Guild Meeting Minutes August 10, 2013

Hand Weavers Guild of Lincoln
Minutes of the meeting
August 14, 2013
Co-President Linda Carlson called the meeting to order at 1:00.

Minutes of July meeting were approved.

Treasurer’s report:
Regular deposits from dues, tatting class and dyeing workshop were deposited.
January 24, we paid College View Neighborhood Association for annual dues.
We also paid Will Rennick for the repair of our floor. Nice job, Will.
The check issued to St. Marks for their crafts fair was returned. They have no spaces left.
Cheryl was able to contact the lady who runs the Southwest High School Crafts Fair. We paid to be in the October 19th fair.  We need people to sign up to work the fair, three people maximum for morning set up and sell and three for afternoon sell and tear down.

Old Business

Reports from Coordinators
Rug Show – Fiber Arts Show
Our show is included in the First Friday Art Walk. Our Opening Reception is October 4th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. The show will be up October 1-31 at Westminster Presbyterian Church.
Cheryl and others will hang the show September 30th. All pieces to be entered in the show should be at the Studio  by September 21 to avoid them being in the way during our Open House sale September 28-29th.
Bring food for Opening Reception by 4pm October 4th to the church so there is time to put the goodies out on serving trays. The church is supplying us with plates, utensils, cups and glassware. We will need some workers to stay following the show to make sure all is cleaned up and restored to its proper place.
Wendy Weiss, Professor at UNL Textiles will be our judge.
Invitation cards for both our Open House and the Opening Reception are available on the table. Take what you need. If you want to send both to one person, use an envelope for 46 cents. One card costs 33 cents to mail without the envelope.  MUST have a return address on cards or they don’t go anywhere – won’t be delivered. There are return address stickers for the studio at the studio.
Posters – Sue will make more and leave them on the table.  Please take them to various shops, coffee houses, churches, etc. and ask to post them so more people will know about our show.

Reports from Task Groups:
Membership, Facility, and Finance groups have finished their tasks. Education, Organizational Structure, and Outreach are ongoing.
Cheryl mentioned that we need more weavers and spinners to step up and be willing to teach classes. Right now we have John, Cheryl, and Catherine teaching, and Victoria teaching spindle spinning when there is a need for it.  To maintain our classes, we need more teachers so the ones teaching now can have a break.

Victoria purchased four looms at the University auction for $17.50 each. None of them are for the Guild. There will be another auction and we can look then to see if we need to purchase a loom at these wonderful prices.

Open House Planning
Cleaning Days: August 28 & 31, September 7, 14, and 21
We need cleaners and we need to paint a couple of walls that were damaged by the flood.

Projects:  Listed on bulletin board by door – Sign initials when completed
            Jobs include:
Paint entry walls
            Clean outside of doorway
            Dust and clean floors
            Paint damaged walls that have been repaired
            Paint??? Bathroom floor ???
Refreshments – Details will be determined at September meeting   

Planning for demonstrations; Linda reported that we still need for the demonstrations to be covered with people committed to going.
We need lots of fliers and business cards to hand out.

Attendance to College View Neighborhood Association meeting on August 14: Sue Ranta & Patricia Miller volunteered to attend.

New Business:
An invitation was given to us to participate at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum between August 20 and September 22.  It was moved and seconded that we pursue a time to demonstrate weaving and spinning at the International quilt center. Motion passed. Jane Mailand and Sue Ranta will contact the Center to arrange dates.

NOTE: Cheryl Rennick announced that Mary Zicafoose, a past member of our Guild and a world renowned fiber artist will have a show at the Hillestad Gallery from December 2, through January 14, 2014.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 2:40 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Sue Ranta, Recording Secretary

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