Land of Lincoln Basketweavers Association


Local Guilds and News

Basket Art Guild

Springfield/Decatur. Meets every other month mostly on the 3rd or 4th Sunday afternoon. Website is:  Questions?  Contact Yvonne Fahringer at


Bloomington Basket Weavers

Meets once a month on the 4th Monday night from 6 - 9 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall , Bloomington,

Illinois. Weavers alternate teaching” duties. Contact Jennifer Schrof at 309-862-1663 or or Mary Ann Ford at


Fox Valley Basket Weavers

Meets the 3rd Thursday of the month at the Church of the Brethren in Elgin from 9 a.m. to noon.

The guild welcomes inquiries and continues to welcome new weavers into the group.

Little Egypt Basket Weavers

Meets at the United Methodist Church in Mount Vernon, Illinois.

Contact Christie Carron at 618-978-3543 or


Quad-Cities Basketry Guild

Northwest Illinois and eastern Iowa group. Contact Christine Fink, 901 West Davenport St.,

Eldridge, IA 52748, 563-285-6757 or email:

Monthly meetings/open weaves/classes.


Raising Cane Guild

Pontiac. Weavers meet weekly for open weaves. For more information, contact Sue Hiatt,

815-844-7933 or


River Valley Weavers Guild

Eldred. Weavers meet the 3rd Monday of each month at the Eldred Baptist Church Fellowship Hall
at 6:30 p.m. Contact Diane Wolfley for information at 217-983-2370.


Sinnissippi Basket Guild

Rockton, IL. Weavers meet the Tuesday of each month at the Methodist Church. Contact Anne

Johnson for information at 815-332-9672.

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