Monday, March 4, 2013

Minutes from our March 4th meeting......

Shuswap Spinners and Weavers Meeting

March 4, 2013
Number of members present: 21. Guests present: 2

Meeting called to order by Rita at 10:10 a.m.
Additions to the agenda: no additions
Adoption of previous month's minutes. Moved by Glenda , seconded by Mona. Carried.

Treasurer:   Noelle gave her Treasurer's Report.  Noelle moved her report be adopted, Rita seconded, Carried.

Equipment: Elvi gave her Equipment Report.

Workshops: Rosalie gave a very brief reference to the linen talk. Members can purchase the summary notes for $1.00, paid to Rosalie. Update that the lace weaves study group meets at 1:00 today. (most info will be distributed by email to group members only) Outlined plans for the color in spinning; got some expression of interest; and described the "kick off" presentation for that topic which is a colour theory lecture on March 16. E-mail or a phone call to Rosalie is necessary to register.

Library: Darlene reminds people to pay fines.

Historian: Wendy mentioned the airing of the scrapbooks at the mall. Many people looked in them including our own guild members. Thanks to Ann for taking them..

Old Business:
Donation box: reminder to add items.

Heritage Days: report on sweater and how the event went. Thanks to everyone.

Quilt Show: Update on display size and layout. Mannequins and dress forms seem to be an issue, both quilters and Fibernation want the forms.
Tabled motion: All in favour 0, Opposed 21. The motion was defeated. Rosalie moved that the guild set aside 4 mannequins to go to Lumby Days (Fibernation) and 4 mannequins for our use at the quilt show. Seconded by Mona. All in favour 21. No one opposed, carried.

Waulking Project: Discussion about the colours to use. Whether a plaid or check would be suitable and the colours. Merino yarn suggestion from Kyla. Noelle to talk with her. More information to come. Sign up list sent around.

New Business:
Name tags for Marcia, Linda, Anne, Sara, Nikki, Jen, Lisa, Venke. Noelle to check out options for the name tags.

Sheep to Shawl and Fall Fair:
Elvi has sent out invitation letters. The three receivers at the recent spin-in indicated they would probably not attend. Elvi has proposed that we have a spin-in at the fair rather than a Sheep to Shawl event. Maybe have information about the wheel in front of each. Have different fibres being spun. Sara mentioned the link of the Fair to Agriculture and the way to allocate money. Anne mentioned that the fairs need the educational part so we should expand the demonstration part. Signs to make the public welcome. When people spin by themselves they are more approachable than in a group. Jen suggested it be a demonstration sheep to shawl, Noelle agreed that the sheep to shawl is a good idea. Gudrun also suggested Sheep to Shawl is important. Jean suggested drop spindles be demonstrated as well. Anita thinks people like the idea of a competition and need floaters to give the information so competitors can concentrate on the project. Elvi thinks this is a good opportunity to have a spin-In. Ann suggested that a spin-in is a great idea but at a different time and venue. Anne suggested that maybe another sweater could be done as well as the sheep to the shawl. Invite people (including men) to come and learn. Rosalie suggested we wait until June to make any decisions. (Point to note: the Fall Fair Book is published in May.)

April 8, 2013 7 p.m next meeting. Fibres Unlimited in the afternoon, currently the extra room is booked from 2 - 4 p.m. but people are welcome to come earlier and stay later. Often the early birds work in the guild room then as more come we spread out to the other room.
March 9, we are invited to Fleece and Fibre Days at Clare's from 10am to 2p.m.
pin In: March 12 at Mona's

Knit -In March 18 at Gloria's
Evening get together: Mar 27, 7p.m. to 9 Ann's

Knee Deep in Sheep event. Saturday April 20 at Clare's 10 - 4pm.
Noelle moved the meeting be adjourned.

Program by Gudrun on pick-up weaving on Inkle Loom. Beautiful samples and lovely bands were shown.

Coffee and show and tell. (Ann cracked the whip as only 10 minutes was left in our room rental time). Regretfully no one took pictures of the many lovely items from skeins, to scarves, to linen cloths, to linen runners, placemats, mittens, and beyond. Thanks you everyone for showing your items.