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]