Monday, October 9, 2017

September 2017 Minutes

Guild Minutes September 9, 2017

In Attendance: Marilynn Clarke, Margery McConaghy, Heidi Ericson, Gina Caudillo, Sandi Steele, Claudia Quarisa, Sharie Jones, Carolyn Thompson, Christine Iwahashi, Kendra Iwahashi, Gina Iwahashi, Ashley Thibedeau, Janet Schueller, Mimi Bullard, Virva Porcelli, Nancy Pryor, Doris Woloszyn, Carrie Klein, Lindsey Doolittle, Janice Johnson, Angela Alter, Annabelle Younger, Gary Sue Roberts, Jo Van Winkle

Treasurer’s Report:
As of August 11, 2017, we had 35 members. We received dues for 2 members, received monies for Angora fiber, and 1 spindle kit. We paid out monies for the CSSW banner, for the Yarnitecture Knitters Guide to Spinning book, and a Finishing Up DVD. We currently have 37 members.

Old Business:
We are participating in The Celtic Fair on Oct. 7-8th at Bartley Ranch. Set-up is at 8:30 a.m. on Sat., the 7th. We must have our vehicles out of the set-up area before 10:00. Some parking at the schoolhouse will be available. We will have cardboard looms and Spindle kits available.

Our October 14th meeting will be held at the Schoolhouse at Bartley Ranch starting at 11:00. Our Learning Tree will be Art Yarn presented by Annnabelle Younger.

We have been invited back to participate in the Nevada Day event at the Nevada Historical
Society on Oct. 28 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Our November meeting, The Mad Hatter Batt Party will be held on the 11th at 11:30 at the First Congregational Church, 627 Sunnyside Dr., Reno, 89503. Directions- US 395 to I-80 W, Take exit 12, turn right on Keystone Ave., follow Keystone Ave to Sunnyside Dr, turn left on Sunnyside, church is at the top of the hill. The use fee is $1 per person.
Our December 9th meeting and potluck will be held at the Schoolhouse at Bartley Ranch, starting at 11:00. We will be holding nominations for officers for 2018.

Convergence-July 2018- Nancy will get us the rules and regulations for the Sheep to Shawl competition, our space allotment, and the number of people needed for the Oct. meeting.

New Business:
Hannah needed to step down, so Heidi Ericson will be acting as interim President until December.

It was decided that all Guild equipment would be sorted and what we aren’t going to use, will be sold at a Rummage sale at the Fiber Workshop/Reno Rail Building on 4th and Sutro Streets at a future date. Please post pics of any Guild items you have on the CSSW Facebook page. Marilynn and Nancy will figure out space for storage, the Rummage sale date, and keep everyone posted.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

August 2017 Minutes

Guild Minutes: August 12, 2017

In Attendance: Margie McConaghy, Lindsey Doolittle, Marilynn Clarke, Virva Porcelli, Hannah Woods, Janice Johnson, Syrus Beck, Heidi Ericson, Nicole Kelly, Nancy Pryor, Kendra Iwahashi, Gina Caudillo, Alyce Brown and Myah Dressback, Doris Woloszyn, Judy Wells, Sandi Steele, Sue Gottschalk, Angela Alter, Julie Svoboda, Tricia Harris, Jo Van Winkle

Treasurer’s Report: As of June 9, 2017, we had 30 members. We received dues for 3 members, dues for 1 member for 2 years, sold 3 spindle kits, traded an indigo dye kit for 1 member’s dues, received reimbursement for Vendor space for the Maker’s Fair, and sold 3 more spindle kits. We paid out monies for 2 Easy-Up canopies and 2 DVD’s for the library. We currently have 35 members.

Old Business: Our next meeting, our Spinsters Retreat will be at the Davis Creek Campground. The site will be open for campers at noon on Friday, Sept. 8 and our meeting will be at 11:00 on Sat., Sept. 9th. We will have a potluck lunch and Shibori dyeing with Gina Iwahashi as a Learning Tree. Check out time is 11:00 on Sunday.

The Celtic Fair will be held on Oct. 7-8th at Bartley Ranch.
Convergence will be held at the Peppermill in July of 2018. Nancy Pryor and Marilynn Clarke will keep us updated. General volunteers will be needed.

Virva Porcelli and Doris Woloszyn have participated in the Gold Discovery Days, the 3rd weekend in July at Plumas Eureka State Park, Johnsville by Graeagle and the Plumas Sierra County Fair, the first full weekend in August at the Quincy Fairgrounds and wanted to invite everyone else who is interested! The sheep show is held on the Thursday before.

New Business: We have been invited back to participate in the Nevada Day event at the Nevada Historical Society on Oct. 28 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Marilynn Clarke and Nancy Pryor informed us about Lilly’s Place, which will be opening in the Reno Rails Building on 4th St. in Reno. It will be available to rent out for workshops, etc. They will keep us informed of the progress and let us know when volunteer help is needed.

Hannah Woods let us know she will be teaching a 2 day workshop and Art Retreat on Spinning Luxury Fibers at St. Mary’s in Virginia City. She will keep us updated.
We discussed having Sheep-To-Shawl practice for Convergence as Learning Trees at our January, February, and March meetings.
We will set up our Learning Trees for the year at our November meeting as well as nominate officers for the coming year.

Nancy Pryor is doing research in order to find a storage unit for all the Guild equipment, she will keep us updated.

Our next meeting is at Davis Creek Camp Ground for our annual Spinsters Retreat this September 9th.

June 2017 Minutes

Guild Minutes: June 10, 2017

In Attendance: Rebecca Hess, Margery McConaghy, Virva Porcelli, Angela Alter, Gina Caudillo, Marilynn Clarke, Judy Wells, Doris Woloszyn, Patti O’Brien, Nancy Pryor, Heidi Ericson, Mimi Bullard, Nancy Duval, Kit Bowser, Alyce Brown

Treasurer’s Report: As of 5/12/2017, our balance was $3,951.39 with 25 members. We received $125.00 for 5 members, paid out $65.00 for the sales booth at the Mini Makers Fair, vendor members will split this cost, and $103.95 for the gift card for Virva. Our balance as of 6/9/17 is $3, 907.44 with 30 members.

Old Business:
July 30, from 10-4, The Arboretum at Rancho San Rafael will participate in Art Town with, “How Crafts are Inspired by Nature”. We will be in Honey’s Garden under the pergola.

Celtic Fair will be Oct. 7-8 at Bartley Ranch. Heidi will give us updates in the future and people are needed to commit to setting up, demonstrating, and tearing down. If you wish to sell, you will need a license, a $200.00 booth fee, and liability insurance.

HGA will be July 5-12th, 2018 at the Peppermill, we will participate with the Basketweavers, and the Reno Fiber Guild. Our Guild is officially a member now. A Sheep-to-Shawl completion was discussed. They will do a tour of the vault of prehistoric baskets and textiles.

New Business:

Our August 12th meeting will be held at Marilynn Clarke’s home. She will give us a garden tour and show us natural dye plants.

Monday, June 5, 2017

May 2017 Minutes

Guild Minutes May 13, 2017 In Attendance: Margery McConaghy, Heidi Ericson, Amy Shannon, Allison Judge, Janet Schueller, Maureen Pisani, Mimi Bullard, Ashley Thibedeau, Kendra Iwahashi, Gina Iwahashi, Patti O’Brien, Angela Alter, Rebecca Hess, Hannah Woods, Judy Wells, Gina Caudillo, Nancy Pryor, Alyce Brown, Doris Woloszyn, Marilynn Clarke, Jo Van Winkle Treasurer’s Report: As of 4/7/2017, our balance was $4,301.39. We received dues for 6 more members. We paid out $500 as our donation to the Marjorie Russell Textile Museum. As of 5/13/2017, our balance is $3,951.39 with 25 paid members. Old Business: Our November meeting, on Nov. 11, will be held at the First Congregational Church from 11:30-2:30. The time was moved by half an hour to give the meeting ahead of us time to leave so that parking is not an issue. The fee will be $1 each for the rental. Artisan Fair at South Valley Library will be held on June 17 from noon-4 p.m. The Mini-Maker Fair will be held on July 8th at Idlewild Park, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The deadline for vendors to sign-up is June 15. It was decided that we would have a 10x20 space for demonstration and a separate 10x10 booth for Guild sales. The members participating in the Guild sales table will split the business license fee of $65.00 Members will need to make a 4 hour commitment to not be charged the admission fee. July 30, from 10-4, The Arboretum at Rancho San Rafael will participate in Art Town with, “How Crafts are Inspired by Nature”. Celtic Fair will be Oct. 7-8 at Bartley Ranch. Heidi will give us updates in the future and people are needed to commit to setting up, demonstrating, and tearing down, HGA will be July 5-12th, 2018 at the Peppermill, we will participate with the Basketweavers, and the Reno Fiber Guild. Our Guild is officially a member now. A Sheep-to-Shawl completion was discussed. New Business: Our June meeting will be held at Mimi Bullard’s home. Members are invited to come and camp on Friday before the meeting. Directions to Mimi’s will be in June S email. Our learning tree will be different types of dyeing, bring what you would like to dye! We will not be holding a July meeting due to participating in the Maker’s Fair.

Our next meeting is at Mimi Bullard's June 10th Everyone is invited to camp over Friday night! Bring food and drink and with weather permitting we can sit out on the porch and watch the full moon rise over the mountains.
After the meeting Saturday for the "Learning Tree" there is a Indigo Vat for dying fiber. Bring roving, yarn, or something you've made to soak up some beautiful Indigo color.

Driving Directions: from Reno go north on Hwy 395 to exit 78 Red Rock Road, turn right, travel  about 20 miles, then 2 miles past Ross Creek Ranch to Arabian. Turn left on Arabian to first left Rancho Rd. then take the first right Thoroughbred Circle. We are at 455 Thoroughbred  775 9693249

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

April 2017 Minutes

Guild Minutes April 8, 2017

In Attendance: Carrie Bleak, Margie McConaghy, Alyce Brown, Carolyn Thompson, Ashley Thibedeau, Kendra Iwahashi, Sandra Steele, Gina Caudillo, Hannah Woods, Nancy Pryor, Bev Perkins, Heidi Ericson, Marilynn Clarke, Doris Woloszyn, Virva Porcelli, Sue Gottsacker, Jo Van Winkle

Treasurer’s Report: As of 1/14/2017, our balance was $4,584.39 with 9 paid memberships. We received dues for 10 more members and sold 2 spindle kits. We paid $100 for a 2 year membership to Handweavers Guild of America, and $443 for our annual premium insurance. As of 4/7/2017, our balance is $4,301.39 with 19 paid members.

Old Business:
Our November meeting will be held at the First Congregational Church, voted on and approved, the Guild will pay $1 per member attending.

Artisan Fair at South Valley Library will be held on June 17 from noon-4 p.m.

Celtic Fair will be
Oct. 7-8 at Bartley Ranch. Heidi will give us updates in the future.

The Mini-Maker Fair will be held on July 8th at Idlewild Park, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Gina Caudillo will give us an update at the May meeting.

HGA will be the first weekend in July at the Peppermill, we will participate with the Basketweavers, and the Reno Fiber Guild.

CNCH- we will receive an update on Convergence later.

July 30- The Arboretum at Rancho San Rafael will participate in Art Town with, “How Crafts are Inspired by Nature”.

New Business:
Our May Learning Tree will be Ice Dyeing with Nancy Pryor, here at the Schoolhouse. Please bring your silk, cotton, rayon, linen, or bamboo items to dye and a container to hold your item(s) with the ice and dye. Nancy will update us later on cost and details.


The Guild approved giving $500 to the Margery Russell Textile Collection at the Nevada State Museum for our annual charitable donation.
Our next meeting is at Bartley Ranch School House May 13th.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Minutes March 2017

Guild Minutes March 11, 2017

In Attendance: Connie Vann, Nancy Pryor, Hannah Woods, Gina Caudillo, Sandi Steele, Heidi Ericson, Maureen Pisani, Virva Porcelli, Margie McConaghy, Ashley Thibedeau, Carol Lopez, Chris Lopez, Kendra Iwahashi, Jo Van Winkle

Guild Library: Heidi reported that she bought a new yarn book from Nancy and two new DVD’s for the Library.

Old Business: We will decide who will be receiving our annual charitable donation at our April meeting.

We are still gathering information for where we will hold our November meeting.

Our April Learning Tree will be Vintage Tape Weaving with Nancy Pryor.

Capitol City Farm Days will be held Apr.-20-21 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at Fuji Park in Carson City. Volunteers will be interacting with and demonstrating for K-5th graders, Volunteers will be provided with coffee, donuts, and lunch.

Artisan Fair on June 17 from noon-4 p.m.

Celtic Fair will be Oct. 7-8 at Bartley Ranch. Heidi will give us updates in the future.

New Business: Because of extensive road and driveway damage, Doris will be unable to host our May meeting at her home. We will be meeting at Bartley Ranch and the Learning Tree will be Ice Dyeing with Nancy Pryor.

The Mini-Maker Fair will be held on July 8th at Idlewild Park, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Gina Caudillo will give us an update at the April meeting.

HGA will be the first weekend in July at the Peppermill, we will participate with the Basketweavers, and the Reno Fiber Guild.

CNCH- we will receive an update on Convergence later.

July 30- The Arboretum at Rancho San Rafael will participate in Art Town with, “How Crafts are Inspired by Nature”.

To All Members:

Please sign-up, support, show-up, and participate in our activities! Celtic Fair, Mini-Maker Fair, Artisan Fair, Farm Days, etc. Please commit to helping with set-up or tear down. We need more members to participate!!!!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

February 2017 Minutes


In Attendance: Amy Shannon, Allison Judge, Janet Drozd, Connie Vann, T. Demeritt, Janet Schueller, Marilyn Clarke, Ashley Thibedeau, Kendra Iwahashi, Annabelle Younger, Toni Sundberg, Miriam Volpin, Jenny Rader, Gina Caudillo, Sandi Steele, Judy Wells, Hannah Woods, Nancy Pryor, Mimi Bullard, Carrie Bleak, Jo Van Winkle, Heidi Ericson

Old Business:
Please bring your Charitable Donation ideas to March meeting.

A 2 year membership to Handweavers Guild of America was approved.

We will be having a Social and Potluck at the March meeting instead of the Learning Tree. Gina Iwahashi will teach us Shibori, possibly, at the September Spinster’s Retreat.

We will not be able to have our November meeting at the Schoolhouse, several members are checking on other possible sites.

New Business:
HGA and CNCH will both be held near or in Reno this year. HGA will be held in Squaw Valley, CNCh may be held at the Peppermill.


We have been invited to participate in the Artisan Fair at the South Valley’s Library again this year. It will be held on Saturday, June 17th from noon until 4 p.m. Will be representing this year? Guild Minutes February 11, 2017

Our March meeting will be at Bartley Ranch Park Saturday the 11th.

Monday, January 23, 2017

January 2017 Minutes

Carson Sierra Spinners and Weavers Guild Meeting Minutes – 1/14/17
Call to order at 11am, welcome, dues are due to Doris – they are $25/year
Intros, In attendance – Hannah Woods, Sandi Steele, Gina Caudillo, Bev Perkins, Amy Shannon, Allison Judge, Julie Svboda, Jenny Rader, Janet Schuells, Ashley Thibedeau, Heidi Ericson, Virva Porcelli, Leslie Gobbe, Connie Vann, Margerie McConaghy, Nancy Pryor, Lisa Stevenson, Judy Wells, Rhonda LaFontaine, Doris W., Marilyn Clark, Angela Alter
Treasurer Report – as of 12/9/16 balance is $4859.39, 45 members for 2016 (6 for 2017), 3 dues collected + $75, Deposit for Davis Creek Campground (Sept 8-10, 2017) - $350, total as of 1/13/17 is $4584.39.
Old Business – Learning tree today is making dryer balls with Hannah, update to learning tree schedule for the year – Annabelle is unable to teach in April (she will teach Art Yarns in Oct) so Heidi will teach tablet weaving in April (Nancy P. to supplement or teach if Heidi is not able to), in May Doris will show us how to check fleeces for all kinds of problems, in Sept at the retreat we will probably do more dying.
New Business – February learning tree will be beginning weaving with Nancy P – please bring notebook and calculator with square root function, Stitches West is Feb 23-26 and Angela Alter is looking for a pal to go with her (she is driving) please contact her if you are interested. Bartley Ranch Park will be closed Nov 11th (Veterans Day, our normal meeting day) including the schoolhouse so we need to find a different location that day – Nancy P will looking into Sky Peaks (if no fee needed she will make reservation) and will report at Feb meeting, South Valley Library was suggested but they will be closed as well, Gina looked into a place called Create in Reno but will not work for us. 2018 will be exciting year for Fiber Arts around the Reno area – April will have the CNCH conference up at Squaw Valley, July will have HGA Convergence at the Peppermill! Discussed becoming members of both HGA and CNCH – Nancy P will f/u with HGA, Hannah will f/u with CNCH. Both to report at Feb meeting.
Ripple Scarf Pattern the Heidi and Connie were working on – K2tog, K5, KFB, K4 (12 sts)

Next Meeting is on Feb 11, 2017 at Bartley Ranch Schoolhouse.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Minutes for December 2016 Meeting

Guild Minutes December 10, 2016

In Attendance: Margery McConaghy, Nancy Pryor, Bev Perkins, Doris Woloszyn, Marilynn Clarke, Heidi Ericson, Judy Wells, Carrie Bleak, Gina Caudillo, Angela Alter, Alyce Brown and Myah

Treasurer’s Report:
As of 11/11/2016, our balance was $4,729.39. We received $125.00 in dues, and $5.00 for a spindle kit. As 12/9/16, our balance is $4,859.39 with 45 members for 2016 and 6 members for 2017.
Old Business:
Learning Trees for 2017-
January- Hannah will show us how to make Dryer Balls
February- Nancy will be teaching us Basic Weaving
March- Gina will be teaching us Shibori
April-Annabelle will teach us how to make Boucle yarn ???
May- ??? at Doris’s
June- We will be dyeing fiber with indigo and other natural dye stuffs at Mimi’s house
August-Nancy will be teaching us how to dye all colors in one pot at Marilynn’s house
September- ??? at Retreat
October- Hannah will be teaching us Quill spinning, possibly

New Business:
January Learning Tree Supplies for Wool Dryer Balls:

Hannah will have kits available for $5, (not including a needle felting tool). If not purchasing a kit, please bring 3 oz. of clean 100% wool roving,(not Superwash! It needs to felt!), 3 oz. of clean fleece, a nylon stocking leg or a couple of long socks. If you have needle felting tools, please bring them to share, Hannah will have a couple to share as well.
January meeting at Bartley Ranch School House Jan.14th