketry Association

SC Gourd Society

NC Basketmakers

Georgia Basketry Association

Weavers Summit, Nashville, In

Wicker Woman/Cathryn Peters

Online Gourd College

Arrowmont School

John C. Campbell Folk School

Ghost Creek Gourds

National Basketry Organization

Poplar Grove Plantation

Vladimir Yarish Birch Bark Baskets

Royalwood Ltd. (Basket supplies)

Laura Lee Zanger
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Welcome to the Upper South Carolina Basketmakers Guild. updated April 29, 2018

The purpose of our Guild shall be to promote the art and tradition of basketry through instruction, public service, and community awareness. Members shall fulfill the guild’s purpose by participation in regularly scheduled meetings; conferences, workshops, conventions, gatherings, etc; local, regional, and national art and craft shows, exhibits, demonstrations, etc.

Our meetings are at Lutheran Church of Our Savior at 2600 Wade Hampton Blvd. (Hwy 29), Taylors, SC 29615. (The church is located between the Red Lobster on N. Pleasantburg and the Wade Hampton Plaza Shopping Center. Turn onto Cherokee Dr.)

Please see the schedule below for 2018 meeting times.

The picture shows one of the Make and Take sessions we are offering at the Weave In Convention which will take place June 8, 9, and 10 at the Embassy Suites, Verdae Blvd., Greenville, SC. Make and Take sessions are for registered weavers only.

Information about the Weave In is listed in the link to the left. Click on the WEAVE IN page to view the Make and Take Sessions.
Matt Tommey has listed his 2018 schedule of classes at his workshop. In Asheville, NC, Matt's baskets feature natural elements - kudzu, vines, barks, etc. Click the link on the left or copy and paste the website information: for more information

The July 14 meeting is a Smoke 'n Wine double wine basket. Order form is listed here. Deadline to order is June 29. download Double Wine Basket, Smoke 'n Wine, order form

Upper South Carolina Basketmakers Guild, 2018 Schedule - NOTE: SOME DATES HAVE MOVED FROM THURSDAY TO SATURDAY

  • January – no meeting
  • February 10, Saturday, 10 am to 2 pm Gina Kieft Primary Colors. Order by Jan. 3 from Peggy McCarson
  • March 3, Saturday, 10 am to 2 pm, Rib basket with Pati English
  • April 7, Saturday, 10 am to 2 pm - Scottie Jeffreys choice of baskets
  • May 5, Saturday, 10 am to 2 pm - Joyce Crain's choice of baskets
  • June 8, 9, 10 - Weave In Convention, Embassy Suites, Verdae Blvd., Greenville
  • July 14, Saturday, 10 am to 2 pm - Double Wine Basket, Peggy McCarson
  • August 4, Saturday, 10 am to 2 pm - Broom Making, Doug Gaddis
  • September 8, Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm - Members only workshop
  • Oct. 4, Thursday, 10 am to 2 pm - Pati English
  • Nov. 3, Saturday, 10 am to 2 pm - Madonna ornament, reindeer, snowflakes
  • Dec. 6, Thursday, 11 am to 1 pm- Christmas celebration and Dirty Santa

    Congratulations to Pati English for the publication of her book: Award Winning Basket Designs. The book is due out in December. To preorder you book, please use this order form or go to Pati's website (listed to the left). download Award Winning Basket Designs. The pdf order form is listed here: download Award Winning Basket Designs (pdf form)

    Marianne Barnes' new book, Creative Embellishments for Gourd Art, will be available in Dec. or Jan. If you would like an autographed copy, use the order form here or contact Marianne through her website: download Marianne Barnes, Creative Embellishments for Gourd Art. (Note: You may have to right click to open order form).

    Minutes and newsletters are listed in pdf form.If you need a doc or docx form, please contact Peggy McCarson at


  • The May/June, 2018 Awl the News is posted here. Included is the order form for the Smoke 'n Wine basket being woven in July. download Awl the News, May/June, 2018 and Smoke 'n Wine order form.
  • The March/April Awl the News is posted here in pdf form: download Awl the News, March/April, 2018
  • The Jan./Feb., 2018 Awl and News is listed here in pdf form: NOTE: THE DEADLINE FOR THE PENCIL BASKET IS WEDNESDAY, FEB. 28 download Jan./Feb. Awl the News
  • The Nov./Dec. newsletter for Upper SC is listed here:download Awl the News, Nov./Dec. 2017
  • Awl the News for Sept./Oct.2017 download the docx form here: download Awl the News,Sept./Oct. 2017. Download the pdf form here: download Awl the News, Sept.,Oct., 2017 pdf form
  • download Awl the News, July/August 2017
  • Newsletter, May/June, 2017 download Awl the News, May/June, 2017 file
  • June 8 Patriot Basket information download Patriot Basket information
  • Awl the News, March/April, 2017 download Awl the News, March/April, 2017 pdf form
  • Awl the News, Jan./Feb, 2017 download Awl the News, Jan./Feb.2017


    The Lakelands Basketry Guild will meet the 4th Tuesday of each month (except for December 12) - see schedule below. We will meet at the Silverstreet Community Center, Hwy 34 between Newberry and Chappells. It is next door to the fire station. We will meet at 10:00 in the morning.

    During 2018, again our meetings will be guided by Guild members. Members will pick a month and decide on the project. It could be a kit we order from a supplier or a kit designed by the member. The first months of 2018 are listed below: Minutes follow list:

  • Jan. 23 - Heart basket with Sue McFarland.
  • Feb. 27 - Myrtle Longshore - Tissue Basket with feet. Order by Feb. 17 - see Jan. minutes for details.
  • March 27 - Troy group will teach Plastic Bag Organizer - order by March 1 with Pat wicker - see Jan. minutes for details
  • April 24 - Bird Basket with Joyce Crain - order by March 1 - see Jan. minutes for details
  • May 22 - Peggy McCarson - Checkerboard twine - picture on Jan. minutes with details to follow
  • - June 8, 9, and 10 - Weave In Convention, Embassy Suites, Verdae Blvd., Greenville
  • June 26 - Open weave
  • July 24 - Bonnie will give details later -
  • Sept. 25 - Crow's Nest - let Scottie know if you are interested by March 1 - see Jan. minutes for information.

    The minutes of the Jan. meeting are listed here. Included in minutes are pictures and ordering information for the baskets listed above. Note: Scottie's email has a "j" after the b and before the @ download Jan. minutes of Lakelands, 2018

  • The minutes of the Feb. and March 2018 Lakelands guild are included here: download THIS Feb. and March minutes file
  • The order form for the May project - Checkerboard Twine - is listed here. download THIS Checkerboard Twine
  • The minutes for the Lakelands April meeting are listed here. We are changing our Pot Luck for a trial 2 month period. Everyone brings their own lunch. download Minutes for Lakelands, April, 2018

    Interested in joining the Lakelands Basketry Guild? Download the following form to join. Lakelands Membership Form.

    Download the volunteer form here. If you donate your time, expertise, or baskets to a charitable organization or cause, please fill out a form and turn it into our Secretary, Earl Quillen. download Volunteer Form file


  • Pati English continues to teach at her studio. Check out her website to find other places she will be teaching.
  • Marianne Barnes and Debbie Wilson will be teaching at the Cherokee Gourd Festival and the Mountain Festival. Just Google the festivals to find classes and information. These are really fun to attend.
  • The link on the left side will not link to the Palmetto Gourd Patch. The website is You will have to type this in your search engine line and/or bookmark it. Sorry for this inconvenience - I will try to fix the problem.
    Our Board 

    Any member wishing to bring items before the board is welcomed to contact any board member and especially Pati English, Scottie Jeffreys, and Marianne Kaupin who are our members at large and represent the entire guild.

  • If a meeting is cancelled due to bad weather, please check this website or contact one of the officers listed below.

    Meeting Dates, Programs, Refreshments

    The following are the meeting dates for 2018.

  • January - no meeting
  • Feb. 10, 10 am to 2 pm, Gina Kieft basket
  • March 3, Saturday, 10 am to 2 pm, Rib Basket, Pati English
  • April 7, Friday, 10 am to 2 pm, Scottie Jeffreys' basket
  • May 5, Saturday, 10 am to 2 pm, Joyce Crain's basket
  • June 7, Thursday - meet at Embassy Suites, 7 pm
  • June 8, 9, and 10 - Weave In Convention, Embassy Suites, Verdae Blvd., Greenville
  • July 14, Saturday, 10 am to 2 pm, Peggy McCarson, Double Wine Basket
  • August 4, Saturday, 10 am to 2 pm, Brooms, Doug Gaddis
  • Sept. 8, Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm - Members Only, Teacher Workshop
  • Oct. 4, Thursday, 10 am to 2 pm, Pati English
  • Nov. 3, Saturday, 10 am to 2 pm - Madonna ornament, reindeer, snowflakes
  • Dec. 6, Thursday, 11 am to 1 pm, Christmas Celebration


  • Jan. 23 - Heart Basket with Sue McFarland
  • Feb. 27 - Tissue with Feet - Myrtle Longshore
  • March 27 - Plastic Bag Organizer - Troy group
  • April 24 - Bird basket with Joyce Crain
  • May 22 - Checkerboard Twine with Peggy McCarson
  • June 8, 9, 10 - Weave In, Embassy Suites, Verdae Blvd., Greenville
  • June 26 - Open Weave
  • July 24 - Bonnie Geiger
  • Sept. 25 - Crow's Nest with Scottie Jeffreys
  •  Officers/Board Members, 2018
    Please check your roster (available from Sandy Roback) for phone numbers or contact Peggy McCarson (864-963-1799).

    President - Peggy McCarson,

    Past-President - Debbie Wilson - (

    President elect - Julie Honchar -

    Treasurer/Membership - Sandy Roback (

    Secretary - Earl Quillen

    Member at Large - Pati English - or

    Member at Large - Tina Few,

    Member at Large - Marianne Kaupin

    Special Events - Vacant

    Sunshine - vacant

    Newsletter/website - Peggy McCarson (, 864-963-1799)

    Lakelands Officers:

    President - Trisha Henderson ( Nichols -

    Vice-president - Nancy Gable

    Treasurer - Myrtle Longshore (

    Secretary - Peggy McCarson (

    Historian - Elaine Harmon (

    Sunshine - Joyce Crain (

    Join Our Guild
    If you would like to join our guild, the membership dues are $15 and the membership year runs from August 1 through July 31.

    download Upper SC Basketmakers Guild Membership form

    Send your check to:
    Upper SC Basket Guild
    % Sandy Roback, 245 Abigail Lane, Greer, SC 29651

    If you are looking for a special pattern, a particular basket supply, post your request here. If you have some patterns, reed, supplies you would like to swap or sell, post your information here. Remember that we will not violate copyright rules - so make sure you have permission to share or sell a pattern. Requests will be posted when received. Contact Peggy McCarson at to list in this section of the website.

    For Sale - Shave Horse from Mamye Enlow. Terrific addition to your weaving studio. Great way to scarf rims or carve handles. Open attachment to view picture and contact Shave HOrse and Knife for Sale

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