Wednesday, August 15, 2012

August 2012 Minutes

August 2012 meeting minutes
August meeting was held at Rancho San Rafael Park in a nice shady spot in front of the arboretum. Thanks to Marilynn Clarke for suggesting this spot for our meeting. Despite the promise of another warm day, it was a comfortable place to meet.
There were a couple of guests present for this meeting, and introductions were made all around.
The meeting minutes for July were not posted as of Saturday, but should be on the guild website shortly. Treasurer Report. Two more dues were paid for a total of 44 members. Marilyn Pearson was reimbursed for a part bought for one of the guild’s wheels. Current guild treasury total is $ 2864.34.
Library. We have yet to use the yearly one hundred dollar allotment set aside for new media for our guild library. If there is anything in particular you are interested in seeing added to our library, please let Heidi or the guild know. Weaving study. Discussion regarding the extreme cost of fuel for Nancy to continue driving into Reno and the surrounding areas just to instruct one or two people on looms. It was decided that if you are interested in learning more about your loom, you should contact Nancy Pryor directly, and discuss the possibility of a one on one lesson at a cost reasonable to both you and Nancy.
Old Business. Dye workshop will be put off until spring of next year.
Discussion regarding the art yarn workshop with Lexi Boeger. Please contact Sharie Jones if you have paid for the workshop, and are planning on attending. The cost is currently at $35. The workshop will be held on September 8th at Davis Creek Park during our retreat. If you have any questions regarding the workshop, or payment for the same, you can contact Lexi at 530 391 8012. There is a list of suggested materials you might want to bring along, and that information should be sent out to all participants prior to the workshop date. Please remember the September meeting is potluck, and there will be a silent auction along with opportunities to purchase/sell/donate items too. If possible, please bring ice to the meeting also.
Learning tree discussion included a carding demo, and using the fleece and fiber identification books at up coming meetings. Due to Linda and her husband moving to Oregon, we are going to need a new contact for the Celtic Fair organization. Nancy agreed to provide the contact for the guild.
New Business. Discussion regarding the luncheon being held September 22. Susanne Woodhead, with the Reno Fiber Guild invited a member of our guild to attend the luncheon regarding CNCH. Nancy Prior volunteered to attend on behalf of CSSW.
Show and Tell: Marilynn: spun ingeo (spun corn fiber) dyed with red heart. Sharie: sock blank dyed with dead head flowers, shared story regarding her new wheel. Max: deconstructed stockinet knit with Noro yarn, Dead head dyed sock blanks, repaired drum carder, skirt. Janet: recycled sweater vest yarn turned socks. Lynn: Vogue hounds tooth pattern she wants to replicate. Mim: merino, bamboo, tussah silk top, new fibers. Margery: latest basket gourds. Nancy: demo regarding oil coating cards for easier fiber carding along with skeins of spun fiber. Linda: shared the sad story of how her beloved wheel ended up broken prior to the meeting. Eileen: shawlette from a pattern introduced by Sharie at the last meeting, and spun from one of Doris’ sheep - Danica, also wolf fiber from Animal Ark. Susan P: seems there are many science fiction writers/readers wearing scarves she knit herself and sold during the science fiction writers show, spindolyn spindle, her FIRST hand spun yarn! Kendra: hand knit shawl, wool scarf made from yarn her sister dyed. Virva: panda shawl, Navaho spindle bought at Black Sheep. Gina: hand dyed tencil roving, hand dyed cotton yarn.
Meeting was adjourned and lunch followed.
Attendance included: Toni Strassburg, Jo Van Winkle, Eileen Jacobs, Doris Woloszyn, Matt Moses, David Armer, Susan Moses, Leslie Godbe, Susan Palwick, Gina Iwahashi, Kendra Iwahashi, Virva Porcelli, Marilynn Clarke, Lynn Purvis, Janet Schueller, Mimi Bullard, Margery Mc Conaghy, Jennifer S Bates, Nancy Pryor, Linda Lindsay, Marilyn Pearson, Max Harlow, Sharie L. Jones.

July 2012 Minutes

Meeting Minutes June 2012
Our guild meeting was held at the home of Marilynn Clarke in Reno, Nevada. Thank you Marilynn, for providing a beautiful sunny spot for us to meet. Heidi Ericson filled in for Virva, as she was unavailable to attend. Thank you very much Heidi!
Treasurer Report: 41 paid members and a total of $2841.84 guild balance.
Old Business: Living History Fair at Miguel Ribera park was nice, but the attendance seemed sparse.
There is still room for attendance at Marilynn’s dye workshop to be held in August. Please contact Marilynn Clarke to reserve your spot. Workshop to be held August 4th and 5th.
Learning tree for this meeting will be dead head flower dying after the meeting. Marilynn is providing freezer dried blooms for instruction.
New Business: An art yarn class to be held during our annual retreat was discussed. Cost was determined at approximately $70 per person, with the chance of cost going up or down depending on participation. Lexi Boger from Plucky Fluff would be the instructor for the class. July will be the deadline for decision regarding the class. Discussion regarding the guild paying part of the class cost followed.
Introductions were held at the end of the meeting. We had two guests, Robin Gallagher, and Margery McConaghy.
Show and Tell: Heidi started show and tell with some beautiful woven towels. Toni- scarf and hat. Marilynn had plant sale leftovers. Mary shared her Stephanie scarf #2,  Nancy- ball yarn holder. Sherrie- an ingenious hair ‘pick‘ comb hackle, charm stitch markers, drum carded batts.  Max- a lovingly reconditioned drum carder and accessory bags.  Margery - beautiful hand decorated gourds. Gary- stunning weavings.
Those in attendance included: Robin Gallagher, Heidi Ericson, Toni Strassburg, Mim Bullard, Doris Woloszyn, Marilynn Clarke, Kendra Iwahashi, Julie Smith, Sharon Rajki, Susan Palwick, Carolyn Thompson, Marilyn Pearson, Nancy Pryor, Margery McConaghy, Sharie Jones, Maxene Harlow.