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The Washington Calligraphers Guild is a thriving organization of more than 500 letter lovers of all skill levels, from professional scribes to enthusiastic beginners and even some non-calligraphers who appreciate the lettering and book arts. Founded in 1976 by internationally known calligrapher Sheila Waters and a group of her students, the Guild is a nonprofit 501c3 organization that promotes all aspects of the lettering arts and related crafts. Today we are recognized as one of the most active groups in the world, as evidenced by our international membership roster. Membership is open to anyone regardless of calligraphic ability.
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WCG logo and Roundel of the Seasons by Sheila Waters.
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