May 2017 minutes

Hand Weavers Guild of Lincoln
Meeting Minutes – May 13, 2017

Guild members present
Mandy Binder             Kathy Blum                Barb Dickason             Catherine Easton
John Geppert              Elaine Hoemann          Mary Howell               Jan Jaecks                   
Joan Johnson               Sue Ranta                    Cheryl Rennick           Cynthia Swisher         
Jan Tooker                   Justin Eller                 
Review January Minutes
·         Homestead Days is 6/24/17 not 6/4/17

·         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
·         We now have $100 in petty cash to make change.
·         Voices of Hope sent us a thank you letter for our donation in a fund raising raffle.  The wall hanging donated was valued at $100 total raised was $1,200.             
Guild Groups / Projects / Classes
·         Overshot Project – No updates
·         Rug Group
o   Will be meeting 7/8/17 at 12 noon
·         Space Committee – No updates
·         Classes / Workshops / Programs
o   Walk in and Weave
§  $60 if using Studio weft
§  $40 if using your own weft
o   Beginning Spinning – 4/1/17 – 5/6/17  3-5
§  Had 5-6 students
o   Advanced Spinning – Thurs 5-7p – 5/11/17 – 6/15/17
§  Jane Mailand will be teaching
§  Class not offered through SCC
§  Focus on wheel Spinning
§  $50 for 6 weeks
§  1 student
§  Class changed to every other Thurs, will meet with Spinning Group
o   Advanced Weaving  - 4/1/17 – 5/9/17  9:30 – 11a
§  Class is winding down, thanks to all who helped
o   Fall Beginning Weaving – 10/21/17 – 11/25/17  - 9:00 – 12p
o   Basket Weaving Oct 14, 21, 28 – 3 – 5p
§  Class will be offered through SCC
§  Double Wall Cherokee
o   Quilt Museum Art Market  -  11/17/17  3-7,   11/18/17  10-4
o   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:
§  What is the maximum number of students?
§  Will the workshop be held at The Studio or at The College?
§  How much prepping and time commitment is needed?
§  What is the schedule and is it flexible?
§  Joan emailed Chris Krampe, no response yet.
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   Homestead Days - 6/24/17 – 10a – 5p
§  Linda Carlson will coordinate
o   Camp Creek – 7/15/17 – 7/16/17 – 8 - 5p / 8 – 4p
§  Linda Carlson will coordinate
o   Lancaster Super Fair – 8/5/17 – 8/6/17
§  Joan Johnson will coordinate
o   Seward County Fair – 8/12/17
§  Linda Carlson will coordinate
o   Arbor Lodge – 10/28/17 times TBD
§  Joan Johnson will coordinate

Old Business
·         2017 Summer Weavathon
o   10 participants so far
o   All participants must warp a loom; if a loom is open you can start warping today.
o   Projects include scarves, dish towels and clothes, shawls and rag rugs
o   All projects must be off the loom and finished by 9/16/17
o   If you use your own warp this cost will be figured into the price of the item so you can be reimbursed
o   If you have a picture of your pattern please post it on the loom so others can see it
·         Fiber Festival in York was well organized and attended.  Lots of Midwest area demonstrators and vendors.
o   They are looking for help teaching and demonstrating next year if you are interested we can add it to our calendar of events, details TBD.
·         Ridged heddle looms can be checked out when not in use for classes just like all other Studio looms and wheels.

New Business 
·         Cheryl is working on an updated directory; please update your information on the 2015 directory on the table in the classroom.  The new master directory will be stored on the Studio computer.
·         Omaha Guild is conducting a workshop 6/2/17 – 6/4/17
o   Pre-wound warps $160 plus $25 material fee
o   Emily is attending if you want to car pool

·         Field Trip – Bone Creek Museum, David City – Sat 5/20/17
o   150 artist exhibit
o   Meet at Studio at 10am, stop at Seward library 10:30ish, David City at 11:30 ish, return to Seward for yarn shop
·         Programs
o   6/10/17 – Linda, Robyn Spady
o   7/8/17 – John, TBD
o   8/12/17 – Cheryl, TBD
o   9/9/17 – Catherine, Indigenous Weaving Techniques from populations of North and South America
o   12/9/17 – Holiday party / potluck

Mandy Binder

Recording Secretary 

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