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 . 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: They can also be found on Facebook, 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:

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