Guild Show Special Events

September 19-24, 2017   |   Hartford/Windsor Marriott Airport   |   Windsor, CT

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

Wednesday, September 20

Historic Homes Tour

9:00am - 5:00pm (FULL)

We will meet in the hotel lobby and board the bus to the Mark Twain and Harriett Beecher Stowe homes for guided tours. We will break for lunch (Vito’s by the Water-on your own) and then visit the Strong-Howard and Chaffe homes on the property of the Windsor Historical Society. Theses pre-revolutionary and Victorian homes are steeped in American history.

Transportation, Guided Tours: $100 member | $115 non-member

Miniatures Tour

4:00 – 6:00 pm (FULL)
7:00 – 9:00 pm (FULL)

An IGMA member has opened her home for us to view her miniature collection. You will be able to view 14 dollhouses and shops, fully furnished and landscaped. Included in this collection is a replica of the Marble House (building by IGMA artisan, John Kubish), a family home in England, a home bar made into a dollhouse and an apartment house with a working elevator. There are stairs on this tour.

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

Thursday, September 21

Social Gathering

8:00pm - 9:30pm

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

Friday, September 22

The Gathering of the Guild: Desserts & Demonstrations

7:00pm - 9:00pm

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


  • Phyllis Hawkes - Hand Lettering
  • Daniela Kiefhaber - Sculpting with Porcelain Clay – From Clay to Figure
  • Tim Kraft - Miniature Neon Signs
  • Sue Krzysko Knitting – Decorative Beginnings
  • Jeannie Lindquist - Coloring Flower Petals and Leaves
  • Barbara Sabia - Lead Cutting
  • Ron Stetkewicz - Hard and Soft Soldering
  • Barbara Vajnar - Punching Tins – for a Pie Safe
  • Fern Vasi - Taming The Miniature Hairstyle
  • Joan Wheatley - Playing In Clay
  • Michael Yurkovic - Introduction To Plastics


Saturday, September 23

Auction | Buffet Dinner | Presentation

Join the Show Committee for a Gala Event at the close of sales Saturday, September 23.

We have the pleasure and the honor to share with you Kaye Savage Browning’s presentation on “The Beginning of a Passion,” describing her path into miniatures which culminated with the Kathleen Savage Browning Miniatures Collection at the Kentucky Gateway Museum. The presentation will be the third part of a very special evening at the 2017 Guild Show that begins with the live auction.

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

A buffet dinner will follow the auction followed by the very special program by Kaye Browning.