Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Highlights of the September meeting ...

The Hoosier Hills Rug Hooking guild met at the Carnegie Public Library in Washington, Indiana for their regular meeting September 14.  About 10:30 a.m. members began enjoying a social hour before the business meeting began with lots of sharing of current hooking projects and ideas, newly dyed wool, distribution of recycled wool gifted to members by Sug, yummy homemade goodies brought by three members, and just catching up on the latest happenings in their lives.

About noon, President Janice Spaulding opened the business meeting by wishing Marsha a happy birthday.  VP Jana led discussion regarding just a few items pertaining to the 2014 Fiber Fair including the building rental, business card size ads now available for members to distribute this fall, and a brain storming session on outside activities that could be added next year.

A decision was made to have the Christmas party at Sweet Stuff near Petersburg on December 14 with Lois, Leanna and Noma organizing the event.  A Christmas ornament exchange will take place for those who wish to participate.

Also in old business, a lengthy discussion took place about future member hooking retreats with a decision to have Cathy Stephan of Red Barn Rugs of Hamburg, Wisconsin teach a one- or two-day class next February.  Teresa Kinman and Shirley Casebolt are heading this important event.  All of the particulars regarding fees and expenses were covered.  Treasurer Teresa also gave the financial report and as well as informing the members that the $250 art education grant has been awarded and $50 was given to the library where the Guild meets.

Judy Foster volunteered to organize a white elephant exchange at a future meeting so that members can swap one unfinished project for another!

The business meeting was adjourned with a reminder that we'll meet again, same time, same place, in October.  More social time followed and everyone stayed longer to hook and visit.  Below are some photos taken at the meeting ...

Lois was working on this "Poppies" rug that Carol Kassera helped her color plan.
Jennifer was hooking the final row of the border on her beginning mat, "Two Little Stars".  We're all glad she has joined the Guild!
Marsha is well along on this rug for her grandson -- "Emerson's birthday snake of many colors".  The year 2013 is in the bottom right corner in red (the year of the snake ...).
"The 12 Snowmen of Christmas - June" is the title of this Buttermilk Basin design that Leanna was hooking.
Teresa is well into "Lancaster Four Square" rug now.  What a beauty!
RAFFLE RUG PATTERN ---  P is for Primitive designed this rug called "Barn Floor Floral".  This will be the Raffle Rug for the 2014 Wool Fiber Arts Fair.  The wool is pictured below and are most of the same wools featured in Teresa's rug above (see the basket square especially for a good idea of what this rug will look like.)  We will post pictures of the rug, in progress, in the right hand column in the near future.

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Happy Hooking!