Bluegrass Area
Basketmakers Seminar


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2020 Seminar
Teacher Proposals Due October 1st!

See information below


The Bluegrass Area Basketmakers Seminar began with its first planning meeting in 1995 and held its first seminar in April of 1996 at Camp Burnamwood in Estill County. The seminar has been held at the Lake Cumberland Leadership Center and 4-H Camp in Jabez, Kentucky for the past 16 years. The June 11-15, 2019 Seminar will be our 24th Annual Event. The Seminar has grown from 35 people attending to having over 200 in attendance with the average being around 181 participants. Students come from all over the country and we’ve even had a student from England. There have been over 10,000 baskets made!!

Our Seminar for 2019 will offer classes for weavers of many different skill levels, a variety of techniques and a wide range of basket weaving arts and historical background. The 2019 seminar offers over 75 different classes. 

The Bluegrass Area Basketmakers Seminar Committee is a group of volunteers who love the art of basket weaving and want to share its beauty and history with others. We strive to preserve the age old skills of this practical art form, while at the same time exploring new techniques and materials. The Committee benefits from having two Kentucky Extension agents as members/advisors. Their knowledge and expertise is a great asset. The Seminar is sponsored by the Bluegrass Area Extension Homemakers.


2020 Seminar Teacher Proposals

Teachers are being sought for the 2020 Seminar.  General information and instructions are available here.  You may provide a paper submission by downloading, printing and completing one or more copies of the form available as a WORD document or a PDF document.

Alternatively, you may submit an online proposal using one of the following forms:

If you have a GMAIL email login, use this form.

If you do not have a GMAIL email login, use this form,

The deadline is October 1, 2019.



The 2019 Seminar

The 2019 Seminar was held June 11, 2019 through June 15, 2019.   The 2019 Seminar Catalog,  the 2019 Registration Form, and the Dietary Restrictions Form are linked below. 

The deadline for 2019 Seminar registration is May 1, 2019 - Confirmation letters will be mailed back soon after.


Pictures from the 2014 Seminar

Pictures from previous Seminars