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TSWG 2024 Annual Gathering Schedule (Tentative Schedule)
Blue Earth County Historical Center


Friday July 26, 2024
1:00 – 4pm          Blue Earth Historical Center, 424 Warren St., Mankato Mn 56001 - Welcome Registration
                                  Set up Chair Display – Bring your best showcase work, with informative Labels
                             Tickets to Tour Hubbard House & Gardens, Tour BE County History Center
                             On Your Own – Tour Betsy-Tacy-Tibb Homes, Silk Stocking area houses

4:15 - 4:45pm    Tour Mankato via the Vine  5th floor  Meet at:
                              Vine Adult Community Center,  5th Floor, 421 E. Hickory St.

5pm                      Social Celebration, Meet at Pub 500, 500 S. Front St.  Downtown Mankato Entertainment Area


Saturday July 27, 2024  -  BE History Center - (Room A Tables,  Room B Lecture seating)

9:00am               Hallway - Registration, morning coffee social (David Dick coffee barista)
                              Room A  - Set up Chair Display – Bring your best showcase work & informative Labels

9:30am               Room B -  Welcome – Wayne Sharp

9:40am               Room B - Welcome & Some History of Mankato –
                                                   Jessica Potter, BE County History Executive Director

10:00am              Room B - Caning History, Blind Caners, Faribault School for Blind

10:45am              Break - Counter & Hallway

11:00am              Room A – Group Project introduction & start

 11:15am             Room B  - Weaving Patterns, Single Victoria, Four Way Weave (Maggie Schwab)

12:00-1:00          Lunch Counter  – Sandwich Bar? Salad Bar? Or Wraps?  Sadaka Deli

1pm                      Room B - Weaving Patterns - Danish Paper Cord in Rush Pattern? (Sissel)

1:45pm               Room A – Weaving Patterns - Porch Rocker weave (Sue Muldoon)

2:30pm                 Room A - Chair Yoga (Jen, Vine)

3pm                      Break - Counter & Hallway

3:15pm                  Room B - Advanced Caning - Improving 7 Steps to Basic Caning  (Xs, As, Split Short Rows, Crossed Legs,                                                  knotless)Weaving With Color, Tic-Tac-Toe

4:00pm                  Room B – Minnesota Cattail Rush Harvest & Weaving (Cathryn)

6:00pm                  Room A – Banquet Dinner – Sadaka Deli

6:15pm                 Room A - Dinner Entertainment

6:30pm                 Room A - Some Hysterical History of Mankato area 

7:15pm                    Ice Cream Social – Mom & Pop’s, 629 North Riverfront Drive
                                  (take E. 2nd St N. to E Rock St)

Sunday July 28, 2024  BE History Center

9:30am                Counter Hallway - Morning Coffee Social

10:00am              Room B - Business Meeting

10:45am              Room A – Door Prizes

11:00am              Room A - Tips & Tricks & Smalls, “Show Us your “Smalls”,
                             demonstrate  & sell tools & your side gig creations. ex. Reindeer, Stars, Crosses,
                              Wrapped Rocks, backpacks, wristbands, brooms, angels, keychains, etc, etc, etc.
                             Share Handouts, Sell products

12:00 noon          Lunch - Counter & Hallway  (sandwich or wraps Box) Sadaka Deli

1:00 – 3:00pm     Room A -  Seat Weaving Roadshow
                               Finish Group Project
                               Open to the Public – Free Demonstrations, sell your smalls
                               Public Bring in their chairs for free evaluation & discussion. 

"Preserving & perpetuating the craft of chair caning and seat weaving!"
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