2020 Guild Show Special Events

September 8-13, 2020   |   Hartford/Windsor Marriott Airport   |   Windsor, CT

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

Wednesday, September 9

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 box lunches* 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

*Note: The box lunches will be provided through the Marriott. Attendees will have a selection of food choices for their box lunch.

Friday, September 11

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:

  • Pat Richards - Braided and Twisted Trims
  • Tine Krijnen - Gold and Silver Tooling
  • Pete & Pam Boorum - How to Stencil a Checkerboard
  • Fran Sussman - Building & Weathering a Fireplace wall and Firebox in 1/144
  • Laurie Landa - Afghans in White 
  • Susan Robbins - Painting Atmosphere
  • Sun Lemmens - Frogs and Geckos
  • Wilson Santiago - Hand Pleated Drapes
  • Doreen Weatherman-Koch - Azalea Assembling 
  • Bruce Phillips - Finishes on Common and Exotic Wood
  • Jeanne Rullie - The Versatility of “Apoxie Sculpt” Air Drying Clay 

Complimentary Event: FREE to all Members and Non-Members

Saturday, September 12

Buffet Dinner & Live Auction of Fine Miniatures

5:00pm Social Hour/Cash Bar & Live Auction
6:30pm Dinner

"IGMA Member to Artisan to Fellow: A Rewarding Journey"

The event starts with our Social Hour and Live Auction of Fine Miniatures. Then plan to join us for a special dinner and program for Saturday evening. Members of the Artisan and Fellow Committee will talk about the rewarding journey so many have worked for and accomplished.

Tickets must be purchased in advance for this event. Seating is limited! 

Buffet Dinner & Program: Member $45/Non-Member $55


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