Meeting called to order
Announced that several members have had their rugs accepted in Celebration. This is a huge honor and we want to congratulate Theresa Rapstine and Cheryl Bollenbach.
Next month we will need to draft committee chairs to start working on our 2015 Hook in.
Mary Ann presented a group rug project to be auctioned off at the Hook In.
Discussed possible teachers for 2015, 2016. Carol will continue to work and draft teachers.
Shared a thank you for the $500 donation to national ATHA website build.
Discussed possible table decor for the Hook-In. Members to contemplate ideas and bring to next meeting.
Drafted a slate of volunteers to demonstrate rug hooking at the Sew Expo.
Pam Sisk shared that she has set up a Facebook page for Colorado Rug and Fiber Guild.
A discussion was had regarding the size of our meeting room and that we may need to look for an alternate venue since
Monthly program topic was on how do you store your worms (strips of wool). Huge thank yous to Jedy Peterson, Sharon Oppegard and Cheryl Bollenbach for sharing how they stored their wool strip leftovers. Wondering how they did it? One rolled their strips into balls by color and stored them in plastic containers like the larger plastic Planters Peanuts containers. One stored them in shoe boxes from the dollar store. She initially sorted into color and then changed to storing by values. One shared how their husband made wire rings out of plastic coated wire cable and she safety pinned her smaller strips of wool (not wool worms, but not large enough to fold) onto these cable rings and hung them on wooden coat pegs. Another member shared that she had one bag that she used for faces-all size cuts are mixed together, and then the rest of her strips were in a large bag and all mixed together.
Cheryl B shared how she used her camera to establish values and that she wouldn't think of hooking without her camera at her side.
Future meeting dates:
Meeting was called to order.
Wool raffle was conducted. Congratulations to Chris our monthly wool raffle winner.
Annual dues are due this month and were collected.
Voted to start a Sunshine Committee to reach out to members who may be having health and wellness issues. Cheri Talbot is the committee chair. Please let Cheri know of any member who may need a little sunshine spread their way.
Payment for the second half of Sharon Smith classes was due and collected.
Announced the closing of Tactile.
In our monthly themed rug this month's topic was rugs with Snow. Sherri shared a cute rug with a snowman in it. It was her first rug.
Cheryl requested members bring in rugs with hit and miss technique for next month.
Next month will be our group wool buy.
Voted to support the national ATHA website build with a $500 donation.