About The Guild 




Northeast Basketmakers Guild was founded in 1985 by a group of five Connecticut basketmakers. Since then, the organization has grown to include hundreds of artists. Members are predominantly from the northeastern United States, but now include artists from around the world.




The mission of Northeast Basketmakers Guild is to further the art of basketry by nurturing the development of new basketmakers, while celebrating and supporting accomplished basketmakers. Workshops, exhibits, demonstrations, basket sales, member conferences, scholarships, fundraisers, open weave events and the publication of a newsletter encompass the activities of the Guild throughout the year.


Meet the Board


You may email a member of the board or use our Contact Us form.  If you need to contact any member of the board by surface mail or phone, please refer to the member directory available on this site upon member log-in.

2016-2018 Northeast Basketmakers Guild

Beverly Shafner Jennifer Rhodes Mary Jo Rushlow
President Vice President Past President