Monday, August 10, 2015

The August meeting ...

The HHRHG met for their regular meeting August 8 in the library in Washington, Indiana.  About 11:00 a.m. a business meeting was called to order with 8 members being in attendance.  Judy Foster, Secretary presided as the following items of business were discussed:

Raffle Rug:  The rug was at the meeting and it was decided to raffle it at the October meeting.  Members were urged to sell tickets as this is our only fund-raiser at present.

The 2015 Raffle Rug -- 6 chances to win $5, or $1 for one chance.  Contact a Guild member!
September Meeting:  It was decided that there will be no September meeting because of schedule conflicts with several members, especially the Woolkeepers Hook-in in Danville.  We will meet next in October.

School Art Department Grant:  After discussion it was decided that we will once again present a $250 grant to a local school for use in their art department.  Members are urged to submit the name of their local school to one of the officers or just make that school's name known at the October meeting.  We will draw the name of the lucky recipient at that time.

Bylaws Addition:  We discussed a needed addition to the bylaws and that will be discussed more in the future.

Mission and Purpose of the Guild:  Once again there was discussion of a mission or purpose for the Guild and everyone had ideas.  We need a larger quorum to make a decision on the direction of our guild and all members are urged to attend the next regular meeting and bring their ideas with them.

Jan Cabel once again brought some delicious scones and following the business meeting members stayed to hook, relax, visit, share and enjoy Jan's baking.  Four members were headed to New Harmony for Sug McClain's special 90th Birthday Celebration.  Happy Birthday Sug!

Ann has about a quarter of her geometric rug done.  I asked her to lay the other woolens in the appropriate places to give you an idea of what it will look like.  This is her first hooked piece!

Judy was just beginning the background on her lion rug.

Sharon completed the star on her pumpkin mat at the meeting and later began hooking the tendrils and the pumpkin itself.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Notes from the July meeting ...

The Hoosier Hills Rug Hooking Guild met at the Washington, Indiana public library on July 11 for their regular meeting.  There were 11 members and one visitor in attendance.  No official business meeting was conducted, but there was informal discussion on two ongoing topics: (1) should the Guild sponsor a fiber fair again in the future, and (2) what will be the mission of the organization if a fair or some other event is no longer held.  There was a pretty good discussion on these two topics.

A hook-in was mentioned as a possible event the Guild might want to look into sponsoring and since Teresa Kinman is going to attend one in the near future, she promised to observe how the one she'll be attending is handled and bring some ideas back to the Guild.

Jan brought some delicious scones and several members enjoyed sharing project ideas and showing their work, some of which is pictured below ...
Teresa Kinman brought this scarecrow mat.  The beading against the border is a nice touch ... great background, too!
Sharon Weiss brought her completed beginner piece!  It looks fabulous Sharon, and it'll look great in your home this fall!
So, here's Sharon at work just starting her second hooked piece.  It's a great pumpkin with star, designed by Teresa Kinman of Woolen Heirlooms.
Here's another new member, Ann Horrall, just beginning a geometric piece.
Betty Lawhead has made a good start on this pillow cover.  It'll look great in her home when she's done.
Another pillow cover was being worked on by Sug McClain.  You can't beat the good ole red, white and blue!
Steve Sims was busy completing his rug punch star rug.  I think he's about ready to move on to something else now -- but he may be 'hooked' on punch!
Mary Jane Todd, Steve's mother-in-law, is also doing rug punch and here she is working on her star rug.
Here's Jan Cabel's wool applique project.  It's a block-of-the-month mystery piece and there'll be 11 pieces total when she gets done.  The five in the foreground are complete and Jan was working on embellishing the strawberry in the background at this meeting.  It's always fun to see what Jan will be working on next ...
Besides seeing what Jan's working on, it's sometimes interesting to poke around in her work basket to see what you can find.  Here's her old pin cushion made from a piece of weaving.  Love it!