Membership Application

Northeast Basketmakers Guild Membership

The Northeast Basketmakers Guild (NBG) was founded in 1985 by a group of five Connecticut basketmakers. Since then, the organization has grown to include hundreds of artists.

Members are predominantly from the northeastern United States, but now include artists from around the world.

The mission of the Northeast Basketmakers Guild is to further the art of basketry by nurturing the development of new basketmakers, while celebrating and supporting accomplished basketmakers.

Your membership gives you access to information about events and basketry news available through the website and email.

The members-only page on the website will contain the newsletters published throughout the year.

There are also yearly scholarships awarded to members for furthering their knowledge and skills of basketweaving.

Northeast Basketmakers Application

The NBG membership year is from July 1st to June 30. Dues are payable on or before July 1st. Notice about renewing membership will be sent in June and one reminder notice in July.

Individual member dues are $25 per year.
Business member dues are $35 per year.

Individual members are able to participate in the Gathering, the Retreats, any events sponsored by NBG, and receive access to the website for newsletters, membership lists and other pertinent information.

Business Members have the same benefits as the Individual Member (above), with the added benefits of being listed as a basketry business in NBG publications and on our website as well as being able to vend at NBG events.

If this is renewal and you have a new mailing or email address, please let us know.

Your photo may be taken at NBG events and used for website and promotional materials.

If you are a new member, you will receive a welcome email within a few weeks with information for accessing the website.


In order to complete your membership application you need to:

  1.  Fill out this online form

    or download a paper Membership Application and mail it in

  2.  Submit payment through PayPal (you may use a credit card) or mail a check


NBG Membership Application

There are two steps for renewing your membership:

  1.  Complete the form and click the “Submit” button above
  2. Pay for your membership by clicking the “Buy Now” button below

 You have not completed the registration process until you have done both steps.

You do not have to have a PayPal account to use PayPal to send your membership fee to NBG.  Instead of logging in to PayPal, there is a button on the bottom that says “Pay with Debit or Credit Card”.  If you click on this button, you can simply put your card information in and you don’t need to have a PayPal account.

Please do not click the Buy Now button twice!  PayPal will send you a confirmation email.  If you don’t get the email within 24 hours, then your payment did not go through and you can try again.

Annual Dues

Or send a check to Maureen Smith, Membership Coordinator, 8 Fernando Dr., Pawcatuck, CT 06379.

If you prefer not to fill out this form online, you can download a paper Membership Application to mail to Maureen.