Friday, February 3, 2012

Notes From the January Meeting ...

The Guild met at the Library in Washington, Saturday, January 14. President Colleen called the meeting to order and the following business was discussed:

There was discussion regarding last year's fiber fair and the need for more member involvement and organization. After discussion there was a vote taken to decide if we indeed wanted to have a fiber fair again this May. The vote showed that a majority of members present wanted to continue having the fair.

Marsha presented the idea of forming committees to ensure better preparation and more member involvement in the planning of the fiber fair. This was approved. These committees will each have a coordinator and assistant(s). Committees will meet at each monthly Guild meeting after the general business meeting is concluded.

Committees for the 2012 Wool Fiber Arts Fair were formed and are listed below. Committees are not limited to these people; if you are a Guild member and not on a committee and would like to help, please contact that committee's coordinator.

Facility Coordinator: Nan Tate
Vendor Coordinator: Shirley Casebolt
Advertising Coordinator: Marsha Mulroony & J.R.
Rug Display Coordinator: Becky Aldridge, Bailee Best, Carli Best
Food Coordinator: Julia Burns
Raffle Rug Coordinator: Colleen Schmidt
Classes Coordinator: Sheila Parker
Market Place Coordinator: Mary Elder

In other business pertaining to the fiber fair:

  • Sheila is checking on a German feather wreath and a corn husk wreath as possible class projects.
  • Amy will check on aprons for all members to wear during the fair.
  • Vendor invitations have been sent. A list of potential vendors was read with everyone agreeing on the invites.
  • Janice suggested a new vendor that may help draw more men; Larry Green is a wood carver from Washington and has published two books on wood carving. He teaches at the John C. Campbell Folk Art School in Brasstown N.C.. Everyone agreed that inviting Mr. Green was a good idea.
  • It was agreed to spend $95.00 for advertising the fair in the Country Register.
  • Janice presented a pattern for the beginning rug hooking class and it was approved.
  • Colleen suggested the idea of Guild members hooking a challenge rug to be displayed at the fiber fair; Rustic Rugs sent her a free pattern she thought would a good challenge rug. All approved. This pattern is available to Guild members from Colleen.

There was one guest at our meeting, Amanda, who is from the Jasper area and is interested in learning how to finish her rugs. She brought several pieces with her and she does a great job of hooking.

After the business meeting ended a social time was enjoyed by all present.

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