Saturday, May 3, 2014

April 2014 Minutes

April 12, 2014 Carson Sierra Spinners and Weavers Minutes Sharie L. Jones and Maxene Harlow, Co-Presidents The meeting was held at Bartley Ranch and was called to order at 11:06 am. The March minutes were approved by general consent. Treasurer’s Report: Doris reported she collected 13 dues with 5 new members. The guild sold $133 in spindle kits. There were no expenses this month. The treasury has $4094.72 and 48 members. Doris reminds members that $25 dues are . . . .due! Library Report: Heidi reported “nothing new” but noted that she is working on using software to make a list of guild items available on the internet. Heidi brought the 2nd half of Judith McKenzie’s “Three Bags Full” video to watch for Learning Tree after the meeting today. Old Business: 1. Max reminded members to attend Spindle Camp, June 4-8, sponsored by the Foothill Fiber Guild. 2. Our next few meetings are scheduled in different locations: May is at Doris’s ranch; June is at Marilynn’s house; July is at Mimi’s ranch. Mark your calendars! 3. Virva reminded members of the Cotton Workshop, May 28, in Nevada City. Contact her for more information. 4. Max reminded members to make items to enter in the Nevada Sesquicentennial July 30-August 3 in Carson City.
New Business: 1. Ashley announced the guild now has a Clemes & Clemes spinning wheel, a loom, some hand carders, and some spinning and weaving books donated by someone’s grandmother. Robin will take and fix the wheel which needs a $22 part. Roland’s family may checkout the loom. The hand carders and books will go to the library. 2. Virva asked if any members would be interested in a linen workshop in 2015. The Reno Fiber Guild is inviting a teacher to do a workshop for spinning flax and we might ask for an additional workshop from her. After discussion, members wanted more info before deciding. Virva will let us know. 3. Nancy reported the Nevada State Museum in Carson City has a permanent display of rugs in their textile display that need repair. She moved that the guild donate $500 for repair of Navaho weaving on display. Marilynn seconded. After discussion, the motion passed by general consent. After Show and Tell, the meeting was adjourned. In attendance: Marilyn Pearson, Pam Sutton, Maxene Harlow, Susan Coates, Ashley Thibedeau, Janet Schueller, Susan Palwick, Sandra Carruthers, Spencer Carruthers, Al Carruthers, Judy Wells, Virva Porcelli, Kiera Mayberry, Jan Mayberry, Eileen Cornwell, Nancy Pryor, Marilynn Clarke, Doris Woloszyn, Mimi Bullard, Robin Gallagher, Margery McConaghy, Myna Giannotti, Eileen Jacobs, Sandi Steele, Hannah Woods, Gina Iwahashi, Kendra Iwahashi, Heidi Ericson, and Jo Van Winkle.

Doris Woloszyn’s in Chilcoot, California.  Hwy. 395 north from Reno, past Bordertown into California.  Exit 395 at Hwy. 70 to Portola/Quincy, turn left on Hwy. 70 going west for about 2 miles.  Turn left on Scott Road after crossing Long Valley Creek, before going up Beckwourth Pass.  Scott Road is dirt, and after 4/10 mile to the railroad crossing you’ll pass 2 homes (stay left on main road, not right up the hill), the railroad tracks and creek will be on your left.

Continue south on Scott Road for one and a half miles to a small bridge over Scott Creek
Another 4/10 mile to a large Cottonwood tree and the 3rd home, this is where the county stops grading the road so it’s a little rougher.  Another 2/10 mile to several buildings on hill with SPRAGUE sign, but stay to left and pass the driveway.  Next 3/10 mile the road curves from left to right up a small hill.  Stay to the right at the fork, going up the hill and look for my 404-185 sign on a “rock jack” fence corner.  This is where you turn right onto my driveway.

My driveway is 4/10 mile, first straight with a woven wire fence on the left and barb wire fence on the right, then at the next group of rock jacks curve right, down over the culvert and up hill to my house …cedar siding with a dark green metal roof and large wooden barn in back.  Sounds complicated but there are very few places out here.  I’ll try to put up some signs to help.  Call 530-993-4296 if you have questions or need help.