Sunday, May 22, 2016

Summer Changes

Hi All - Thank you to those who were able to come to the meeting last week at Doris's! It was great to see a couple of people we haven't seen for a while, too. As you know, there were a couple of big votes regarding the meetings for the next couple of months. Here is the outcome of the voting: It was decided that there will be no formal meetings either June or July. Instead, you are invited to demonstrate at the guilds booth both at the State Fair in June (6/9 - 6/12) and at the Reno Mini Maker Faire in July (7/9.) Details will be forthcoming as we have them. Our next official meeting will be the second weekend of August at the Arboretum (Rancho San Rafael Park.) If you have questions please contact myself, Virva, Jo, or Doris.

Monday, May 9, 2016

April 2016 Minutes

Guild Minutes April 9, 2016

Attendance: Margery McConaghy, Angela Alter, Gina Caudillo, Marietta O’Reilly, Virva Porcelli, Carol Lopez, Chris Lopez, Mariann LaMorte, Ashley Thibedeau, Myna Kent, Heidi Ericson, Janet Scheuller, Sandi Steele, Janet Drozd, Hannah Woods, Rebecca Hess, Marilynn Clarke, Nancy Pryor, Jo Van Winkle.

Old Business:
Black Sheep Gathering- June 24-26, Eugene, OR.

Art in the Park-Sunday, July 24 at the Arboretum at Rancho San Rafael. Our Guild will be there demonstrating. A sign-up form is available for those who would like a booth.

No updates on the State Fair yet.

No updates on the Celtic Fair yet.

The Fiber exchange and dyeing project was tabled until the October meeting.

New Business:
Our May meeting will be held at Doris’s, directions are on the blog. She will be teaching us oroper fleece skirting techniques.

Our July 9 meeting which is usually held at Mimi’s house may be held, instead, at the Mini Maker Fair at Idlewild Park. This will be discussed and voted on.

The Plumas County Fair will be held in Quincy, CA, Aug. 10-14.

Our Guild will be demonstrating at Gold Discovery Days in the Plumas-Eureka State Park. Dates are not known yet.

The Chico Fiber Fusion will be held on Oct. 8, 9:30-3:30, at the Patrick Ranch and Museum in Chico, CA. They are looking for teams to do a Sheep to Shawl competition. Registration is due by Aug. 15th.

See you at our next meeting at Doris's May 14th!

 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.