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!