Friday, July 17, 2015

Notes from the July meeting ...

The Hoosier Hills Rug Hooking Guild met at the Washington, Indiana public library on July 11 for their regular meeting.  There were 11 members and one visitor in attendance.  No official business meeting was conducted, but there was informal discussion on two ongoing topics: (1) should the Guild sponsor a fiber fair again in the future, and (2) what will be the mission of the organization if a fair or some other event is no longer held.  There was a pretty good discussion on these two topics.

A hook-in was mentioned as a possible event the Guild might want to look into sponsoring and since Teresa Kinman is going to attend one in the near future, she promised to observe how the one she'll be attending is handled and bring some ideas back to the Guild.

Jan brought some delicious scones and several members enjoyed sharing project ideas and showing their work, some of which is pictured below ...
Teresa Kinman brought this scarecrow mat.  The beading against the border is a nice touch ... great background, too!
Sharon Weiss brought her completed beginner piece!  It looks fabulous Sharon, and it'll look great in your home this fall!
So, here's Sharon at work just starting her second hooked piece.  It's a great pumpkin with star, designed by Teresa Kinman of Woolen Heirlooms.
Here's another new member, Ann Horrall, just beginning a geometric piece.
Betty Lawhead has made a good start on this pillow cover.  It'll look great in her home when she's done.
Another pillow cover was being worked on by Sug McClain.  You can't beat the good ole red, white and blue!
Steve Sims was busy completing his rug punch star rug.  I think he's about ready to move on to something else now -- but he may be 'hooked' on punch!
Mary Jane Todd, Steve's mother-in-law, is also doing rug punch and here she is working on her star rug.
Here's Jan Cabel's wool applique project.  It's a block-of-the-month mystery piece and there'll be 11 pieces total when she gets done.  The five in the foreground are complete and Jan was working on embellishing the strawberry in the background at this meeting.  It's always fun to see what Jan will be working on next ...
Besides seeing what Jan's working on, it's sometimes interesting to poke around in her work basket to see what you can find.  Here's her old pin cushion made from a piece of weaving.  Love it!