Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Minutes January 2018

Guild Minutes January 13, 2018

In Attendance:  Janice Johnson, Deanna West, Sandi Steele, Claudia Quarisa, Miriam Volpin, Lindsey Doolittle, Ashley Thibedeau, Kendra Iwahashi, Gina Iwahashi, Patti O’Brien, Gina Caudillo, Carolyn Thompson, Susan Palwick, Marilyn Pearson, Bev Perkins, Judith Romiti, Lawrence Romiti, Patti Novak-Echenique, Alyce Brown, Leslie Godbe, Nancy Pryor, Connie Vann, Margery McConaghy, Mimi Bullard, Virva Porcelli, Jo Van Winkle, Doris Woloszyn, Marilynn Clarke, Syrus Beck, Cate Bryson

Treasurer’s Report:  As of 12/8/2017, we had 40 members. We received dues for 4 members, paid out monies for facilities use to The First Congregational Church for our November meeting, we paid out monies for copies of the drop Spindle instruction sheet, we paid out monies for plastic bags to hold the spindle kits, and paid out monies to reserve our site for the Spinster Retreat, Sept. 7-9, 2018 at Davis Creek Park. As of 1/12/2018, we have 5 paid members for 2018.

Old Business: Heidi, our “Keeper of the Books”, reported that she will have our Guild library set-up online by the end of this year.

New Business: It was decided and voted on that Nancy Pryor will receive $1 per spindle kit as compensation for her ordering all the supplies and putting all the spindles together, thank you Nancy!

 We will be demonstrating at the SRM Trade Show from 1/29-1/31. All members who have signed up for time slots should have received an email with the schedule, if not, please contact Mimi Bullard. We have a complimentary 10x10 booth with a table and 2 chairs, Patti was going to check into getting more chairs, you might want to bring your own. Information for Tradeshow Exhibitors/Vendors can be found on their website: https://annualmeeting.rangelands.org. They can also be found on Facebook, www.Facebook.com/SRMAnnualMtg2018. We are allowed to sell at this event as well.

Convergence July 8, 2018, Sheep-to-Shawl competition from 12-5. There will be a $10 admittance fee if you haven’t purchased the package deal for Convergence. Each team will have 1 Liaison person, 4 Spinners, 1 Plyer, 1 Carder, and 1 Weaver. It was discussed that we could have more teams as slots are available. We will be having a practice on the 4th Saturday of each month at the Reno Rails Building, future home of our Fiber Workshop facility on the corner of 4th and Sutro Streets. Times and dates will be posted later. If you have any questions please contact Nancy Pryor or Marilynn Clarke.

Larry Romiti reminded everyone that the American Tapestry Alliance will be holding a show July 1-31st. “The Biggest Little Tapestries in the World!” will hang at the Northwest Reno Public Library, 2325 Robb Drive. The entry form (intent to participate) is due February 15, 2018. The tapestry, and an image of the tapestry is not due until March 31, 2018. Information and entry forms can be found at: https://americantapestryalliance.org/exhibitions/unjuried-small-format-tapestry-exhibition/
Marilynn Clarke said to give her a call if you would like to shop all of Mary Bear’s fiber arts collection which is in Marilynn’s garage.
Susan Palwick discussed us becoming a “Sister/Sibling Guild” with the Lancaster, Pennsylvania Guild. Also discussed was inviting their Saori (sp.?) weaving teacher to come and do a workshop for us. Gina Caudillo will make contact and report back to us.

Next meeting will be on February 10th at Bartley Ranch Park

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Minutes for December 2017

Guild Minutes December 9, 2017 In Attendance: Margery McConaghy, Mimi Bullard, Alyce Brown, Patti Nwak-Echenique, Syrus, Beck, Janice Johnson, Deanna West, Bev Perkins, Janet Schueller, Gina Caudillo, Myna Kent, Larry Romiti, Judith Romiti, Heidi Ericson, Nancy Pryor, Connie Vann, Virva Porcelli, Marilynn Clarke, Doris Woloszyn, Lilli Moffit, Sue Gottsacker, Alfred Hihgiss, Jr. (sp.?), Jo Van Winkle Treasurer’s Report: As of October 13, 2017 we have 38 members. We received dues from 2 people and 20 spindle kits from the Celtic Fair. As of December 2017, we have 40 members.
 Old Business: Heidi Ericson is planning to have the Guild Library Program up and running online by January. Convergence July 6-12, 2018 at the Peppermill. Merino will be the fiber, our shawl will be warp-faced woven and the weft will be black.

All members who want to participate in the Sheep to Shawl competition, would you please email your contact information to Nancy Pryor at nancynine14@gmail.com . Our January Learning Tree will be on long draw spinning to work towards uniform yarn for this event.
 Learning Trees so far: January-Long draw spinning February-Rigid Heddle weaving March-Shibori dyeing with Gina Iwahashi June-Indigo dyeing at Mimi Bullard’s home New Business: Gina Caudillo will be in charge of developing and maintaining the new Learning Tree Calendar.

 The Society of Range Management International Annual Meeting will be held at the Nugget Hotel in Sparks this year, Jan. 28- Feb. 2. We have been invited to demo in 2-4 hour blocks. Information for Tradeshow Exhibitors/Vendors can be found on their website: https://annualmeeting.rangelands.org. They can also be found on Facebook, www.Facebook.com/SRMAnnualMtg2018. Meeting registration is now open. Patti is planning to attend our January 13th meeting with more information. 

American Tapestry Alliance will be holding a show July 1-31st. “The Biggest Little Tapestries in the World!” will hang at the Northwest Reno Public Library, 2325 Robb Drive. The entry form (intent to participate) is due February 15, 2018. The tapestry, and an image of the tapestry is not due until March 31, 2018. Information and entry forms can be found at: https://americantapestryalliance.org/exhibitions/unjuried-small-format-tapestry-exhibition/

Next meeting is at Bartley Ranch Park School House Saturday January 13th Show up around 10 am and the meeting will start at 11.