Shooting Creek Basket Weavers Guild

The Shooting Creek Basket Weavers Guild was born April 2002 when a dozen North Georgia and North Carolina weavers met monthly to weave and lunch. They began to believe there were other weavers who, if given a place to weave, would come. Come they did. Under the leadership of president Anne Sutherlin, bylaws were drafted and approved. During 2002, our biggest goal was getting organized, however we donated to the community needs, entered a craft show, and established the second Wednesday in August as the annual weave-in, which is open to the public. These activities supported the guild's purpose, which is promoting and advancing the art of basketry.

Since then, the guild has grown to over 60 members and has become noted for its beautiful baskets, winning first place for the 2004 Hiawassee Arts Festival and garnering recognition for its outstanding presentation at the Georgia Mountain Fair.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact
Kay Swanstrom 828-644-5238.

This website is designed by Kathy L. Morris