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In light of the COVID-19 Pandemic, April and May 2021 events have been edited to include only virtual gatherings.  You should probably assume that  in-person gatherings listed for after June 2021 may NOT be happening, but it may be worth a call or email, as weather may permit outdoor gatherings.    

We hope to be able to display more VIRTUAL events and hook-ins  for these COVID times.  If you have a group with at least one GMRHG member,  that would welcome other guild members as visitors to your local ZOOM gatherings, please let us know!

The Guild Board  has scheduled a few virtual workshops for  late fall/winter  2021-22.  See Guild Events page.

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Spring Membership Meeting

April 22, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Our Spring Meeting will be in this charming Grange Hall. It has many big windows so we will have great natural light. We will have our meeting from 10:30 to 11:30. The event is free to guild members ($20 for nonmembers). Please register for the meeting on our website so we can set things up well for you. Bring your own lunch. We will provide hot water, tea and coffee and any goodies you contribute. There will be a table for members to sell or donate items they have to bring. We will also have 2 vendors  and a tea cup auction (donations welcome).

Our exciting speaker is Vera Longtoe Sheehan (see below):

Wabanaki Textiles and Fibre Art

Vera Longtoe Sheehan will discuss her family background making Abenaki twined bags,  the process of making them as well as her research into Wabanaki archeology and first hand studies of surviving historic twined pieces. The audience will have the opportunity to examine plant fibers, samples of twined weaving and learn how it connects to the land and Abenaki history in Vermont.

Short Bio

As an Abenaki culture bearer, Vera Longtoe Sheehan (Elnu Abenaki Tribe) combines her traditional knowledge as a culture bearer with her research of the Wabanaki Tribes in New England and Canada, to present educational programs and engaging museum exhibitions to the public in an effort to decolonize Native American art of the Northeast. She is a Master Artist in the areas of twined woven textile baskets and bags as well as in the design and creation of traditional clothing. She is passing these traditions on to her children and other apprentices. As the Director of the Vermont Abenaki Artists Association she is mentoring many new and emerging artists.


April 22, 2017
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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6612 VT Route 12
Berlin, VT , VT 05602 United States
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