HWSDA Conference 2018

Theme: Make Mine – Take Away!


May 11, 12, & 13, 2018

Best Western Village Park Inn, Calgary, AB
1804 Crowchild Trail NW

In keeping with the HWSDA 2018 Conference Committee Door Prize Challenge:

We, by the name of Conference Compass Companions, a.k.a roommates from the four directions, challenge all the other Conference Roommates to a door prize challenge.

Let the challenge begin,

Conference Compass Companions:

Andrea Batchelor (east/SK), Karen Hurl (south/AB), Joyce Hurl (west/AB), Valerie Phaneuf (north/AB)


Door Prize Challenge! for conference attendees

Conference Registration Package

Registration for members opens February 1, 2018.

Registration for non-members opens March 1, 2018

The idea behind our theme is what knowledge or skill you can ‘take away’ from conference.  Perhaps it is a new technique or idea that you have been wishing to explore. With summer approaching, maybe there is a new project idea that you can pack and ‘take away’ during your travels, sitting on the deck, at the cottage or simply hiding out in your garden.

There will be an exciting list of instructors for you to choose from, and most will be new to our conference lists.  We are so pleased to tell you that Diana Twiss http://100milewear.com/ and Dianne Tottenhttps://diannetottenhandwovens.com  are two international “names”, and will be offering pre-conference workshops!!!!

Judy Sysak and the Conference Team led by Ruth Blazenko have put together a really amazing group of teachers, and the only problem for participants will be choosing!  Look in the next Running Threads for more information about the workshops, and the other conference activities.

The Heritage Weavers Guild has volunteered to chair the 2018 HWSDA Conference, for which we all send our thanks.  The committee has met and are pleased to announce the following:

"Heritage Weavers and Spinners Guild of Calgary will be hosting the 2018 HWSDA Conference on May 11,12 & 13 weekend to be held in Calgary.  Further details about the conference will be announced in future e-newsletters.   Also Sheep Creek Weavers have agreed to look after the teachers for the Conference."