Friday, November 1, 2013

October Minutes 2013

Carson Sierra Spinners and Weavers Guild
October 5, 2013 Minutes
Sharie L. Jones and Maxene Harlow, Co-Presidents

The meeting was held at Bartley Ranch as part of the Celtic Fair.  The meeting was called to order at 11:07 am.

The September minutes were approved by general consent.

Treasurer’s Report:  Doris reported the guild made $149 in sales at the September retreat.  Mim sold some spindle kits.  The guild paid $58.15 for the green flyers, $52.01 for the free lace workshop supplies, and $28 to cover the cost of Marilynn’s dye workshop.  The guild has $3322.94 with 50 paid memberships.

Library Report: Heidi reported “Nothing new” for the library.

Old Business:
1. Heidi reported Carol Lopez is recovering after breaking her femur in 4 places.  She can walk with a walker now.  She is at Rosewood Rehab Center on Sullivan Lane, room 24.  Sharon Campbell broke her neck in a fall, had surgery, and is back home and ready for visitors.
2. Sharie thanked Marilynn for her dye workshop calling it a “huge success”.
3. Nancy brought in a bin of names tags.  See her to find yours or get supplies to make your own.
4. Heidi reports we now have 1200 business cards.  See her if you’d like some to hand out.
5. Doris sent around the master member list for update.  Please contact her ASAP to make sure your info is current.  She will email the list out in the next several weeks.
6. Sharie reported Bob the Ranger called to say the Harvest Festival was cancelled.  We don’t know when or if it will be rescheduled.
7. Sharie asked if anyone registered for the Spinzilla event.  None of the members present had signed up.
8. Sharie had further info on the NV Waldorf school request:  they need donations of supplies, not a demo.
9. Doris confirmed the Black Sheep Festival is June 20-22 next summer.
10. Max reported we couldn’t do a Fashion Show at the Arboretum as previously thought.  She is looking for another venue.

New Business:
1. Max proposed having a “Mad Hatters Batt Party” as a Learning Tree at the     November meeting.  Members approved.  Wear your favorite hat, bring your carders, and bring fiber to share.  Marilynn will bring her picker.
2. Max reported on the National Button Show she attended with her mother here in Reno recently.  She spoke with an official there who said our guild could be involved when the event is held again in two years.  Buttons are the third most collectible items in the world, after coins and stamps.
3. Virva reported Linda Lindsay, one of our new members, competed in the bagpipe competition here at the fair today.

Show and Tell:
New member Jan Mayberry and her daughter Kyra reported on their trip to the Oregon Flock and Fiber event they attended in Portland recently.  They literally pulled a rabbit out of their bag to introduce a beautiful Satin Angora rabbit they purchased at the event.  Virva showed a ball of mustard colored wool she dyed with lichen which is self-mordanting.  She also showed several fibers she dyed with Jacquard acid dye in various shades of yellow.  Connie showed her table runner from the free lace class.  She used tulle to back it and added paper flowers.  Lovely!  Sharie showed her bunch of color samples from Marilynn’s natural dye class, some teal colored art yarn she made, and her free lace shawl after a second rinsing.  Marilynn showed fiber samples from her indigo dye class.

In Attendance:
Connie Vann, Pam Sutton, Marilynn Clarke, Heidi Ericson, Maxene Harlow, Sharie L. Jones, Mimi Bullard, Doris Woloszyn, Robin Gallagher, Virva Porcelli, Nancy Pryor, Margi McConaghy, Jo Van Winkle, Jan and Kyra Mayberry, Marilyn Pearson

Next Meeting:  Saturday November 9th at Bartley Ranch
We will be making fun batts of fiber after the meeting. Bring your drum carders if you have one and lots of colored fiber, Firestar, silk or anything to make a one of a kind batt!