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Meetings of Special Interest Groups


Special Interest Groups & Gatherings


Nonprofit groups who hold affiliate memberships with HGA are encouraged to meet during Convergence®. These special interest meetings are free to attend and open to all. All meetings are held at the Peppermill Reno Resort. For more information about the meetings and the topics covered, please contact the individual groups.

 American Tapestry Alliance (ATA) Speaker Session

Join ATA members to meet, greet and weave at Convergence®. If you have a portable loom to weave on, bring it. Wear your ATA pin. Anyone interested in learning more about ATA is welcome to attend.

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Monday, July 9, 2018

White Orchid Dining Room


 Complex Weavers Open Meeting

Join Complex Weavers and learn what this international group is all about. (Hint: It’s all about learning, not about what loom you have or the number of shafts/harnesses.) If you are already a member, this is a great chance to meet people you only know online. 

 4:45 PM – 5:30 PM Monday, July 9, 2018

White Orchid Dining Room


 Conference of Northern California Handweavers’ (CNCH) General Meeting

The member Guilds of CNCH are from five Northern California and Northern Nevada areas. CNCH is a nonprofit corporation run by a governing body made up of representatives from each of the five guild areas. Their focus is always to promote the education and the appreciation of the fiber arts.

 12:15 PM – 12:30 PM Saturday, July 7, 2018

White Orchid Dining Room


 HGA Annual General Meeting

HGA Members, whether you are or are not a Convergence® registrant, are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of the Handweavers Guild of America, Inc. 

 4:45 PM – 5:15 PM Sunday, July 8, 2018



 Tablet Weavers’ International Studies and Techniques (TWIST) Open Meeting

TWIST is a volunteer-run organization that promotes and supports tablet weaving worldwide. Anyone is welcome to attend the tablet weaving interest group meeting.

 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Friday, July 6, 2018

White Orchid Dining Room


Rag Rug Group

Organized by The Weaver's Friend 2, this show and tell is open to all who love and appreciate rag rug weaving. Bring your work to show to others and enjoy the opportunity to share.  

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Saturday, July 7, 2018

Ashford Demonstration Stage in the Marketplace

Entrance to the Marketplace  is free with the Convergence® Value Package (CVP) or purchase $10 Day Pass on line or on site.