Monday, May 19, 2014

A word of thanks ...

I'm posting a note our Guild treasurer, Teresa Kinman, sent to everyone in the Guild over the weekend.  The fiber fair is over and it was a real success.  Teresa did a great job of steering us in the right direction this year.  Here's her note:

I want to say a huge THANK YOU to all of you for doing a great job at this year's fair.  The first thing I want to let you know is that although we didn't really have a fair coordinator this year, I think we pulled off a wonderful day for our vendors and patrons.  It shows what a good group we have and that you all just jumped in when needed.  Thank you all for that.  It is such a pleasure to have vendors say they love to come to our fair; that it was the best they had had, to thank us for asking them to come.  I heard so many great things not only from vendors but from our patrons that attended.  It makes two full days worth our work.

I want to thank Marsha for pulling it together and getting our signs and the key for the building to keep us on track.  To Becky for getting the rug displays up and wonderfully hung.  To Shirley for getting our vendor booths outlined and set up.  To the Evansville group for doing a great job selling raffle tickets and manning the marketplace booth and helping wherever needed.  To Julia for making sure all the vendors had water and goodies.  To Becky G. for putting the marketplace booth "together" on Friday and helping organize booths.  To Jan and Judy for doing a wonderful job demonstrating needlefelting and rug hooking; it seems there was always someone interested in that area, and also for helping set up on Friday.  To Chrystal for doing another great job greeting all our guests, Sheila for helping out  where needed and to Carley Best for taking care of the Kid's Corner.  (Judy: did you get your bracelet done?)  To Steve for helping vendors carry in on Friday and to our community service helpers-- they were a big help in set up and take down.  And to all the members that attended and brought snacks and things for the marketplace booth.  Sometimes it is the little things that you think go unnoticed that make a big difference.  It takes the whole group to pull this off and I think you did another wonderful job.

To our members who weren't there, our prayers go out to you and we hope you all are feeling better and on the mend soon.  

Thank you all again for all your hard work and dedication to the guild.

Blessings to you all,

[NOTE: Pictures from the fiber fair will be temporarily posted at the bottom of the page.  JF]

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

May Meeting notes ... the Fiber Fair's Coming!

The HHRHG met Saturday, May 10 at the Library in Washington, Indiana.  It was a jam-packed meeting. "Early shopping" took place of the remainder of the wool and patterns obtained from Rita Chenoweth.  There was also three bags of recycled wool available for free.

Some Guild members decide what they want at the table of patterns ...
Here's some of the wool that was for sale with lots already "taken" ...

After unpacking our hooking projects, shopping, and visiting, the business meeting was called to order and in old business the following items were discussed, all related to the Fiber Fair coming up this Saturday:
  • Noma Brizius distributed tags and numbers to members who will be selling items in the Guild marketplace booth.
  • Saltbox Primitive Woolens has cancelled as a vendor and teacher at the Fair.  On the plus side, we found that Hollyhock Hill will be here again this year, as well as Margo White Hooked Rugs.  We are so fortunate to have these two rug hooking vendors back!
  • Because of the Saltbox cancellation, the membership will take on the task of teaching the beginning rug hooking class and we have the project planned and well in hand ...
Here's the Beginning Rug Hooking class project, sample hooked by Teresa Kinman.
  • Other items of old business involved the raffle rug permit (in order), best of show voting for our rug display (planned), the label for the raffle rug (in place), lunch vendor (confirmed), Kid's Corner (on target) and as usual, Jan Cabel will demonstrate needlefelting ...
    Here's a sample of Jan's work; everyone loved the little bunny sleeping on a leaf (upper left).  And the alligator is adorable Jan!

    Jan will have this sheep for sale at her demonstration table ...
  • A community corrections person will help with set up on Friday and take down Saturday.  Everything else appears to be going smoothly and we're as ready as we can be.
The business meeting was adjourned and most members stayed to finish shopping, visit and hook.  

ANNOUNCEMENT: Teresa Kinman is opening a rug hooking shop at her home called Woolen Heirlooms.  Everyone wished her well in this exciting new endeavor!  Her phone number is in the column on the right.


Here's some more pictures from the meeting of what members were working on ...
Sheila Parker is hooking this two-color sampler-style rug.  Very impressive!

Becky Aldridge is in the process of binding this hospitable pineapple rug.  (Hope she brings it to the rug show!)

Another of Becky's rugs ... she's working on a unique style of finish for the edges.  We can't wait to see the finished product!