PRESIDENT

Gwen Morris

135 Pond Road

Byrdstown, TN 38549

gwensmith@twlakes.net

April Harper

615-545-6823

sahkch@aol.com

Newsletters

Greenville Basket Guild (Far East Tennessee)

Gourmet Weavers (Central Tennessee)

Board

Bruce Robertson

865-805-3729  
brucebasket@charter.net

PAST PRESIDENT CHAIR

April Harper

208 Scotsman Lane

Franklin, TN 37064

sahkch@aol.com

Odds & Ends Group of Maryville (East Tennessee)

Guilds

MEMBERSHIP

Denise Robertson

2024 Little Best Road

Maryville, TN 37803

deniserob@charter.net

About the TBA

Brenda Hensley
423-823-8621
Retiredtodobaskets@comcast.net

Middle Tennessee Basket Makers (Murfreesboro)

Linda Hinkelmann

815-985-4810

basket_beginnings@yahoo.com

Sandy Miller 

865-233-2150   
Sandymiller2013@hotmail.com

Tri-State Basketry Guild (Far East Tennessee)

​​​Candy Alexander
423-245-5462
jalexander@chartertn.net

HISTORIAN

Pam Parman

2312 Island Blvd

Sevierville, TN 37876

pmparman45@hotmail.com

TREASURER

Bruce Robertson

2024 Little Best Rd

Maryville, TN 37803

brucebasket@charter.net

Social Media

There are several guilds and informal groups in our state that meet on a regular basis to weave, learn more about basketry, and have fun! If you are interested in joining one of these groups, contact the person listed below that lives in your area.

SECRETARY

Barbara Holt

438 Carlton Rd

Bristol, TN 37620

bholt33@hotmail.com 

Gwen Morris

931-510-3963

gwensmith@twlakes.net

Barbara Vaughn

931-206-8637

Vaughnb01@k12tn.net

West Tennessee Basket Guild (West Tennessee)
Fran Pierson
731-676-6440
absktfxnfle@gmail.com

NEWSLETTER

Katherine Burns

822 Dorset Dr

Knoxville, TN 37923

burnsdoesbaskets@gmail.com

The purpose of our association is to perpetuate the art and craft of basket weaving and to support, nurture, and encourage the knowledge of, and skill in, all facets of creating quality baskets, either traditional or contemporary.


The state of Tennessee offers a rich heritage of basket weaving and proudly displays exhibits in museums, schools, and libraries throughout our state.


We give back to our communities with our New Angel Basket program. Our members weave baskets following a general guideline that are then taken to either Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital in Nashville or to the East Tennessee Children’s Hospital in Knoxville. These baskets are donated by the NICU units to parents whose child has passed away. Some of our members and community neighbors also knit or crochet blankets and make pillows to complete our gift.


Membership dues are $20 per year. TBA members are entitled to quarterly newsletters, access to a membership directory, and convention information. For more convention information, click here. 


The Tennessee Basketry Association welcomes your membership and participation in our state organization!