The Western Textile Center Association
Western Textile Center Association (WTCA) has been associated
with the San Bernardino County Museum for many years as the friends
group for the museum's Western Textile Center Collection. Members
include weavers, needle artists, spinners, knitters, beaders,
lace makers, and many other fiber artists. Membership can be on
an individual basis (see below) or through membership in an affiliate
subgroup (see list below). Affiliate subgroups offer classes and
workshops and assist the History Division with the Western Textile
Center collections. Members volunteer many hours to support collections
and the public through workshops and lectures, exhibits, special
events, fundraising, work on cataloging and care of the various
textile collections, and assistance in obtaining donations of
textiles and textile equipment. Others volunteer in our Western
Textile Center Library.
the generous help of the WTCA and its affiliate subgroups the
museum would be without its key textile collections, the ability
to care for and exhibit them at the level we can currently provide,
and stimulating, creative programming for the public.
The four affiliate subgroups are active, creative, and stimulating
fiberarts organizations always looking for others interested in
the textile world. They meet at the museum on the dates given
below. For more information about membership, please contact the
Western Textile Center Association (WTCA)
Membership: Marg Polich
WTCA Affiliate Subgroups
Bedazzled Beaders Society
Membership: Hilary Cable (use "Bead Society" in subject line) or (909) 899-7849
Meeting time: 4th Monday of each month at 10:30 a.m.
Inland Empire Chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America
Membership: Barbara Swalley
or Pat Correz, (909)
Meeting time: 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
Membership: Suzanne Chappell, (909) 794-3470
Meeting time: 2nd Monday of each month at 9:00 a.m. September - June
Membership: Barbie Jo Bonnett,
(909) 370-2733; Diane Ackley,
Meeting time: 1st Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.