Kids National Basket Weaving Day 6/27/20

Letter from GBA President Kathie Smith:
I am sure many of you have already seen Laura Lee Zanger's Facebook postings regarding her effort to organize a "Kids National Basket Weaving Day" scheduled for June of 2020.  This is a wonderful opportunity for us to 'promote the art of basket weaving' to our young friends!  I hope you will work with your guilds to schedule one or many of these events in your community.

GBA is proud to support this project by offering each guild up to $100 to cover the cost of weaving materials for this event.  If you are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity, please contact me or Annette Roose (GBA Treasurer).  This financial support is available only to the Georgia cluster of local guilds - Basket Weaver's Guild of GA (Roswell), Ebenezer Weavers Guild (Rincon), Greater Atlanta Basket Guild (Marietta), Gwinnett Basket Weaver's Guild, River Country Basket Guild (Augusta), Shooting Creek Basket Guild, and North Georgia Mountain Weavers (Blairsville).

If you are planning to host an event, be sure to contact Laura Lee Zanger to provide your contact information and for further information about Kids National Basket Weaving Day June 27, 2020

Cottage Girls Cookbook:

A collection of recipes , baskets and small reflections that celebrate friendships, family and the craft they love.

FOOD + BASKETS: For more than 20 years a group of basket makers have gathered at the Cottage House in GA, weaving wonderful baskets, creating life-long friendships and sharing great food. The Cottage Girls Cookbook is a full-color collection of recipes, baskets and small reflections that celebrate friendships, family and the craft they love. Basket teachers Trisha Brown, Alice Ogden and Eric Taylor contributed recipes as well. Eric's wife, Lynne Talbot-Taylor did an amazing job designing the 177 page hard bound book.

For information on ordering your copy visit

Basket Weaving at the

Atlanta High Museum of Art

On June 10, 2018 members of GBA will be demonstrating weaving a picnic basket at the Atlanta High Museum of Art, hosting “Pooh’s Picnic Basket Demonstration” in coordination with the exhibition of E. H. Shepard original sketches.  Shepard’s sketches have captured the hearts of young and old for years bringing to life our dear friend, Winnie the Pooh.  The Shepard exhibition organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, explores the history and legacy of Pooh through original sketches, photographs, memorabilia and letters.   We hope you will come out to enjoy this wonderful – and free – Second Sunday Family Program at the High.   Basketry Demonstration hours are 1 – 4 PM.   Many thanks to our friends at Homestead Atlanta for recommending our participation in this wonderful program.


(Link to the program)