It was decided that Becky Aldridge and Sheila Parker would get buckets of concrete to aid in holding up the display frames that are used as booth dividers at the Fair.
Those preparing food and working the kitchen for the Fair will come the day before to prep the kitchen and dining area.
It was decided that the cost of the beginning rug hooking class would be $35.00. It will be taught by Guild members. We will accept no more than 12 participants. There will be pictures of the project provided and the pattern will be somewhat color coded. Members are to bring lots of “worms” to the March meeting; all colors are needed. They will be sorted for kit making at that time.
The other class at the fiber fair will be making an authentic German feather wreath, taught by Joanne Hobbs. Cost of this class will be $40.00 and last approximately 3 hours. She will accept up to 16 participants. [Members discussed having her come to a Guild meeting and teach the group how to make an authentic German feather tree.]
There will be a corn husk wreath making demonstration at the Fair. This demo will be free; the cost for bows will be $2.00-$3.00.
Vendors who have responded so far include:
Barb Elliott (recycled wool, make-do’s, etc.)
Melvina Miller, Hollyhock Hill Designs (rug hooking) (2 spaces)
Pam Kinnaman, representing Indiana Fiber Producers (spinning) (2 spaces)
Stephen Bowman, Bedford College of Lace Making
Rebecca Phillips, Turkey Trot Workshops (painted floor cloths; pennies)
Janice Spaulding, Hooked on George (rug hooking)
Larry Green, wood carver
Etienne's Farm Market (heirloom plants, herbs, strawberries, etc.)
Esther's Pressed Flowers (all things made with pressed flowers)
In other vendor business, it was agreed to send an invitation to vend to Pure Hearts and Clean Hands Soap Company, Adam and Heather McPherson, Odon, Indiana. It was also agreed to send an invitation to vend to a button maker; samples were viewed at the meeting. More info on the button vendor will be forthcoming at the next month. Shirley Casebolt, Vendor Coordinator, will contact vendors that had not responded to date and set March 1st as a deadline to respond.
Becky Aldridge will be making labels for member’s hooked pieces that will be displayed at the Fair. Members, PLEASE have information regarding your hooked pieces to her early so she has time to make labels, and to ensure that all rugs are labeled and look consistent.
In other business, the secretary is updating the membership list.
MEMBER REMINDERS FOR THE MARCH MEETING:
* BRING LOTS OF “WORMS” TO BE SORTED FOR THE BEGINNING RUG HOOKING CLASS.
* BE THINKING OF THE NUMBER OF COUNTRY REGISTERS YOU WILL NEED TO DISTRIBUTE IN YOUR AREA. THEY WILL BE THERE TO TAKE HOME AT THAT MEETING.
The business meeting was adjourned and a time of hooking, sharing and fellowship was enjoyed by all present.