Verla Birrell Textiles and Designs
Verla Birrell was born on November 24, 1903 in Tacoma, Washington to James Walter and Elfie Naylor Birrell. Birrell taught art, design, textiles, and related subjects at junior highs, high schools, BYU 1937-48 and the University of Utah 1948-72. She traveled extensively, was engaged in archaeological research. She was a member of the American Anthropological Association, Society for American Archaeology, National League of American Pen Women, Omnicron Nu, Associated Utah Artists, Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Beta Theta, Readers Guild, Alice Louise Reynolds Club, and Acanthus Club.