The Sacajawea Fiber Arts Guild (formerly the Sacajawea Handweavers’ Guild) spans the Columbia River with members from Cowlitz, Lewis, Clark and Wahkiakum counties in Washington and Columbia County in Oregon.
The Guild has been functioning since the 1950s, meeting in various places, such as member’s homes, a weaving shop, and a local mall. Biennially, usually in October to celebrate National Spinning and Weaving Week, the Guild puts up a display in the Longview Public Library where demonstrations allow adults and children a chance to try their hand at weaving and spinning. In 1989 the Guild put on a month-long display with demonstrations at the Cowlitz County Historical Museum in conjunction with the Washington State Centennial.
The Guild publishes a monthly newsletter (with the exception of the summer months) for members. Meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of the month, September through May, excepting November and December when a combined meeting is held on the 1st Thursday of December. Our Annual Dinner is traditionally held in May. All meetings are held in a local yarn shop, La Favorites, at 204 S Pacific Avenue in Kelso. Meeting time is 4:30 p.m. for business, with the program at 6:00 p.m.
The Guild has a scholarship program with grants to encourage members to take workshops to further develop their skills.
The Sacajawea Fiber Arts Guild
PO Box 383
Kalama WA 98625