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.
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.
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
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