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:

♦ 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

July 9, 2017 - 1 p.m. - Monthly Meeting - Izaak Walton League Lodge, Abingdon - annual pot luck picnic.

August 6, 2017 - 1 p.m. - Monthly Meeting- Izaak Walton League Lodge, Abingdon.

September 10, 2017 - 1 p.m., Monthly Meeting - Izaak Walton League Lodge, Abingdon

October 1, 2017 - 1 p.m., Monthly Meeting Izaak Walton League Lodge, Abingdon

October 7, 2017 - Demo'ing and Vending at Darlington Apple Festival, Darlington, MD

November 4, 2017 - Basket Bingo

Adult Beginner's Workshop

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.

Join us on Saturday June 17, 2017, for a beginner basketry class "Beach House" Basket.

We will hold the class at Steppingstone Farm Museum, 461 Quaker Bottom Road, Havre de Grace, MD.

Click here for details and registration form!

Hope you can join us!

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, 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!


2017 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.

This project was so successful, we are planning to do it again for 2017. If you have any book donations, please contact June at or 717-309-9958. Books should be in good condition and appropriate for children 3-12. Hope you can help us! Our goal is 1,000 books!!

Tiny Tea Basket Pattern

Work will begin soon on more Tiny Tea Baskets for our April Bingo door prize. If you'd like to get an early start, click here for the pattern.

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 to learn even more!

♣ 2017 DYE PARTY ♣

Members! Please start to prepare for the next dye party. Date to be announced.

Don't miss this opportunity to have the colored reed you need for all those baskets you want to make! Some preparation hints and tips are at this link...

Dye Party Preparation

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 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, !