Wednesday, July 7, 2010

June 12th 2010 Meeting Minutes

The meeting was held at the home of Mimi Bullard in Red Rock. Introductions were made, many new faces were present too. Treasury report: nothing earned since last meeting, currently $2231.04 in the account, and nothing spent.

Weaving Study Group: Nancy and Toni met in Sparks to work on Toni’s loom. Next study group may be hosted at Gary Sue’s home on July 24th. Directions TBA. May minutes approved as posted. There is no fair report at this time. The handwoven/fiber entry form is available on line, and info was passed along at last months meeting. State fair is Aug 26 through 29th. Learning Tree will be fleece skirting and differences in fiber out in the barn after the meeting.

Old Business: Carson City farm days was well attended, and a nice thank you letter was sent to all involved. Please remember guild business cards are available. Please see Heidi or Virva. There was discussion regarding our old guild brochures. Info would need to be updated. Does someone have the files on computer in order to update brochures? Heidi is willing to re-do brochure if it is cost effective.

Thank you to Libby for last month’s Learning tTree. Virva spoke a bit about the Multicultural Festival. People were very interested in our guild. Spindle Retreat Camp: Everyone who attended said it was a great time and plans are in the works to make it an annual event.
Scholarship fund/Library: planning still in works to distribute funds to each. Eileen suggested funds for new books. Suggestions for new books made by Sherrie, Heidi, and Virva. Library offerings are on our website, with more to follow. New items include Alden Amos, Ann Budd, Rag Weaving. Connie suggested reading excerpts from some books for learning tree in order to create interest in the library. Please make a list of books you would like the guild to add to the library. There was no June raffle, however, donations to the guild for the free UNR fleece would be gladly accepted.

New Business: Linda Loken moved to Kelso, Washington. There seem to be many guild members going to Eugene Oregon to attend Black Sheep Gathering. New Western Heritage Festival being held today in Sparks. Jen, Gary Sue, Sherrie, all plan to attend. Tapestry weaving class June 12 and 19th at Nevada Museum of Art. Celtic Fair to be held Oct 2nd and 3rd at Bartley Ranch. Learning tree suggestion is going to be a question and answer panel regarding anything spinning, weaving, fiber related. Submit questions in writing. July meeting is to be held at Nicole Kelly’s home in Blairsden Ca. Toni will verify and get directions.

Show and Tell:
Carolyn: Baby blanket with sheep squares for new baby.
Mim: Sharon’s socks
Marilyn: Spun alpaca from Jeanette Miller’s alpaca
Heidi: Yarns from blending, sock yarn for Mim, finished circular shawl made from cashmere silk blend fiber.
Gary Sue: Wool from Marla, one of Doris’ sheep.
Nancy: Sock blanks, fleece bought on Ebay, wool for sale, silk warp / Webs alpaca silk scarf.
Doris: Shseep samples for 2010
Sherrie: Spun skeins from Mim’s fiber
Mary: Question regarding super spiral shawl from Meg Swanson’s Gathering Lace and announcement regarding a new job. Congratulations!
Meeting adjourned at 12:10 for lunch.

Attendance: Toni Strassburg, Linda and Mark Lindsay, Eileen Jacobs, Heidi Ericson, Sarah Rosenbloom, Cindy Conard, Jacquelyn Conard, Gary Sue Roberts, Nancy Prior, the mysterious “X”, Sherrie L Jones, Sue Gottsacker, Connie Vann, Marilynn Clarke, Doris Woloszyn, Jo Van Winkle, Carolyn Thompson, Mary B, and Virva Porcelli.

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