Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Highlights of the August meeting ...

The Hoosier Hills Rug Hooking Guild met for their regular meeting August 10, 2013.  There were 10 members and one guest present, Jennifer G. from Bloomfield.  Jennifer took the Beginning Rug Hooking class at the 2013 Fiber Fair and we were pleased to have her at the meeting.

President Janice Spaulding called the business meeting to order and it began with old business.  Items discussed included:
  • In regard to the 2013 Fiber Fair, Jana R. led the discussion.  We were reminded that the Conservation Club building was reserved for 5 years last year, so that is taken care of.  Jana also thought we should have an official name for our children's area that at the Fair next year and "Kid's Corner" was chosen.  The business card size ads for the 2014 Fair are being taken care of by Jana & Mary Jane and will be available for distribution beginning early in September.  Each member who is in charge of a Fair area, such as rug display, guild marketplace, etc., was reminded to compile documentation about your area to be shared in a common notebook.  [The 2014 vendor registration letter and form was finalized at an executive meeting after the business meeting was adjourned.]
  • Judy Foster told the members that she came across a folder with pictures of our first Fiber Fair and passed them around.  She also found all of the old newsletters and minutes from every year since the Guild was founded except 2011 and 2012.  She will keep them for the Guild archives.
Janice then opened the floor for new business and Teresa Kinman held the drawing for our $250 grant to a local school for their art department.  The lucky school drawn was Fairlawn Elementary in Evansville.  Teresa will get a picture of the check presentation, and Judy will send it with a press release to newspapers in Evansville and Washington.

Teachers for proposed future hooking retreats were discussed and will be followed up on.  We still plan on a winter retreat in Santa Claus, Indiana and a member retreat right here in Washington in late 2014.  Lisanne Miller of P is for Primitive will be contacted for the 2014 member retreat.

Following adjournment, members stayed for social time -- hooking, visiting, and enjoying two plates of treats brought by Teresa and Jan Cabel.  Thank you Jan & Teresa!  Below are some pictures taken that day ...
Teresa Kinman brought this completed project, a "Silver Bells" pillow with (literally) silver bells attached to each corner.  Really lovely!

Jan Cabel is working on this Primitive Spirit rug featuring hummingbirds.

Chrystal Goodpaster was binding her wonderful Polly Minick monochromatic American Flag beauty of a rug!  She looks pensive ....

Our guest Jennifer shown working on her beginning piece ...

Teresa Kinman is hooking the first of four motifs on this sampler rug.

Shirley Casebolt decided to make her pumpkin blue in this wonderful autumn rug.  Her wool stash (below) has to be part of her inspiration.

Janice Spaulding has completed hooking this rug, her "My Way" design with autumn leaves scattered about.  Another winner Janice!

Using some of the same wools from the rug above, Janice is making this simple hit n' miss rug.  She will finish with a narrow dark border.  Everyone loved this rug!

     The next Guild meeting will be Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. (local time) at the Washington Public Library in Washington, Indiana.  Guests are always welcome!