Registration Now Open!
for the
14th Biennial Conference
Weekend in the Garden
May 4 & 5, 2019

We are happy to announce that registration for the Weekend in the Garden is now open! CLICK HERE to access the Guild’s class listing and ONLINE REGISTRATION pages on the San Diego Botanic Garden’s website. This is the first time that Weekend in the Garden registration will be strictly online, not via US mail. One of the advantages of the new process is that you will be able to register for the class you want right away (no longer have to tell us your 2nd and 3rd choices). If a class is full or cancelled, you will know it before you attempt to register. Note that, in order to securely purchase your class, you will need to create a ACTIVENET account, and you’ll see more information about this at the bottom of the MWGBG class landing page.

For your convenience, you can download a PDF of the CATALOG to review the wonderful learning opportunities being offering during the 2019 Weekend in the Garden (CLICK HERE). It includes class descriptions, color photos, pricing, registration details, teacher bios and conference activity schedule. (All of these details are online on the Garden’s website.)

We are very sad to announce that Donna Crispin’s classes #104 Saturday Japanese Basket Purse and #221 Sunday Woven Figurative Rattle have been cancelled. Our deepest sympathies to her family and friends who are mourning the loss of Donna on February 5, 2019. Please check the PDF of the catalog to see other classes that have been canceled since that time.

Those of you who want to order LUNCH for Saturday and/or Sunday, please CLICK HERE to download and print the order form. This is a separate process outside of registration and will be handled directly by Guild volunteers. Cost is $10 per meal, and the form has instructions on how to make out your check and where to mail it.

We hope you will be able to join us for this wonderful, inspiring event. Instructors from around the country will meet in the San Diego Botanic Garden to share their expertise with you in both traditional and new, innovative basketry techniques and in gourd art crafting. There will be classes with the beginner in mind as well as the more advanced student. A members’ exhibit will be open to San Diego Botanic Garden visitors.


The 9th Annual Members’ Basket Class Day  

We had a great time at our our annual members’ Basket Day on August 5, 2018!  It was a wonderful opportunity to try something new. We thank our fellow member teachers for taking the time to share their knowledge: Sue Kamin taught Lauhala (pandanus leaf) woven earrings; Willie Ziegler taught a cane cross warp twined with waxed linen over a bottle; Grace Swanson taught teneriffe/pine needle woven ornament; and Carol Lang taught an Appalachian egg basket.