Saturday, March 6, 2010

February 13th Meeting Minutes

Treasurers Report: Nineteen members paid last meeting which makes a total of 24 paid members for 2010. The white elephant sale netted $49 and the raffle $39. Vendors at January meeting donated $13 from their sales. There is currently $2283.52 in bank. Reminder our liability insurance payment is due in March.

Fair Report: Change in fair venue. The new theme is Wild West. Currently we do not know how this is going to impact our booth. Ranger Marie stopped in for a visit. She explained the May 8th Planting Day at the park. Visitors will be at the park from 10 am to 2 pm. We need to plan our meeting around the visitors. Plan on arriving early in order to assure a parking spot. Heidi will have cards available with guild information
Learning Tree: Drum carding and color blending today.

Weaving Study: Last meeting was at Linda Lindsay’s house. The next meeting will be held at Gary Sue’s home near the university. It is at 3475 Lodestar Lane on March 27th at 10 am.

Today’s raffle items were donated by Sharon. Connie asked again for any spare or unwanted yarn for Izzy dolls. The dolls are used as packing for medical instruments sent to Rwanda and Bosnia.

Old Business: Christmas lights for booth decoration. Do we want clear or are colored lights okay? Please look through your decorations to see if you have any to donate. Dues are due now. $25 for the year. The officers for the year 2010 were announced. Guild library is moving from Nancy’s home in Carson to Heidi’s house in Reno.

New Business: Sharon mentioned the spindle retreat to be held jointly with Foothills Fiber Guild. The selected site is Camp Francis located near the town of Dobbins located between hwy 20 and Grass Valley. Cabins are available, or bring your own accommodations. There are at least 6 members of our guild interested in attending so far. Sharon said she would find out more information regarding the cabins.

Reno Fiber Guild is offering a color workshop. Currently there is only 2 spaces left. The cost is $177 and $20 for materials. Dates are April 2,3 at South Valleys Library. The Gees Bend historic Southern Quilt Display is at Nevada Historical Society.

Show and Tell:
Connie: Izzy dolls to send to Rwanda and Bosnia.
Heidi: 20 oz of Blue Faced Leicester from Mim, and something about merino in a washing machine. I couldn't hear over the noise. I'm sorry Heidi!
Sharon: Woven dishcloths and baby blanket.
Amy: Michelin man mitts, Seth Golding hand carved spindle.
Libby: Beaded lace scarf in wool/bamboo.
Greg and Linda: Handmade weaving shuttles.
Gary Sue: Toe up socks.
Virva: Retreat magic loop socks.
Toni: Chicken eggs.
Kristen: Possum/merino socks

Before we adjourned, the days for Stephanie’s workshop was decided. The color part of the workshop will be held Saturday, and the spinning will be on Sunday.

Attendance: Deanna Ross, Kristen Christiansen, Elisa Ross, Doris Woloszyn, Connie Vann, Marilyn Clark, Malinda Parks, Sharon Campbell, Joyce Taylor (guest), Judy Sneed (guest), Shirley Baran (guest), Hal Baran (guest), Amy Shannon, Linda Loken, Sarah Rosenbloom (guest), Nancy Pryor, Libby Hejny, Barbara Hunt, Janet Schueller, Virva Porcelli, Mary B, Mimi Bullard, David Armer, Toni Pearce.

I found it difficult to hear during the meeting. There was a lot of chatting going on, and that building kind of echos due to the high ceiling. Next meeting I will be addressing the noise issue out of respect to Virva. Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks so much, Toni

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