Guild Show Special Events

September 19-23, 2018   |   Hartford/Windsor Marriott Airport   |   Windsor, CT

Historic Homes Tour and Miniatures Tour Gathering of the Guild/Demonstrations
Auction/Buffet Dinner/Presentation Exhibits Registration Form

Wednesday, September 19

Historic Homes/Museum Tour

8:00am - 6:00pm

We will meet in the hotel lobby and board the van to Stockbridge, MA. We will first tour Naumkeag House and Gardens. Naumkeag is a spacious 19th century country estate used as a summer home for New York City lawyer, Joseph Hodges Choate. After a break for lunch at the Red Lion Inn, we will tour the Norman Rockwell Museum. Stockbridge is Norman Rockwell’s hometown and the museum has a significant collection of the artist’s original work and memorabilia.

Transportation, Guided Tours: $115 member | $130 non-member

Miniatures Tour

4:00 – 6:00 pm
7:00 – 9:00 pm

Marcia McClain, McBay Miniatures, will open her home to view her miniature collection and workshop. During the tour there will be time to break for refreshments and visit with miniature friends. There are stairs on this tour.

Transportation and refreshments: $35 member | $50 non-member

Thursday, September 20

Social Gathering

8:00pm - 9:30pm

Join Pat Richards for conversation and crafting (bring your own project).

Friday, September 21

The Gathering of the Guild: Desserts & Demonstrations

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Stop by the Atrium to enjoy complimentary crudité platters and a dessert buffet, chat with friends, and visit with the artists demonstrating their crafts.


  • Bonni Backe – Making Tassels, 3 ways 
  • Jose Maria Bolio – The Scale Painting: How to Highlight the Volume with “Lights and Shadows”
  • Pete and Pam Boorum – Hinges Without Hassle
  • Arlene Finkelstein – Flower Making 
  • Jane Graber – Clay Decorating Techniques
  • Pat Hartman – The Difference Between French & Colonial Knots
  • Laurie Landa – Reproducing Your Grandmother's Granny
  • Teresa Layman – Copyrights: Questions and Answers
  • Bruce Phillips – Making A Cabriole Leg
  • Susan Robbins – Painting A Schnauzer
  • Ruth Stewart – Chocolate Bars and More
  • Loredana Tonetti – All the Secrets of Cold Porcelain – From the Recipe to the Final Touch
  • Sue Veeder – Sculpting with Super Sculpey
  • Mariella Vitale – Micro-crochet: All Secrets Revealed

Also please visit the Visions of Miniature Grandeur Exhibit

All Guild Show dealers have been invited to submit a special piece that reflects their interpretation of this year’s show theme, Visions of Miniature Grandeur. These pieces will be on display during the Friday evening Gathering of the Guild: Desserts and Demonstrations program after which they will be returned to their owners for display and sale on their tables during show hours.

For a slideshow preview of the exhibit, click here.

Saturday, September 22

Auction | Buffet Dinner | Presentation

Join the Show Committee for a Gala Event at the close of sales Saturday, September 22.

The shopping is not over when the salesroom doors close on Saturday, for that is when the live auction begins. The auction committee has been soliciting special pieces from IGMA Artisan and Fellow members, as well as other unique items donations by the collecting public.

Following the live auction will be the Buffet Dinner and a very special Presentation.The Show Committee and IGMA is very proud to have Mr. Mohamad Hafez as our guest speaker. Mr. Hafez is an architect who, in his personal time, has been creating miniature dioramas and vignettes that explore his emotions and his relationship with the country of his birth, Syria, which he left behind to attend college in the U.S.

Reservations are required for the Buffet Dinner and Program.

Please use the registration form below.


Saturday and Sunday, September 22 & 23


Our new show location has a large exhibit room that we would love to fill with miniatures. We invite you to exhibit any dollhouses, room boxes, vignettes, domes, and individual pieces that you have created or purchased. Let’s see what you did with all your Guild School projects! We would like the exhibits in place until Sunday afternoon, but arrangements can be made for early removal. The Exhibit room will be locked when the show is closed and we do have display cases for items that are not covered. Monitors will be present during viewing hours. We will provide electricity, but you must supply your own extension cord, and additional special lighting or risers and covers if you require them.

Download the exhibit form here.

Mail or email the completed form to:
Susan J. Farnik
113 Long Pond Ct., Greer, SC 29651