Wednesday, May 6, 2015

April 2015 Minutes

Guild Minutes 4/11/2015
In attendance:
Miriam Volpin, Alyce Brown, Heidi Ericson, Virva Porcelli, Jenny Rader, Sheila Young, Shana Dollarhide, Ashley Thibedeau, Kendra Iwahashi, Myna Kent, Angela Alter, Bev Perkins, Marilyn Pearson, Margarita Swickard, Aliyah Seickard, GiGi Torres, Gina Caudillo, Eileen Jacobs, Janet Drozd, Laurel Ballou, Sandi Steele, Judy Wells, Mimi Bullard, Carrie Bleak, Margery McConaghy, Jo Van Winkle, Nancy Pryor, Doris Woloszyn, Marilynn Clarke

Treasurer’s Report:
Doris reported we had 4,466.67 as of 3/13/2015. With the addition of $120 in dues, our balance is $4,586.67 with 44 members.

Librarian’s Report: Heidi reported that the DVD, Popular Wheel Mechanics by Judith McKenzie is missing from the library. If anyone knows it’s whereabouts, please let Heidi know, thanks!

Old Business:
Virva reminded us that Farm Days at Fuji Park in Carson City will be held on April 16th and 17th with set-up at 8 a.m.

The Maker’s Fair will be held on May 30th , from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Discovery Museum. For more information go to

Update on Stephenie Gaustid’s Bast Fiber Workshop which will be held May 30th and 31st at Marilyn Clarke’s home: Nancy passed along the information that bast fibers are more difficult to spin on a double drive wheel. Nancy will bring the Guild’s Charka wheel to the workshop and it was suggested if anyone else has charkas to please bring them.

Virva reminded us that Spindle Camp will be held June 3-7th at Lake Francis, CA.

Reminder: Black Sheep Gathering, June 19-21st  .

Reminder- July 26th will be the Art Town event held in Honey’s Garden at Rancho San Rafael Park from 9-12. We may sell items and we don’t need business licenses. Heidi will bring our big Guild Banner to be hung on the covered bridge at the entrance to the garden.

Nevada State Fair-Nancy gave us an update on the State Fair which will be held July 30-Aug.2nd open from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. The deadline for entrants is June 20th and it is open to non-Nevada entrants. There will only be 4 people in the booth at a time as the area in the building for the demonstration is very small. There will be one person to spin, one to card, one to weave, and one to give information. All other spinners or weavers will be outside. Nancy will coo-ordinate the schedule of demonstrators from our Guild and the Job’s Peak Guild and the shifts will be 12-4 , and 4-8. Entry to the Fair is free. Open judging for the entries will be held on July 27th at 10:00. The pick-up times for judged items are Sun. evening or Monday from 8-3.

Our August Guild meeting will be held at the Arboretum at Rancho San Rafael, please bring your own chairs.

The Celtic Faire will be holding it’s 25th Anniversary, the first weekend of October, the 3rd and 4th . Our Guild meeting will be held at the Faire on Saturday, Oct. 3rd.

Here are directions to Doris's house. Have a great time!

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.