2021 Guild Show Special Events

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

Following is a listing of Special Events from the 2021 Guild Show to give you an idea of offerings.
Stay tuned for information on 2022 Special Events!

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

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

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

Friday, September 24, 2021

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 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”
  • Deb Mackie - Basics For Leather Artistry
  • 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, 2021

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 after the live Auction and Listen to Members of the Artisan and Fellow Committee talk about the rewarding journey from IGMA Member to Artisan to Fellow.

  • 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

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

You must purchase tickets prior to the show. Deadline is September 12, 2021. No tickets will be sold at the event. Sorry no walk-ins.  

*Your registration confirmation will serve as your ticket. A blue circle will be on the back of your name badge as your entrance for the dinner. 

*The last day to register for the dinner and speaker is Sunday September 12, 2021. We need to give the Hotel an accurate headcount, especially with the COVID restrictions

*No refunds will be given after Sunday Sept 12, 2021 so if you paid and need to cancel please do so prior to Sunday 12, 2021.


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