Deer Creek Basketry Guild

Promoting the Art of Basketry!

♦ 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

August 7, 2016 - Monthly Meeting; come as early as 10 a.m. to work on Literacy Totes. Meeting held at 1 p.m.

September 11, 2016 - Monthly Meeting. Activity: Dye Party. Come as early as 10 a.m.; meeting at 1 p.m. To be held at Steppingstone Farm Museum, 461 Quaker Bottom Rd, Havre de Grace, MD (Susquehanna State Park)

September 24-25, 2016 - Guild members to demo and vend at Steppingstone Fall Festival

October 1, 2016 - Guild members to demo and vend at Darlington Apple Festival, Darlington, MD

October 2, 2016. - Monthly Meeting

October 10, 2016 - Annetta Kraayeveld Classes at Izaak Walton League Lodge

Basket Bingo

When: Saturday, October 22, 2016

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! Tickets will be available in August. Thank you!

Follow this link for more information!

Time to Renew Your Membership!

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

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!

Upcoming Classes

Annetta Kraayeveld of
Beloit, Wisconsin,will be teaching at the Guild on October 10th.

Register for one of her classes today!

Click her for class information!

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.

2016 Community Service Project

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

If you have books in good condition and appropriate for a 3-12 year old child that you wish to donate, please contact June at jhersey@zoominternet.net to arrange for pick-up if you are in the Harford County, Baltimore County, York County (PA) area.

The tote measures, 2-3/4” Wide x Length 10” x Height of Basket 8”; with a sturdy cotton tape strap. Different designs and colors will be woven as chosen by Deer Creek members. Plans are underway to weave 50 totes! If you are an organization who serves children in need, please contact June at jhersey@zoominternet.net.

Members, come early to the August 7th meeting. We will start at 10 a.m. that day to weave totes!! Meeting will begin at 1 p.m. as usual.

Click here for the pattern.

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 !

Dye Party

Members, take advantage of the opportunity to dye reed for your upcoming projects. September 11th is the date. Party begins at 10 am. We will be cleaning up at 2:30 pm so please be there by 2 p.m. if you want to dye reed. We will switch out colors so to get a full selection, come early! If you can, bring a propane burner, large "canner-type" pot (do not use for food after using for dying), any dye (Rit® or otherwise) you wish to donate. Louise and June will have reed for sale, by the pound or by the yard. Dye as little or as much as you want. Some suggestions to prepare are included at this link. Any questions...contact June at jhersey@zoominternet.net or call 717.309.9958.

§ NOTE: Dye party and September Monthly Meeting will be held at Steppingstone Farm Museum, 461 Quaker Bottom Road, Havre de Grace, MD (Susquehanna State Park). Wonderful location!

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:

September 24-25, Steppingstone Farm Museum, Fall Harvest Festival at the Museum.

October 1, Darlington Apple Festival, Darlington MD; 10-5 pm darlingtonapplefestival.com

October 22nd at the Guild Bingo

November 26-27, Festival of the Trees, Bel Air Armory, Bel Air, MD; 10 am-6 pm – Sat; 10 am -4 pm-Sun (uchfoundation.org)

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