Thursday, October 16, 2014

Highlights of the October meeting ...

[ Be sure to check the bottom of our blog for the October recipe of the month! ]

The October meeting of the Hoosier Hills Rug Hooking Guild was held at the public library in Washington, Indiana Saturday, October 11 with seven members in attendance.  A business meeting was held, followed by time to hook, visit and share what members have been working on.

Briefly, items discussed at the meeting included:
  • It was announced that Shirley Casebolt's sister has died and appropriate cards are being sent. 
  • The Walnut Grove Festival was being held at Grousland in Vincennes on this meeting day and a couple members were there (for one, Teresa Kinman was teaching rug hooking), as well as some of the Evansville members are preparing to depart for a rug hooking class.
  • A retreat for Guild members was again discussed and it was decided that the committee (Barbara Bauman, Judy Foster & Lou Moore) should proceed to find a suitable teacher for a retreat to be held in April or May of 2015, ascertain prices and available times, and decide on a location and length of retreat.  They will report back  Four teacher names were discussed at the meeting.
  • Along the same lines, it was decided that we will have topic specific lessons at regular meetings, to include proddy and sculpting.  Janice Spaulding was asked to teach these two classes.  Other members might want to teach as well in their area of expertise.  Members are urged to submit ideas for other mini-lessons to the Guild president.
  • Barbara announced that Sue Spargo is tentatively set to teach a class on wool applique at her quilt guild in Olney, Illinois in the future.  She will let us know if members of her quilting guild do not fill the class so that HHRHG members might attend if desired.
  • The Nominating Committee (Amy Best and Jan Cabel) announced the slate of candidates for 2015 officers and they will be voted on at the next meeting at November.
  • The Christmas party was discussed and after discussion the decision was made to hold the event at the library on our usual December meeting day and have a carry-in lunch.  A Christmas ornament exchange is optional.
  • The recipe of the month was discussed and Judy got a volunteer suggestion from Barbara and Amy (see the October recipe at bottom of this blog).
Below are pictures of a few items brought for show and tell, as well as projects in process.

The next meeting of the Hoosier Hills Rug Hooking Guild will be held Saturday, November 8 at 10:30 a.m. local time at the library in Washington Indiana.  Visitors are always welcomed! 

Marsha Mulroony was almost done with her turkey rug last Saturday!  Just a little hooking to go in the border.  Great job Marsha (as usual)!
Jan Cabel has finished this wonderful pineapple rug.  Everyone really likes the wonderful plum colored background wool she chose.  She was in the process of binding the rug when this picture was taken ...
Amy Best has made a good start on this large rug.  It's her house!  It's going to be gorgeous and everyone will be tracking this one.
Barbara Bauman made this bag, using rug binding tape for the handle.  Then she added the wonderful cat in witches hat in wool applique!  This is very clever!
Judy Foster just completed this Maggie Bonanomi-designed rug.  The wavy border adds a nice touch.