Grace Episcopal Church, 110 Oswego Street, Baldwinsville, NY.
The church will be open at 9:00 for set-up
Bring your lunch, coffee and tea are available.
HOSTESS: Angela Mann
COOKIES: Christina Rotondo, Jill Robinson
Newsletter Editor: Linda Brust (email@example.com), firstname.lastname@example.org
The November meeting will be an open spin. We’ll have a business meeting and Show and Tell, and update you about the beading workshop, clothing order, and other things going on.
We thought we’d plan a skein painting day for either the May or June meeting, so we might be able to be outside. At the November meeting I’ll have 4 oz. balls of Merino top you may purchase from me for $5.00 each (I only have 20 balls, so one to a customer please), which will give you a nice skein to dye, or you can use your own white or light colored fiber to spin for the project.
You should have your dues paid by the November meeting to get your name on our membership list, which will be distributed at the January meeting. Checks should be made payable to Linda Miller, and can be mailed to her at 8487 Dunham Road, Baldwinsville, NY, 13027, or given to an officer at the meeting. Some have asked if the membership list is published on the website – it is not, because the blog is not secure.
Food for thought – the current officer terms will expire as of the June meeting, 2014. The president, vice-president, and secretary/newsletter positions will be open. Please consider how you might be able to help.
October Meeting Notes
Clothing order – women’s sizing is available for the fleece jackets, but not the vests. Sizing for women is also available for the tees and sweatshirts. We’re looking into the availability of denim shirts as well.
Sign-up for the February beading class will end in November so there is time to order beads and other equipment. We think the materials fee will be in the $10 range, and will confirm that as soon as possible. Members can pay the fee in January when the beads are distributed.
The charka class fees will be $30 each for the workshop, and $20 each for the materials fee. The members voted to go forward with the planning – probably for April or May. We’ll need to start a sign-up at the November meeting. The plan is to have the workshop fee paid by the guild, and the materials fee paid by the member.
The 2014 CNY Fiber Frolic is scheduled for Saturday, April 12, 2014, once again at Beaver Lake Nature Center. Sign-ups for guild member help at the event will begin at our January meeting. We also talked about the space constraints in the large room, and hope to adjust the floor plan to make room for an additional vendor space. Some things discussed included increasing the vendor fee, creating a vendor space for the guild, rotating vendors in the future, and providing spinning and/or knitting lessons.
Patterns were distributed for the afghan square of the month. Each month there will be one or two new patterns distributed, and the squares completed by the next meeting (hopefully!). If you have not been able to attend the meetings, but want to participate, please call or email Gail Roemer so she can get you on the sign-up and get you the patterns.
Events for your Calendar (The ** indicates events where we provide spinning demonstrations)
CNY Fiber Frolic, Saturday, April 12, 2014, Beaver Lake Nature Center, Baldwinsville, NY **
Shepherd’s Wool Market, Saturday, May 10, 2014, Rush, NY
CNY Fiber Arts Festival, Saturday and Sunday, June 14-15, 2014, Bouckville, NY **
Golden Harvest Festival, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 6-7, 2014, Beaver Lake Nature Center **
Fingerlakes Fiber Festival, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 20-21, 2014, , Hemlock, NY **
NYS Sheep and Wool Festival, Saturday and Sunday, October 18-19, 2014, Rhinebeck, NY
The Gathering, Friday thru Sunday, November 7-9, 2014, Sunday River, Newry, Maine, sponsored by Northeast Handspinner’s Association.
If you know of other events that should be listed here, please let me know!
2013 – 2014 Calendar and Program Plan
November 16, 2013 Free Spin
December 21, 2013 A casual spin-in at the church – no agenda. Bring goodies!
January 18, 2014 Annual Rock Day Celebration, pot-luck lunch, Market Day.
February 15, 2014 Bead Knitting – make an amulet bag
March 15, 2014 Annual Fund-Raising Auction
April 19, 2014 Charka workshop?
May 17, 2014 Skein dyeing? Charka workshop?
June 21, 2014 Annual Guild Picnic, skein dyeing?