Bazaar 2017 was a big success

Pictures tell better than words what a great day we had at the Bazaar on Sat. Aug 5, 2017.  Despite a fierce wind during the night before that blew down and shredded a few of our tents, folks scrambled around the were able to put up enough shelter to get the job done.

The morning was cool and clear and the weather cooperated for our 9-2 event. Everyone commented on the cheerful spirit that permeated the event.  Thanks to everyone (so many members, spouses, friends and neighbors) who made the 69th Annual Hilltop Guild Bazaar wonderful.   Thanks go out to all of our customers who spent dollars which will go to so many local scholarships, our fire department and many other worthy causes.


Bazaar Raffle Items

This year the raffle items for the bazaar will be spectacular as usual.  Remember these important facts:

  • The Bazaar will be from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday August 5, 2017 at Kelley House and tickets will be sold until 1:00 pm.
  • The Raffle drawing will be at 1:30 pm.
  • Raffle Tickets are 3 for $ 5.00 and will be on sale at the Bazaar and you can place your ticket in the “bucket” for the item of your choice.
  • You need not be present at the time of the drawing to be a winner.
  • The Raffle and Bazaar benefit local scholarships and loans, the AFPD,  Kayenta School, Crossroads and Disaster Relief

The items in no particular order are (drum roll please):


Braided Rag Rug – 58″ x 43″  Made by Ava Hessler –  donated by her daughter, Jo Battuello


Deer Quilt  – 52″ x 58″  by Diana Boulter


“To the Point” Wrap Around Woven Wool Shawl – by Jan Gill


Stained Glass End Table – 16″ square x 20″ high –  by Dave Osborne

100_9736Turquoise/silver Jewelry Set  – Charles Eagle Plume’s Store

Spring is here

It is time to fill in those sign-up sheets for projects and jobs to be done at Hilltop Guild this spring and summer.  Here is a reminder of our philanthropic activities on the beautiful board that hangs in the big room of Kelley House.  We are all looking forward to our Annual Bazaar which will be on Saturday, August 5th this year.  Save the Date!



Easter week potluck at Kelley House was especially colorful with decorations provided by our hostesses of the day, Deannie Anderson and Jan Gill.  There was even an Easter Egg Hunt which became quite competitive.  Here Donna Wooley and  Vera Wolfe scramble for a few candy eggs.  Claudia Osa had already filled her basket and darn if I know who the other head belongs to.


Projects are being worked on at members’ homes and also at Kelley House.  Here a fleece blanket is being worked on by Roz Doak, Claudia Osa, Marta Dowell and Joan Rogers. Donna Wooley  is resting up for the Easter Egg hunt and Kerri Badertscher supervises and takes a break from her jewelry making. This blanket will be for a Kansas State University fan. More to come.


Wintertime at Kelley House

In December and January snow piled up around Kelley House and kept the snowplows and shovels busy.


By early March our board members huddled around a table in the main room of Kelley House where it was chilly enough to require winter coats to be worn for their meeting.

IMG_7731Left to Right are Donna Squyres,  Joan Rogers, Elisabeth Sherwin, Jan Peters,  Deb Barrett and Barb Coles.

Wednesday potluck lunches resumed on March 1st and members enjoyed being together each week.

As St. Patrick’s Day approached, several leprechaun’s and shamrock’s were sighted at Kelley House.


Spring is just around the corner and we look forward to seeing all the members of the Hilltop Guild in coming weeks.  We also look forward to seeing spouses, families and friends and the new members who will find there way to Kelley House in 2017.

2016-17 Hilltop Guild Officers

Remember the lovely fall 2016! Kind of hard to imagine as we are now buried in greater-than-average snow depths here in January 2017.

But, back in September 2016 a new slate of officers took over their duties and will serve through August of 2017. Sorry these pictures are being posted just a few months late.


Here, outgoing President Peg Daley hands the gavel to incoming President Marta Dowell.


And the new officers are (Left to Right) Marta Dowell, president; Deb Barrett, vice-president; Donna Squyres – Education and Philanthropic; Peg Daley – past president;  Joan Rogers – corresponding secretary; Jan Peters – winter recording secretary; Roz Doak – summer recording secretary; Barb Coles – treasurer.  Elisabeth Sherwin (not pictured) – director at large.

Many thanks to these dedicated and talented ladies for leading us through the next year.



Vivian Fausset’s weaving class

December and January are sometimes quiet and cold inside of Kelley House.  Many members have left for warmer climates as wind rearranges the fallen snow.  But, this year member and Guild head-weaver, Viv Fausset, offered to teach a weaving class to interested locals during these wintery months.

So, in addition to the Warped Weavers who have gathered most Tuesdays to weave for years, new voices have been heard in the Loom Room.  The Fruits of the Loom (our two new male weavers – Mike Daley and Stu Boulter) have added lots of fun and excitement as have other students Ciana Grove, Deb Barrett, Diane Brauer, Jan Gill and Jasmine Holan ( did I forget anyone? )  Open to members and non-members the class was a wonderful outreach to the community and promises to bring some new members, too.

All Guild weavers, old and new, want to thank Vivian for all the time and effort she puts in sharing her knowledge of weaving with all of us and keeping the Loom Room humming.