Saturday, April 19, 2014

Notes from the April meeting ...

The April gathering of the Hoosier Hills Rug Hooking Guild was held at the public library in Washington, Indiana.  An informal time to socialize preceded the business meeting, which was called to order at about 11:15 a.m. by President Janice Spaulding.

In old business:
  • Judy Foster will obtain the remainder of rug hooking patterns and wool from our generous benefactor in Indianapolis within the week. This will be sold and distributed at a future meeting.
  • Pertaining to Fiber Fair business, we discussed the area of distribution of ads.  Also it was reported that Chrystal Goodpaster has mailed over 200 of the postcard ads to prior attendees.  The event insurance policy was at the meeting for anyone to peruse.  We were reminded that we need to display our permit for the rug raffle the day of the Fair.  Sheila Parker has obtained a nice label to be affixed to the back of the raffle rug (thanks Sheila!).  Olde Glory Rugs has withdrawn as a vendor and we are now in search of a replacement.  We planned refreshments for vendors and members.  Noma Brizius is in charge of the Guild Marketplace booth and will distribute tags & stickers to members at the May meeting. Teresa Kinman urged members to contact their local community calendars via any form of media as a way to advertise the Fair.  Jan Cabel reported that they're ready to go with the Kid's Corner projects.  The pattern that we're giving away at the door was being worked on by Teresa and it looks great; it will also be used as a coloring page in the Kid's Corner.
On a more personal note, Janice told us that Barbara Bauman is ill, and lots of positive thoughts and prayers are going out to her.

After the meeting closed we stayed almost until Library closing time, hooking and visiting.

The importance of the May 10 meeting cannot be stressed enough and it is hope we'll have lots of members present for that meeting.  Below are some pictures taken at the meeting, showing what we've been working on.

Here's the sample Teresa Kinman is hooking of the pattern we'll be giving away at the door.  It will also be a coloring page for the Kid's Corner.  Sweet!
Becky Aldridge brought this grouping.  The giant carrot is wrapped with a wide strip of a lovely orange plaid wool; the eggs are wrapped in #8 cut wool strips in an assortment of Easter Egg colors, and the hooked heart is precious, too!  Great work Becky!

This sheep mat was hooked by Teresa Kinman.  Everyone especially loved the "candy mint" he's standing on and were thinking of other projects they might do using this swirly style!
Teresa also hooked this beautiful turkey rug with a chunky braided border.  (She's getting ready for the fiber fair rug display!)

Sug McClain was in the process of binding this large rug at the meeting.  Here's a close up of a portion of this beautiful rug with a country theme featuring sheep.
"Family Tree" is the name of this rug that Janice Spaulding is working on.  She has the main body of the rug hooked and is working on the border section.  It will be just lovely when she's finished! 

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