The Artisan Guild of Southern Illinois has been very busy in 2016. We planned a theme for our Heritage Arts meeting: The Bread Basket. We made many items using many different heritage arts. These items included making strawberry jelly, forging condiment spoons, while we learned some blacksmithing skills, weaving a basket for our bread, and of course, making our own bread. We had such a good time this past year, and we look forward to working on our next project: The Artists Book.