Monday, September 7, 2009

August 2009 Meeting Minutes

August 8, 2009

Meeting Called to Order:
Mary B., co-president, called the meeting to order and welcomed all present. Twenty-four people were in attendance which included members and guests.

Treasurer’s Report
– Doris
We have one new member. We received $10.00 donation from Nancy Pryor for the weaving study group. We made $5.00 on a drop spindle kit. We received $20.00 for the Keep the Fleece scarf project, which brings the total we have raised for this project to $170.00 so far. Currently we have 46 paid members. Balance in our account is $2,066.34. Last year we approved that Doris can reorder checks when needed, so she will be ordering new checks. We could use 20-30 more copies of instructions for our drop spindle kits. Doris requested a $10.00 reimbursement for roving she had purchased for the kits. A motion was made and seconded. Motion passed.

Membership runs from January through December. Send dues to: Doris Woloszyn,
P. O. Box 229 Chilcoot, CA 96105 and make checks payable to: Carson Sierra Spinners & Weavers.

Committee Reports

Old Business

State Fair – Amy
We now have a new fair CEO. Fair entries are up. As of today, no entries have been made in fleece and fiber. We don’t have a judge for fleece and fiber either. Amy told fair people to cancel this portion. Contact Amy if you have questions on this. There is no goat or sheep show this year. She asked for suggestions for a spinning and weaving judge. We have limited entries in these categories, so a local judge would be best. Nancy Grundy agreed to judge for this category. Saturday August 29th is the judging.

We have a tent near the sheep barn. Amy needs displays for the tent, plus people to bring in samples of their work. Remember to label things you bring. We could use baskets to display our items in. Gary Sue agreed to bring baskets. Items can be picked up on Sunday afternoon no sooner than 4 pm. The following people will provide these displays: Susan Gottsacker-tatting; Mim-sheep to mitten; Marilynn-natural dye boards; Linda Loken-4 harness loom that she will allow people to weave on Nancy Pyror made lots of drop spindle kits for us to sell.

Fair opens on Wednesday, August 26th at 5 p.m. Amy needs people to help set up tent and displays on Wednesday morning and help taking things down on Sunday evening. Fair hours are 5 pm-11 pm on Wednesday and Thursday. Our booth hours these days are 4 pm to 10 pm. Friday, Saturday and Sunday the fair hours are noon to midnight. with our booth being open from around 10 am-10 pm. There is no free parking. You can get in free if you bring your spinning wheel. Amy and Jen will be at the fair every evening. People are welcome to bring ice, snacks and drinks for themselves and to share with others. Virva will donate two cases of water.

We will not hold a couple contests this year. One of them is the spinning contest. The other is the name the sheep contest, since there will be no sheep in the pen this year.

Amy will print some new guild brochures with the new blog address. Jen will contact Heidi to update our business card with the new blog address and new web address.\

Amy needs volunteers to write up who wins ribbons and information for the newsletter. In the past Amy has copied the judging forms to get the information.

Amy will locate tubs with fair materials. Judy mentioned that Annabelle was to have taken them from Toni.

Learning Tree – Mim
Mim brought set up to teach felting today. Barbara will be teaching Magic Loop, two at a time, toe up and magic cast on at our September meeting. Need size one circular needles, 40” long would be great. Can get needles from She will send Amy a list of materials to send to out on e-mail.

Weaving Study Group – Nancy Pryor
There will be no August meeting. The next meeting will be in September. Location will be announced later

Meeting Locations
Jan- Sky Peak , Feb. & March – South Valley Library, April, June, August, Oct. & Dec –Bartley Ranch, May-Doris Woloszyn, July- Mim Bullard, Nov.- to be determined, but Sky Peaks has been reserved by Mary B. in case we have no other location..

New Business

Fiber Festival
– Mim
Mim mentioned a Fiber Festival will be held October 6th by Jeanette Miller at her house off Red Rock Road. Our guild is welcome to set up a booth to demonstrate and sell items. Amy suggested we could keep left overs from the fair and take to this event.

Guild Library – Nancy Grundy
Nancy mentioned she has been storing the guild library at her home and would now like to give the library to another member to store. It is two bookcases full of books. If you currently have books you have checked out from the guild library, please contact Nancy Grundy. Books are only supposed to be checked out for one month at a time.

Classified Ads – Amy
She suggested that we set up a separate blog to list these items. We need to be careful how we set this up so we only get what we want listed. Items are currently listed in our newsletter. A blog would be timelier for classified ads. No decision was reached at this time.

Knitting Machine
– Sharon Campbell
Sharon has a contact who is interested in buying a knitting machine. Zoleinna mentioned she has a knitting machine available to sell.

Election of new Co-President – Mary B.
Mary mentioned we will need to elect a new Co-President as she will probably be moving by the end of August. Mary was thanked for all her efforts for the guild.

Show ‘n Tell

Virva – crochet wedding cake topper done with handspun yarn
Barbara – first mittens
Kathleen – first attempt at 4 ply yarn
Sharon – ½ Polly Holmes and ½ Anna Harvey spun yarn; wooden sock stretcher
Eileen – Book 101 One Skein Wonders; knit collar and purse
Zoleinna – Jackoon (woven jacket) made from a book that is out of print called A Weaver’s Pattern Book of Loom Shaped Clothing by Gloria Vaughn Hann
Nancy Pryor – Book Modular Magic by Ginger Luters; modular knit scarf and shawl
( Amy mentioned there are still a couple books on modular knitting in print.)
Sue G. – tatted flowers and tatting books
Jen – a felted bag made out of scrap yarns

The meeting was adjourned for lunch, followed by the Learning Tree with Mim.