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What's Going On . . .

We've made a list of Basketry organizations, fun places to include in your visit to Baskets Of Joy and the Coast of Maine, and some really good places to eat locally. Bringing some non-weavers along on your trip to Baskets Of Joy? This is the list for you!

Upcoming Basketry Events

Westchester Area Basketmakers Guild "Make and Take": this 20th Anniversary event and Half-day of mini workshops will take place on Saturday, September 16, 2006 at the Croton Nature Center. For membership information, contact Emily Hare or phone 914-941-0551.
Waves of Tradition: presented by the Northeast Basketmakers Guild and the Slater Mill, a Living History Museum. Held in Pawtucket, RI September 9-November 3, 2006. Events include Workshops and Demonstrations led by basketmaker artists Karol Lindquist, Lois Russell, Anne Sherman Lima, and Elisa Kessler-Caporale. For more information, contact Sharon at or phone 401-624-8171.

Basketry Associations

National Basketry Organization
Promoting the art, skill, heritage and education of traditional and contemporary basketry. Join the NBO today by visiting their website!
Offers convention, newsletter and seminars. Annual dues are $25. Membership information: Jimmie Kent, 1719 Old Folkstone Rd., Sneads Ferry, NC 28460.
Association of Michigan Basketmakers
Offers newsletter, convention and events. Membership information: Nancy Carlson, 1258 South Dr, Mt Pleasant, MI 48858; phone 989-772-3069.

Basket Guilds

Penn-Jersey Weavers Guild
Membership, Malle Whitaker
Long Island Basketmakers Guild
Meetings, workshops & annual sale. Membership $15/$20. Membership information: Long Island Basketmakers Guild, PO Box 372, Northport, NY 11768. 
Northeast Basketmakers Guild
Offers newsletter and events. Membership $15. Membership information: Joanne Wood Peters, 449 W Cherry St, Holyoke, MA 01040. Correspondence: Sandy Petano, 25 Pierce St, Enfield, CT 06082.
Westchester Area Basketmakers Guild
Newsletters and workshops. Membership information: Judy Flanders, Membership, 310 Horspound Rd, Carmel, NY 10512.

Links of Interest to Basketmakers

    Lynn Hoyt/Natural Fibers Group
    Pine Needle Group Gallery

Basketry Magazines and Information

Just Patterns Magazine

A quarterly magazine published by Sheri Van Duyn, basketmaker. Also available online. Always offers several patterns with full color photos on the cover. Many patterns are by basketmakers and designers from across the U.S., including Baskets Of Joy! Lots of great basketmaking info and basketry ads. 

Artist and basket designer Cathryn Peters features many of her beautiful designs on this site. Baskets Of Joy is proud to offer several of Cathryn's patterns in our Patterns section.

This is an intimate annual conference experience dedicated to the basketmaker and fiber artist. No membership necessary. Ideal "alternative" conference.

Basket Bits Magazine

Started by Jim Rutherford and currently owned and operated by his cousins, each issue has a featured artist plus articles of interest to basketmakers. Full of basketry info and basketry ads. Also available online. 

National Basketry Organization

The NBO is a non-profit corporation dedicated to basketry as an ancient craft and a modern art. Features a virtual exhibit and lots of great info, plus the opportunity to become a member.

Places to Eat after you visit Baskets Of Joy

Scarlet Begonias Bistro and Café, 212 Maine St, Brunswick 207-721-0403

Bookland Café & Bookstore, Cook?s Corner, Brunswick, Maine.
Dolphin Marina Chowderhouse, Harpswell, Maine

Little Dog Coffee Shop, 87 Maine St., Brunswick, Maine: 207-721-9500

Fat Boy Drive In, Bath Road, Brunswick: Just Drive In!

Places to Stay near Baskets Of Joy

Sagadahoc Bay Campground on Georgetown Island, Maine
Viking Inn & Motel, Brunswick, Maine

Bailey Island Motel, Bailey Island, Maine

Captain Daniel Stone Inn, Brunswick, Maine

Fun Places to Shop in Brunswick, Maine

Wyler Crafts & Clothes 150 Maine St., Brunswick, Maine: 207-729-1321

What?s Up? 149 Maine St., Brunswick, Maine: 207-725-4966
Indrani's Tontine Mall, Brunswick, Maine

Places to Visit while you're in Maine

Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor, Maine

Maine Maritime Museum, Bath, Maine

Peary MacMillan Arctic Museum, Bowdoin College

Fort Popham/Popham Beach State Park, Maine

Reid State Park, Maine

Thomas Point Beach, Brunswick, Maine
University of Southern Maine Art Galleries
Art Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday 1-4 p.m.
For more information or access inquiries, please call Carolyn Eyler at 207-780-5008.


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