Wednesday, October 12, 2011

We are invited - Beyond Fiber ... Annual Artisans' Sale - Fort Langley, November 5/ 6

The Langley Weavers’ and Spinners’ Guild presents: 

Beyond Fibre…Annual Artisans’ Sale

November 5, 2011,  10:00 am – 5:00 pm  and
November 6, 2011,   10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Indulge yourself!
Weaving & Spinning Hand-crafted fibre arts & yarn supplies Also featuring guest artisans’ jewelry, pottery, woodturning, glasswork, beads & more!
For more information email:
Fort Langley Community Hall,  9167 Glover Road,  Fort Langley, B.C.

Rental of Additional Space is a Go!

Hi Everyone!
Didn't we have a packed house for our first meeting !!!
In response to the emails generated to that, I have booked Room 2 for  
our next meeting. It  is only a difference of $5.25/ hour more than  
renting Rm 3. So no additional charge to our membership dues.  
Hopefully this meets with everyone's approval .
  We will still rent Rm 3 for the 2 to 4 pm time slot on the meeting  
See you next time.

Thanks to the Guild for their support

Good Morning Everyone!

I am writing to thank everyone for their donations to my Father's benefit auction. The silent auction alone brought in approximately $940! The total amount raised was close to $5000.

I feel blessed to belong to such a wonderful, generous group of women! My dad asked me to express his gratitude to all of you, he was pleasantly surprised by all of the beautiful items donated.

You will all be in my thanksgiving prayers tonight.

With love and gratitude,

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Calendar for October - November

Shuswap Spinners and Weavers Calendar for October and Beyond

If you are interested in taking part in the Textile Expressions Gallery Show in 2013; please have your artist Bio and photos of past work ready to give Elvi as soon as possible. 

Monday October 10 – Gobbling the Gobbler Day!

October 14-15 -16 - Desert Mesa Spinning Retreat in Cache Creek.

Monday October 17 – Knitters are welcome at Lis Borthwick’s home at 151 17th Street N.E Salmon Arm from 10 -2 pm.  Bring your knitting and a bagged lunch.  Coffee and tea will be provided.

There is no Spinning date for October.

Saturday October 29 – The Desert Sage Weavers present the second annual Slow Fiber Festival at 2965 South Main Street, in the Seniors Center from 10-5 pm. There will be vendors, demonstrations and a fashion show.

Thursday November 1 - Gudrun Weisinger put out a request for Guild made items to display at the Public Library for the month of November.  Please contact Gudrun at 250-835-4657 if you have items for her.  Items will be returned in time for the November Christmas sale.

Monday November 7 – Fibers Unlimited meets at 2:00 pm in the Guild room.

Monday November 7 - The Shuswap Spinners and Weavers Guild meets at 7:30 in the Guild Room.

Tuesday November 8 – Spinners are welcome at Mona Ball’s home at 3170 Fraser Road in Armstrong from 10-2 pm.  Bring your spinning wheel and a bagged lunch.  Coffee and tea will be provided.

Saturday November 26 – Christmas Sale; no set up time yet.  The theme is Christmas Ornaments.

If I've missed anything please let me know.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Shuswap Fibre Artists on Facebook!

After last night's meeting, Melissa created a Facebook page called Shuswap Fibre Artists for those interested in participating.  The link appears below and is also listed on the Interesting Links - appearing on the right of the screen.

If you are interested to get on board, click the "Like" button at the top of the new page. In case you need help beyond that, let me know.  
Contributed by Gudie H.

October 3 Meeting - Minutes

Minutes of Meeting
Shuswap Spinners and Weavers
October 3, 2011
The meeting was called to order at 7: 35 PM, by Gabriele with 32 members
and 2 guests present.
Marg moved that the previous minutes be adopted as read - seconded by
Fair results were read by Noelle.  The amount was up from last year,
particularly at the IPE.  Cheques were delivered.  This year's dues are
now overdue, but can be given to Noelle.  The treasurer's report was read
by Noelle.  Moved by Noelle, seconded by Eileen that the report be
adopted.  CARRIED.
Old Business:
Report on Fairs:  IPE  Moved by Rosalie, seconded by Mona that the guild
charge a 10% commission on all guild sales at the fairs.  CARRIED
  •  It was expected and accepted that those selling would also volunteer to run the booth at the fairs.
  •  Tags on products must include name (initials), inventory number, price and should also contain fibre content, and possibly care instructions.
  •  Sellers wishing to keep track of the inventory sold could double tag, and when sold, one tag could be dropped in a bucket for later verification.
  •  All cheques collected should be made out to Shuswap Spinners and Weavers.
 Committee Reports
No reports were received from Equipment, Library, Historian.
Fibres Unlimited had 5 today.  The Arts Council has received updated
contact information.  The Newsletter from Lynnette will be primarily in
form of a calendar.  Christmas Sale will be November 26.  The theme is
ornaments, but no tree will be put up to display them. To advertise,
Gudrun has booked the Library display case for the month of November.
Email her if you have items to be displayed there.  Tuesday, Nov. 1, @10
AM at the library would be a good time to give her your items.
New Business:
Claire - Facebook page?  After some discussion on facebook pages and
communications methods, it was decided to name the page for Fibre Artists,
instead of for Shuswap Spinners and Weavers.  Those wishing to be a part
of it can choose to do so.  The blog will continue, with any information
you send Margaret to be posted.  If items are sold, she should be notified
to remove the ad.  Photos of events may also be sent to her.  Lynnette
will send out the Newletter.  Lis will email the minutes to each member
individually as well as have them posted on the blog spot.  Individuals
without email must see Lis to give her their address for mailed minutes.
Kyla received items tonight for the Silent Auction to raise money for her
father's operation.  You can email her if you have donations to add, so
she can take everything with her.
Textile Expressions -   Elvi is preparing a submission for the Art Gallery
to request a textile showing in 2013.  In order to make the presentation,
she must have the biographies of all artists.  See Rosalie's email about
format, or the SAGA webpage.  Please deliver your bio to Elvi if you have
signed up to be one of the displayed artists.  Once that list is
submitted, you are committed.  The sooner the submission is made, the
better our chances of success, so time is important.
Elections:            Executive for 2011-2012
President            Gabriele Clark     
Vice President      Sharon Wickstrom           
Treasurer           Noelle Cox         
Secretary           Lis Borthwick                  
Equipment           Elvi Pukas
Library               Darlene Thornbury
Historian Wendy Lawson
Workshops          Gudrun Weisinger
Arts Council         Gudie Hupfauer
Fall Fair  ??

October 14, 15 & 16          Desert Mesa Spin In (Cache Creek)
October 17          Knit In    Lis Borthwick (Directions to follow)
November 8        Spin In   Mona Ball's
Next Meeting       November 7, 7: 30 PM
The meeting was adjourned at 8: 40 PM for refreshments and Show and Tell
Goodie List:
            November           Lis Borthwick       February            Noelle and Gabrielle
            March                Rita and Kyla       April                  Gwen Martinuk    
            May       ??