Mary Anne Goetz called the meeting to order. Monthly raffle of wool bundles occurred. Congratulations to Judy Peterson and Deb Cournter for winning.
Basket Orders are in and handed out from the Hook-In Vendor.
Mary Anne showed the signup dates for Sharon Smith class. Also, detail requirements for Sharon’s class and sign up process was discussed for today.
Amy Miller talked about the Tactile Art Center downtown. She is having a meeting with a contact person next week. Will talk about a membership for the guild (previously approved last month) and possibility of doing a show at the center.
Mary Anne showed the new guild EuroSteam iron and pad. Mary Anne will demo the iron today for all to see.
Pam Sisk gave room instructions for clean up of room today or we will be charged a cleaning fee. Also if interest for chat room just for our guild only she will facilitate putting that together.
Carol Howard is getting requests for teachers in 2016- Cheryl Bollenbach, Tish Murphy, and Kathy Clark. Carol read Kathy’s class selection. Kathy’s web site is Briarwoodfolkart.com. Tish Murphy’s site is tishkits.com.
Mary Anne discussed going to Gatherings shop in Colorado Springs. Gatherings carry the Townsend Cutters.
Carol took hand counts for Sharon Smith classes. Sign up was out in the hall.
Sign up began. Meeting adjourned.
Thanks to Quink Arndt for taking meeting minutes!
Sept 2014 Meeting Minutes
Meeting was called to order by Mary Anne at 10am.
Our monthly raffle of 3 wool bundles occurred. Congratulations to our lucky winners.
The saying “Many hands make the work lighter” is brought to mind with our guild and the production of the annual Hook In. Thank you to everyone for the work that was done for the Sept 13 Hook In. The food committee did a fabulous job. The Longmont ladies did a wonderful job with the wool flower centerpieces-they were a much coveted raffle item. Beginning rug hooking class was very successful. Suggestions for next year:
1. One contact person to make requests of the church staff.
2. Easier pattern for the beginner rug hooking class-suggested a flag pattern
3. Tip the church group
Cynthia Norwood class review. Good time was had by all. Comments noted such as “fabulous teacher”, “wonderful handouts”, and “loved the mini teaching breakouts”. Thank you to Carol Howard for all the work she did in getting lunches, coordinating classes, etc.
Cheryl Bollenbach gave a report from the ATHA meeting. ATHA dues will be increasing to cover the increased number of pages planned for the ATHA magazine. Preliminary report on the biennial pattern book is that it is wonderful.
Future class rules:
1. Sign up will occur 6 months or more in advance.
2. 50% of the amount of the estimated class cost will be due at the time of signup
3. At the time of signup the date for the remaining balance being due will be announced-typically 3 months later.
4. Membership is required at the time of sign up.
5. $50 of the initial deposit is non-refundable.
6. Exceptions for extreme hardship or wait list considerations will be honored on a case by case basis.
7. No refunds will be given after the point of final deposit due.
Reviewed Sharon Smith class-must do her patterns; can use your own wool; she works in wonderful bright colors; is very artistic; is inspired by Van Gogh; to see patterns visit her website: Off the Hook. Classes will be May 11-13, May 14-16, May 18-20. $125 due on October 25 to sign up; Final balance due at January meeting. Rules above apply. Out of state hooking requests will be honored at the January meeting.
Carol Howard reported that she had booked Jane Hester to come for classes Oct 5,6, 7 and 9,10, 11, 2015.
Gloria Shone gave the treasurer’s report. Current balance- $12599.44
Gloria also gave the Hook-in report- 2014 attendance was 87 vs 2013 attendance of 89. Proceeds from 2014 $1029.80 vs 2013 $1087.78. Noted would like to increase vendor attendance.
2015 Hook-In Discussion of dates. One suggestion was to have it the first weekend of Oct so that it doesn’t conflict with Star of Texas and ATHA biennial meetings in September. Amy Miller nominated to form a group to start to plan next year’s hook in. Need to find a definitive date so we can start to book vendor time.
Voted to join Tactile Fiber Artists. We pay a $75 annual fee for our guild to join and we get advertising for our events and a possible venue for a rug show.
Voted to purchase a Steam Pro iron as was demonstrated at Cynthia Norwood’s class. Steam iron used to steam rugs for guild members.
Next meeting is Oct 25 from 9-4 at 8110 Vance Drive Arvada Co 80003