Thursday, March 10, 2011

Minutes - March 7th, 2011 Meeting

26 members were present, and 2 guests.
The Meeting was called to order by Sharon at 7:30 PM.
Moved by Glenda, seconded by Rosalie that the Minutes of the previous
meeting be adopted.
Old Business:
Treasurer’s Report – was given by Noelle and adopted.  Sue/Catherine moved
that the magazine subscriptions be renewed.  Carried.
Noelle had priced new name tags at $5 each.  To order, please sign the
list or contact Noelle at coffee.
Back to Back Competition.  Ann reported.  The paper carried great photos,
including Ann sewing the sweater together.  Learning:  switch knitters
every few inches so sleeves are a matching length.  A tightly spun thread
is better.  Ann would like to see a repeat contest on Saturday, May 28, at
Mt. Ida Hall at Harmonious Homestead.  If you wish to participate, contact
Ann.  We could invite other guilds to participate.
New Business:
Vernon Spin-In –  Saturday  – March 26.  Fun, full day gathering. $15
includes lunch.  Preregistration is requested, a sign-up sheet was filled
Fibres West in Abbotsford – March 17 – 18
Fibre Fusion in Grand Forks August 11 – 13.  Handouts available.
IPE – Thursday August 31 – September 4.  Theme – flowers – “Come and have
a blooming good time.”
SA Fall Fair – September 9 – 11.  Sheep to Shawl Contest.  Elvi to weave.
Spinners:  Gudie, Wendy, Judith, Catherine, Ann.
Gloria to do spinning proficiency competition (from controlled fibre, the
longest thread spun is the winner) and also to judge the skeins.  Anita
and Sue to assist.
Christmas Sale:  November 26.  The Gallery is booked.  Gudie and Gudrun
will again oversee it.  Theme:  Christmas ornaments.
Equipment:  Elvi – the equipment is in good order.  3 looms are currently
Library:  Darlene – 2 new Handwoven are in, and some Threads magazines
have been donated.
Workshops: Marci.  Gudrun ran a tapestry workshop for 7 students last
month, and Sharon a beginners weaving workshop.  Marcia would like to know
what workshops are wanted.  Maybe a rug workshop – Mug rugs? Maybe a
“learn to warp” workshop for some of our beginners.
A big thank-you to Elvi for donating space at the Picadilly Mall.  Our
visibility if so much increased.  A thank you to the Mall in the
newspaper?  Do we need a publicity position?
Welcome to our two guests – Marion and Melanie, who are interested in
learning to spin.
Spin In – March 26 in Vernon
Knit In – March 21 at Lis’.  Address and map to be emailed out.
Anita – a bag of wool to share - Gwen and Sue will take the remains, and
we can assist with washing if we wish to share.
Hilary Rice show @ Art Gallery March 4 – 26.  Hilary to be there March 26.
 From 1 – 3 PM on Fridays, there is knitting during shows at the Art
Gallery. (Not when the show is being put up or taken down)
Sue had details on 1) rambouillet fleeces for sale $20 each from Judy
Stockdale. 2) satin/angora rabbit fibre from Monique Richoux. 3) a Felting
workshop by Janet Goldammers.  Call Lis or Sue for phone numbers re these
Moved by Lis, seconded by Noelle that the meeting be adjourned for coffee
and Show and Tell.