Guild Show Special Events

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

Historic Homes Tour and Miniatures Tour Dinner and Theatre Night
Gathering of the Guild Auction/Buffet Dinner/Presentation Wishing Well Ads
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Wednesday, September 20

Historic Homes Tour

9:00am - 5:00pm

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
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.

Demonstrators: Mike Barbour, Phyllis Hawkes, Daniela Kiefhaber, Tim Kraft, Sue Krzysko, Jeannie Lindquist, Barbara Sabia, Ron Stetkewicz, Barbara Vajnar, Fern Vasi, Joan Wheatley, Michael Yurkovic


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.


Wishing Well Ads

In the Guild Show Program

As part of our new beginning for the Guild Show, we are setting aside a few pages of our Guild Show Program and creating a unique space called the Wishing Well.

It’s kind of like the days when you signed yearbooks in high school. These small ads are available to anyone who would like to:

  • Send special good wishes to a tist who is showing at the Guild Show in our beautiful new Windsor, CT venue.
  • Send a funny MSG to your BFF so you can LOL.
  • Share a thought with your kindred spirits in miniatures.
  • Send general well wishes and thanks to all who volunteer and participate.

Please consider participating in our new idea; with your help, it could become a really fun and much anticipated feature of the Guild Show. Each ad is only $25. If you have more to say and need a larger ad space, you may purchase a quarter page for $50. Closing date for Wishing Well submissions is August 10, 2017.

A few examples of Wishing Well ads are below or to the right.

Please download the following form to submit your message today.