Sunday, February 27, 2011

Notes from February Guild Meeting ...

The Hoosier Hills Rug Hooking Guild had their regular meeting February 12, 2011 at the New Hope Church in Washington.  Thirteen members and one guest attended.  The Wool Fiber Arts Fair was the main focus of the business meeting.  Items pertaining to the Fair included:
  • The Conservation Club building has been secured for the day of the event as well as the day prior for set-up.
  • The raffle rug was at the meeting and passed to another member to work on.  Shirley Casebolt is the go-to person for the rug this year and it is progressing nicely.
  • It was decided that guild members will teach the beginning rug hooking class at the fair this year.  The guild will provide a pattern, hook and cut wool.  Members will bring extra frames to use that day and that will give the students a chance to hook with various brands of frames to see what they like best.  There will be a maximum class size of 15 people.  Five extra kits will be prepared.  The fee for the class will be approximately $35.00.  This class will be in the morning.  Sheila Parker, class coordinator, is still working on a second class for the afternoon and will give an update at the March meeting.
  • Postcards will again be sent this year to all of the people who registered at the last Fair.  Chrystal Goodpaster is in charge of this mailing.
  • The Washington Chamber of Commerce will be contacted to see if they would donate funds to assist with advertising this event.
  • All members are urged to bring their rugs to the Fair for rug display.  Information to include is: name of piece, dimensions, cut of wool, type of backing, designer, and who hooked the rug.  Nan Tate will be making the labels and needs this information as soon as you can get it to her.
  • Vendor update: Hooked on George, Green Hills Farm, Turkey Trot Workshops, Country Comforts, Esther's Pressed Flowers, Indiana Fiber Producers Association, Nicole Wilson & Judy Stone, Mid-Indiana Alpaca Ranch, Barb Elliott, Wooly Woolens, Heirloom Wool Room, Hollyhock Hills, Spiderweb Specialties, and The Rooster Run.
  • Ads will be completed and printed in March.  Sheila Parker is in charge of this.  She needs all info a.s.a.p., no later than the March meeting.
  • Sign-up charts will be available at the next meeting for members to choose where they would like to volunteer their time for set-up and Fair day.
Remember, dues ($15) are now due; Sheila Parker, Treasurer, will be glad to receive your dues.  Also, every meeting includes a White Elephant sale; bring the stuff you want to sell to the next meeting!  Keep the $$$ or donate it to the Guild treasury.

The next meeting of the Hoosier Hills Rug Hooking Guild will be Saturday, March 12, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. (local time) at the New Hope Church, 559 E 100 S, Washington, Indiana.  Visitors always welcome!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Notes from the January Guild meeting ....

Twelve members and guests attended the January 8, 2011 meeting of the Hoosier Hills Rug Hooking Guild.  The meeting was held at the New Hope Church in Washington, Indiana.  The main priority during the business meeting was discussion of the Fiber Fair coming up in May.  Items of business covered included:
  • The Guild website has been changed to a blog so that it can be more interactive and user friendly.  Judy Foster will keep it updated.  The old website will be taken down as soon as possible so that frustration and confusion can be avoided.  Updates on the Fiber Fair will be posted there.
  • A possible food vendor for the Fair was discussed and will be explored so that our guests, vendors and members can enjoy lunch on-site.
  • A member has started to design a second raffle rug pattern to keep the Guild ahead of the game, and work on this year's raffle rug is progressing nicely.  A picture of this year's raffle rug will be posted on the web blog a.s.a.p.
  • Shirley Casebolt, vendor coordinator, informed the members that already three vendor registrations have been received.  Vendor registrations forms are due February 1.
  • There was no information available at the meeting about what classes will be offered this year at the Fair.
  • The Guild president has started the process of obtaining not-for-profit status for the Guild.
  • A lengthy discussion took place regarding to display member's rugs at the Fair using the PVC units already purchased.  Several different options were suggested.  Some members will follow up on various ways of hanging a rug and report back at upcoming meetings.
  • Officers were officially re-elected for another one-year term.
Remember, member dues for 2011 ($15) are now being accepted.

The business session was adjourned and members enjoyed a social time for the remainder of the meeting.

The next meeting of the Hoosier Hills Rug Hooking Guild will be February 12, 2011 at the New Hope Church, 559 E 100 S, Washington, IN from 10:30 to 2:30 (local time).