Monday, April 15, 2013

APRIL 8, 2013 - Meeting Minutes

April 8, 2013 Meeting
Shuswap Spinners and Weavers

Program on Card Weaving by Gudrun

29 members present and one guest, Lisa, who hitchhiked from Revelstoke to attend.

Meeting called to order by President, Lis.

Additions to the Agenda. Quilt Show and equipment policy. Gabriele moved amended agenda be adopted, seconded by Jen, carried.

Adoption of minutes from previous month moved by Julia, seconded by Linda. Carried.

Treasurer: income from memberships, linen talk,  Expenses were waulking project yarn, magazine subscriptions, room rental.  Noelle moved her report be adopted, seconded by Rita, carried.

Equipment: Carder is back.

Workshops: Rosalie stated colour group had their first meeting and the study group will continue for a year. 12 + members attended the colour lecture. The lace group is working through their drafts and project. Exchange will be made at the June potluck meeting. Next workshop is card weaving on May 4 held in this room. Supplies list has been emailed out. Louise has some cards available for purchase 50 cards for $18.95 and 2 packs of 25 for $9.50. Workshop cost is $25, email Rosalie to hold a space. Need 7 people for the workshop to go.

Library: Darlene has a Spin-In magazine to card and then put in the library.
Historian: No report

Old Business:
Donation Box: reminder to put in items and sign the sheet

Waulking project: sign up list includes Gudrun, Venke, Marcia, Glenda, Kyla to weave at Guild, Wendy, Gloria to weave at home. Elvi has added her name to the list. Put phone number on list and phone the next person on the list, from the book hanging on the wire baskets. Cost $25 for the wool, size is about 48 inches plus fringe at each end so about 60 inches total per shawl. Elvi is weaving Apr 10, Gudrun April 15, phone the next person on the list when you finish and if unsure of the procedure contact Noelle, Ann or a person scheduled to weave ahead of you to see how it works.

Sheep to shawl: Elvi is the convenor. Kelowna is probably coming this year. Salmon Arm has a team and many thanks to Margaret for donating the BFL fleece.

Name tags: Price has gone up a bit. There is a choice of having a pin or a magnet back for $3.00 extra. Noelle has a list of names and choices. E-mail her if you want one and were not at the meeting. Cost is about $7 for a pin and $10 for the magnetic one.

New Business:

1.  Year End date for the guild and election of officers - June ? There is a problem with planning workshops if the co-ordinator is elected in October. Kyla moved, seconded Louise that elections be moved back to June. Discussion included these points: Autumn is a great time for workshops. Time for executive to gel before the fall busyness. Workshop person could organize workshops for the fall even if they would no longer in that position. Instructors coming from abroad need to be booked well in advance. Maybe have two workshop people. 28 in favour.

2.  Hosting a Spin-In Event in 2014. Nikki moved that we hold a multi guild spin- in and Kyla seconded. Gudrun can check out Sunnybrae community hall, other possible venues Gardom Lake, Seniors Hall, Clare's hall. Elvi suggested that we could hold it at the fair. People could make their own choice of food. Kyla suggested a separate event from the fair. Sharon mentioned she thought it was a good idea to have a separate event. Eileen mentioned it isn't necessarily a fund raiser. Rosalie thinks that their might be few choices of date. 1 opposed, 28 in favour. Committee to look into this, Kyla, Rita, Bea, Nikki, Melissa ( I hope this is correct).

3.  Meeting times for 2013 - 2014 season. Lis suggests no longer 2 meetings per month. Daytime meetings were well attended. Lis proposes continue with evening meeting in November, December is a social so in
evening, January cancelled. Have a daytime meeting in Feb and Mar and also a second get together in the evening sometime during the month. Louise moved we have an evening Meeting in October,
November, December, daytime meetings in February, March, and evening meetings in April, May and June. Seconded by Gabriele. 28 in favour, 1 opposed
4. Equipment rental policy needs to be followed. Discussion included these comments: we must be careful of making equipment available to everyone. Somebody might need to vouch for new members and the deposit should be cashed when the guild equipment is overdue. Maybe have the member use the equipment at the guild room for the first three months after joining. Need a mentor program to help with the use of new equipment. The Deposit cheque should be cashed if equipment is not returned by the end of the one month rental period.

Upcoming Events:
1.  Knee Deep in Spring - April 20. Harmonious Homestead and Ewe 10 -4 RSVP to Rob.

2.  Williams Lake Spin-In May 4 Contact "Linda Purjue" <> if interested.
3.  June 7, 8. Quilt Show, Fibernation Days in Lumby ( June 9 as well) Louise needs more garments. Jackets, toques, vests, etc. Quilt Show has offered us a space of 20 x 20 feet.

Spin -Ins. April 17 at Elvi's
Knit- In. April 23 at Ann's
Evening: or May 1 @ Lis's

Adjournment: Lis adjourned the meeting at 8:51 p.m.

Next Meeting: May 6. 7 p.m. Fibres Unlimited in the afternoon.

Goodies: Catherine, Mona


Mark your calendar to attend Fibernation in conjunction with LUMBY DAYS:
(Friday) June 7th Evening Fashion show, in the Whitevalley Community Hall,
2250 Shields, Lumby, B.C. Doors open 7:00 p.m. Show starts at 7:30 p.m.
Entrance by Donation. Some garments for sale after the show.

Saturday June 8th 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Demo’s of needle felting, weaving
spinning and knitting, quilting, pine needle baskets and other fiber work. You can join in and
try your hand at it for a nominal fee. Take home your creation.

Saturday June 8th & Sunday June 9th - View the fashion show garments on
display and take advantage of the opportunity to buy any that are for sale.
Both days: View the rest of Lumby Days. Take in the musical events, and much

Fibernation -Sponsored by the Monashee Arts Council and

White Valley Parks, Recreation and Culture.

In conjunction with Lumby Days Family Festival

Color Theory Workshop

On March 16, Rosalie presented a Color Theory Workshop in the Uptown Askews Community Room.  We all enjoyed a great afternoon - learning all about color and doing hands-on projects to teach us about hues, values, tints, etc.  Here are a few pictures from our day! :)