Wednesday, September 4, 2013

August 2013 Minutes

Smoky August

Carson Sierra Spinners and Weavers Guild
August 10, 2013 Minutes
Sharie L. Jones and Maxene Harlow, Co-Presidents

The meeting was held at the Rancho San Rafael Arboretum and was called to order at 10:55 am. 

The July minutes were approved by general consent.

Treasurer’s Report:  Treasurer Doris announced money is being collected for Marilynn’s dye workshop, 8 dues were paid for a total of $225, and the guild received a $20 donation for books.  Sharie was reimbursed for the 2 books she purchased for the guild library ($42.75), and the guild paid $179.69 for the wood for the spindle project.  The treasury has $3251.58 (which includes $765 for the dye workshop) and the guild has 47 members.

Library Report:  Librarian Heidi had “nothing new” to report.

Old Business:
1. President Sharie thanked Nancy Pryor for making the spindles for the spindle kits.  Mim would like some to take to her local farmers’ market.  The guild has 4 different spindle wheels and Mary moved to charge $5 for the small spindles and $8 for the larger spindles.  Margie seconded the motion.  The motion was approved.
2. President Sharie reminded members that our next meeting is the annual guild retreat at Davis Creek Park on September 14.  The Learning Tree will be the Free Lace Scarf she has been showing at the past couple of meetings.  Max will have one kit per person available, no charge, at the retreat.  If you want more scarf kits or need a shawl or table runner kit, Max needs to know.  You will be charged for those.  Mim will send out an email to all members with this info.  Suggestions for what to bring to make the scarf include pins to pin items in place and tissue paper to roll up the scarf for transporting.  Please bring extra tables and pop-ups if you have them.
3. Marilynn’s dye workshop is September 21-22.  Fifteen people have signed up so far.  Marilynn passed around instructions for participants today.  Check with her if you weren’t there today. She needs some stainless steel pots and burners (like a camp stove) for the workshop. 
4. Sharie briefly discussed the signups for the Party in the Garden Fashion Show Max has proposed for next year.  It was decided to wait until next meeting when Max could give further details. 
5. Our October meeting place has changed. Nicole Kelly will be out of town so can’t offer her home.  The members voted to have our meeting at the Celtic Fair at Bartley Ranch on October 5th.  Admission is free if you bring a wheel.
6. The new guild flyer was discussed.  Marilyn P. sent around a draft of text submitted by Mim with different fonts.  Members made a selection and voted to have the 250 pages of flyers, three per page, printed on light green card stock.  Sharie moved to reimburse Marilyn for the expense of printing, Virva seconded, and the motion passed by general consent.  Mim and Marilyn will have the flyers ready for the September meeting.
7. Doris and Virva are planning on going to the Plumas County Fair next week and the Quincy fairgrounds.  Anna Hardy has offered them space inside the building with the quilt displays.

New Business:
1. Amy Shannon invited guild members to demonstrate fiber arts at Main Station Farm for Farm Days, the same Saturday as our retreat.  Several members announced they plan to attend both events.
2. Marilyn P. asked if the members could have nametags.  Nancy Pryor has the supplies and will bring them to the next meeting so each member can make up their own.
3. Leslie Godbe asked for a learning tree on ratios on spinning wheels.  Basic spinning techniques was also suggested.  Sharie is keeping a list of ideas for learning trees for our indoor meetings.

Show and Tell:

Amy showed her yarn dyed with wolf lichen, a wool and mohair blend. She also had a lovely garter stitched shawl from Lorna’s Lace, a wool and silk, with mitered squares.  “It took me year to finish!”  Sharon showed her socks, a Truckee Shawl, an Age of Brass shawl and several others.  Susan was working on some striped socks, knitting both at the same time, use a magic loop method.  Sharie showed her indigo dyed fiber she’ll use to make slippers and her beautiful core spun, many colored mohair fiber that’s so pretty she decided to wear it as a necklace rather than make it into something.  Kendra showed the yarn she dyed at Marilynn’s house at our last meeting and announced she has a new wheel.  Leslie finally spun her silk noil.  Marilyn P. showed a baby sweater she knit for her new grandson, due in November.  Carolyn had flyers for the Reno Open Studio she’s participating in.  Nancy showed scarves she’s woven to show the differences achieved with washing and pressing.  Mim showed her felted “noodle” necklaces and how cute they are as tassels on hats.  Jean’s sister visiting from England showed a purple sweater she’s making for her great niece out of sport weight yarn.  Toni showed a Ken Ledbetter drop spindle she wants to sell.  She paid $45.  Make an offer if you’re interested.  Robin has an Ashford Traveler spinning wheel for sale for $350. 

In Attendance:  Nicole Kelly, Pat Thomas, Colette Coleman, Doris Woloszyn, Eileen Jacobs, Toni Strassburg, Robin Gallagher, Mimi Bullard, Amy Shannon, Susan Palwick, Heidi Ericson, Virva Porcelli, Sharie Jones, Marilynn Clarke, Kendra Iwahashi, Mary B., Leslie Godbe, Nancy Pryor, Sheila Young, Margerie McConaghy, Judy Wells, Malinda Parks, Gary Parks, Carolyn Thompson, Janet Schueller, Marilyn Pearson.

Next Meeting:  Saturday, September 14, Davis Creek Park

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