Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Notes from the January meeting ...

On January 12 the Hoosier Hills Rug Hooking Guild met at the public library in Washington, Indiana.  There were 11 members present for this meeting. 

President Janice Spaulding opened the meeting which was highlighted by these items of business:

The Library meeting room  was secured for the next three months.

The treasurer reported that she has set up a different bookkeeping system  than previously used and she will be able to track receipts and expenditures for tax purposes.

Once again a retreat at Santa Claus, IN was discussed with Shirley advancing the idea and Janice volunteering to find an outside teacher if desired.

Jana led the discussion pertaining to the fiber fair which included:
  • Liability insurance -- Marsha will take the lead in securing event insurance for this year's Fair.
  • Food -- Due to concerns expressed by members, it was decided by consensus that food would be available only for vendors and Guild members, not the general public.
  • Advertising -- An ad in the Country Register was approved.  The bookmark ads should be available at the March meeting.  Printing of the post card ads that are mailed to prior attendees and the poster ads will be taken care of  by Marsha.
  • Raffle rug and rug challenge -- Updates tabled until the next meeting.
  • Vendors -- Shirley reported that there are 11 vendors registered.  Vendor deadlines for future Fairs were discussed.
  • Classes -- Beginning Rug Hooking (star mat, $40) and Rug Braiding (round candle mat, $45) will be taught this year.
Following the business meeting, Shirley did a presentation on rug backgrounds.  She showed numerous examples of hooked rugs and discussed the techniques used for the background hooking as well as discussing the selection and use of background colors.

Jan Cabel will do a presentation in February on the use of the color wheel for color planning in rug hooking.

Keep warm -- winter is definitely the time to cuddle up with your current rug hooking project!