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The Southern California Handweavers' Guild is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization founded in 1946. We generally meet on the second Saturday of the month at Valley Presbyterian Hospital's Health Education Center in Van Nuys (see map below). Activities include workshops, lectures, study groups, and field trips. We have a large library of books on weaving and fiber arts and a selection of looms that members may rent.


We do handweaving demonstrations at events around Southern California and organize service projects providing handwoven articles for charitable organizations. Once a year we hold a Weaving and Fiber Festival (WeFF) at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center. WeFF hosts fiber arts vendors, offers workshops and demonstrations, and includes displays and a boutique of members' handwovens.


For more information on upcoming programs, workshops and events, visit our Program Calendar.


To answer specific questions, contact the appropriate board member at the email below. For other inquiries, email


2023 – 2024 Officers and Committee Chairs

President: Virginia Postrel

Vice President and Service Projects coordinator: Charmaine Soo

Past President: Leslie Rodier

Secretary: Diane Campbell

Membership: Michelle Gannes

Treasurer: Pat Sullivan

Tie Up Editor: Deborah Graham

Board Member-at-Large: Amanda Robinette

Librarian: Adrian Miller

Loom Rentals: Carolyn Sell

Programs: Leslie Rodier

WeFF Coordinator: Nilu Trisal

WeFF Vendors: Jamie Jamison

WeFF Volunteers: Maryam Kerl

Outreach and Sponsorship Coordinator: Maryam Kerl

Study and Travel Grants Chair: Edi Dai

Social Media: Drew Hirschinger

Webmaster: Gary Downs

Inter-Guild Relations and Corresponding Secretary: Sharon McNary

Donations Coordinators: Shelly Thompson