Guilds for Basketmakers

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NBO works to support the many guilds throughout the country and in Canada. These guilds are the bedrock of basketry education, offering a local or regional welcome to people interested in basketry.

Each guild is independent and plans its own programs, welcoming new members and visitors alike.

Following is a compiled list of the many guilds and their locations, along with the website or Facebook link for contact information. We encourage you to contact them if you are a beginner, an experienced basket maker, or a collector of baskets and traveling through the area, or looking for a basket community after a new move. If your guild is not included on this listing, please email your guild name, location and web link and/or Facebook address to Our goal is to include all of the diverse basket weavers and their guilds across North America!

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Dixie Weavers Basketry Guild, Annsiton


Arkansas Basketweavers Guild


Basket Artisans of Arizona


Bay Area Basketmakers

California Indian Basketweavers Association

Los Angeles Basketry Guild

Misti Washington Gourd & Basket Guild

Santa Barbara Fiber Arts Guild


Handweavers Guild of Boulder


The Seatweavers’ Guild


Delaware Basket Makers Association


South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild

Venetian Society of Basketweavers

Tampa Bay Basketmakers Guild

Florida Tropical Weavers Guild


Georgia Basketry Association

Member guilds :

Greater Atlanta Basket Guild, Marietta

Gwinnett Basketweavers

Basketweavers Guild of Georgia, Roswell

River Country Basket Guild, Augusta

Kolomoki Weavers, Arlington

Shooting Creek Basket Weavers Guild (GA/NC)

Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild

Fiber Guild of the Savannahs


Amana Arts Guild

Iowa Basket Weavers Guild

Quad Cities Basketry Guild


Land of Lincoln Basketweaving Association

Basket Art Guild, Springfield

Bloomington Basket Weavers

Fox Valley Basket Weavers, Elgin

Quad-Cities Basketry Guild

Raising Cane Guild, Pontiac

River Valley Weavers Guild, Eldred

Rock River B’s Basketry and Beading Guild, Rockford

Sinnissippi Basket Guild, Rockton


Evansville Basket Guild

Whitewater Basket Guild (Indiana/Ohio)


Sunflower Basket Weaving Guild


Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen

Woven Together in Western Kentucky Basket Guild

The Kentucky Basket Association

Affiliate Guilds:

Basket Buddies

Big Sandy Basket Guild

Bluegrass Basket Guild

Bullitt County Basket Guild

Kentucky River Dream Weavers

Paducah Area Basket Weavers


 Deer Creek Basketry Guild


Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance


 Association of Michigan Basketmakers

Affiliate guilds:

Basket Buddies of Saginaw County

Baskets and Friends Guild, Saginaw

Crossroads Basket Weavers, Mason

Dreamweavers Guild, Grand Rapids

Heartland Basket Weavers Guild, Mt Pleasant

Loosely Woven, Fruitport

Mid Michigan Basket Weavers, Lennon

Mid-Mitten Basketmakers, Davison

North Country Basket Weavers

Seaway Basketeers, Trenton

Southwest Michigan Basketmakers Guild, Grandville

Thunder Bay Guild, Alpena

Traverse Area Basketry Guild, Traverse City

Woebegone Guild, Washington

Woven Together in Kalamazoo, Portage


Minnesota Basket Weavers Guild

Headwaters Basketmakers Guild

North Shore Basket Guild


Missouri Basketweavers Guild, Inc

Affiliated Guilds:

Basket Buddies, Kansas City

Dreamweavers Circle, Washington

Independence Weavers Guild

Kansas Sunflower Basketweaving Guild, Lawrence (KS)

Ozark Mountain Weavers, Springfield

River Valley, Eldred (IL)

Southside Weavers, St Louis

Weaving Fellowship, Florissant

Wild West Weavers, St Louis

Woven Circle, Kansas City


Montana Association of Weavers and Spinners

Northeast – Regional

Northeast Basketmakers Guild
Membership from MA, VT, NH, ME, CT, RI, NY    

North Carolina

North Carolina Basketmakers Association

Affiliate guilds:

Blue Ridge, Asheville

Cape Fear, Fayetteville

Catawba Valley

Chapel Hill

Charlotte’s Web

Coastal Carolina

Coastal Weavers, Cedar Point

Country Weavers

Dream Weavers of Matthews

Gate City

Gold Weavers

Greater Atlanta Basket Guild (GA)

Gwinnett Basketmakers (GA)

High Country, Annandale (VA)

Lakelands, Chappells, (SC)

Natural Fibers Group, Washington

Tar River Basket Weavers

Piedmont Mill Basket Weavers, Concord

Pamlico River Basket Buddies

Port City Basketmakers, Rocky Point

Smokey Mountain Basketweavers Guild

Surry County Basketmakers, Mount Airy

Triangle Basket Weavers

Winston-Salem/Arcadia Basketmakers

Yadkin County Basketmaker’s Guild

Shooting Creek Basket Weavers Guild (GA/NC)

New Jersey

Penn-Jersey Basketry Guild Inc.

New Mexico

Mesilla Valley Weavers


Great Basin Basketmakers

New York

Mountain Weavers’ Guild

Long Island Basketmakers Guild

Westchester Area Basketmakers Guild


Whitewater Basket Guild, Inc

Wildwood Basketry Guild

Heritage Basketry Guild


Basketweavers Guild of Oklahoma

Oklahoma Native American Basketry Guild


Columbia Basin Basketry Guild


Central Pennsylvania Basketweavers’ Guild

Basketweavers Guild of Bedford County

Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburg, Inc

South Carolina

Upper SC Basketmakers Guild

Lakelands Basketry Guild


Middle Tennessee Basket Guild

Tennessee Basketry Association

West Tennessee Basket Guild


Texas Basket Weavers Association

Member Guilds:

Central Texas Basket Guild

DFW Basket Guild

Bluebonnet Basket Weavers Guild

Clearlake Basket Weavers Guild  


Tidewater Basketry Guild

High Country Basketry Guild


Northwest Basket Weavers – Vi Phillips Guild

Northwest Native American Basketweavers Association

Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe

San Juan County Textile Guild

Northwest Basket Weavers Guild

Desert Fiber Arts

Tacoma Weavers Guild


Wisconsin Weave Basketry Guild

Wolf River Basketry Guild


West Virginia

WV Basketmakers Association


Salt Spring Island

Southwestern Ontario Basketry Guild

Nova Scotia Basketry Guild

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