CALL TO ORDER: at pm at Eagles Nest Coffee House by Ione Timm, President
MEMBERS PRESENT: 18 Guest: Sarah Eggenberger New member: Sue Smith, former teacher at WSU
TREASURER’S REPORT: On Hand: $836.66 Expenditures: $106.21 Deposits: $192.00 Balance as of 2/20 is $ 922.45. 44 paid members.
SECRETARY’S REPORT: February, 2017 minutes approved as submitted.
- August 28 has been designated as an extended day to work on the challenge – begin at 3 pm. Jan is making pulled pork; bring a dish to pass. RVAG meeting will be at 6:30, as usual.
- October 23 is the end date. Prizes will be awarded.
- Ways to challenge yourself:
Judie Sage announced sheep shearing is the last Friday, Sat, Sun in April at her farm, 8-4:30. Location is Hickory Hills Farm, S450 Tiffany Valley Rd., Nelson, WI. They have 140 yews, lambs, and some rams. Anyone is welcome.
2 four-heddle looms for sale – contact Corrine Young firstname.lastname@example.org
RVAG SUBGROUP UPDATES
MATERIAL GIRLS: working on community project
WILD WOOLIE WOMEN: meet this Wednesday
HOOKERS: meet Friday, working on individual projects right now. A journal went along with the rug- hooked wall hanging given to Jan.
PUNCH NEEDLE: a couple of new people came
MONDAY STITCHING: anyone can come and work on whatever, and talk
SHOW AND TELL
Ione share a needlepoint cloth with a duck, which wrapped around a brick.
Julie M has available the ammonites (wrapped stones) and geodes that some members wanted from the night of the wire wrapping make-n-take. She will bring them to the next meeting – if members would like to purchase them then.
Angie showed pictures of yarn bombing; she also showed a drop spindle she recently purchase which spins fibers (like wool) into yarn, and then demonstrated how it works.
Judith showed several cute children’s clothes made from recycled clothes – jean jacket, dress from t-shirts with slip, dress.
Sam gave yarn as a Christmas exchange gift to Kathy, which she knit into a beautiful scarf and gifted back to Kathy.
Alice showed progress on two separate quilts she’s working on. Rather Bee Quilting did the machine quilting.
Corrine Young told about the North Star Farm tour – will sell yarn – Running Dog and Black Cat will be participating, Sept. 30 – Oct. 1
Barb shared a hat she knit with spun Llama yarn.
Rhonda showed two scrafitto tiles she made, finished from the class offered last year. She used enamel paint.
- Judie went through Overseas Adventure Travel for this trip; contact her for more information.
ONGOING BUSINESS REMINDERS
RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED BY: Sue Eggenberger, Secretary