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  The Texas Basket Weavers Association 
(TBWA) is a non-profit organization whose 
purpose is to 
perpetuate the art of basketry, stimulate interest and knowledge in all phases of basketry, enhance the skills of our members, and 
promote public interest in this historic craft.


 
 
 

Baskets, baskets, and more than baskets -

It’s a Basketpalooza in Houston!
 

Join the Texas Basket Weavers Association for their
6th annual conference during Jan. 19-22, 2017 at the
Houston Marriott West Loop by the Galleria. 

2017 Basketpalooza for the Texas Basket Weavers Association logo

Pre-conference registration is closed.
Registration for remaining open classes will only
be accepted at the registration table at the
Basketpalooza,  January 19-22, 2017.

#2017Basketpalooza

Basketpalooza Schedule of Events

Visitors are welcome to view the The Stars of Weaving Competition and The Exhibition gallery in the Grand Marquis Ballroom - 
Friday - Saturday
9 a.m. - Noon and 1 - 5 p.m.
Please check-in at the Basketpalooza Registration Table

 
Thursday January 19

11:30 a.m. -
12:45 p.m.        

 
Stars of Weaving & The Exhibition
basket entries drop off –
Grand Marquis Ballroom

Noon -
8 p.m.
                          
Open: Registration, Vendors, Silent Auction & Opportunity Drawings –
Grand Marquis Ballroom & Diamond Rooms
1 - 8 p.m. Classes – 
Grand Marquis Ballroom & Diamond Rooms
5 - 6 p.m. Dinner on your own

6 - 7 p.m.


 
Stars of Weaving & The Exhibition
basket entries drop off –
Grand Marquis Ballroom 
Friday January 20 
7 a.m.- 
7:45 a.m.



 
Last time for entries:
Stars of Weaving & The Exhibition

basket entries drop off –
Grand Marquis Ballroom
7:30 a.m.-
9 a.m.
Open: Registration

8 a.m. -
9 p.m
.                       
Classes, Vendors, Silent Auction &
Opportunity Drawings –
Grand Marquis Ballroom & Diamond Rooms   
9 a.m. -
8 p.m
.
Masseuse ($1/minute) - 
Grand Marquis Ballroom & Diamond Rooms
Noon-1 p.m.
(12:30 p.m.*)






 
Lunch (ticket required for entry) –
Glass Palace

* TBWA Annual Business Meeting with Election of Board Members and Officers & Announcement of Stars of Weaving Winners
5 - 6 p.m. Dinner on your own
6 p.m. -
9 p.m.
Classes resume -
Grand Marquis Ballroom & Diamond Rooms
See list of available 7-9 p.m. classes at the Registration table!
Masseuse 6-8pm ($1/minute) - 

Grand Marquis Ballroom & Diamond Rooms
Saturday January 21 
7:30 - 8 a.m. Open: Registration
8 a.m. - 
5 p.m.
Classes & Vendors – 
Grand Marquis Ballroom & Diamond Rooms
8 a.m. - 
8:00 p.m.
       
Open: Silent auction & Opportunity Drawings - 
Grand Marquis Ballroom & Diamond Rooms
9 a.m. -
5 p.m.
Masseuse ($1/minute) - 
Grand Marquis Ballroom
Noon -
1 p.m.

 
Lunch (ticket required for entry) – Glass Palace
4:30 - 6:30 p.m.                  
5 - 7 p.m.
UPS Shipping Services Available - 
By Registration Table

Dinner on your own
7 - 8:30 p.m. Marketplace – 
Grand Marquis Ballroom & Diamond Rooms
8:30 -
9 p.m.







 
Announcement of Silent Auction &
Opportunity Drawing winners.
Item pick up –
Grand Marquis Ballroom & Diamond Rooms
Stars of Weaving & The Exhibition
basket entries pick up –
Grand Marquis Ballroom
Sunday January 22  
7:15 -
7:45 a.m.

 
Stars of Weaving & The Exhibition
basket entries pick up – 
Grand Marquis Ballroom
7:30 -
8 a.m
Open: Registration
8 a.m. - Noon Classes & Vendors – 
Grand Marquis Ballroom & Diamond Rooms
Noon Basketpalooza Ends!
 

Go Ahead - Be a Big Show Off!

TBWA Star of Weaving Competition and Exhibition
 
Read the Stars of Weaving Guidelines then 
get ready to submit your own  baskets in the competition 
and/or the new non-competition category: The Exhibition.

Download a copy of the Stars of Weaving Guidelines
 

Back by Popular Demand!
TBWA's Calendar of Wonder

TBWA 2017 Calendar Sneak Peek
 
Pick up your pre-ordered copies at the 2017 Basketpalooza
or buy your copies at the Registration table.


$15.00

The 2017 TBWA Calendar is spiral bound and printed for use
from February 2017 through January 2018.
(You're Welcome - We thought you'd like that!)

When fully opened and hung on the wall it measures 11" x 17".

 

 
"Where will the 2017 Basketpalooza be?"
- Anonymous TBWA Member       
 

We're glad you asked! It's here at the Houston Marriott West Loop by The Galleria 1750 West Loop S. Houston, TX 77027
 
 
Click to view the map
 
 
Houston Marriott West Loop By the Galleria photo
 

A special discounted room rate of $99 is now available through Jan 1st, 2017 at the Houston Marriott West Loop by the Galleria, with more perks included for the 2017 conference attendees.

 
Self-parking is $3 a day. The hotel will provide the discounted self-parking rate to our group and ask that we specify the $3 self-parking discount with the above link.
 
 

 
Texas Basket Weavers Association%27s 2017 Basketpalooza Catalog cover image
 
 
 
Download the FREE
2017 Basketpalooza
Conference Catalog
and Share It With
Friends!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
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Please join us in our goal to stimulate an interest and perpetuate the art of basketry.
 
Membership is open to everyone 
who is interested in basket weaving. 

 
 
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