Thursday, November 8, 2018

October 2018 Minutes

Guild Minutes- October 13, 2018 In Attendance: Connie Vann, Carolyn Thompson, Marilynn Clarke, Doris Woloszyn, Kendra Iwahashi, Lindsey Doolittle, Maureen Pisani, Meg Lent, Judy Lauder, Deanna West, Janice Johnson, Sandi Steele, Brigitte Koehler, Nancy Pryor, Nicole Kelly, Mimi Bullard, Virva Porcelli, Miriam Volpin, Heidi Ericson, Jo Van Winkle

 New Business: We will be discussing attending a felting workshop at The Tin Thimble, in Loomis, CA. For information about them- thetinthimble.com

 Our November meeting at Bartley Ranch is on Nov.10. It will be our Mad Hatter Batt Party! Bring a carder if you can, and fiber to card with all the additions. Please bring any extra odds & ends of blending elements to share on the “community table”. Mad crazy hats are encouraged!

 Marilynn and Nancy have rented space for teaching weaving at The Generator, for a year. The membership is $25.00 per month or $250.00 for a year. For information about The Generator- www.therenogenerator.com.
Nancy and Marilynn will keep us posted as to progress and times.

 Our December meeting will be our Christmas Potluck, Ornament exchange and the installation of the 2019 Officers. If you wish to participate in the ornament exchange, please bring a handmade ornament to exchange.

See you Saturday Nov 10th for our November meeting!


Sunday, October 7, 2018

September 2018 Minutes

Guild Minutes- September 9, 2018
 In Attendance: Cindy Peterson, Carolyn Thompson, Sandi Steele, Gina Caudillo, Gayle Bryan, Anabelle Younger, Jo Johnson, Janice Johnson, Deanna West, Lindsey Doolittle, Myah Dressback, Alyce Brown, Heidi Ericson, Doris Woloszyn, Virva Porcelli, Juli Svoboda, Sharie Jones, Kendra Iwahashi, Jo Van Winkle Treasurer’s Report: As of 9/7/18, we paid out monies for Clemes & Clemes Modern Wheel Maiden repair and have 41 members Old Business:
 Some of us will be going to Lambtown in Dixon, CA, Oct. 6-7, for more information, https://www.lambtown.org/
 The Comstock Civil War Reenactors would really like to have a Spinning and Weaving section at their Virginia City event next year. They have costumes that we may borrow for the event. For more information, http://www.ccwr.us
 New Business: We will be returning to the Bartley Ranch Schoolhouse for our October Meeting. Heidi Ericson will not be our President next year, so we will be looking for members for that position and several others for 2019. Please bring ideas for Learning Trees for next year. Some suggestions were: Boucle, Drop Spindling, Fractal spinning, and Tiny Tapestries.
 Ideas for a Guild Sponsored Workshop are also wanted. Janice suggested a blending board workshop.
 Our November meeting will be The Mad Hatter Batt Party at the Bartly Ranch School House. Bring you drum carders if you have one and all types of fiber to card into batts! Wearing your cute hat is optional

See you October 13th at Bartley Ranch Park School House meeting starts at 11.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

August 2018 Minutes

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Guild Minutes August 11, 2018 In Attendance: Nancy Pryor, Carolyn Thompson, Virva Porcelli, Calista Snyder, Susan Palwick, Connie Vann, Lindsey Doolittle, Kendra Iwahashi, Heidi Ericson, Patti O’Brien, Doris Woloszyn, Maureen Pisani, Marilynn Clarke, Jo Van Winkle Treasurer’s Report: Report for 7/14/2018- We received monies for dues for 2 members and 2 spindle kits. As of 7/13/2018, we have 41 members. Report for 8/11/2018- We received monies for 2 spindle kits. We reimbursed Virva for coffee supplies, and reimbursed Heidi for 3 books and 3 bags of Firestar for the Guild. We have 41 members. New Business: We have been invited to have a Spinning and Weaving section at the Living History event in Virginia City on August 31st, as part of their Civil War Enactment. I’m sorry, I do not have the information or contact person if you wish to participate. If you wish to attend, you can find information here, https://visitvirginiacitynv.com/events/civil-war-days/ An Art in Nature event will be held in September, at the Arboretum in Rancho San Rafael. I will post more information as soon as I get it. The Reno Mini Maker Faire will be held on Sunday, October 14, in Wingfield Park. You may go to reno.makerfaire.com to fill out an interest form as applications and details are not available yet.

Next meeting is our Spinsters Retreat at Davis Park Campground. We have our section of campground from Friday Sept 7th noon to Sunday September 9th noon.
Meeting is Saturday the 8th stating at 11 AM

Friday, July 6, 2018

June 2018 Minutes




In Attendance: Lindsey Doolittle, Heidi Ericson, Mimi Bullard, Maureen Pisani, Virva Porcelli, Jo Johnson, Janice Johnson, Margery McConaghy, Nancy Pryor, Carolyn Thompson, Doris Woloszyn, Alyce Brown, Sharie Jones, Jo Van Winkle

Treasurer’s Report: As of 3/9/18, we have received dues for 6 members and have paid out monies for liability insurance and coffee supplies. As of 6/8/18 we have 39 members.

Old Business:
The 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.  https://americantapestryalliance.org/exhibitions/unjuried-small-format-tapestry-exhibition/
Nancy Pryor posted that 4-6 volunteers are needed for the tapestry show at the Library on June 28, from 1-5 for mounting tapestries, on June 29, 11-5 with a break for lunch, and June 30, 11-until done. Please let Nancy know if you are able to help.

New Business:
The Mini Makers Fair will be held on Sunday, October 14th at Idlewild Park, details will be posted later.

Heidi, also our Keeper of the (Library) Books would like recommendations for new books for the Guild Library.

Our July meeting will be held at Carolyn Thompson’s home, and we will be doing a recap of Convergence.

Our August meeting will be held at Marilynn Clarke’s home and we will have various dyeing opportunities!

Our September meeting will be held at the Spinster’s Retreat at Davis Creek Park.

Our July meeting, July 14th  will be at Carolyn Thompson's driving directions below!

Directions from Lake Tahoe:
Mount Rose Hwy to Wedge Parkway (this is before Virginia Street)
Turn left on Wedge Parkway
Go to end – at light signal go straight into my housing complex “Mountaingate”
You are now on Arrowsprings Drive.  Go through gate and at first stop sign turn left
You are now on Damonte View.  Go to your first right – that is my street – Crest Valley Drive
Turn right on Crest Valley Drive – my house is first house (corner) on your left.  13397

Directions from 580 either northbound or southbound:

Take Damonte Ranch Exit from either direction, and turn westward on Damonte Ranch Road
Take it to Virginia Street.
Go straight, crossing Virginia Street, the road is now called Arrowcreek Parkway
At the first light (Zolezzi intersection) go left to stay on Arrowcreek Parkway
Continue on Arrowcreek Parkway.
At the next light signal (Wedge Parkway is to the left and Arrowsprings Drive is to the right), turn right to the Mountaingate housing area. 
You are now on Arrowsprings Drive.  Go through gate and at first stop sign turn left
You are now on Damonte View.  Go to your first right – that is my street – Crest Valley Drive
Turn right on Crest Valley Drive – my house is first house (corner) on your left.  13397

*May I ask that there be no smoking at my home and yard.  Thank you very much, I appreciate it

Thursday, June 7, 2018

June 2018 Meeting


Hello our meeting will be at the Bullard's House. Bring lunch and a chair. We will be dying with an Indigo Vat. If you have something to dye indigo, like your shibori handkerchiefs, bring it along. I also have some silk scarves for us to dye.

Campers are welcome Friday afternoon. Come camp on the lawn or if it's cold we can camp around the wood stove inside! lol

Monday, May 7, 2018

April 2018 Minutes


Guild Minutes April 14, 2018

In Attendance: Niki Silveria, Alyce Brown, Marilynn Clarke, Bev Perkins, Carol Lopez, Chris Lopez, Patti O’Brien, Cindy Peterson, Janice Johnson, Deanna West, Jo Johnson, Carolyn Thompson, Connie Vann, Judy Wells, Virva Porcelli, Mary Sherman, Sue Gottsacker, Gina Caudillo, Heidi Ericson, Jo Van Winkle

Treasurer’s Report:

Old Business:

New Business: Art in the Park at the Rancho San Rafael Arboretum will be held on July 29th. Vendor applications make be picked up in the Arboretum office. More information later.

Casino Fandango, in Carson City has invited us to their event on Memorial Day weekend, May 25-28, there will be free tables for vendors.
Carpet Tenders is selling a carpet loom, 5’x4 ½’x6’, if you are interested, please call Joe at 825-9433.



Now directions to Miriam's house. Please read carefully and park out in the road not in the shared drive way.

From Miriam:

My address 1250 Davidson Way. Phone is 503-997-1039


My house is off of Plumb Ln, and three short blocks west of Hunter Lake.

If you are on Plumb coming west, you will cross Hunter Lake, go past two small streets on the right, and then, when you see the three arrows indicating the road is going from 4 lanes to two, turn right at the end of the third arrow.

If you are coming from further away/freeway, get off of 80 at the McCarren west exit. Head south to Plumb (which is Coughlin Ranch on the west side of McCarren), turn east onto Plumb.

Again, look for the change from 2 to 4 lanes, look for the three arrows and turn at the top of the third one.



Davidson Way is a two block long dead end street. My house is behind the last house on the street. Before you  reach the last house, you will see on the right three mail boxes, and a long driveway that says "not a public road." My house is at the end of that driveway - green, and the only two story house in the little group at the end of the road.

There is room for a few cars in front of my house, but I share the driveway, so unless you have mobility issues, please park on the street. If you have a bunch of stuff with you, you can drive down, drop it off, and then go back out.