Thank you Alisa for starting the minutes for me! I appreciate the help, and apologize for running late and ultimately my interruption. The meeting was called to order at 11:00 am, a motion was made by Connie to approve the January and February minutes, minutes approved.
Treasurer Report: Liability insurance of $519.00 which is the same as last year to be paid. Paid 26.46 for new checks. Dues for 4 new members, 7 paid. The raffle made $34 and the spindle $10 We have 32 paid members.
Weaving Study Group: will meet at Connie’s house on March 27th, 10 a to 4 p.
Stephanie G Workshop: $35 per day with materials cost pending. March 20 and 21. Saturday class will be color blending and Sunday will involve spinning. Classes to be held at Sky Peaks. 10 am to 4 pm.
There is no fair report or learning tree today. Please let Mim know if you are interested in anything in particular and be sure to write it down for her so she can update her info. Thank you!
Planting Day at Bartley Ranch May 8th. This will be going on in the park from 10 am to 2 pm. Discussion involved starting our meeting early or limiting our meeting to ½ hour. A motion was made by Toni to start our meeting early, and it was second by Mary. Motion approved, so the meeting will start at 9 am in order for the schoolhouse to be available to visitors without interrupting our meeting.
Nancy Grundy informed the group that the library transition to Heidi’s home was in process, and should take the next couple of months to accomplish. There is a list of books on our site, so if you are looking for something in particular, please check the library before you spend money on a new book.
Spindle retreat camping at Lake Francis: 6 people from our guild are planning on attending. Please check the yahoo list regarding cost. The retreat is being held May 22nd and 23rd.
A note from Reno Fiber Guild: At the time of the meeting there was 1 spot left for the Weavers Workshop. Cost is $117.00 plus $20 material fee. April 1st brings Laura Viada to speak at the Reno Fiber Guild meeting 6:30 at South Valleys Library.
Thank you to Connie for posting the Izzy Doll pattern. Please remember to donate your unwanted yarn or poly batting for fill the Izzy Doll project.
Update on Marilyn’s health status: Home from the hospital and is in good condition after surgery to remove an unhealed area from last surgery.
There is no raffle this meeting, but Nancy assured us more fun stuff for the next meeting.
Old Business: Connie has Fiber Friends list for handout. Connie explained the list is a reference to members regarding skills other members have that might be useful to you if you are learning something new.
Nancy explained the Weaving Study Group is for anyone to attend, you don’t need to know how to weave nor do you have to own a loom. Meetings are held at various locations, 10 am to 2 pm.
Doris brought up the potlucks. There seem to be fewer during the year, and a large portion of the members are not participating. There are only 4 meetings involving potluck meals this year.
Discussion was made regarding the noise during the meetings. A smaller circle was suggested, and Verva has a bell to get everyone to remember to be respectful during the meeting. Toni suggested holding down and tickling offenders. Please be respectful to Verva, and other members during the meeting, and hold your comments or whispers until a more appropriate time. Thank you!
Reno Fiber Guild has an exhibit at the Sparks Library through the month of March. Library located off Oddie Blvd. across from Community Center on 12th Street.
Please see Linda Loken regarding several looms for sale. Linda is relocating to Portland Oregon. It was agreed that we would miss her very much, but wish her the best in her new adventures.
Show and Tell:
Connie: hairpin lace from Grandmother.
Nancy P: Schatt wheel with old and new pieces - way to recycle Nancy!
Toni: First handspun hand knit sweater.
Mary: Tale of spinning with children in her neighborhood. Ishmael, a 3rd grader is learning spinning from Mary, and he is doing quite well. His goal is a new hat.
Melinda: Spinning lessons from Allison Judge resulted in her sharing her 1st skein! Applause followed!
Alisa: Wool felting project.
Carolyn: Adorable hat made with felted alpaca.
Sharrie: Navajo spindle from an antique store in Tahoe. Spun fiber bought from Mim, an adorable hat knitted in the round and felted. Book on hand dying yarn and fleece.
Meeting was adjourned. Those in attendance were: Elisa Ross, Connie Vann, Nancy Grundy, Nancy Pryror, Janet Schueller, Barbara Hunt, Malinda Parks, Sharrie L Jones, Estes Ward, Mary B, Carolyn Thompson, Janet Drozd, Eileen Jacobs, Doris Woloszyn, Linda Loken, Libby Hejny, David Armer, Toni Strassburg