Our first meeting for 2017 will be on Tuesday, January 3rd 7 PM at the GoggleWorks. Our program promises to get everyone involved!

February 7, 2017, 7 PM at the GoggleWorks: We will be taking another trip to Key West with the Ballantyne’s. A new topic requested by members….Can you guess what it is?

Barry L. Gebhart, 75, of Lower Saucon Township, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 23, 2016, at St. Luke’s Hospice House, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Sandra (Mease) Gebhart, with whom he shared over 55 years of loving marriage. He worked as an electrician for Bethlehem Steel Corp, retiring in 1997. Barry was a silversmith, and made and sold many pieces of jewelry, exhibiting locally and at numerous craft shows. He was a member of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen and the Reading-Berks Chapter. Barry was a member of Central Moravian Church in Bethlehem. A memory tribute may be placed at www.longfuneralhome.com Contributions: in lieu of flowers to: Central Moravian Church, 73 W. Church St., Bethlehem, PA 18018; or to Reading-Berks Guild of Craftsmen, PO Box 85, Mohnton, PA 19540.     Published in Morning Call on Dec. 27, 2016- See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/mcall/obituary.aspx?n=barry-gebhart&pid=183221398&fhid=4622#sthash.mKHLPEA3.dpuf

Pat McBride is selling his Craft Show Pro Master indoor Booth Frame with 9 Curtains Panels: 7 Foot High Made by Flourish Co, plus table covers
(Curtains Panels are Black Crepe Flame Resistance) Price $450.00
Call 610-326-6678 or email pjmc2468@aol.com

A Folk Art Alliance for Carbon, Berks and Schuylkill Counties is being formed. The first meeting will be on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, Noon to 2 PM, at the Walk In Center, 2nd floor. For more information contact Karen Haver at Karen@berksarts.org

Apply now to our  2017 Spring Fine Arts and Crafts Festival, held on April 1 & 2, 2017 at the Kutztown University Fieldhouse. 

2017 Mini-Grant:  Four (4) Mini Grants, in the amount of $50 each will be randomly drawn at the Reading-Berks Guild of Craftsmen regularly scheduled meeting at the Goggleworks on Tuesday, April 4, 2017.  You must be PRESENT to WIN, and you must use the grant within the calendar year 2017.  As a Mini Grant Winner, you agree to give a 15 minute presentation at one of our general meetings.  Application Download. Application must be received by Monday, March 20, 2017.