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July General Meeting: Baskets Along the Way by Jo Campbell Amsler

  • Multnomah Arts Center Auditorium 7688 Southwest Capitol Highway Portland, OR, 97219 United States (map)

About the program

Visiting Oregon from her home state of Iowa, Jo Campbell-Amsler is teaching some lucky Guild members three days of willow basketry
workshops July 20-22.  Her evening presentation features baskets and their makers from Jo’s travels abroad.

Jo has been using willow in her basketry work for the past 37 years. It has been featured in magazines and books, and has been in exhibits across the United States, one of the most recent being “A Measure of the Earth” at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian in Washington, DC.

Teaching throughout the United States, she is also a co-organizer for several retreats – The Willow Gathering and Willow Weekend. She is a board
member of the National Basketry Organization and has worked with other board members to “grow the basket community.” In recent years, she has hosted several basket tours to Ireland, Scotland, Spain, France, Denmark, Wales, and England, visiting with willow basket weavers there
and learning new skills and techniques.

More information about Jo’s workshops, The Willow Gathering, and Basket Tours can be found on her website:

The meeting will open at 6:30 p.m. with library and social time.  Don't forget to check out the orphan table and material sales.

We will call to order at 7:00 p.m. for Guild announcements, member sharing, and the monthly program.  

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Who can attend

The Guild's monthly programs are free and open to all Guild members. Guests considering membership are also welcome to attend a program before deciding to join.  Not a member?  Join the Guild today!