Tuesday, October 27, 2009

October 10th Meeting Minutes

Meeting Called to Order: Toni, co-president, called the meeting to order and welcomed all present. Introductions were made. Twenty-four people were in attendance.

Treasurer’s Report – Doris
We have one new member through 10/09/09. We received $30.00 for Keep the Fleece. All total we raised $200.00 for Keep the Fleece. The guild voted to match the $200.00 and thus send a total of $400.00 to Heifer International. In September, we raised $109.50 from donation of items sold at the retreat. Current balance is $2,082.02.

Doris mentioned in the past we have paid fiber judges at the state fair. This year we had volunteer judges. She suggested we donate some money to the fair, since the fair provided us with the tent, fence and PA system. Jen motioned we donate $300.00 to the fair. Amy 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.

Newsletter – Toni
Sharon is not present today. For the upcoming newsletter we had discussed writing haiku poems. Please send your haiku poem to Sharon.

Minutes – Toni
The minutes were discussed and okayed.

Committee Reports

Old Business

Learning Tree – Mim
September was knitting Magic Loop Socks presented by Barbara. November will be modular knitting with Nancy Pryor.

Weaving Study Group – Nancy Pryor
Gretchen is doing an art piece where she is going to be weaving in rusted steel wire into the piece. Next meeting will be January 23rd at Linda Lindsay’s home. Cost is $20.00

Meeting Locations
January - Sky Peak, February & March – South Valley Library, April, June, August, October & December –Bartley Ranch, May-Doris Woloszyn, July- Mim Bullard, November- Hazel Ryland

Donated Items – Janet and Connie
No tickets available this month. Amy said there are books and magazines that are available to purchase with all funds going to the guild.

Old Business

Celtic Fair – Linda Lindsay
October 3rd and 4th was the Celtic Fair held at Bartley Ranch. Some of our guild members were on hand from 9 a.m. to 5 p.pm to demonstrate spinning during this event. Our guild had been asked to participate from event organizers. To show their gratitude they wrote a check to our guild for $50.00.

Alpaca Open House – Toni
This event was held at Dave and Janette Miller’s place. There were several vendors present, including some members of our guild. The event was well attended.

Alpaca Fiber Spinning and Judging for AOBA - Mim
The Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association (AOBA) is looking for people to judge samples of fibers sent in and then spin these fibers. Individuals get paid $5.00 for each sample. You learn a lot about fibers during this process. The show is in April. Let Mim know if you would like to judge the alpaca spinners choice.

New Business

Spinning Workshop with Stephenie Gaustad – Nancy Pryor
Nancy has e-mailed Stephenie about presenting a spring spinning workshop in 2010. At this time she had not heard back from her.

Meeting Locations for 2010 – Toni and Doris
We need to firm up 2010 locations. Doris will reserve Davis Creek for September. Doris mentioned that Davis Creek State Park may require a $100 cleaning fee. It was decided that if the $100 is just a deposit, Doris should go ahead and reserve the site. If it is an actual $100 charge, then the guild will need to discuss this further. Toni will ask Heidi to check with Bartley Ranch to see how many months it would be available for meetings. Toni will also check with Mary B. about whether Sky Peaks has been reserved for the January 2010 meeting. Additional meeting sites mentioned were the Memorial Hall at San Rafael Park or the National Guard Armory in Carson City.

Show ‘n Tell

Sharie – the sweater she has made with her first handspun corriedale and llama yarn.
Linda Loken – hand felted scarves
Jen – stuffed sheep knit by her daughter
Connie – framed beaded crochet doily made by her great-grandmother
Marilynn – shibori scarves dyed with indigo
Nancy Pryor – knit sock blanks that were dyed and also plain
Linda Lindsay – wool dyed with Wilson cake dye. This techniques is found in the Twisted Scissors Sock Book

The meeting was adjourned.

Submitted by,

Judy Wells.