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Meetings & Gatherings

Interest Groups: Meetings and Gatherings

HGA SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS: HGA’s Convergence® conference is the perfect place to meet face-to-face with others who share your interest in fibers and textile techniques. Join in these meetings, and make new friends. HGA Special interest group meetings will be held at the Rhode Island Convention Center. Meeting locations will be posted at the Registration Check-in Desk.

HGA Fiber Trust Gathering

Wednesday, July 16, after the Fashion Show. All HGA Fiber Trust members are invited to a special gathering in their honor. Come meet other Fiber Trust members who share a common interest in promoting and encouraging the fiber arts.

HGA’s Teaching and Learning through Correspondence (TLC)

Thursday, July 17, 4:15-5:00 p.m.  Everyone involved with or interested in learning about HGA’s TLC program is invited to meet other TLC participants, the coordinators, and the mentors.

HGA’s Certificate of Excellence (COE)

Thursday, July 17, 4:15-5:00 p.m. Interested in HGA‘s COE program? Then join HGA’s COE recipients, mentors, registrars, scribes, chairs, COE Hosting Guild Committee members, and HGA Board Members to ask questions, share information, or just chat in an informal setting.

HGA‘s Annual General Meeting & Volunteer Appreciation Gathering

Friday, July 18, 4:15-4:45 p.m.  All HGA Members, whether or not you are a Convergence 2014 registrant, are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Handweavers Guild of America, Inc.

Following the AGM, join fellow HGA volunteers and meet face-to-face with the dozens of people who so willingly donate their time to HGA and its multifaceted programs. HGA Board Members and HGA Office Staff would like to take this opportunity to thank you personally.

HGA Rep Rally

Friday, July 18, 4:45-5:30p.m. Current HGA Representatives are encouraged to attend this informal discussion and sharing of potential ideas and activities.

Convergence Informal Shows

Friday, July 18, 2014. Come and share your inspirational garments, accessories for the home, and functional work with your fellow fiber enthusiasts on the Main Stage in the Marketplace Vendor Hall. Entry forms may be picked up at the Registration Check-In Desk upon arrival.


The following nonprofit groups have expressed an interest in meeting during Convergence® 2014 Providence. Special Interest Group meetings are open to Registered Convergence® Delegates and to those who have purchased a Day Pass for the corresponding day of the meeting. Specific details are subject to change. Meeting locations will be posted at the Registration Check-In Desk. For more information contact the individual groups.

American Tapestry Alliance Open Meeting  

The American Tapestry Alliance’s educational forum Creative Voices, will be held Saturday, July 19, 2014. at the Rhode Island Convention Center, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. and will feature illustrated talks by Helena Hernmarck and Marcel Marois. The talks will be followed by a DigiSlam of contemporary tapestry.

Complex Weavers Open Meeting

Complex Weavers will hold an open meeting Wednesday, July 16, 4:15-5:00 p.m. at the Rhode Island Convention Center. Come hear what Complex Weavers is all about. If you’re already a member, this is the perfect opportunity to put names together with faces and meet old and new friends.

TWIST (Tablet Weavers’ International Studies and Techniques)

TWIST is planning an open meeting at the Rhode Island Convention Center on Friday, July 18, 2014, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.


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