Thursday, January 11, 2018

Minutes for December 2017

Guild Minutes December 9, 2017 In Attendance: Margery McConaghy, Mimi Bullard, Alyce Brown, Patti Nwak-Echenique, Syrus, Beck, Janice Johnson, Deanna West, Bev Perkins, Janet Schueller, Gina Caudillo, Myna Kent, Larry Romiti, Judith Romiti, Heidi Ericson, Nancy Pryor, Connie Vann, Virva Porcelli, Marilynn Clarke, Doris Woloszyn, Lilli Moffit, Sue Gottsacker, Alfred Hihgiss, Jr. (sp.?), Jo Van Winkle Treasurer’s Report: As of October 13, 2017 we have 38 members. We received dues from 2 people and 20 spindle kits from the Celtic Fair. As of December 2017, we have 40 members.
 Old Business: Heidi Ericson is planning to have the Guild Library Program up and running online by January. Convergence July 6-12, 2018 at the Peppermill. Merino will be the fiber, our shawl will be warp-faced woven and the weft will be black.

All members who want to participate in the Sheep to Shawl competition, would you please email your contact information to Nancy Pryor at nancynine14@gmail.com . Our January Learning Tree will be on long draw spinning to work towards uniform yarn for this event.
 Learning Trees so far: January-Long draw spinning February-Rigid Heddle weaving March-Shibori dyeing with Gina Iwahashi June-Indigo dyeing at Mimi Bullard’s home New Business: Gina Caudillo will be in charge of developing and maintaining the new Learning Tree Calendar.

 The Society of Range Management International Annual Meeting will be held at the Nugget Hotel in Sparks this year, Jan. 28- Feb. 2. We have been invited to demo in 2-4 hour blocks. Information for Tradeshow Exhibitors/Vendors can be found on their website: https://annualmeeting.rangelands.org. They can also be found on Facebook, www.Facebook.com/SRMAnnualMtg2018. Meeting registration is now open. Patti is planning to attend our January 13th meeting with more information. 

American Tapestry Alliance will be holding a show July 1-31st. “The Biggest Little Tapestries in the World!” will hang at the Northwest Reno Public Library, 2325 Robb Drive. The entry form (intent to participate) is due February 15, 2018. The tapestry, and an image of the tapestry is not due until March 31, 2018. Information and entry forms can be found at: https://americantapestryalliance.org/exhibitions/unjuried-small-format-tapestry-exhibition/

Next meeting is at Bartley Ranch Park School House Saturday January 13th Show up around 10 am and the meeting will start at 11.

Monday, December 4, 2017

November 2017 Minutes

 Guild Minutes November 11, 2017

In Attendance: Virva Porcelli, Lindsey Doolittle, Janet Drozd, Judy Wells, Bonnie Kruk, Syrus Beck, Mimi Bullard, Maureen Pisani, Deanna West, Gina Iwahashi, Kendra Iwahashi, Gina Caudillo, Heidi Ericson, Jo Van Winkle


New Business:
We will be electing our Officers for the 2018 year at our December Potluck and Gift Exchange meeting.

Heidi Ericson is willing to continue as our President and suggested other people could take turns with her.
Virva Porcelli is willing to continue as our Vice-President and Hostess.
Mimi Bullard is willing to continue as our email, blogger, and Facebook reporter and updater.
Jo Van Winkle and Judy Wells are willing to continue as Secretary.



A schedule was suggested for our meetings:
10:00-11-00- Social time
11-11:30- Meeting
11:30-12:00- Lunch
12:00-2:00- Learning Tree


Please bring ideas for Learning Trees for the upcoming year. Let us know what you would like to learn or teach. 
Our next meeting is our Christmas meeting at Bartley Ranch Park in the old school house.
Potluck and the ornament exchange. 

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

October 2017 Minutes

Guild Minutes October 14, 2017

In Attendance: Lindsey Doolittle, Bev Perkins, Kendra Iwahashi, Gina Iwahashi, Janet Schueller, Annabelle Younger, Kathy Rector, Connie Evans, Carolyn Thompson, Connie Vann, Gina Caudillo, Jo Van Winkle, Nancy Pryor, Marilynn Clarke, Jeanna West, Janice Johnson, Virva Porcelli, Cate Bryson, Judy Wells, Mimi Bullard, Angela Alter, Doris Woloszyn

Treasurer’s Report: As of10/13/17, we received payment for 1 dues, monies for a boat shuttle of Nancy Grundy’s and monies for a voided check. We received a refund for our deposit from Washoe County Parks and a donation from the Celtic Fair for our Living History participation. We currently have 38 paid members.

Old Business: Our November 11th meeting, the Mad Hatter Batt Party, will be held at The First Congregational Church, 627 Sunnyside Dr., Reno, 89503. . Directions- US 395 to I-80 W, Take exit 12, turn right on Keystone Ave., follow Keystone Ave to Sunnyside Dr, turn left on Sunnyside, church is at the top of the hill. The use fee is $1 per person, which will be paid by the Guild. The meeting will start at 11:30 instead of 11:00. Please be thinking about the Guild Office positions that will be open for 2018.
Our December meeting, Dec. 9 will be held at the Bartley Ranch Schoolhouse from 10-2. It is our Christmas Potluck, Ornament exchange and the installation of the 2018 Officers. If you wish to participate in the ornament exchange, please bring a handmade ornament to exchange.
Our January through April meetings will be held at the Bartley Ranch Schoolhouse. Weather permitting, our May meeting will be held at Doris Woloszyn’s home, June will be at Mimi Bullard’s home, There will be no meeting for July as of now, our August meeting will be held at the Arboretum or Marilynn Clarke’s home. September is our Spinster’s Retreat at Davis Creek Campground.

Our next event is the Nevada Historical Society, next to the Fleischman Atmospherium Planetarium on Oct. 28th from 10-5.

Marilynn and Nancy reported on their trip to Lambtown. They gave us all the details on the rules and regulations for the Sheep to Shawl competition. It was decided we will have a team for the competition at Convergence, July 6-12, 2018.

Marilynn and Nancy also stated that they hope to have the Fiber Workshop at the Reno Rail Building ready to start next spring.

New Business: Allison Judge requested that we sponsor a new member who recently lost everything as a result of a fire in her building. Her sponsorship was approved and several members will be contacting Allison to donate spinning items to her friend.

Doris reported that The Black Sheep Gathering will be moving to Albany, OR next year.


If you are interested in renting out your extra spinning wheels, looms, or other items to people coming from out of the area to Convergence, please contact Suzanne Woodhead, 1-530-414-4176, she has all the details and the rental contracts.

Directions to our meeting remember we can not show up before 11:30
Our November 11th meeting, the Mad Hatter Batt Party, will be held at The First Congregational Church, 627 Sunnyside Dr., Reno, 89503. . Directions- US 395 to I-80 W, Take exit 12, turn right on Keystone Ave., follow Keystone Ave to Sunnyside Dr, turn left on Sunnyside, church is at the top of the hill. The use fee is $1 per person, which will be paid by the Guild. The meeting will start at 11:30 instead of 11:00. Please be thinking about the Guild Office positions that will be open for 2018.

Monday, October 9, 2017

September 2017 Minutes

Guild Minutes September 9, 2017

In Attendance: Marilynn Clarke, Margery McConaghy, Heidi Ericson, Gina Caudillo, Sandi Steele, Claudia Quarisa, Sharie Jones, Carolyn Thompson, Christine Iwahashi, Kendra Iwahashi, Gina Iwahashi, Ashley Thibedeau, Janet Schueller, Mimi Bullard, Virva Porcelli, Nancy Pryor, Doris Woloszyn, Carrie Klein, Lindsey Doolittle, Janice Johnson, Angela Alter, Annabelle Younger, Gary Sue Roberts, Jo Van Winkle

Treasurer’s Report:
As of August 11, 2017, we had 35 members. We received dues for 2 members, received monies for Angora fiber, and 1 spindle kit. We paid out monies for the CSSW banner, for the Yarnitecture Knitters Guide to Spinning book, and a Finishing Up DVD. We currently have 37 members.

Old Business:
We are participating in The Celtic Fair on Oct. 7-8th at Bartley Ranch. Set-up is at 8:30 a.m. on Sat., the 7th. We must have our vehicles out of the set-up area before 10:00. Some parking at the schoolhouse will be available. We will have cardboard looms and Spindle kits available.

Our October 14th meeting will be held at the Schoolhouse at Bartley Ranch starting at 11:00. Our Learning Tree will be Art Yarn presented by Annnabelle Younger.

We have been invited back to participate in the Nevada Day event at the Nevada Historical
Society on Oct. 28 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Our November meeting, The Mad Hatter Batt Party will be held on the 11th at 11:30 at the First Congregational Church, 627 Sunnyside Dr., Reno, 89503. Directions- US 395 to I-80 W, Take exit 12, turn right on Keystone Ave., follow Keystone Ave to Sunnyside Dr, turn left on Sunnyside, church is at the top of the hill. The use fee is $1 per person.
Our December 9th meeting and potluck will be held at the Schoolhouse at Bartley Ranch, starting at 11:00. We will be holding nominations for officers for 2018.

Convergence-July 2018- Nancy will get us the rules and regulations for the Sheep to Shawl competition, our space allotment, and the number of people needed for the Oct. meeting.

New Business:
Hannah needed to step down, so Heidi Ericson will be acting as interim President until December.

It was decided that all Guild equipment would be sorted and what we aren’t going to use, will be sold at a Rummage sale at the Fiber Workshop/Reno Rail Building on 4th and Sutro Streets at a future date. Please post pics of any Guild items you have on the CSSW Facebook page. Marilynn and Nancy will figure out space for storage, the Rummage sale date, and keep everyone posted.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

August 2017 Minutes

Guild Minutes: August 12, 2017

In Attendance: Margie McConaghy, Lindsey Doolittle, Marilynn Clarke, Virva Porcelli, Hannah Woods, Janice Johnson, Syrus Beck, Heidi Ericson, Nicole Kelly, Nancy Pryor, Kendra Iwahashi, Gina Caudillo, Alyce Brown and Myah Dressback, Doris Woloszyn, Judy Wells, Sandi Steele, Sue Gottschalk, Angela Alter, Julie Svoboda, Tricia Harris, Jo Van Winkle

Treasurer’s Report: As of June 9, 2017, we had 30 members. We received dues for 3 members, dues for 1 member for 2 years, sold 3 spindle kits, traded an indigo dye kit for 1 member’s dues, received reimbursement for Vendor space for the Maker’s Fair, and sold 3 more spindle kits. We paid out monies for 2 Easy-Up canopies and 2 DVD’s for the library. We currently have 35 members.

Old Business: Our next meeting, our Spinsters Retreat will be at the Davis Creek Campground. The site will be open for campers at noon on Friday, Sept. 8 and our meeting will be at 11:00 on Sat., Sept. 9th. We will have a potluck lunch and Shibori dyeing with Gina Iwahashi as a Learning Tree. Check out time is 11:00 on Sunday.

The Celtic Fair will be held on Oct. 7-8th at Bartley Ranch.
Convergence will be held at the Peppermill in July of 2018. Nancy Pryor and Marilynn Clarke will keep us updated. General volunteers will be needed.

Virva Porcelli and Doris Woloszyn have participated in the Gold Discovery Days, the 3rd weekend in July at Plumas Eureka State Park, Johnsville by Graeagle and the Plumas Sierra County Fair, the first full weekend in August at the Quincy Fairgrounds and wanted to invite everyone else who is interested! The sheep show is held on the Thursday before.

New Business: We have been invited back to participate in the Nevada Day event at the Nevada Historical Society on Oct. 28 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Marilynn Clarke and Nancy Pryor informed us about Lilly’s Place, which will be opening in the Reno Rails Building on 4th St. in Reno. It will be available to rent out for workshops, etc. They will keep us informed of the progress and let us know when volunteer help is needed.

Hannah Woods let us know she will be teaching a 2 day workshop and Art Retreat on Spinning Luxury Fibers at St. Mary’s in Virginia City. She will keep us updated.
We discussed having Sheep-To-Shawl practice for Convergence as Learning Trees at our January, February, and March meetings.
We will set up our Learning Trees for the year at our November meeting as well as nominate officers for the coming year.

Nancy Pryor is doing research in order to find a storage unit for all the Guild equipment, she will keep us updated.

Our next meeting is at Davis Creek Camp Ground for our annual Spinsters Retreat this September 9th.

June 2017 Minutes

Guild Minutes: June 10, 2017

In Attendance: Rebecca Hess, Margery McConaghy, Virva Porcelli, Angela Alter, Gina Caudillo, Marilynn Clarke, Judy Wells, Doris Woloszyn, Patti O’Brien, Nancy Pryor, Heidi Ericson, Mimi Bullard, Nancy Duval, Kit Bowser, Alyce Brown

Treasurer’s Report: As of 5/12/2017, our balance was $3,951.39 with 25 members. We received $125.00 for 5 members, paid out $65.00 for the sales booth at the Mini Makers Fair, vendor members will split this cost, and $103.95 for the gift card for Virva. Our balance as of 6/9/17 is $3, 907.44 with 30 members.

Old Business:
July 30, from 10-4, The Arboretum at Rancho San Rafael will participate in Art Town with, “How Crafts are Inspired by Nature”. We will be in Honey’s Garden under the pergola.

Celtic Fair will be Oct. 7-8 at Bartley Ranch. Heidi will give us updates in the future and people are needed to commit to setting up, demonstrating, and tearing down. If you wish to sell, you will need a license, a $200.00 booth fee, and liability insurance.

HGA will be July 5-12th, 2018 at the Peppermill, we will participate with the Basketweavers, and the Reno Fiber Guild. Our Guild is officially a member now. A Sheep-to-Shawl completion was discussed. They will do a tour of the vault of prehistoric baskets and textiles.

New Business:

Our August 12th meeting will be held at Marilynn Clarke’s home. She will give us a garden tour and show us natural dye plants.

Monday, June 5, 2017

May 2017 Minutes

Guild Minutes May 13, 2017 In Attendance: Margery McConaghy, Heidi Ericson, Amy Shannon, Allison Judge, Janet Schueller, Maureen Pisani, Mimi Bullard, Ashley Thibedeau, Kendra Iwahashi, Gina Iwahashi, Patti O’Brien, Angela Alter, Rebecca Hess, Hannah Woods, Judy Wells, Gina Caudillo, Nancy Pryor, Alyce Brown, Doris Woloszyn, Marilynn Clarke, Jo Van Winkle Treasurer’s Report: As of 4/7/2017, our balance was $4,301.39. We received dues for 6 more members. We paid out $500 as our donation to the Marjorie Russell Textile Museum. As of 5/13/2017, our balance is $3,951.39 with 25 paid members. Old Business: Our November meeting, on Nov. 11, will be held at the First Congregational Church from 11:30-2:30. The time was moved by half an hour to give the meeting ahead of us time to leave so that parking is not an issue. The fee will be $1 each for the rental. Artisan Fair at South Valley Library will be held on June 17 from noon-4 p.m. The Mini-Maker Fair will be held on July 8th at Idlewild Park, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The deadline for vendors to sign-up is June 15. It was decided that we would have a 10x20 space for demonstration and a separate 10x10 booth for Guild sales. The members participating in the Guild sales table will split the business license fee of $65.00 Members will need to make a 4 hour commitment to not be charged the admission fee. July 30, from 10-4, The Arboretum at Rancho San Rafael will participate in Art Town with, “How Crafts are Inspired by Nature”. Celtic Fair will be Oct. 7-8 at Bartley Ranch. Heidi will give us updates in the future and people are needed to commit to setting up, demonstrating, and tearing down, HGA will be July 5-12th, 2018 at the Peppermill, we will participate with the Basketweavers, and the Reno Fiber Guild. Our Guild is officially a member now. A Sheep-to-Shawl completion was discussed. New Business: Our June meeting will be held at Mimi Bullard’s home. Members are invited to come and camp on Friday before the meeting. Directions to Mimi’s will be in June S email. Our learning tree will be different types of dyeing, bring what you would like to dye! We will not be holding a July meeting due to participating in the Maker’s Fair.

Our next meeting is at Mimi Bullard's June 10th Everyone is invited to camp over Friday night! Bring food and drink and with weather permitting we can sit out on the porch and watch the full moon rise over the mountains.
After the meeting Saturday for the "Learning Tree" there is a Indigo Vat for dying fiber. Bring roving, yarn, or something you've made to soak up some beautiful Indigo color.

Driving Directions: from Reno go north on Hwy 395 to exit 78 Red Rock Road, turn right, travel  about 20 miles, then 2 miles past Ross Creek Ranch to Arabian. Turn left on Arabian to first left Rancho Rd. then take the first right Thoroughbred Circle. We are at 455 Thoroughbred  775 9693249