About

The Handweavers Guild of America, Inc.’s (HGA) mission is to educate, support and inspire the fiber art community. We provide inspiration, instruction, and networking opportunities for fiber artists of all skill levels. HGA produces a quarterly magazine for its more than 3,500 members, Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot; Convergence® a biennial international fiber arts conference; Small Expressions, an annual juried exhibition of small fiber artworks; and many more opportunities for artists including grants, scholarships, and a certification program in handweaving, handspinning, dyeing, and basket making.

Meet the HGA Directors and Staff

HGA Board: Your Opportunity to Lead - Learn how you can serve on the HGA Board of Directors. HGA representatives will be available to answer your questions about volunteering, discuss benefits of leadership, and explain the commitment. Whether you are interested in serving now or in the future, this is your opportunity to learn more. Learn more at one of our virtual meetings (to attend, click on date to register): January 2022, April 2022, July 2022, October 2022.

Board of Directors

Suzi Ballenger, President
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Martha Shimkin, First Vice-President
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Laura DiSano, Second Vice-President
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Sherman Myers, Treasurer
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Sarah Beyer, Secretary
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Dell Christy, Board Member
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Mark Grigalunas, Board Member
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Sheila Roberts, Board Member
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Staff

Elizabeth Williamson, Executive Director
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Sally Orgren, Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot Editor
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Ingrid Sciscoe, Membership Manager & Development Coordinator
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Kathi Grupp, Advertising & Marketing Manager
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Whitney Young, Program Coordinator
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Linda Campbell, Editorial Assistant
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Memberships

We invite you to learn more about HGA by becoming a member today. Click here to view our membership levels and benefits.

Benefits of HGA Membership - Do you know all the benefits of your HGA Membership? New member and have questions? Not a member and want to learn more? Which membership type is best for you? Join Ingrid Sciscoe, HGA's Membership Manager & Development Coordinator, at one of our quarterly virtual meetings as she answers all your questions about being an HGA member (to attend, click on date to register): February 2022, May 2022, August 2022, November 2022.

Contact Us

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Handweavers Guild of America, Inc
1201 Peachtree St. NE Ste. 200
Atlanta, GA 30361
Phone: (678)730-0010     Fax: (678) 730-0836
Email: HGA@WeaveSpinDye.org