Wednesday, March 11, 2015

February 2015 Minutes

Guild Minutes 2/14/2015 In Attendance: Nancy Pryor, Jenny Rader, Hannah Woods, Maxene Harlow, Sharie L. Jones, Julie Svoboda, Marilyn Pearson, Bev Perkins, Sandi Steele, Janet Schueller, Carolyn Thompson, Heidi Ericson, Gina Iwahashi, Kendra Iwahashi, Ashley Thibedeau, Connie Vann, Marilynn Clarke, Doris Woloszyn, Bonnie Kruk, Patti O’Brien, Mary B., Laurel Ballon, Virva Porcelli, Becky Pennington, Mimi Bullard, Carrie Bleak, Margery McConaghy, Jo Van Winkle, Judy Wells, Angela Alter.

 Treasurer’s Report: Doris reported that we received $375 for dues for 15 members and $5 for one spindle kit. Our balance is $4,693.67 with 32 paid members.
 Old Business: The Stephanie Gaustid Bast Fiber Workshop will be held at Marilynn Clarke’s on May 23 & 24. It will be limited to 15 people. The cost will be $70-75.00 for the 2 days plus an additional charge for materials. The workshop will cover preparation, processing, and spinning of cotton, flax, and hemp. It was decided the Guild would pay half of the $1,000 for Stephanie’s fees. State Fair-Nancy Pryor will email all the information to Mimi Bullard.
 It was reported that it all looks good for us to participate. Susan is the organizer of the premium books for the fair, as well as other fairs. Celtic Faire: October 10-11. We will be in the Western Heritage Building. Ranger Andy reported that we would be a good asset to the photography exhibit. New Business: The location for our August meeting will be determined later.
 Mimi Bullard will let us know when she has a shearing date.
 The Art Town Arboretum Craft Show will be held on Sunday, July 26th, from 8-1:30. A donation for the Silent Auction is requested. Maxene Harlow will inform us if a business license is required for sales.
 Farm Days-Virva Porcelli reported that it will be held on Apr. 16 & 17, from 8-2 in Fuji Park, in Carson City. Spindle Camp-Virva reported it will be held June 3-7 at Lake Francis Resort in California. Let Virva or Heidi Ericson know if you are interested in attending. Tent spaces are $35-40 and camper cost depends on the size or type of rig. Ashley Thibedeau reported she will coordinate if anyone is interested in alpaca and sheep wool that has been stored in her contact’s barn. Becky Pennington reported on the Sheep to Needles Presentation they will be holding at the California Trail Center, outside of Elko, NV, (Hunter exit) on March 21st at 11:00. , Becky will be processing wool, while some ladies from the Ruby Mountain Fiber Friends Guild will be spinning, and others will be knitting.