This past Saturday was the Gathering of the Guilds, in Harrisburg, PA. They had about 18 guilds total this year, with demo’s and lectures. You can also sign up for a class you wish. To give you some idea of what is there where Needle pointers, Lace makers, Quilter's, Basket Makers, Bead and Jewelry Makers, Wheat Weavers, Handweavers, Sewer’s, Fiber Artists, Crocheters and Rug Braiders.
That's a lot of guilds in one place, it makes for a fun day. Not only do you learn a lot you can also purchase some items that the guilds have made. Or kits they have put together, plus a lot of them have free item or discounted books and such.
So if there is a gathering of the guilds in your area or close by to take a road trip, I strongly suggest you go. It’s a great day out and you are helping a group or groups survive and share there craft / art. It’s a win win all the way around.