The Guilds of the IFoLG

The International Federation of Leather Guilds is a non-profit organization whose main goal is to promote & foster the art of leathercraft. We are an umbrella organization made up of guilds whose memberships include both enthused hobbyists and top-rate professionals with skill levels ranging from beginner to master. The member guilds generally meet once per month. The Federation has one annual show per year which rotates from member guild to member guild and so from city to city. These shows not only are a place where Federation business is conducted, but it is the greatest gathering of leatherworkers in the world.

If you are interested in sharing your skills or learning new ones, there is a guild out there which will welcome you with open arms. We invite you to attend!

Arkansas Leather Guild

Cher Dixon, President
13900 Bonnie Lane
Mabelvale, AR 72103-3188
The ALG was founded in 1998 for the purposes of teaching the art of leather craft and for fellowship for leather workers across the state of Arkansas. The charter members set the following goals: Further the knowledge and leather experiences of our members; Teach the next generation of leatherworkers; Give back to our community through workshops and donations of leather items made by guild members; Have FUN! The ALG offers classes regularly and holds a business meeting once a month.

Bluegrass Leather Guild

Scott R. Cox, President
213 Savory Rd.
Lexington, KY 40504

Buckeye Leathercrafters Guild of Central Ohio

Allan Scheiderer, President
312 Buerger St.
Marysville, OH 43040
The Buckeye Leathercrafters of Central Ohio (BLCO) guild was Organized in 1962. We are dedicated to promoting the art of leather craft. We usually meet at 2:00 PM on the first Sunday of the month at the Christ United Methodist Church,1480 Zettler Road, Columbus, Ohio 43227. We start with a technique demonstration. This is followed with a show and tell to get advice on how to proceed with a project and get constructive criticism. Next is a short business meeting and a time to exchange news. Visitors are welcome at our meetings!

Buffalo Trace Leather Guild

Bubba Sosbe, President
2635 Byron Ave.
Louiseville, KY 40205

Calumet Area Leathercrafters Guild

Perry Carlton, President
305 S Lincoln Street
Wanatah, IN 46390

Central Indiana Leathercrafters Guild

Eugene Cooper, President
8178 Colt Drive
Plainfield, IN 46168

Columbine Leather Guild, Inc.

Mike Button, President
Columbine Leather Guild is incorporated in Colorado as a non-profit organization and is a member of the International Federation of Leather Guilds. The object of the guild is to: Foster and promote interest in the Art of Leather craft; Aid and assist member in the improvment of their skills; Provide resources to all person interested in leather craft, and to meet in a social setting; Bring before the members outstanding craftsmen in the field of leather art.

Florida Everglades Leather Guild

Ernie Wayman, Contact Person
7318 Hwy. 441S.E.
Okeechobee, FL 34974
863-623-5113 FL
317-787-2586 IN

Gateway Leather Guild

P.O.Box 22485
St. Louis, MO 63126
Gateway Leather Guild was formed in 1996 by a group of enthusiastic leather artisans in an effort to support and encourage the art of leather craftsmanship. Current members from Missouri and llinois share a wide variety of skills and interests with each other that include belt-making, saddle making, leather tooling, holsters, lamps, stock whips, cases, medieval items and many other leather goods. We welcome you to join us whether you have years of leatherwork experience or you’re just starting to enjoy the feel of leather in your hands! Come see what our meetings can offer you. Enjoy presentations from members and guests, and participate in group activities and discussions.

Georgia Leathercrafters Guild

Thomas Maldonado, President
130 Hale View Circle
Canton, GA 30114
The mission of the Leathercrafters’ Guild is to promote appreciation for hand crafted leather goods; and to develop the skills needed for this time honored craft. Members give and receive instruction in new and old skills with leather, gather and disseminate resources and supply information. The guild promotes a sense of fellowship between skill groups, from master to apprentice. All are welcome and share a sense of family.

Hoosier Leather Guild

Thomas Byers, President
8158 W. Co. Road 25 South
Loggansport, IN 46947
Our membership is a collection of talented, dedicated professional and hobby leathercrafters. We combine a love of working with leather and with a desire to help others who want to learn about leather craft or share their work. ?Friends and family, teens to mature adults, are welcome to attend our free monthly meetings. Meetings usually include a workshop. Bring your work!

Illinois Valley Leather Guild

James Todd, President
P.O. Box 222
South Pekin, IL 61564

Indian Nations Leather Guild

Bob Massey, Contact Person
2232 N. Denver Blvd.
Tulsa, OK 74106

International Internet Leathercrafters Guild

Tom Barkley, President
12856 W. Orange Dr.
Litchfield Park, AZ 85340
Our purpose is to bring leatherworkers together through the internet to promote the art and craft of leatherwork with the exchange of information, patterns, and tips, while encouraging fellowship. We hope you will join us to promote leatherworking education throughout the world. The International Internet Leathercrafters’ Guild, Inc. (IILG) was established in 1996 and our Membership is strong and growing. We are a Guild whose strength lies in the diversity of our worldwide membership, and the speed of our communication.

Leather Artisans Guild of California

George Mooers, Contact Person
2751 Reche Canyon RD. Space 178
Colton, CA 92324
Our mission statement: “To further and nurture the art of leather craft for future generations by sharing and teaching our knowledge of the craft.”

Lone Star Leathercrafters

Dave Smith, Contact Person
10 Park Place
Mansfield, TX 76063
In 1988, the Lone Star Leather Crafters joined the International Federation of Leather Guilds (IFoLG). As members of the IFoLG, our guild competes in the annual international leather show hosted by guilds around the United States each fall. Our guild supports the IFoLG with our flair for doing things in a Texas fashion. The leading edge is where we like to be!

Mid America Leather Artists, Inc

John Vanzant, President
709 E. 60th Street
Kansas City, MO 64110

O-Mi-O Leathercraft Guild

Tim Ahlgren, President
42762 Saltz Road
Canton, MI 48187

Oklahoma Chisholm Trail Leather Guild

Vanessie Byers, President
224 West Rose Drive
Midwest City, OK 73110
The object and purpose of The Guild will be “To promote, develop and expand the knowledge and enjoyment of leathercraft”.

Ozark Mountain Leather Guild

Roz Kaohn, President
P.O. Box 191
Greenfield, MO 65661
OMLG is a member of the International Federation of Leather Guilds and is active in not only local fairs and competitions but also in Federation shows held each year at revolving locations.

Pikes Peak Pounders Leather Guild

Joseph C. Talbott, President
2230 N. Greenwood St.
Pueblo, CO 81003
The guild is composed of people who have a common interest in leather
crafting. Members of the guild have a wide range of talents and experience
from the beginner, to the professional. I’m sure there will be someone there
who can answer almost any questions.

Pitt Pounders Leather Guild

Dennis Shilling, Contact Person
9408 Doral Circle
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Promoting leathercraft awareness by sharing skills, experience & knowledge.

Prairie States Leather Guild

Linda Zavala, President
2327 Calwagner
Melrose Park, IL 60164
The Prairie States Leather Guild (PSLG) is a non-profit, non-political, non-religious organization with the objective to foster and promote the art of leathercraft. PSLG is comprised of members from throughout the United States, and Canada. The greater percentage of our active members are from the greater Chicago, Illinois area. We meet on the second Sunday of every month in Downer’s Grove, Illinois, and our meetings are open to the public.

Santa Fe Trail Leather Artists

Debbie Swank
708 N. Centropolis 7th St.
Ottawa, KS 66067

South Central Leather Craft Guild

Glen Harness, President
1800 Primrose Ave.
Nashville, TN 37212

St Louis Boots & Saddles Leather Guild

Martin J. Bergin, Contact Person
1819 O’Connell
Overland, MO 63114

The Last Genuine Leather Guild

Wayne Schedler, President
373 Southland Drive
Lexington, KY 40503

The Leathercraft Guild

Robert Ambriz, President
1434 South Pine Ave.
Ontario, CA 91762-5431
The Leathercraft Guild is a leather guild designed for leathercrafters and others who are interested in beautiful leatherwork and the art of leather craft. From the beginning, this leather craft guild was a success and has grown steadily in popularity since its inception. Through the years many of the all-time greats in the field of leathercraft and leather design have been associated with The Leathercraft Guild. The public is invited free to view member’s displays and demonstrations of the leathercraft artistry at our monthly meetings.

Wheat State Leather Guild

Anne Newkold, President
618 N. Briarwood Road
Derby, KS 67037
The mission of the Wheat State Leather Guild is to promote interest in the art of Leather Craft, to aid and assist it’s members in the improvement of their skill, to bring before the members outstanding craftsperson’s in the field of Leather Craft, to advise as to the disposition and value of their leather work and to provide social activities for fellow ship among all leather craftsperson’s. Our guild is a member guild of the International Federation of Leather Guilds. Our paid members may compete in the annual show.