About midwestgbw

Home of the Midwest Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers, the national organization for all the book arts. The Midwest Chapter serves members in the greater Midwest region, sponsoring workshops, exhibits and other events in the areas of bookbinding, artists books, printing, papermaking, and all the book arts.

March 2016 Quarto Now Available

Get it here.  Or visit the Quarto page to read all the back issues.


2016 Midwest Annual Meeting in East Lansing, MI

The next Annual Meeting will be April 22 – 24 at Michigan State University with local hosts Bexx Caswell, Patrick Olson and Eric Alstrom.  We are in the early stages of planning, but there will be workshops, exhibits, tours, social events and of course our annual meeting!

Mark the date on your calendars and we hope to see you there!

Plainly Spoken at Minnesota Center for Book Arts with Special Reception

Come see Plainly Spoken at its final venue: the Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA) in Minneapolis now through April 26, 2015.

This juried traveling exhibit features a range of stunning bindings using Julia Miller’s book Books Will Speak Plain by Midwest chapter members. Plan your trip to see this wonderful selection of bindings!

 There will be a special reception for the show on Friday, February 6; from 6-9pm, with a gallery talk at 7:30 by Karen Hanmer and Jana Pullman. It is free and open to the public.

 For more information about the exhibit at the MCBA and a workshop opportunity with Karen Hanmer February 7-8, please visit: http://www.mnbookarts.org/plainlyspoken/

MCBA exhibitions page: http://www.mnbookarts.org/exhibitions/

Mary Uthuppuru
Programs Chair/Vice President

Karen Hanmer Workshop at MCBA

When: Saturday and Sunday, February 7-8, 2015; 10am-5pm
What: Gilding and Colored Edge Decoration Techniques
Who: Karen Hanmer, book artist and fine binder from Chicago, IL

In conjunction with the Midwest Chapter Plainly Spoken exhibit opening at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts in Minneapolis, Karen Hanmer will be teaching a workshop on Gilding and Colored Edge Decoration Techniques. For more information and to register, visit the MCBA website.

Plainly Spoken at MCBA

The traveling Midwest Chapter exhibition Plainly Spoken will be at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts from February 6, 2015 through April 26, 2015.  There will be an opening reception on Friday, February 6; 6-9pm, with a gallery talk at 7:30 by featured artists Karen Hanmer and Jana Pullman. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information see <http://www.mnbookarts.org/plainlyspoken/>