Thursday, September 24, 2015

September 2015 Minutes

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Guild Minutes September 12, 2015
In Attendance: Leslie Godbe, Margery McConaghy, Maxene Harlow, Marilynn Clarke, Nancy Pryor, Eileen Jacobs, Doris Woloszyn, Heidi Ericson, Myna Kent, Julie Svoboda, Astrid Brown, Virva Porcelli, Gina Iwahashi, Kendra Iwahashi, Mimi Bullard, Alyce Brown, Cindy Vogel, Carol Lopez, Chris Lopez, Hannah Woods, Jenny Rader, Amy Shannon, Claudia Quarisa, Sandi Steele, Judy Wells
Hannah called the meeting to order. Approval of the August 2015 minutes was postponed until next month. Introductions were made.
Treasurer’s Report
Doris reported we have had no financial activity since August 7, 2015. Currently we have 48 members. The balance of our current assets is $4,063.73.
Library Report
Heidi had nothing new to report for the library.
Old Business
September 19, 2015 at South Valley Library, Hannah and Nancy Pryor will be demonstrating spinning. Hannah said there is room for four more spinners of any ability level. Alyce said she would be willing to also join them. They will be selling spindle kits. Doris said she had about 12 kits. Nancy said she has around 20 kits made and has roving available for the kits.
October 3rd and 4th we will be participating in the Celtic Fair at Bartley Ranch. Our regular monthly meeting will be held at this event on October 3rd at the regular time. We will be meeting at the bigger gazebo, which is between the Heritage House and the School House. A sign-up sheet was passed around for people interested in demonstrating on either Saturday or Sunday or both days. Lunch is being provided for people who are demonstrating. Hannah will help set up and take down. She said anyone is welcome to help with set up or take down, and if you are interested in helping, please contact her. Marilynn said she has an easy-up and white table she can bring. The event runs from 10 A. M. to around 4:15 each day.
Guild Shirts
Alyce Brown has made two different logo designs which she named spinning wheel 1 and spinning wheel 2. Spinning wheel 2 design is $1.00 more than spinning wheel 1. She can embroider the design on a variety of clothing from long or short sleeve T-shirts, polo shirts, or hoodie sweatshirts. There is a choice of colors for the clothing. It was the general consensus of the group that each person can select their own design, clothing type, and color. Alyce can be reached for placing orders at 775-351-6557 or e-mail her at
New Business
It was announced that Ashley had a baby girl. Congratulations and best wishes to the family!
Amy announced that Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 9 A.M. to 2 P.M. is UNR Field Day. It will be held this year at Valley Road Farms at the UNR Greenhouse Complex at 910 Valley Road. Let Amy know if you are interested in coming to demonstrate spinning. She will need to know as soon as possible in order to ensure enough space. She will put information on our Facebook site. Her e-mail is Set-up time is from 8-9 A.M. Registration is required for this event. To register, go to the website A table and chair are being provided, but you will need to bring your own chair if you plan to demonstrate. Lots of fun activities are planned.
There was no other new business. Heidi motioned the meeting be adjourned. Doris seconded. All agreed.
A show and tell period followed the meeting.

Minutes submitted by Judy Wells

Remember our meeting is the first Saturday October 3rd!!! Read information above. 

Monday, September 7, 2015

August 2015 Minutes

Guild Minutes, August 8, 2015

In attendance: Margie McConaghy, Hannah Woods, Jenny Rader, Susan Palwick, Marilynn Clarke, Connie Vann, Doris Woloszyn, Virva Porcelli, Nancy Pryor, Gina Caudillo, Mimi Bullard, Carol Lopez, Cindy Vogel, Janet Schueller, M. Bayer, Maxene Harlow, Heidi Ericson, Carrie Bleak, Jo Van Winkle.

Treasurer’s Report:
As of July 10, 2015, our balance was $4,038.73. We received $25.00 in dues, making our balance now, $4063.73, with 48 members.

Library Report:
We now have a list of all our assets, thank you Heidi! We have added three new books, Techniques of Tablet Weaving by Peter Collingwood, Tablet Weaving Patterns by John Melarkey, and 100 Pin Loom Squares by Florencia Campos-Correa.

New Business:
The Spinster’s Retreat at Davis Creek Campground will be Sept. 11-13. There will be a potluck lunch on Saturday for the Guild Meeting. Please bring your own plates and silverware. There will be a Silent Auction so bring all of your for sale items! The Learning Tree will be Dyeing Silk Hankies. Virva has the hankies and Nancy Pryor will bring the dyes and other supplies, (the Guild will reimburse Nancy for these items).

Sharie Jones is moving to Sacramento, we will miss her so very much! She’ll only be a couple of hours away though, so we will be visiting!

Doris reported that the Border Collie Sheep Trials will be held September 21-26 in Alturas, CA. You can google the site for more information.

Nancy informed us that the Job’s Peak Fiber Guild holds their meetings at the Gardnerville Extension office on the 3rd Saturday of each month, from 10-12, if anyone would like to attend.

Old Business:
Virva and Doris reported that Gold Discovery Days, which coincided with the Craft Fair, had many activities and was lots of fun for the kids too.

Art Town was very successful, was lots of fun and we are looking forward to participating next year!

The State Fair was a very successful event with a great turn-out!

Our next meeting is on September 12th at Davis Creek. Campground  pot luck lunch