Monday, April 18, 2016

The April Meeting ...

The Hoosier Hills Rug Hooking Guild met at their usual time and place April 9, 2016.  There were eight members present.  Lots of enjoyable time was spent visiting and hooking.  Also, Jan Cabel and Lois Moore brought refreshments which were enjoyed by everyone present.  Thanks!

Janice Spaulding, VP, called a brief business meeting to order about 11 a.m. and the few items of business were dispensed with quickly.  Those included discussing the member retreat which will be held in Vincennes on May 20 and 21.  Our retreat location will be changed due to a power outage on the VU campus and that change will be shared with those who have indicated they plan to attend.  People were reminded that if they want Arline Johnstone to assist them in some special way, with fabric or pattern for instance, they must notify her at once.  Arline's contact info was given.  About 12 people have said they will be attending.  The meal aspect of the retreat will be taken care of by the members from VU and they'll be bringing their findings to the May meeting, which will be one week before the retreat.

Lois told everyone that Jana has fallen and is at a rehab center at this time.  Her address was shared.

Judy Foster promised that she'll have the member ID cards ready for the next meeting.  A finalized membership list is also being prepared.

The business meeting was adjourned and everyone stayed to hook and visit some more.  Some work in progress is pictured below ...

Sharon Weiss was just starting this "Snowflake" design from Red Barn Rugs.  After this was taken she had a good beginning on her deep red background ...

Anne Horrall was working on this purple pumpkin!  Cute!
Betty Lawhead is sooooooo close to getting her strawberry chair pad finished!
Jan Cabel brought this wool applique table runner for show n' tell.  Lovely spring piece!
Jan was just getting a start on her hooked sheep mat during the meeting ...
here's the face which Jan had pinned in place.  It'll be appliqued on later!  Jan is so creative; we all can't wait to see this project complete.
Judy Foster finished this rug a few months ago and now she's working on ...
a needle punch mini version to match.  She just got started at the meeting.  Both full-size rug and needle punch design are by Margo White.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

March meeting highlights ...

The Hoosier Hills Rug Hooking Guild met at the library in Washington, Indiana March 12.  There were about 10 members present and two guests from Robinson, Illinois joined the group for a brief period.

The bulk of the meeting time was spent visiting and hooking with a short business meeting being held about 11:30.  President Noma Brizius called the meeting to order and the following items of business were covered:
  • The member retreat, which will be held May 20-21 at VU, was discussed.  The main decision being made was setting the menus for lunches and breaks.  Anne Horrall will be the liaison between the Guild and the VU food service and it was decided that she will be giving the count to them, due no later than the next meeting.  Also, Noma reported that Lois Moore will be making the instructor's room reservation at a Vincennes motel. 
  • Judy Foster will print 2016 membership cards so they can be used for discounts at fabric stores, especially JoAnn Fabrics.
There was some work brought for show and tell, pictured below.  Remember, next meeting will be Saturday, April 9, at the library in Washington.  Visitors are always welcome!
Teresa Kinman brought this really cute bunny rug.

She also brought this Easter egg; this is the back of the egg -- pieced ...

... and this is the front of the egg -- hooked!

Teresa also brought this prodded sheep rug for show and tell.  She did a beaded border and later showed a couple people how this technique is done.  Lots of Easter season projects coming off of Teresa's frame!

Anne Horrall just started working on some pumpkins.  (She got a lot done later, during the meeting.)

Sue Kuehl is working on some snowmen coasters, each with a different hat!  Very clever!

Jan Cabel just finished hooking and binding this large Monticello rug.  It is gorgeous!  Sometimes pictures can't do a rug justice, and this is one of those time!  Jan says she's thinking about her next project ...