SWWA members who enjoy scrolling meet every other month during the spring and fall to discuss and learn various scrolling related topics.
Members of the Scrolling Interest Group are very community minded. Soon after being formed in 2004, the group donated trees covered in scrolled ornaments to the Everson Museum’s Festival of Trees. They repeated their donation in 2005.
A new project to provide funds for the Golisano Children’s Hospital at University Hospital was started in 2006. Members donated many ornaments (and other stuff) to be sold at various local craft shows. About $19,000 was donated to the hospital due to efforts of the group. In 2011, results of the sales were redirected to the Syracuse Ronald McDonald House. Sales continue.
The group owns a Delta scrollsaw donated by Delta as well as an 1877 treadle scrollsaw manufactured by Seneca Falls Manufacturing.
The group hosted the Upstate NY Scrollsaw Festival in 2006, bringing together approximately 200 scrollers from across NY and beyond.
The Scrolling Interest Group was created in April 2004 as an SWWA special interest group. With 25-30 members, the group discusses various scrolling related topics at its monthly meetings while working to teach beginners and improve the skills of old timers. They openly exchange skills and techniques.
Over the years this group has held sessions on many different topics in scrolling. Sessions held over the years include:
The group meets five times a year on the third Tuesday of January, March, May, September, and November at 6:30. Meetings are held at the Community Room at the Belgium Cold Springs Station 1 at 7920 River Road, Baldwinsville. Membership in SWWA is required to be a member of SIG. Guests are always welcome to join us.