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Virginia Ruth Schalm Edit Profile

educator , fiber artist , herberest

Virginia Ruth Schalm, American educator, fiber artist, herberest. Certified teacher Michigan. Recipient 1st award, Most Improved award Jaguar Concours, 1977-1984.


Schalm, Virginia Ruth was born on March 23, 1945 in Highland Park, Michigan, United States. Daughter of Alfred Carl Frederick and Ruthanna (Brinkman) Schalm.


Bachelor, Western Michigan University, 1967. Master of Arts, Western Michigan University, 1968.


Life guard, instructor swimming WSI, Frankfort, Michigan, 1966—1967. Teacher art, physical education Southfield Public Schools, since 1967, coach girls swim, 1968—1979. Coach girls volleyball, 1969—1970.

Chairman physical education department, 1978—1980. Professional spinner, weaver, dyer Clawson, Michigan, since 1981. Artist, herberist Sheep & Tepee, Clawson, since 1981.


  • Certified teacher Michigan.


  • Other Work

    • Principal works include Jenny Lynn and pile woven rug, 1967, exhibited in group shows at Western Michigan University, 1967-1968, olive texture woven coat, 1975, Jaguar Concours program cover design, 1976, Cat's Paws woven coverlet block, 1983, orange and brown strip woven afgan, 1985, Jaguar Indicator of Michigan magazine, 1979.


Member of American Wine Society (chairman home wine making 1984-1985), Les Amis du Vin (regional director 1979-1981), Jaguar Affiliates Group of Michigan, Herb Associates, Michigan Handspinners Guild (chairman spinaround since 1983), Benzie County Weavers and Spinners, Detroit Handweavers & Spinners (chairman evening guild 1977-1984), Michigan League of Handweavers, Handweavers Guild of America, Aerobic International Research Society (top 10 swimmers 1979).


  • Other Interests

    Winemaking, swimming.


Alfred Carl Frederick Schalm

Ruthanna (Brinkman) Schalm