Thursday, January 8, 2015
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.
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.
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
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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. *<:-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.
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Sharie L. Jones and Maxene Harlow, Co-Presidents
The meeting was held at Mim’s ranch and was called to order at 11:36 am. Sharie was welcomed back after hip surgery.
The June minutes were approved by general consent.
Treasurer’s Report: Doris reported the guild received $50 from the sale of the donated floor loom. The guild has $3762.37 with 50 members.
Library Report: Heidi reported the equipment list and dates of upcoming events are now on our website. Max bought a copy of “Field Guide to Fleece” at the Black Sheep Gathering for our guild, $14.95.
1. Max got 2 blue ribbons for her hat and Baby Surprise entry at Black Sheep. Doris had wonderful experiences, ask her all about it! Her entries did very well too. Myna and Ashley went to Black Sheep also and enjoyed themselves so much they’re planning on going again next year.
2. Mim reported there might be a need for spinners to demo at Bower’s Mansion on July 26th for the Nevada 150th anniversary. More info to come.
3. Our next meeting is at Anna Harvey’s in California. Mim will put directions to her house on the website. Call Anna at 916-217-8220 or 530-994-3617 to sign up for classes or if you’d like a booth ($25) to sell items. Check out anna.got.wool.com for the class schedule. We won’t have a formal meeting that day but plan to gather together before lunch.
4. Virva is going to Gold Discovery Days. Contact her if you plan to go too.
5. Amy said CSSW will just do demos at the Nevada 150th Anniversary fair July 30-August 3. She hasn’t heard back any details from them. She is discouraged that there hasn’t been any advertising.
6. Sharie will go to the Nevada County Fair in Grass Valley to demo spinning, etc.
7. Sharon Campbell likes the Plumas Sierra County Fair in Quincy August 13-17.
1. Doris met a mother daughter business, Spinja Fiber Arts, recently and thought the guild might like to invite them to our September retreat and bring a truck show.
2. Max asked members to start thinking about a Learning Tree for the retreat and email ideas to Mim. There was discussion about felting and rigid heddle loom weaving.
After Show and Tell, the meeting was adjourned at 2:21
In attendance: Marilyn Pearson, Miriam Volpin, Robin Gallagher, Mimi Bullard, Jo Van Winkle, Margery McConaghy, Hanna Woods, Doris Woloszyn, Eileen Jacobs, Nancy Pryor, Marilynn Clarke, Virva Porcelli, Heidi Erickson, Sara Freitag, Bev Perkins, Sharie L. Jones, Maxine Boulin, Susan Palwick, Sharon Campbell, Sheila Young, Shelley Neate, Myna Giannotti, Ashley Thibedeau, Heather Christian, Rowan Christian, Mary B.
Our next meeting will be at Anna Harveys in Calpine Ca.
Driving Directions from Reno
Take 395 North to Highway 70 exit. Pass through Beckwourth and take County Road A23 for 11.5 miles our driveway is on the right. Take dirt road 2.5 miles towards the trees. We are the only ones out here.
Friday, July 4, 2014
Treasurer’s Report: Doris Woloszyn
Doris reported that the $500 donation to the Nevada State Museum for Navajo Rug repair has been made. The balance remaining is $3712.37 and we have 50 members.
Library: Heidi Ericson
It was discussed to bring books related to the Learning Tree topic to the meetings.
Virva reported on Joanne Ruane’s Cotton Spinning Class and her book Easy to Spin Cotton.
Heidi reported on Spindle Camp, it was wonderful! Francis Lake has a really nice facility, has a great variety of camping options. The Foothill Fiber Group did a wonderful job.
Amy recommended that since there is no organization regarding the Fair in Carson City, that we treat it as we do “Farm Days” and demonstrate wherever we find space. She suggested we attend the Nevada County Fair in Grass Valley, CA, Aug. 6-10th.
Doris reported on Gold Discovery Days held at Plumas-Eureka State Park, she will get back to us with the dates. The town of Johnsville, CA was incorporated into the park. Nicole told us more about the park and all the volunteers there are friends of hers.
Sharie will call about the dates for the Rancho San Rafael demonstration dates and report back to us.
Marilynn Clarke will have a Stash Sale at the Guild meeting held at her house.
The Learning Tree at Mimi’s house for the July 12th meeting will be Indigo dyeing.
Sharie Jones will have her hip surgery on June 25th.
Mimi will get the information and dates of the Bowers Mansion demonstrations.
Sharie reported on the August meeting, it will be held at Anna Harvey’s during Sierra Valley Ranch Days. There will be “deadhead flower” dyeing, $20 per participant. Lunch will be $15. There will also be Fiber Workshops, a historical hike and a tour. Mimi will get the directions for us.
Doris has several moorit lambs for sale.
Mimi has several Shetland lambs for sale.
Mimi will create a “Summer Events” box on the blog, so please let her know the dates and times of any events.
Margery McConaghy, Virva Porcelli, Mimi Bullard, Sharie Jones, Mary B., Marilynn Clarke, Bev Perkins, Amy Shannon, Heather Christian, Rowan Christian, Myna Gianotti, Ashley Thibedeau, Heidi Ericson, Doris Woloszyn, Maxene Harlow, Nancy Pryor, Nicole Kelly, Jo Van Winkle, Sue Gottsacker
The July meeting will be at my house on July 12th. Copy the directions and do
Mim Bullard is in Rancho Haven: From Reno, drive north on Hwy 395 to the first Red Rock exit #78, after the
Drive 20 miles to the ,
and take the first left (after Jeanette Miller’s alpaca ranch ) onto
Arabian. It’s a dirt road but has a
county sign. Drive up into the valley
and turn left on Rancho, then continue several hundred yards and turn right on
Thoroughbred. Mim is about two miles up
and on the right – Sierra
Ranchos Valley 455
Thoroughbred Circle. If you are coming in from California, the north Red Rock exit is 13
miles past the exit for Hwy 70 at Hallelujah Junction and only turns
right. Continue four miles from the
State line, past the volunteer fire house and turn right on Rancho, at mailbox
central. There is a cell signal at the
mail boxes. Mim’s number is
775-969-3249. You must use 775. Drive to first right and turn right on Rancho
a second time, then continue several
hundred yards and turn right on Thoroughbred.
Mim is about two miles up and on the right – 455 Thoroughbred Circle.