The Champaign Urbana Spinners and Weavers Guild supports womens’ charities in central Illinois
The Champaign Urbana Spinners and Weavers Guild (Illinois) is using its members' talents and skills to provide needed items for women and children in central Illinois. Handmade toys, baby blankets, slippers, booties, sweaters, and shawls are some of the gifts crafted for victims of domestic violence and other social injustices. A Woman's Fund in Urbana, HOPE of East Central Illinois in Charleston, and Dove, Inc. in Decatur benefit from the guild's efforts. The guild is a diverse group brought together by its members' common interest in the fiber arts. Demonstrations of spinning, weaving, knitting, and other fiber art techniques are presented at the annual member show and sale in November.