Whidbey Weavers Guild, Peninsula Weavers and Spinners Guild
I grew up and lived in Northern California until my retirement. Growing up, my mother taught me to sew, knit, and embroider and my grandmother taught me to crochet and tat. I learned to weave and spin as a student at Humboldt State University. When our son was born, I had the opportunity to help start Golden West Saddle Blankets as the weaver. We produced custom saddle blankets for Western Quarter Horse riders in the show ring. In addition I taught weaving at the UC Davis Craft Center. I produced saddle blankets and taught for the next 15 years. As college costs were looming for our children, I decided I needed to get a “real” job. I had been a regular library patron consuming books on tape while a production weaver and one day, one of the librarians suggested I apply for a job at the library. I discovered I loved working in the library and went back to school part time to earn a Library Technician Certificate. I was an elementary school librarian for 8 years, then moved to the high school as a librarian for another 8 years. I retired in June, 2015 and we headed North. I became active in the Whidbey Weavers Guild and the Peninsula Weavers and Spinners Guild. I enjoy my looms, which include 4- and 8-shaft, pin looms, Inkle looms, tapestry, and rigid heddle; am both a wheel and spindle spinner, and dabble in needle felting a bit. When not weaving or spinning, I enjoy camping, daily walks in the woods, playing handbells with our church bell choir, and volunteering at our local Marine Science Center.
Responsibility: Collects the annual guild membership dues, keeps the list of Guild Representatives, and Presidents up-to-date, communicates with the individual guild representatives, and reports to the board and the organization on the membership status.
Position held since 2022.