October 2016 minutes

Hand Weavers Guild of Lincoln
Meeting Minutes – October 8, 2016

Guild members present
Mandy Binder             Catherine Easton         John Geppert               Victoria Hilton
Joan Johnson              Tonya Leach                Cheryl Rennick           Jan Tooker
Jean Whitmore            Kathy Blum               

Review August Minutes
·         No corrections

·         None

Treasures Report
·         Checking account balance:     $   X.XX
o   CD 1 balance:             $   X.XX
o   CD 2 balance:             $   X.XX
o   Total Net Worth:       $  See In-house minutes
·         Next month John will provide the numbers for the Rag Rug Rodeo and Walk in and Weave to report how much money the Studio made from these projects
Guild Groups / Projects / Classes
·         Overshot Project – No updates
·         Rug Group
o   Rug Show at Civic Center in Seward – 2018 April and May
·         Space Committee – no updates
·         Classes / Workshops / Programs
o   Beginning Weaving Fall Class – 10/1/16 – 11/19/16 3 – 5p
§  Cheryl was not feeling well so Catherine stepped in and taught the first class of 3 students. Thanks Catherine! 
o   Ridged Heddle Class – Sue and Cindy  -  10/30/16 and 11/6/16 1:30 – 4:30
§  Cindy has completed sample weavings, these will be at Yarn Charm to help the students decide what yarn to purchase for the class
§  2 Classes and 1 work day in-between
§  John needs to catalog all parts for each of the ridged heddle looms – We need to figure out a system to keep all parts with each loom.  Will look into getting nice cotton bags with iron on logo and list of inventory of what should be in each bag. 
§  Jan volunteered to iron these onto these bags            as well as logo and contact info onto bags for Victoria’s Spinning Class.
o   Tamari Balls – 12/3/16 – 9a to 1p ish
§  Cathy purchased some thread and supplies for the class
§  Email John if interested so he can get a correct count of participants
o   Robyn Spady – Cutting Loose with Tied Weaves – 9/15/18 – 9/16/18
§  Cost – TBD
§  All 8 harness looms must be freed up by August 1st 2018, notices will be posted on these looms.
·         Demonstrations
o   Arbor Lodge State Historical Park Living History Celebration – 10/29/16
§  Joan will email details to the people who volunteered – Cindy, Linda and Joan
§  Studio items for sale will have sales tax included on the tags
o   Prairie Hill – 10/8/16
§  Tricia and Theresa volunteered to work this demonstration
o   Homestead Days - 6/23/17 – 6/26/17

Old Business
·         Quilt Center Art Market – 11/18/16 4-8p, 11/19/16 10a-4p
o   Jan, Catherine and Mary will be participating in the sale.  Jan has submitted a contract and is waiting for inventory sheet.
New Business 
·         St Mary’s College has asked us to host a Basket Weaving Workshop at no cost to us.  We all agreed this would be a good opportunity for us but we have some questions:
o   What is the maximum number of students?
o   Will the workshop be held at The Studio or at The College?
o   How much prepping and time commitment is needed?
o   What is the schedule and is it flexible?
·         Mid Plains Fiber Fair – York NE
o   4/22/17 – 4/23/17
o   Classes, Vendors and Demonstrations
·         Cheryl suggested we contact all organizations we demonstrate with to get exact dates for desired demonstrations for the year by our January meeting date (1/14/17) if dates are not provided by this date we will not demonstrate for them that year and will contact them for dates the following year.
·         Dean Knisely moved into The Legacy, donated all her weaving supplies to The Guild
·         Tonya is moving to Atlanta for her job at the end of the month.  She wants to continue her membership with The Guild
·         Programs
o   12/10/16 – Bring anything you have been working on, fiber related or not.
1.       Raffle for prize – Catherine’s Poinsettia Tamari Ball
2.      Bring food for a holiday pot luck
3.      Bring ideas for Programs and Workshops, programs do not have to be after the monthly Guild Meetings
4.      Election of Officers
·         Teaching Assistance for Weaving Classes

Mandy Binder

Recording Secretary 

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