Secretary Doris gave her report. We have 29 paid members and she will pay the insurance due in March.
Connie Vann has excepted the V.P. position.
Fair Report by Amy: The fair is in dire need of funds this year. It is not sure yet if there will be a State Fair this year in August. It was mentioned that if possible we will donate some money to help the fair this year. We should know more by the March meeting. We also talked about other venues for the guild to participate in this year. Should look into Wooster Highs "reskilling" day. There is a conflict with doing the Celtic Fair this year. It will be in September on the same weekend as the Retreat.
Sharie is collecting pictures of members and the projects they do. Please send her pictures of you with your fiber animals or spinning and knitting to collect for the fair displays.
Fair Challenge: Everyone is working with their fiber, black Alpaca.
Would anyone like to be in charge of "Hospitality"? If not Virva will keep the coffee pot and the rest of us please bring your own dish and eating utensils at all pot luck lunches. Plus we all need to help Virva clean up after each meeting.
Heidi reported that she has our brochure for all events we attend ready to print.
New Business: The guild received a LeClerc Loom complete with shuttles. We will talk about an auction to sell everything as a fund raiser for the guild.
It was brought up that on August 19th and 20th, from 12 noon to 5 that is a Friday and Saturday this year there will be a Cowboy Poetry get together. We are invited to spin and sell our hand made products. This would be a great venue to bring some fiber animals. Will try and see if Toni and Jeannette would bring their llamas and alpacas and maybe a few sheep. Virva will check to see if we need a business license to sell.
Raffle: Barbara needs stuff to raffle at the monthly meetings. All fiber related stuff please bring to the meetings. Sharon donated a pair of hand knit socks this month!
The Learning Tree was Q&A. We talked about blocking knitted items.
Show and Tell: Marilyn brought a skein of her black Alpaca fiber challenge fiber mixed with silk and wool and spun with beads added.
Melanie: showed us her pouch made with a medal ruler used as a closure, her new interchangeable knitting needles and her valentine yarn vase with crochet hooks.
Heidi: hand spun woven scarf, and her alpaca/angora/silk noil
Mim: four felt scarves from fiber purchased at Black Sheep last year.
Barbara G: beautiful yarn dyed with food colors
Sharie: hand dye yarn, and first pair of hand knit socks, and first Navajo plied yarn
Sharon: had her hand spun hand knit shrug
Barbara H: had her "Stephine" scarf made with sock yarn
Connie: had a shrug also knit by her friend
Malinda: brought her first pair of knit socks
Mim Bullard, Sharon Campbell,Sharie L. Jones,Nancy Grundy,Janet Drozd,Barbara Greene, Barbara Hunt,Melanie Carr,Perry Louie,Doris Woloszyn,Marilyn Clarke,Virva Porcelli,Carol Lopez,Connie Vann'Amy Shannon Heidi Ericson,Judy Wells,Malinda Parks, Karen Starr
Our March meeting will be held at:
South Valleys Library: will be held in the multi-purpose room. Driving directions: Exit onto Mt Rose Hwy from Hwy 395 and proceed west to the first stop light, which is Wedge Parkway. Turn right and continue about a mile. Turn right on Whites Creek Ln. The library is bright yellow and quite visible.
Brown bag and we will be watching the last half of our DVD " The Gentle Art of Plying"