Silver Anniversaries for two great guilds!
Congratulations are in order to groups celebrating anniversaries! The Peachtree Handspinners Guild (Georgia) just completed its twenty-fifth year with a challenge of focusing on the number twenty-five, such as spin twenty-five skeins of yarn, make up twenty-five finished projects, spin for twenty-five minutes a week, or invite twenty-five friends over to spin. One member spun for an hour each day for twenty-five days, another dyed twenty-five skeins of sample yarns, a third spun twenty-five bobbins, a fourth shifted twenty-five containers of fiber from her dining room closet to her spinning room, and a fifth lost twenty-five pounds (but not of fiber!). The Friendship Spinners (Kentucky/Indiana) will soon celebrate their twenty-fifth year. In October 1987, on a drizzly day at Locust Grove, nineteen spinners gathered in the ballroom of the home of George Rogers Clark. There were forty members meeting regularly by April of 1988. Their first retreat in Shakertown, Kentucky, was held soon after. To this day, they continue to participate in the Kentucky State Fair, demonstrate at festivals, conduct workshops, and take road trips to the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival while sharing in their newsletters recipes gleaned from years of eating together.