2021 Guild Show Special Events

September 22-26, 2021   |   Hartford/Windsor Marriott Airport   |   Windsor, CT

Artist Workshop/Museum Tour Gathering of the Guild/Demonstrations
Live Auction Buffet Dinner & Program Silent Auctions

Wednesday, September 22

Artist Workshop/House Museum Tour

9:00am – 5:15pm

Come join us for this day trip that will give you a flavor for the Connecticut countryside. Our first stop is to Bubba’s Mini Country Cupboards and the home of Barbara Vajnar, IGMA Artisan. After a drive through the woods and fields of Connecticut, visit Barbara’s lovely country home, and take a tour of her remarkable workshop. You might even learn a secret or two!

Next we will get back on the bus and make our way to the northwestern part of the state, also called “The Quiet Corner”. In the picturesque town of Woodstock, we will be visiting Roseland Cottage, known as “a colorful summer retreat”. Built in 1846 in the newly fashionable Gothic Revival style, Roseland Cottage was the summer home of Henry and Lucy Bowen and their young family. While the house is instantly recognizable for its pink exterior, Roseland Cottage has an equally colorful interior, featuring elaborate wall coverings, heavily patterned carpets, and stained glass, much of which survives unchanged from the Victorian era. The house is a National Historic Landmark.

Once we arrive, we will relax and enjoy our lunch on the grounds of this historic estate. If by chance it should rain, we will eat indoors. The private tour of the house begins at 2:30pm. We will return to the hotel by 5:15pm.

Transportation, Guided Tours, Box Lunch, and Admission:
$135 member/$150 non-member

Register for this tour

Friday, September 24

The Gathering of the Guild: Desserts & Demonstrations

7:00pm – 9:00pm
Silent Auction 7:00pm – 8:15pm

Be sure to join us for this popular event in the Atrium on Friday evening. We will be offering complimentary crudité platters and desserts, while you visit our artists demonstrating their crafts, catch up with friends, and enjoy this casual and fun event!

Our wonderful demonstrators include:

  • Pam Boorum - How To Weave A Chair Seat
  • Fern Vasi - “Hair”
  • Fran Sussman - Fireplace In Your Dollhouse For Dollhouse
  • Deb Mackie - Basics For Leather Artistry
  • Tine Krijnen - Gold and Silver Tooling
  • Pat Richards - Braided Trims for Your Miniature Projects
  • Lynette Barker - Fun Sculpting Clay on a Potter's Wheel
  • Susan Robbins - Painting Skies and Atmosphere
  • Ann Pennypacker - Get a Grip on Glue
  • Laurie Landa - Afghans in White

Complimentary Event: FREE to all Members and Non-Members

Saturday, September 25

Live Auction of Fine Miniatures

5:00pm Social Hour/Cash Bar & Live Auction

Don’t miss the opportunity to bid on and win some wonderful miniature items for your collection!

Buffet Dinner & Program


Join us for a Fabulous Italian Buffet and Guest Speaker, Artist Salley Mavor, after the IGMA Auction

  • Pasta e Fagioli Soup
  • Caesar Salad, Caprese Salad, Balsamic Grilled Vegetables
  • Red Quinoa Salad
  • Rigatoni a la Vodka with Mushrooms
  • Chicken Milanese with Arugula and Tomato Concasse
  • Roasted Vegetable Flatbread
  • Table Centerpiece of Miniature Napoleons, Cream Puffs,Éclairs
  • Freshly Brewed Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee and Teas, Iced Tea

Artist Salley Mavor will share the story of how her life-long fascination with doll houses and all things miniature formed the basis of her 40 year career as a fiber artist, doll maker and children’s book illustrator. She will show the development of her signature style and working methods, which incorporate needlework, found objects and other sculptural elements to create scenes that tell stories. Ms. Mavor is the author of the popular how-to book of doll projects, “Felt Wee Folk” and has illustrated many children’s books, including the award-winning “Pocketful of Posies”. Her most recent picture book is “MY BED: Enchanting Ways to Fall Asleep around the World”.

Buffet Dinner & Guest Speaker: $49 member/$54 non-member

Register for the Dinner


Friday through Sunday

Silent Auctions

Don’t miss the opportunity to bid on and win some wonderful miniature items for your collection! Must be present to win.

Friday 7:00pm – 8:15pm
Saturday 11:00am – 12:30pm and 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Sunday 11:00am – 12:30pm