Friday, July 30, 2010

July 2010 Minutes

The July meeting was held at Nicole Kelly’s home in Mohawk Vista California. She made us all feel very welcome, and her home is beautiful! Most of us ate lunch on the deck overlooking the pond, meadow, and the  beautiful view of Sierra Buttes in the distance. Thank you Nicole for sharing your bit of paradise with us.
The meeting was called to order at 11:00 am, with introductions following. The June minutes were then approved.
Treasurers Report: Doris mentioned the member list is done, 3 dues were paid, there was $30 in donations from the fiber donation, and two spindle kits were sold $10. $2 was donated by Nancy for the Weaving Study Group. Doris purchased the wheel maintenance DVD while at Black Sheep Gathering, thus saving the expense of shipping and tax, for $35. This leaves the guild with a total of $2303.04 in our account. There are 39 paid members.
Weaving Study Group: There was no meeting in June. The group meets in members homes, thus giving those members a chance to work with their individual loom. If there is interest, a meeting can be scheduled for July 24th. Please contact Nancy Prior if you would like to host a meeting on that date.
Old Business: Guild business cards are available, please see Virva if you want some. Heidi is working on the brochures for the guild.

Scholarship Fund: No updates at this time.
This month the raffle consists of 3 books donated by Marilynn Clarke
Newsletter: Sharon has requested a reprieve from the newsletter duties. Mim offered to take it over. THANK YOU! Please be patient while the transition takes place.
Fair Report: Jen had lots to share regarding the state fair. The format of the fair will all be the same as we are used to, though there is changes being made to the content of the fair attractions. Nothing will change in regards to our tent, set up, or entry to the fair. Becky Pennington has offered to judge the fleece and fiber. This news was met with approval from the members present. Entry forms are available online for free, the printed fair booklet is $3. There is a box to check if you are entering as a novice spinner. A spinner is considered novice if she/he has been spinning for 24months or less.  Postmarked entries must be submitted by July 30, and online entries have a deadline of August 6th. Set up will be held the Tuesday before the fair, with placement of items inside the tent to happen Wednesday morning before the fair opens. Fair dates are August 25th thru 29th. Please bring samples/items for display, and REMEMBER TO LABEL all items brought in for display to so they go home with their owners! There was some discussion regarding the wheel donated by Eileen Hickey Webber. Would the guild like to award the wheel to the top novice spinner, or would fiber be a better award? Perhaps the wheel could be awarded to the spinner for 1 year? Carolyn also suggested a drawing for spinning lessons and the loan of the wheel. Amy mentioned she would contact Eileen to ask what she would like to see happen with the wheel. Discussion was tabled until the next meeting.
New Business: Amy made a motion to add the DVD and book the Gentle Art of Plying to our library. Motion was approved and passed.
The August meeting is scheduled to be held at Hazel Ryland’s home in Carson City. Marilynn suggested that would be a good time to invite Diana Ballard, a local textile artist,  to share highlights from her trip to Japan. Marilynn offered to check with Hazel to make sure she is up to having the guild meeting at her home.
Show and Tell:
Mim: A hat knit by Laura Cunningham from her sheep, Booger, Capistrano fiber roving spun up into yarn, and yarn from her Shetland flock.
Amy: Blanket from Sharon’s sheep, Robbie, and a sheep named Isabella.
Toni: Spindle bought from KCL Woodworks purchased while at BSG
Doris: Roving from Rose and Danica, spindle bought from KCL Woodworks while at BSG
Eileen: spindle bought from KCL Woodworks while at BSG
Nancy: Silk warp / alpaca weft scarf, scarf from alpaca / silk, and a Canadian Saxony wheel made by Alden Amos.
Toni Strassburg, Sue Gottsacker, Nancy Prior, Jen Overby, Doris Woloszyn, Eileen Jacobs, Carolyn Thompson, Virva Porcelli, Perry Louie, Melanie Carr, Marilynn Clarke, Susan Wilson, Therese James, Amy Shannon, Nicole Kelly, Mim Bullard, Pat Green (sp?)
 Directions to Hazels house:
Coming from Reno, South on 395. Take Exit #43 onto N Carson St/ business route 395. Turn left onto Arrowhead Rd. pass through 2 runabouts. 257 Arrowhead on the right

Hazel adds to the directions, once on Arrowhead Drive, go a 6th of  a mile turn right on to Shady Tree Lane, and turn left on to driveway BEFORE my house which is the only one on the left, there is sage brush then the drive way, if you go past my house you will end up in the Cottonwood Mobile Park

What's been happening in July?

Animal Ark invited Eileen Jacobs to demonstrate at there annual "Hunt for Facts"  on July 24th.  Eileen has been spinning wolf fiber since last year and knitting items to sell in the Animal Ark gift shop.  It is always better to have more than one person and Jo Van Winkle enthusiastically agreed to join Eileen in the demonstration.  Jo's daughter, Noelle, also joined them.  It was one of the hottest days the area has had but they managed to survive very nicely in the wolf cabana.  Although she cannot be seen, Rayna, a lovely white wolf, was located just beyond the windows.  When people realized what was being demonstrated they were amazed.  Jo and Eileen thoroughly enjoyed their day and it is hoped that Jo will continue with her interest in the wolf fiber.  Animal Ark has been very appreciative of our efforts.

Please send jpg pictures and a short write up of your July projects to Mim at: 

FOR SALE:  Ashford Tapestry Loom - you can see the loom and it's features here:    Bench not included.  Used twice, asking $150.  Contact Allison at

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