Deer Creek Basketry Guild


Promoting the Art of Basketry!



Contact Info:

Guild Address:

Deer Creek Basketry Guild
PO Box 514
Bel Air, MD 21014

Email Inquiries:

astritch2@gmail.com

♦ General Information

Meetings are held the 1st Sunday of the month unless the date conflicts with a major holiday. See the Calendar of Events for upcoming meeting dates. Guests are always welcome so stop in any time, we are glad to have you come and see what we are all about!

Unless noted otherwise, all events are held at the Izaak Walton League Lodge, 3518 Woodsdale Road, Abingdon, MD 21009.

The unpaved lane is on your right, just past the traffic circle as you enter Woodsdale Road from Route 924. It's easy to miss, but look for the lane immediately past the liquor store parking lot.

Calendar of Events

January 8, 2017 - 1 p.m. Monthly Meeting; Activity to be Announced; Izaak Walton League Lodge, 3518 Woodsdale Road, Abingdon, MD

February 5, 2017 - 1 p.m. Monthly Meeting; Activity to be Announced; Izaak Walton League Lodge, 3518 Woodsdale Road, Abingdon, MD

March 5, 2017 - 1 p.m. Monthly Meeting; Activity to be Announced; Izaak Walton League Lodge, 3518 Woodsdale Road, Abingdon, MD

April 2, 2017 - 1 p.m. Monthly Meeting; Activity to be Announced; Izaak Walton League Lodge, 3518 Woodsdale Road, Abingdon, MD

Beginner's Workshop for
Non-Guild Members!

Our mission is to perpetuate the art of basketry...and one way to do this is to offer beginner classes for adults who have had little or no weaving experience.

Check this page often for class advertisements. If you'd like to get on our email list, send an email to: jhersey@zoominternet.net and request that your name be added to our list. We send only a few emails each year, and only to advertise upcoming classes and events you may be interested in. At any time you may send an email to "unsubscribe" from our list.

Want to Join...!

Complete the Membership Application and mail with your check payable to Deer Creek Basketry Guild, to: Membership Chair,

Nancy Coffey
1307 Delphi Court
Bel Air, MD 21014

or to DCBG, PO Box 514, Bel Air, MD 21014

Membership Application Form

2017 Basket Bingo Schedule

When: Saturday, April 29, 2017

When: Saturday, November 4, 2017


Doors Open: 12 Noon

Games Begin: 1:00 p.m.

Where:: St. Paul’s Evan. Lutheran Church

201 Mt. Royal Ave., Aberdeen, MD 21001


All prizes handcrafted by Guild members!


SAVE THE DATES!

Bingo Door Prize Project

It is the Guild's custom to give patrons to the bingo a door prize - a handcrafted basket.

Send your ideas for the 2017 Bingo Door Prizes to any Guild officer.

Earn basket bucks for making door prize baskets.

What is Guilders Weave???

Each January, 12-20 of our members go to "Guilders Weave". We talk about it a lot, but if you are new to the Guild you may wonder what are they talking about.

Well, here's some information that may clear up some of those questions.

For more information, go to tidewaterbasketryguild.org to learn even more!

2016 Community Service Project

The Guild is pleased to announce a successful 2016 Community Service Project! A child's literacy tote, filled with books appropriate for a 3-12 year old child! The totes were woven and filled will be distributed to organizations who interact with families and children with limited access to books.


♣ 2017 Wish List ♣

Members! Please prepare your 2017 Wish List for activities you'd like to have the Guild host during the year and/or ideas to help guide the Guild's direction!

Your input is critical and valued for the continued success of the Deer Creek Basketry Guild!

Bring your Wish List, whether it's one or twenty items to the January 8th meeting. If you are unable to attend, email or send the list to our President, Art Stritch - astritch2@gmail.com or to his home address or to the Guild post office box, PO Box 514, Bel Air, MD 21014

Members -- Sell Your Baskets at
Guild Marketplace Events!

We know how family and friends love getting your baskets as gifts and they do become family heirlooms...but you may have a few that you'd be willing to part with by selling them. It's a great way to earn some extra money for classes and weaving materials. Consider it today! The Guild will have marketplaces set up at the following events. Just bring your baskets tagged with a corresponding Inventory Sheet. Click here for an example of a tag, and here, for a fillable Inventory Sheet. The sheet will do the price and sales tax calculations for you. (We do ask that your final price be a whole number (we just don't want to deal with change). )

Upcoming Marketplace Events:

2017 Schedule to be announced.

Any questions, please contact June at jhersey@zoominternet.net or 717-309-9958

DCBG Partners with
Steppingstone Farm Museum

The Guild is currently partnering with the folks at the Steppingstone Farm Museum! The museum located in Susquehanna State Park, 461 Quaker Bottom Road, Havre de Grace, MD, blends nicely with the art of basketry.

The Guild has conducted several classes using the museum's facilities. The peaceful countryside and wonderful classroom (the Studio), provides a perfect setting for basketry classes and other Guild functions.

During the spring, summer, and fall weekend afternoons, you may find some Guild members weaving and talking with visitors about basketry. Looking for a fun afternoon with family and friends, stop by the Farm Museum. Check their website for more information, www.steppingstonemuseum.org !