Wednesday, June 24, 2015

June meeting highlights ...

The June meeting of the Hoosier Hills Rug Hooking Guild was held at the library in Washington, Indiana on June 13.  Prior to and following the business meeting lots of time was spent visiting, hooking, and exchanging ideas.

Amy Best, President, called the business meeting to order about 11:15 a.m. and the first item of business was whether to continue to meet during the summer months.  Following lots of healthy discourse, the general consensus was to continue meeting this summer.  Amy did say that family commitments would keep her from attending the next two meetings, but it was decided that if any business needed attending to at the July or August meetings that one of the other officers could preside in her place.

In other business the purpose of the Guild was discussed -- where do we go and what will be our purpose in the future.  Will we do another fiber fair?  A hook-in?  Lots of discussion and good ideas followed.  Also, ideas for just spreading the word about our organization included sending invitations to other area groups to attend a meeting.  Members are asked to put on their thinking caps and come to the next meeting with their own ideas of how to grow the Guild.

Lou Moore will check on dates and places for another member retreat for next year and bring some of those ideas back to the group.

Dates to remember:
  • June 27, one-year anniversary open house at Woolen Heirlooms in Newburgh (come celebrate with our own Teresa Kinman)
  • July 25, Franklin Street Fiber Event in Evansville
  • August 2, Quilt Show at Spring Mill State Park near Mitchell, IN
  • September 5, 6 & 7, Fiber Arts Event also at Spring Mill
  • September 12, The Woolkeepers Hook-in (usually at Camby; this year at the Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds near Danville, IN)
Three new members joined the Guild at this meeting: Sharon Weiss, Sue Kuehl and Anne Horrall, all from the Vincennes area.  Welcome Sharon, Sue and Anne!

The business meeting was adjourned.  Remember, the next meeting of the HHRHG will be Saturday, July 11 at 10:30 a.m. at the public library on West Main Street in Washington, Indiana.  Visitors are always welcomed!

A special note of thanks to Teresa Kinman, Treasurer who also served as Secretary for this meeting!

Remember -- you can still buy chances to win this lovely rug from any Guild member; it will be given away this summer.

2015 HHRHG Raffle Rug

Thursday, June 4, 2015

May Member Retreat ...

In early May, twelve members of the Hoosier Hills Rug Hooking Guild met for a 2-day workshop in Santa Claus, Indiana.  Lori Cravens was our instructor.  Here's some pictures from that retreat ...

Lori and her sister, Lisa Bryant, who served as her clerk.  The wool that Lori brought is displayed on the table.
Lori hooked and framed this snazzy rooster.  This is the project for a class she's teaching at Sauder Village this August ...
Lori is giving Vicki some tips ... 
In this corner: Amy, Marsha and Shirley.  As you can see, the room had wonderful natural light.
Lots of work going on here!  Vicki, Lori (standing), Lou (behind Lori), Jana, Leanna, Noma, Mary and Janice -- all hard at work! 
Just wanted to show some of the yummy wool Marsha was using on her project!

The May meeting was attended by only six people.  We hope to see more of you at the June meeting.  Have a wonderful summer and happy hooking!