IFoLG Events

We want to invite you to IFoLG events. Our guild belongs to and enjoys the benefits of the International Federation of Leather Guilds. Throughout the year guilds hold local events as well as the annual IFoLG show.


Important updates:

3 classes have been cancelled- please see below

Schedule of events is updated to the calendar part of the site.  In case anyone wants to know what time events are happening before you get here.

Notification that there is a 12 dollar per day fee for parking if you are not staying at the hotel.

Buffet menu is posted below

     * Pre registration for Workshops is closed.  You can still attend classes, but will need to pay cash at the door.
Tandy is sponsoring Jim Linnell's Swivlel Knife Finessee Workshop on Saturday, September 14th.  The workshop is free, but you must pre register and the class size is limited to 30 students due to the room limitations.  Currently 18 registered.
All classes have at least 2 seats available at this time.
The show will be SEPTEMBER 11-15, 2019 at the RENAISSANCE HOTEL St. Louis, Missouri. View and Print the 2019 Show Registration Form
The hotel is very close to the airport.  Has a free shuttle from the airport and has a metrolink point right across the street to travel around St. Louis.  There is a restaurant onsite and many restaurants and shopping areas close by.


UPDATE:  Three Workshops are cancelled:

Kathy Flanagan: Extreme owl (Wednesday and Thursday)

Ed LaBarre:  Front pocket Wallet (Wednesday)

Ed LaBarre:  Realistic Oak panel-Nature Colors (Saturday)

You can download the Workshop schedule, instructor biographies, and workshop information here.

You can download the Workshop registration form here and register for workshops up until the workshop begins.

Here are some responses to questions:
• You can register for a workshop up until the workshop begins. Please bring cash payment for the class to the registration desk before the classes start.


On Friday morning the Bus is loading at 0730 with plan to leave before 0800 to head to the tannery.  Once again- old shoes recommended!

Hermann Oak has decided to provide lunch for those on the tour and will be giving leather in a size that will fit in suitcases to travel home to tour goers.



Competition is open to any Ifolg guild members.  Information on where to send items and preregistration is on the below forms.  Items can be placed into competition on Friday from 12-5 pm.  Juding will start at 7 pm.  Thank you to everyone who has responded to my email volunteering to be a judge or scribe.

View the Competition rules - also available at IFOLG.net

View the Competition Registration Entry Form

View the St Louis 2019 Visitors Guide

If you would be interested in being a vendor please email:  Truman at  truleathermaker@gmail.com

Current list of vendors include:
Roz the Dragon Lady
Barry King
American Leather Direct Inc
Red dot leather tools
Leather Machine Co
Bob Beard
Hair Clip guy
Makers Leather Supply
Leather Crafters and Saddlers journal
Lilla Rose
Springfield Leather
A few other vendors are still pending
Current donations to the raffle include:
Hermann Oak Leather- #2 heavy skirting side
Steel stamp inc:  gift certificate for $245 for custom maker stamp
Y-K Lace- Small lave beveled ($90)
Pleasant Valley Saddle shop- Book on saddle making techniques
Pleasant Valley Saddle Shop DVD on Chaps making
Pleasant Valley Saddle shop-book Saddle Savvy
Springfield leather- gift card $100
Springfield leather- gift card $250
Leather Unlimited- 1 deer hide
Leather Unlimited- Hair Barrett Kit
Leather Unlimited- 2 pound oak craft pack
Weaver Leather LLC-7/8 oz tooling leather
Weaver LeatherLLC-Master round knife
Weaver Leather LLC- ball cap
Argent Express-2 brass wtth sterling celtic knot concho 1.25inches
Argent Express-4 indian heathe conchos
Argent Express- 4 buffalo nickel conchos
Montana Silversmiths- Turquoise Tear drop necklace
Georgia Leather Guild- $25 gift card to Tandy leather
Leathercrafters and saddlemakers Journal- 3 One year subscriptions to the journal.
List will continue to be updated as new items come in.  This should be a great raffle.
roasted corn chowder
Twice baked potato salad
garden salad
St. louis style BBQ pork steak
Pan roasted fillet of salmon with lemon dill cream
Chef's selection of vegetable and starch
rolls and breads
chef's selection desert table
Tea and coffee are included in the Buffett
Cash bar available for other drinks


Our guild, the Gateway Leather Guild, hosted the 2010 International Federation of Leather Guilds Show in St. Louis, Missouri.