About the 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 it's beautiful baskets, winning first place for the 2004 Hiawassee Arts Festival and garnering recognition for it's outstanding presentation at the Georgia Mountain Fair.

The guild meets monthly on the second Wednesday of every month starting at 9:45 at the Shooting Creek Community Center.


From Hayesville, Go east on 64 for 10 miles. You will see Pappy's One Stop (on the left). Go one more mile and you will see Geisky Creek Connection (on the right). Turn right and go to the end of the road. Turn left on old 64. Go 1.1 miles to the community center on the right.

From Hiawasse: Take GA 75/NC175 (north at McDonald's) for 6.6 miles. Turn right on old 64, go 4.1 miles to the community center

The dues for SCBWG membership are $15 and cover a period from June of one year to June of the next year; they are not prorated.
Incidentally, in order for all of us to become acquainted with one another, the guild requests members to wear name tags to the meetings.

As an incentive, we charge anyone without a name tag a quarter, with which they may purchase one from our hostess,Ann Massey. This money goes into our treasury to be used for membership activities.

The guild has numerous items that members may rent on a first-come, first-serve basis (guild-sponsored events take precedence over member rentals). Linda Vanderlaan has graciously stored these items at her residence, saving the guild from having to pay for a storage facility. -


TURNTABLES (4), batteries not included: $10 for four SHELF UNITS (2): $5 each
SPOTLIGHTS WITH EXTENSION CORDS (4): $5 for four FANS, (2 TOWER, 2 WINDOW): $5 for four
BOX OF LINENS: $5 for box (return cleaned) FIRE EXTINGUISHER: $5, replace if used
BASKET POLES (2): $5 each  
Board members are elected by a simple majority at the May meeting for the coming fiscal year. They cannot serve for more than two consecutive years in the same office. Our current board consists of the following members:

Ruby Rhinesmith

HOSPITALITY: Lynn Trocchia
SECRETARY: Linda Vanderlaan MEMBER-AT-LARGE:Kay Swanstrom
TREASURER:Kay Swanstrom  

This website is designed by Kathy L. Morris