Wednesday, March 11, 2015

February 2015 Minutes

Guild Minutes 2/14/2015 In Attendance: Nancy Pryor, Jenny Rader, Hannah Woods, Maxene Harlow, Sharie L. Jones, Julie Svoboda, Marilyn Pearson, Bev Perkins, Sandi Steele, Janet Schueller, Carolyn Thompson, Heidi Ericson, Gina Iwahashi, Kendra Iwahashi, Ashley Thibedeau, Connie Vann, Marilynn Clarke, Doris Woloszyn, Bonnie Kruk, Patti O’Brien, Mary B., Laurel Ballon, Virva Porcelli, Becky Pennington, Mimi Bullard, Carrie Bleak, Margery McConaghy, Jo Van Winkle, Judy Wells, Angela Alter.

 Treasurer’s Report: Doris reported that we received $375 for dues for 15 members and $5 for one spindle kit. Our balance is $4,693.67 with 32 paid members.
 Old Business: The Stephanie Gaustid Bast Fiber Workshop will be held at Marilynn Clarke’s on May 23 & 24. It will be limited to 15 people. The cost will be $70-75.00 for the 2 days plus an additional charge for materials. The workshop will cover preparation, processing, and spinning of cotton, flax, and hemp. It was decided the Guild would pay half of the $1,000 for Stephanie’s fees. State Fair-Nancy Pryor will email all the information to Mimi Bullard.
 It was reported that it all looks good for us to participate. Susan is the organizer of the premium books for the fair, as well as other fairs. Celtic Faire: October 10-11. We will be in the Western Heritage Building. Ranger Andy reported that we would be a good asset to the photography exhibit. New Business: The location for our August meeting will be determined later.
 Mimi Bullard will let us know when she has a shearing date.
 The Art Town Arboretum Craft Show will be held on Sunday, July 26th, from 8-1:30. A donation for the Silent Auction is requested. Maxene Harlow will inform us if a business license is required for sales.
 Farm Days-Virva Porcelli reported that it will be held on Apr. 16 & 17, from 8-2 in Fuji Park, in Carson City. Spindle Camp-Virva reported it will be held June 3-7 at Lake Francis Resort in California. Let Virva or Heidi Ericson know if you are interested in attending. Tent spaces are $35-40 and camper cost depends on the size or type of rig. Ashley Thibedeau reported she will coordinate if anyone is interested in alpaca and sheep wool that has been stored in her contact’s barn. Becky Pennington reported on the Sheep to Needles Presentation they will be holding at the California Trail Center, outside of Elko, NV, (Hunter exit) on March 21st at 11:00. , Becky will be processing wool, while some ladies from the Ruby Mountain Fiber Friends Guild will be spinning, and others will be knitting.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

January Minutes 2015

Guild Minutes 1/10/2015

In attendance: 
Janet Drozd, Marilyn Pearson, Mary Sherman, Carol Lopez, Shana Dollarhide, Heidi Ericson, Myna Gianotti, Ashley Thibedeau, Kendra Iwahashi, Jenny Rader, Sandi Steele, Virva Porcelli, Alyce Brown, Georgina Bernard, Patti O’Brien, Mary B., Angela Alter, Nancy Pryor, Susan Palwock, Hannah Woods, Sharie Jones, Maxene Harlow, Margery McConaghy, Carrie Bleak, Jo Van Winkle, Karen Young, Claire Young, Doris Woloszyn

Treasurer’s Report:
Doris reported we have 17 paid members for 2015 with 11 dues paid in Dec. $51 was collected from the silent auction 

New Business:
Bast Fiber Workshop with Stephanie Gaustid in May. Nancy Pryor will check with Sky Peak for prices. Workshop would cost $450 per day plus expenses. This item was tabled until details can be worked out.

Nancy Pryor reported that the Celtic Faire and Catherine are having some issues, it will be determined later if we will be participating. Catherine was given 40 acres in Yerington and may start a year-round Celtic Village.
There is no news to report on the State Fair that will be held July 30-Aug.2 in Fuji Park in Carson City. Nancy will keep in contact with Susan Tyler and report when she hears any details.

Stitches West will be held in Santa Clara, CA,  Feb.19-22nd.

Learning Trees:
Feb.-Long Draw spinning
Mar.-Weaving on rigid heddle loom
Apr.-Wheel maintenance and trouble-shooting. We will also watch Judith McKenzie’s DVD

Next meeting February 14th at the school house at Bartley Ranch

Thursday, January 8, 2015

December 2014 Minutes

Carson Sierra Spinners and Weavers Guild
December 13, 2014 Minutes
Sharie L. Jones and Maxene Harlow, Co-Presidents

The meeting was held at the Bartley Ranch School House and was called to order at 11:00 am.

The November minutes were approved by general consent.

Treasurer’s Report:  Doris reported income of $150 from dues, $200 from the Celtic Fair in appreciation of our participation, $12 donation from a sweater sale, and $50 from spindle kits sold at the fair.  Expenses include reservation of Davis Creek Park for next year.  The treasury has $3987.67 with 53 members.  Our liability insurance premium is coming due soon but it should be less than $450.  Doris is accepting annual dues, $25 for the guild year beginning in January.

Library Report: Heidi reports nothing new.  She would like a list of learning tree activities so she can bring items related to those for each meeting.  There are lots of books and DVDs to borrow from the library.  Contact her if you wish to check some out.  The January learning tree will be the 2nd half of Judith McKenzie’s video about how to process a fleece.  It should take about an hour.

Old Business:
1.  Nancy Pryor emailed Stephenie Gaustad and Sara Lamb regarding providing workshops for next year.  She hasn’t received a reply yet.  Donna, a museum curator, may be able to give us a workshop on Native American fibers used in Nevada.

New Business:
1. Guild elections were held today with the following results:  President, Hannah Woods; Vice President, Virva Porcelli; Secretary, Jo Van Winkle.  Doris will stay on as Treasurer, Heidi will remain Keeper of the Books, and Mim will continue with the website.
2. The Nevada State Fair has contacted the guild for input on the fair program.  We need a liaison with the fair people.  Nancy Pryor volunteered for that job.  The fair will be at Fuji Park in Carson City, July 30-August 2, 2015.
3. Virva asked the members where they would like our August 2015 to be, at Anna Harvey’s or at the Arboretum.
4. Doris reported the next Black Sheep Gathering is June 19-21, 2015 in Eugene Oregon.

After Show and Tell, the Holiday Potluck, the ornament and recipe exchange, the meeting was adjourned.

In Attendance:  Marilyn Pearson, Hannah Woods, Sharie L Jones, Maxene Harlow, Virva Porcelli, Janet Schueller, Carolyn Thompson, Sandi Steele, Connie Vann, Heidi L. Ericson, Myna Giannotti, Ashley Thibedeau, Janet Drozd, Eileen Jacobs, Toni Strassburg, Laurel Ballou, Doris Woloszyn, Marilynn Clarke, Margery McConaghy, Jo Van Winkle, Mimi Bullard, and Nancy Pryor.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

November 2014 Minutes

Carson Sierra Spinners and Weavers Guild November 8, 2014 Minutes Sharie L. Jones and Maxene Harlow, Co-­‐Presidents The meeting was held at the Bartley Ranch School House and was called to order at 11:10 am. The October minutes were approved by general consent. Treasurer’s Report: Doris reported income of the $100 cleaning deposit from Davis Creek and the sale of 2 spindle kits sold at the Celtic Fair for $10. Expenses include paying Mim for fiber, $10, and the purchase of 6lbs of washed wool, bought at Nancy Grundy’s sale, for the spindle kits. The guild has $3925.67 with 52 members. Doris will reserve Davis Creek for our annual retreat next year. She is accepting annual dues, $25 for the guild year beginning in January. Library Report: Heidi wasn’t here today but there are lots of books and DVDs to borrow from the library. Contact her if you wish to check some out. Old Business: 1. Lots of members went to Nancy Grundy’s sale. She may bring remaining items to the Christmas party next month. 2. Guild elections are next month. The president and secretary jobs are open. Jo Van Winkle volunteered to be secretary. Hannah Woods was nominated for president. Doris, Heidi, Mim, and Virva will remain in their current positions. 3. The Buy Nevada Store may be able to accept guild items for sale. Contact Virva or the store for details. 4. There was a short discussion on possible workshop presenters for next year. Nancy Pryor has info on several people. New Business: 1. Sharie reported Joyce Strom of Village with a Heart youth group needs someone to teach fiber and spinning next October. The group is in Reno. Sharie met her at the Celtic fair. 2. Max suggested we have a recipe exchange along with our traditional ornament exchange at our December Christmas Party. Members are encouraged to bring copies of a recipe to share, if they wish. Ornaments will be opened at the party. Bring a wrapped ornament if you wish to participate in the ornament exchange. 3. Virva suggested the guild do our annual charity giving to the Heifer International project. Treasurer Doris commented that we already donated $500 to the Nevada State Museum and paid $50 for a brick for the schoolhouse walk so our charity giving has already been done for this year. 4. Sue G. has a contact for members to donate items for a church bazar that’s raising money for a Ugandan orphanage. Contact Sue for more information. 5. Next month is our Christmas potluck. Bring items for a silent auction, an ornament exchange, and copies of a recipe to share. 6. Virva has already reserved the schoolhouse for our meetings for January through April and November and December. After Show and Tell, the meeting was adjourned and the Mad Hatter’s Batt Party began. In Attendance: Marilyn Pearson, Bev Perkins, Aly Brown, Mimi Bullard, Margery McConaghy, Jo Van Winkle, Carrie Bleak, Nancy Pryor, Janet Schueller, Dale Holcombe, Shelley Neate, Sharie L. Jones, Maxene Harlow, Virva Porcelli, Mary B. Laurel Ballou, Amy Shannon, Ashley Thibedeau, Ban Rekabdar, Connie Vann, Paulette Bowers, Myna Giannotti, Hannah Woods, Judy Wells, Eileen Jacobs, Janet Drozd, Doris Woloszyn, and Sue Gottsacker.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

October Minutes There were twelve in attendance at the meeting held at Bartley Ranch during the Celtic Fair. The September Minutes were approved. Treasurer’s Report: We have 52 members and have $3842.42 in the account. Old Business: “The retreat was a wonderful success, let’s do it again next year!” was the consensus, especially from the campers. Nancy Grundy’s sale at her home studio was discussed. The Field Day at the UNR Farm was very fun, there was a good turnout and much interest. New Business: The November meeting will be “The Mad Hatter’s Batt and Tea Party”. Please bring fiber, blingy bits, and tea tasties to share. Mimi brought fiber for the spindle kits and we moved to pay $63 for the fiber. Virva reported on the “Buy Nevada First Store” by Burlington Coat Factory. She spoke with Shelly, the manager, and it could be venue for us for selling our handmade items. Nancy reported that Stephanie Gaustadt offered to put on a “Fleece to Fiber” workshop for us. The material fee would be $10 on top of the workshop cost. Bast fiber workshops were also offered by Donna, the Curator of the Churchill County Museum in Fallon.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

October 2014 Minutes

Carson Sierra Spinners and Weavers Guild
September 13, 2014 Minutes
Sharie L. Jones and Maxene Harlow, Co-Presidents

The meeting was the guild’s annual retreat and was held at Davis Creek Park.  The meeting was called to order at 11:10 am.

The August minutes were approved by general consent.

Treasurer’s Report:  Doris reported for both July and August.  July: 1 dues was collected, 3 spindle kits were sold, and Max was reimbursed for the Field Guide to Fleece she purchased for the guild library.  August: 2 spindle kits were sold.  The guild has $3797.42 and 51 members.  Doris received a thank you letter from the Nevada State Museum for our donation.

Library Report: Heidi had no report but said the charkha spinner is available for checkout to spin cotton.  Contact Heidi if you’d like to check it out.

Old Business:
1. Our next meeting is at the Celtic Fair, the first weekend of the month, October 4th, at 11:00.  Last year we were able to sell items but this year we can’t.  Bring display items to fit the 1500s.  Spindles and wheels okay, “the ancient art of spinning”.  Doris and Mim will email the list of our members to the organizers so our members can get in free.  Park and sit in the same area as last year.
2. Max reported the “Sample of the Sierra” was very successful.  It was a chef cook-off with wine and beer in Bijou Park at Lake Tahoe.  She had a booth and made some good contacts.

New Business:
1. The practice of donating 10% of vendor proceeds to the guild was discussed.  
Although this used to be the rule, it was “discontinued years ago”.  The rule was originally meant to charge non-members who sold items at guild functions.  Mary B. moved that we suspend the rule until such time as we need to make money”.  Mim amended the motion to include “only members can sell fiber related items”.  Marilynn seconded the amended motion.  The motion was approved by general consent.
2. Doris passed around a flyer about the Fiber Function event in Durham,    
California, near Chico, on Saturday, October 11.
3. Mim announced a local teacher need someone to demo spinning on drop spindles for children K-6 on October 23.  It’s at the Sierra Nevada Charter School in Stead from 8:30-noon.
4. Mim will email info on Nancy Grundy’s studio sale October 10-11.
5. Amy announced UNR will hold a Field Day next Saturday.  Members are invited to demo spinning and fiber arts at the Main Station Farm.  Amy took a head count of interested members today.  Setup is at 8:00 am.   Amy will put info on the guild’s Facebook page.
6. Virva saw a new DVD, “Spinning the New Fibers” including banana, bamboo, etc.  She asked permission to purchase the DVD and members approved by general consent.
7. Virva announced the Western Heritage Festival will be held at the Sparks Victorian Square on Oct 4th and the guild has been invited to participate.  You must fill out a form to demo and/or sell items.  See Virva for forms if you’re interested in attending.
8. Nancy Pryor reported she has a friend who has chuuro fleeces that are clean and available at a nominal fee (or maybe free).  See Nancy if you’re interested.

After Show and Tell, the meeting was adjourned.

In Attendance:  Marilyn Pearson. Mary B., Sharie L. Jones, Virva Porcelli, Heidi Ericson, Nancy Pryor, Maxene Harlow, Marilynn Clarke, Carol Lopez, Chris Lopez, Cindy Vogel, Kendra Iwahashi, Ashley Thibedeau, Myna Giannotti, Nancy Grundy, Amy Shannon, Janet Drozd, Eileen Jacobs, Joe Van Winkle, Margie McConaghy, Mimi Bullard, and Doris Woloszyn.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

August 2014 Minutes


August 9,2014
Carson Sierra Spinners and Weavers
Sharie Jones and Maxene Harlow Co Presidents

The meeting was held at Anna Harvey's Ranch.
The meeting was called to order at 11:30 a.m.
The August minutes were approved by general consent.

Treasures Report:  Our Treasure Doris Wolozyn, reported that the Guild has a total of $3,787.42
                               in the guild treasury account.

Library Report:       There was no Library report at this meeting.

Old Business:
                         1.  I just wanted to thank Anna Harvey for everyone at the guild to your wonderful
                              Fiber Farm Festival.  We all learned so much from all the classes and demos
                              that were offered, and especially enjoyed buying interesting items from the
                              vendor.  The food was a wonderful treat and what a fun time we all had.
                              Thank you Anna Harvey!!!!

                          2.  There was no new information from Nancy Pryor about the Celtic Fair.Just
                               a reminder that the October meeting will be held at a week early at the Celtic
                                Fair on Sat & Sun the 4th and 5th of October at the Bartley Ranch.  We will
                                start our meeting at 11:00 a.m.  We should have more information on the
                                Celtic Fair at the September meeting.
New Business:
                           1.  Next month is the Guild Spinsters Retreat, on the 12th -14th, Fri thru Sun. At
                                Davis Creek Park in Washoe Valley.  If you are camping for the weekend you
                                can start setting up Friday at Noon and tear down Sunday at Noon.  If you
                                are planning to camp please try and bring some extra fire wood to burn in the
                                evening for the campfire. Also everyone camping or not please bring ice and
                                some extra waters to share.  On Saturday the meeting will begin at 11:00
                                a.m. and after the meeting everyone usually brings a delicious recipe from
                                there kitchen for the potluck.  You may also bring something for the Silent
                                Auction donated to the Guild or you may bring items to sell.
                                This year we decided to have a few different Learning Trees for members to
                                 participate in.   We will have a station with Mim to demonstrate Felting.
                                 Sharie will have a station where she is demonstrating Arm Knitting, and Max
                                 will have a station demonstrating Hairpin Lace Knitting.  Mim will supply
                                 anything necessary for the Wet Felting, for the Arm knitting and the Hairpin
                                 Lace Knitting you will need a couple balls of worsted weight yarn and a                                          med size crochet.  Anything else needed will be provided.
                                 Can't wait to see you all there, we always have a wonderful time. *&lt:-P party
                             2.  Nancy Grundy a former member of our guild, will be attending our retreat
                                  on Saturday afternoon and will be selling some knitting, weaving and fiber
                                  books, magazines, some yarn and fiber.  Nancy has been a fiber artist
                                  for years and will have some wonderful fiber items to sell at the retreat.

Show N Tell:              We had a very short but interest Show N Tell.

Meeting Adjourned by all!!!!!
                      So we could enjoy the rest of Anna Harvey's Farm Festival.