Society History

The guild was started in 1974 by a trio of spinners led by Deloria Chapin, a well known local spinning teacher.  It was named for the Cherry Valley Turnpike (Route 20), not the town of Cherry Valley near Cooperstown.

Meetings were held in Cazenovia at different locations including the First Presbyterian Church and Lorenzo’s South Cottage.

Guild History: The First Ten Years

Guild History: The Second Ten Years


The mission of the Society is to preserve and perpetuate the art of hand spinning and fiber arts; to promote interest in spinning and fiber arts by educating the public through demonstrations, lectures, displays, and news/social media; and to provide instruction and social life in spinning and fiber arts for its members.

Constitution and By-Laws

Guild Flyer

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