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President:  Linda Gettmann

Member: Central Oregon Spinners and Weavers Guild and Portland Handweavers GuildLinda Gettmann

Linda is a veteran craftsperson who escaped from her corporate office in the financial services industry to have more time for her favorite hobbies: weaving, knitting, and beading. Handwoven magazine contributions since 2012 show some of her favorite projects in rigid heddle weaving and kumihimo, cotton towels, and a crackle table runner in 2016.  Two interesting towel projects are in late 2017 and early 2018 issues.  Now a full time weaver, Linda is always on the lookout for new ideas and enjoys experimenting in the realm of fiber arts.  Her ANWG board and conference experiences are highlights during the year as she hopes to keep ANWG a vibrant fiber arts organization and help guilds increase their membership.

Responsibility:  The president is the moderator of board meetings and the annual general meeting (AGM) each year and helps to coordinate the work of the various board members. Position held until 2019.   Contact

1st Vice-President: Linda Wilson

 Member:  Qualicum Weavers and Spinners Guild

Responsibilities: To assist the president in any way desired. Position held until 2019.  Contact


2nd Vice-President: Anne Oglevie

Member:  Handweavers Guild of Boise Valley, Boise, IDAnne Ogilivie-cropped

I started weaving in 1990’s after I found a 4-shaft Gilmore loom which I still have.  I joined the Handweavers Guild of Boise Valley not long after that.  I have learnt to weave through workshops and intensives, mostly with the Guild, although I did have the opportunity to attend The Weaving School with Madelyn van de Hoogt.  I still volunteer for the Boise Guild in various capacities.  Before i learnt to weave, I learnt to spin.  Spinning was something I had wanted to do since I watched many women spinning in Australia.  I learnt to knit from my grandmother at the age of 7.  I came to this country from Australia 20 years ago.  I retired as a registered nurse and hospital administrator two years ago.

Responsibility:  . Position held until 2019.  Contact


Secretary:  Melanie Smith

Member: Handweavers Guild of Boise ValleyMelanie Smith

Melanie has enjoyed fiber arts for over 28 years which has led her to explore all areas of fiber arts: knitting, spinning, and weaving. She has taught all forms of crochet, tatting, knitting, spinning, weaving and needle felting classes in the Idaho area. She has test knit for several yarn companies and worked as a head knit de- signer for an internet craft web site. Melanie has re- cently published several articles in Spin Off, Piecework, Ply, and Ashford’s Wheel magazines. In the Hand- weavers Guild of Boise Valley she has held positions as Vice President, Treasurer, several committee chairs and study group leader positions.

Responsibility:  To record and publish minutes of the board on-line meetings, and minutes of the Annual General Meetings. Position held until 2019. Contact


Treasurer: Rae Deane Leatham

Member: Whidbey and Seattle guildsrae

Knitter, spinner and fiberholic. I worked as a computer network administrator planning and managing large budgets for many years. After retirement a friend encouraged me to attend the 2009 ANWG conference and my interest in weaving was reborn.  I joined the Seattle Weaver’s Guild and then became 2013 ANWG conference chair. As ANWG treasurer all membership funds, conference seed money, guild grants and general ANWG board expenses go through the treasurer. I am honored to be entrusted with this position to serve you the members and the board of ANWG.

Responsibility:  To deposit and disburse ANWG funds, provide financial reports to the board, develop an annual budget and work with a team for periodic audits. Position held until 2017. Contact


Membership Chair: Liz Moncrief

Member: Whatcom Weavers Guild, Skagit Valley Weavers Guild, Seattle Weavers Guild, Whidbey Weavers Guild.Liz Moncrief

Liz Moncrief is a retiree from the US Forest Service in Colorado, and in 2014 made the move to Washington along with her husband Ross and Buddy the dog.  During her career she also maintained a small business of spinning, weaving, dyeing and fiber arts and had exhibited several pieces in Colorado and Wyoming art galleries, and now in Washington.  For the past 20 years she’s offered workshops and retreats in the Rocky Mountain area, and in the Northwest.

Liz is new to the concept of a guild association but in 2015 and 2016 she presented weaving workshops through the Whatcom Weavers Guild annual conference with the benefit of ANWG grants. Liz’s Studio can be found on-line at www.aweaversway.com.

Responsibility: Keeps the list of Guild Representatives, Presidents and News Letter Editors up-to-date, communicates through the Yahoo website with the individual guild representatives, and reports to the board and the organization on the membership status. Position held until 2019.   Contact


Communications Chair/Newsletter Editor: Patty Huffer

Member: Central Oregon Spinners and Weavers GuildPHuffer

Patty Huffer has always been interested in the fiber arts. Starting at age 8, learning to knit and crochet from her Grandmother. After graduating from college in 1981, she took a summer weaving class, and has never looked back!!!! After moving to Roseburg, Oregon in 1982, Patty became involved in the Umpqua Weavers and Spinners Guild. Teaching workshops and serving as President. Since moving to Central Oregon, she has continued teaching and serving on the board of the Central Oregon Spinners and Weavers Guild as program director. She is very much looking forward to serving on the ANWG board as communications chair.

Responsibility: Get information to the member guilds through the ANWG Newsletter; help to provide additional information to guilds about ANWG and its activities through special communications. Position held until 2019. Contact


Education Chair and Webmaster: Isabelle Fusey

Member: Greater Vancouver Weavers and Spinners Guild and Denman Spinners and WeaversIFusey

Isabelle weaves on Denman Island and has been making cloth, mostly utilitarian textiles, for 15 years. She is currently enrolled in the Master Weaver program at Olds College and loves spreading the word about weaving.

Responsibility:  Selection of recipients of guild workshop and individual conference grants and oversees other educational opportunities and support of education in the local guilds. Manage the ANWG website. Position held until 2019.  Contact


2019 Conference Chair: Laura Fry

Member: Prince George Fibre Arts Guild

Responsibility: As a non-voting member her responsibility is to chair the steering committee for the 2019  conference and report progress to the ANWG board. Contact.