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!

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