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Hand Weavers Guild – Lincoln
Meeting Minutes
April 13, 2019


Guild Members Present:  Ardis Barthuli, Diane Beckham, Mandy Binder, Kathy Blum, Linda Carlson, Catherine Easton, John Geppert, Sue Green, Victoria Hilton, Joan Johnson, Cheryl Rennick, Cindy Swisher, Jan Tooker, Jerry Tooker, Rachel Wyatt

Non-Members Present:   None 
           
Announcements

·         Mid-Plains Fiber Fair – York NE  April 27 & 28, 2019  The last day to sign up for classes is Monday April 15, 2019
·         Phone Messages
1)  A caller asked whether anyone had any Appalachian basket weaving supplies available for purchase – No one at the meeting did. 
2)  A caller requested information on classes and prices – Cheryl will call her.
·         Linda Carlson conveyed her gratitude to the Guild for sending cards acknowledging the deaths in her family.
·         Catherine is having an open house art fair tomorrow, April 14th at her house from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Directions to her house are posted on the bulletin board. 
·         Jerry spread the word about spinning while at jury duty.  One person was interested.

Review Minutes

·         March 2019     
Cheryl moved to approve the minutes as amended; Diane seconded 
Minutes approved as amended

·         June, July, September, and October 2018         
Cheryl moved to approve the minutes as amended; Jan seconded
Minutes approved as amended

Treasurer’s Report

·         Updated member list passed around

·         Documents pertaining to the March 2019 treasurer’s reports were reviewed.

Motion:            Jan moved to approve the Treasurer’s Reports as written; Victoria seconded
                                    Motion approved

·         Treasurer Reports are located in a binder in the library area.



Reports on Past and Upcoming Events/Classes/Workshops:  

·         Weaving Van Gogh’s Palette

The show will take place at the Lux Center for the Arts (Lux Center) 2601 N. 48th St. throughout the month September 2019.  The theme is: Weaving the Palette of Van Gogh. 

Guild members met earlier today to begin planning the details of the show.  Cheryl reported on the meeting and the following items were discussed:

Ø  There will be a First Friday event on Sept 6th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  All members, whether or not they have items in the show, are encouraged to attend the First Friday event.
Ø  Volunteers will be needed to help hang the items at the Lux Center.  Hanging the items will take place on September 3, 4, or 5 during the day.  The exact date and time will be determined once we know who is available and how many items will need to be hung. All items for the show should be delivered to the guild by August 29th.  Guild members will then take the items to the Lux Center.  All pieces must be ready for hanging – each piece must have something on it by which the piece can be hung.  We are looking at different ways to hang scarves.
Ø  Volunteers will be needed to take the show down, which will likely occur on Sept. 26, 27, or 28. 
Ø  A volunteer is needed to coordinate food for the First Friday event.  Food should be “fiber-friendly” e.g. not sticky. 
Ø  Maryjane volunteered to look into printing photos of the Van Gogh paintings that inspired each woven piece. 
Ø  Maryjane also volunteered to be in charge of printing the artist cards that will hang by the woven pieces.
Ø  We will print postcards and a few flyers with information about the show.  Postcards should be done soon so that guild members can send them out to friends and family.
Ø  Rachel volunteered to design a poster with information about the guild that can be displayed at the Van Gogh show as well as at other guild events. 
Ø  If anyone has connections to the newspaper or suggestions for publicity, please contact Cheryl.
Ø  Currently, 10 people have stated their intentions to participate in the show.  However, everyone is welcome to participate and we don’t need to know who will have something in the show until August.   
Ø  The next meeting to discuss the show will be June 8, 2019 at noon.  All are welcome to attend the meeting even if not showing a piece. 

            Please let Cheryl know if you’re interested in volunteering. 

·         Tapestry Class (Catherine E.) – The last class will take place today.  Two participants have finished their pieces.

·         Spinning (Victoria H. and Jerry T.) – One student has signed up. 

·         Fall Class (Cheryl) – Cheryl received notice from Southeast Community College (SECC) that they are finalizing the SECC Fall Schedule.  The Beginning Weaving Class will be scheduled for October 19, 26 & Nov 2, 2019 from 9:00 to 3:00 with a half hour lunch.  The class will be taught on 4-harness table looms and the # of students will be limited to the number of table looms we have available.  We must have a minimum of 3 students.  The cost of the class will be posted in SECC Fall Schedule. 

Demonstration Schedule 

·         Homestead Days (Linda Carlson) – June 22, 2019    Sue Ranta and Diane Beckham have volunteered to demonstrate on Saturday, June 22, 2019.  Victoria volunteered to go and spin.

·         Maker’s Market SAC Museum(Rhonda Griess) – July 20, 2019    Nothing to report

·         Camp Creek (Jan Tooker) – July 20 -21, 2019      Nothing to report
           
·         Lancaster County Fair (Victoria Hilton) – August 3, 2019        Victoria will attempt to contact event coordinators  

·         Seward County Fair (Catherine Easton) – August 10, 2019    Nothing to report

·         Arbor Lodge (Joan Johnson) – October 26, 2019    Nothing to report

·         Quilt Museum– Nov. 22 & 23, 2019    Jan has signed the contract with the Quilt Museum for this event.

·         Arbor Lodge Christmas at the Mansion (Diane Beckham) – December 7, 2019   Nothing to report.

Old Business

·         New group project ideas – the guild has opted to build on tied weave structures from the Robin Spady Workshop.  Catherine provided an overview of tied weave structures:  Generally, tied weaves are loom controlled pattern weaves that have short floats.  Tie-down means that the pattern weft is secured or “tied down” by specific warp ends.  The result is blocks that create the patterns.  Blocks can vary in size and there are many possible patterns.  The blocks that can be created are tied to the number of harnesses.   On a 4-harness loom, two different blocks can be created.   As harnesses increase, more blocks can be achieved.  Summer and Winter is a “single two-tie” structure and results in one side being light and the other dark.  The guild has a copy of the material from the workshop.  The information is well presented and the patterns provided are easy to follow.  The workshop material includes patterns that use 2-tie threading and some that use 3-tie threading. 
                       
·         Guild logo apparel (Jan T.) – The order has been fulfilled and all members have picked up their items.  We might place another order in about August.
                       
·         Stitch video (Jan T.) – The person who wanted to make the video has not followed up with Jan and until he does so, this item will be removed from the Agenda

·         Storage Room (Cheryl R., Jan T., John G.) – Shelving estimates have been obtained. The cost for wood shelves that are about 2 feet deep is $454.25 plus shipping.  The depth of the shelves should

accommodate our large rubber tubs end-wise.  There will be about 4 shelves floor to ceiling.  The shelves are white, which will keep the room bright.  Wire shelving would cost about $770 without shipping.  The wire shelves were 20” deep.

Motion:            Jan moved to buy and install pre-finished adjustable shelving on the east wall and                          part of the south wall of the new store room, at an estimated cost of not more than                                    $500 from Mendards.  Cheryl seconded. 
                                                                                                                                     
                                    Motion carried

            Motion:            Jan moved to have permission to spend a maximum of $200 for organizational                                           and storage supplies, including but not limited to, pegboard, racks for reeds,                                              spacer stick storage, and tray table storage. Victoria seconded.
           
                                    Motion carried

·         YouTube video (John G. and Rachel W.) – The beginning class is being revamped so taping and making videos is on hold.

·         Weaving for the Guild Sale and Open House – We will compile a list of the looms are threaded and the weaving structure on them.  Members are welcome to weave on these looms to generate items for the guild sale. 

Victoria and Jerry have constructed and donated spindles to be offered for sale. 

·         Plaque – Cheryl will have Russell Brauer’s name added to the Honor Plaque

·         Monastery (Cheryl) – Cheryl had ordered 5/2 white perle cotton for the nuns to use for towels.  The yarn had to be back ordered and Cheryl has since been informed by Yarn Barn that the dye company that was the source of the yarn, has closed.  Yarn Barn is ordering from another vendor, which will hopefully provide enough yarn so that the nuns can finish the towels they have been working on.
                       
            Also, this morning Cheryl answered a phone call from a woman asking if Cheryl knew where to get             5/2 perle cotton because the caller wanted to donate the yarn to the Carmelite nuns.  After some          discussion, Cheryl learned that this was the woman who donated the loom to the nuns.  The woman is going to buy the yarn Cheryl has ordered to give to the nuns.  The caller also asked if the   nuns needed another loom.  The woman wants to provide the nuns with whatever they need or             help them find resources.  Cheryl will get back to the woman and tell her that the nuns probably          could use another loom.  After they finish the towels, the nuns want to weave fabric for their habits. 

·         Roster/Address Book – The guild’s Address Book is being updated.  Members are asked to make sure that contact information for current and former guild members is correct.





New Business

·         Outside Sign – The guild sign above the door into the studio is wood.  We may want to consider having a plexiglass sign made for this spot.  Also, the plexiglass on the sign on the building at 48th& Cooper St. is cracking and will need to be replaced at some point.  It was suggested that we consider replacing both signs in 2020. 

·         Equipment Rental Proposal (Cheryl, John) – It has been challenging for the guild to keep track of equipment and supplies.  The bigger items, such as looms, have inventory numbers and the guild has a policy for loom rental.  However, other guild supplies are more difficult to track. 
           
            Ideas:  Ensure all items are marked with Guild ID
                        Have members put checkout cards in a separate index card box
                        Have time limits for checking out and rechecking out items
                        Have members sign out supplies with another guild member present

            A task force was formed to develop a proposal for inventorying and tracking guild equipment and    supplies. 
  
                        Task group:  Cheryl R., John G., Diane B.

·         Give to Lincoln Day (Mandy)

The guild has received approval to participate in the event.  Give to Lincoln Day is a fundraising event coordinated by the Lincoln Community Foundation.  The Lincoln Community Foundation gives a proportional share of funds to the participating charities.  For example, if the guild gets 5% of total donations, the Lincoln Community Foundation will give us 5% of the funds they have allotted for Give to Lincoln Day.  Donations may be made online from May 1st to May 30th.  On May 30th only, donations may also be made in person at specified locations.  On May 30th charities may set up booths and solicit donations at Tower Square.  We could have people spinning or weaving at the Tower Square event.  A marketing class for participants to learn how to maintain donor lists is being offered on April 26th at 8:30 a.m. and noon. 

Mandy has begun setting up the guild’s homepage for this event.  She is using the summary about the guild that is on our blog and has also linked the homepage to the blog.  She will also add a short history of the guild and some pictures.   


Meeting Adjourned for Show and Tell  


Kathy Blum
Recording Secretary




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 but you can donate at any time 
during the month of May

Click on this link to donate!

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Hand Weavers Guild – Lincoln
Meeting Minutes
March 8, 2019


Guild Members Present:  Mandy Binder, Kathy Blum, Catherine Easton, Victoria Hilton, Mary Howell, Joan Johnson, Sue Ranta, Cheryl Rennick, Jan Tooker, Jerry Tooker

Non-Members Present:   None 
           
Agenda:  Items added/removed: None

Announcements

·         Linda Carlson’s brother-in-law Noah passed away.
·         A thank you card from Linda was passed around.
·         A Christmas card from Clare Ehernberger was passed around.
·         A thank you card from the nuns Cheryl taught to weave was circulated.
·         Southeast Community College Continuing Education Classes (e.g. Beginning Weaving and Spinning) will not change to the semester system.  They will remain on a quarterly schedule but dates may change slightly.

Review Minutes

·         February 2019:  Minutes approved as written

Outstanding minutes from April, June, July, September and October have been received. 

·         April 2018: Approved as corrected
·         June 2018: Review tabled
·         July 2018: Review tabled
·         September 2018: Review tabled
·         October 2018: Review tabled

Treasurer’s Report

·         Mandy cleaned out the business file drawer and removed paperwork that was more than 7 years old.  She put the remaining paperwork in hanging files and labeled the files.

·         Mandy submitted a 990e post card to renew the guild’s 501(c)(3) status.  There is a password that can be used to access the 501(c)(3) status via the Secretary of State website.

·         Registration for Give to Lincoln Day opened and Mandy submitted a registration for the guild.  As of the date of this meeting, she had not heard whether we have been accepted into the program.

·         An updated member list was passed around for review.

·         Documents pertaining to the February 2019 treasurer’s reports were reviewed.

            Motion
            Cheryl moved to approve the Treasurer’s Reports as written
            2nd- Mary H.    
            Motion adopted by unanimous vote

·         Treasurer Reports are located in a binder in the library area.

·         The guild’s CDs have been rolled over at the same interest rates. 

Reports on Past and Upcoming Events/Classes/Workshops:  

·         Weaving Van Gogh’s Palette – The Lux Center for the Arts (Lux Center) has agreed to provide the guild space for the Weaving Van Gogh’s Palette show in September 2019.  We will hang the show in the community gallery which is on the 2ndfloor.  The room has been fixed up and is not being used as a classroom.  We can hang pieces the week of Labor Day.  Methods for hanging are the responsibility of the artist.  After the show, guild members will be required to fix any holes in the wall (the Lux Center will provide spackle). Guild members will be allowed to sell pieces, but the pieces must stay hung throughout the month.  The Lux Center does not charge a commission for sold items but will accept donations from the seller.  A donation is recommended for higher priced sales.  The Lux Center is not responsible for loss or damage.  The Lux Center does limited promotion on Facebook and it holds a First Friday event.  Any extra promotion would be at the guild’s cost.  The guild would be allowed to hold an event outside of the Lux Center’s regular hours for $25/hour.

·         Beginning Weaving Class (Cheryl R. and John G.) –  The next class will begin in October 2019

·         Weaving 102 Class (Cheryl R. & Jan T.) –  Two students recently completed the class.  The next class will begin in January 2020

·         Tapestry Class (Catherine E.) – Seven students (probably) will be starting the class today.  Classes will run 6 Saturdays.  Pieces are to be off of the guild looms by May 1, 2019.  If students pay studio use fees, items can remain on looms longer.

·         Spinning (Victoria H. and Jerry T.) – Students sign up for the spinning class through Southeast Community College and Victoria does not find out the number of students registered until just prior to the date the class is scheduled to begin.  The maximum number of students is six.  Class begins April 6, 2019 and will run six weeks. 

Victoria received some donated fleece.  She has plenty of material (roving) for the class.

Jerry & Victoria have purchased materials for and are assembling spindles and donating them to the guild.  They may make additional spindles to be sold at the guild sale.





Demonstration Schedule 

·         10,000 Villages (Sue Ranta) – this demonstration took place on March 9, 2019.  There was not a big crowd, probably due to rain.  Some observers did express interest in spinning and weaving.

·         Homestead Days (Linda Carlson) – June 22, 2019    Sue Ranta and Diane Beckham have volunteered to demonstrate on Saturday, June 22, 2019.  At this time only two people are signed up so we cannot accommodate demonstrations on an additional day.  This event is also the same weekend as the Midwest Weavers’ Conference.

·         Camp Creek (Jan Tooker) – July 20 -21, 2019      Nothing to report

·         Maker’s Market SAC Museum(Rhonda Griess) – July 20, 2019    Nothing to report
           
·         Lancaster County Fair (Victoria Hilton) – August 3, 2019        Nothing to report  

·         Seward County Fair (Catherine Easton) – August 10, 2019    Nothing to report

·         Pioneer Days – October 2-4, 2019     We will not be participating in this event.

·         Arbor Lodge (Joan Johnson) – October 26, 2019    Nothing to report

·         Quilt Museum– Nov. 22 & 23, 2019    Nothing to report

·         Arbor Lodge Christmas at the Mansion (Diane Beckham) – December 7, 2019   Nothing to report.

Old Business

·         New group project ideas – No report
                       
·         Guild logo apparel (Jan T.) – An email was sent out informing members that the deadline for ordering apparel is a week from today (March 16).  The vendor provided some additional clarification regarding sizing of some of the items. The size charts are on the website
                       
·         Stitch video (Jan T.) – The person making the video has not contacted us.  No further action can be taken until we hear from him.

·         Storage Room (Cheryl R., Jan T., John G.) – We will be getting some cost estimates for shelving.  A number of plastic storage tubs were donated to the guild.  We may also need to buy some bigger tubs.

·         YouTube video (John G. and Rachel W.) – No report

·         Ideas Weaving for the Guild Sale and Open House– there will be no particular theme or focus.  We would like a variety of items.  We have a low inventory of rag rugs.  Towels seem to sell well.  Other items to consider are wall hangings and holiday door hangings.

·         Midwest Weavers’ Conference – The conference will take place June 20-22, 2019 in Grinnell, IA. 

·         Brochures – Brochures have been stuffed with updated inserts.  To help advertise the Van Gogh show will make stickers announcing the date of the show and stick those on the brochures.

·         Carmelite nuns (Cheryl) – the nuns have finished their 1st four towels and the towels have been cut off the loom.  The nuns want to do 12 more 48” long towels.  Cotton warp has been ordered and Cheryl will continue to help them, as needed.  They are enjoying weaving and hope to weave fabric for their habits and cowls.

New Business

·         The large loom with tied up pedals (currently located in the east room) will be dismantled and disposed of.

·         A proposal was made and adopted that we dispose of much of our supply of cotton and wool strips used for rag rugs.  We have 7 bins full that have not been used in a long time. 

o   if anyone wants any of the fabric strips, they must be picked up before May.
           
·         Proposed Changes to Membership Levels (Mandy)

            Mandy proposed that the following changes be made to the Membership Levels form:
-          Rearrange the columns so that the First Year Member Dues column precedes the Renewal Guild Dues column and the First Year Studio Fees column precedes the Renewed Studio Fees column; 
-          Remove any reference to monthly fees;
-          Remove any reference to keys;
-          Remove the Newsletter as a guild membership benefit;
-          Remove the statement that guild dues are 50% of the annual rate when joining July 1 through December;
-          Add a statement that dues are due by the end of January; and
-          Add a statement that participation in the guild’s annual sale is a guild membership benefit
           
            Motion
            Cheryl moved to accept Mandy’s proposed changes to the Membership Levels form and to             remove the Sustaining, Life, and Member in Memorial statuses.
            2nd- Mary H.
            Motion adopted by unanimous vote

Meeting Adjourned for Show and Tell  

Kathy Blum
Recording Secretary


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Hand Weavers Guild – Lincoln
Meeting Minutes
February 9, 2019

Guild Members Present: 
            Ardis Barthuli                             Diane Beckham             Mandy Binder                Kathy Blum
            Emily Cameron Shattil               Catherine Easton          John Geppert                 Rhonda Griess
            Mary Howell                               Jan Jaecks                    Joan Johnson                Jane Mailand
            Sue Ranta                                  Cheryl Rennick              Cindy Swisher               Jan Tooker
            Jerry Tooker                               Rachel Wyatt

Visitors Present:          None
           
Agenda:  Items added:
·         Inserts for guild brochure
·         Studio heater in north room doesn’t come on.

Review Minutes from April, June, July, September, October, November and December 2018 meetings
·         Review of Minutes from April, June, July, September, and October 2018 as been tabled until received from the previous secretary
·         The December 2018 Meeting Minutes were reviewed.  
o              Correct minutes to reflect that Kathy Blum is on the Sale Committee and Elaine    Hoeman is not
o              Diane moved to accept with minutes as amended, Mary H. seconded
o              Vote:    Y - 18               N - 0
·         Due to inclement weather the January 2019 guild meeting was cancelled, therefore there are no January minutes

Treasurer’s Report

·         Documents pertaining to the December 2018 and January 2019 treasurer’s reports were reviewed.
·         The 2018 year-end report was also reviewed.  It includes a summary of all Square transactions, payments and fees, sales tax and the years’ member list.  Out of the ordinary expenses for 2018 included expenses for remodeling the storage room, a one-time Square fee and a one-time fee for the guild’s 501C3 application.
·         The guild’s two CDs will be renewing.  One of the CDs earns relatively low.  Mandy will check to see if a better interest rate is available when renewing that CD.
·         Treasurer Reports are located in a binder in the library area.


Motions
            None

Reports on Past and Upcoming Events/Classes/Workshops:  

·         Weaving Van Gogh’s Palette – The Lux Center for the Arts now shows local artists.  Shows are up for a month.  Cheryl will contact the Lux about the possibility of having the Van Gogh show there.  We would prefer the show not be sooner than September 2019.  The guild open house and sale is in October, so we do not want the Van Gogh show to run that month.  Having the show at the downtown library is also a possibility.
·         Beginning Weaving Class (Cheryl R. and John G.) – Because it was mistakenly omitted from the SECC Winter Bulletin, there is no winter 2019 beginning weaving class.  This also means that there will be no students to advance, so there will be no spring weaving 102 class.  The next beginning weaving class is scheduled for October 19, 26 & November 2, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  The next winter beginning weaving class is scheduled for January 11, 18, & 25, 2020. 
·         Weaving 102 Class (Cheryl R.) – The current 102 class has 2 students.  It will conclude the end of February.  Subsequent weaving 102 classes will be scheduled after the fall and winter beginning weaving classes.
·         Tapestry Workshop Pre-Class, and Upcoming Tapestry Class in March 2019 (Catherine E.) – The tapestry pre-class has its final meeting today.  The upcoming tapestry class will meet on each Saturday in March from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., except for day we have the guild meeting – that class will start after the meeting.  The cost for the class is $50 for members who have paid studio use dues and $75 for other guild members.
·         Spinning (Victoria H. and Jerry T.) – The spinning class is scheduled to begin April 6.  Class time is from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  The class is advertised through SECC.

Demonstration Schedule 

·         10,000 Villages (Sue Ranta) – this event is usually 2nd Saturday March.  We can have 4 to 5 volunteers participating and at least one spinner and one weaver are needed to demonstrate.  Sue will call around to see who would like to demonstrate.
·         Homestead Days (Linda Carlson) – June 21 and 22, 2019  This is the same weekend as the Midwest Weaver’s Conference.  There was discussion about whether guild members would be available to volunteer and if so, whether for one or both days.  In the past, the Homestead Days organization has paid for a hotel room in Beatrice for volunteers who demonstrated both days.  Sue Ranta and Diane Beckham volunteered to demonstrate on Saturday June 22, 2019. 
·         Camp Creek (Jan Tooker) July 20 -21, 2019        We will have volunteers both days at this event.
·         Maker’s Market SAC Museum(Rhonda Griess) – July 20, 2019 10:00 to 4:00  There is an event at Mahoney Park on that same day that SAC is hoping will bring more people to the Maker’s Market.  Volunteers at the Maker’s Market can demonstrate on a table loom and rigid heddle loom.  We do plan to participate in this event.
·         Lancaster County Fair (Victoria Hilton) – Saturday August 3, 2019   Linda has had no response to her emails.  We will ask Victoria to follow-up.
·         Seward County Fair (Catherine Easton) – Saturday August 10, 2019  We will participate.
·         Pioneer Days – October 2-4, 2019, which is the same weekend as the guild sale.  Therefore, we will decline to participate in this event.
·         Arbor Lodge (Joan Johnson) – October 26, 2019 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.   We will participate.
·         Quilt Museum– Nov. 22 & 23, 2019.  We will have a booth at this event.
·         Arbor Lodge Christmas at the Mansion (Diane Beckham) – November 16 – December 22, 2019 We will volunteer to demonstrate on December 7, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Old Business

·         New group project ideas – Building on structures from the Robyn Spady workshop.  A committee was designated to come up with a description of this project, develop a timeline, and gather samples, etc.
Committee:  Linda Carlson, Catherine Easton, Mary Howell, Kathy Blum
·         Guild logo apparel (Jan T.) – Jan presented pictures of the various styles and colors of shirts and sweatshirts that can be ordered with the guild logo.  Depending on the style, the costs for most tops run between $20 and $40.  Logos will not show well on some colors and not all shirts/sweatshirts come in all colors. The screen printer has set up a website for ordering, specifically for the guild.  Jan will send an email to guild members with link.  Jan will ask the screen printer to include all shirt and sweatshirt styles on the website.  She will ask that only available colors and colors that would clearly show the logo be listed as options.  The guild previously chose royal blue as the preferred (though not required) color to wear when demonstrating or working at events.  

When selecting a size, it is important to determine the appropriate size by measurements and not by the label (e.g. “Small” or “XL”).  The way to do this is to take a shirt that fits you well, lay it flat and measure it from side seam to side seam.  Find the size on the website that comes closest to those measurements and order the corresponding size.   Polo shirts previously ordered from the company ran notably smaller than expected.               
·         Rewards Programs (Jan T.) – Halcyon Yarn will now send the guild an annual reward payment of 5% of all guild purchases.  When ordering from Halcyon Yarn, indicate that you are a member of the guild and Halcyon will track our purchases.  Specify that our guild name is: Handweavers Guild of Lincoln NE.  There will be a link for our guild on Halcyon’s website.  For joining the reward program, Halcyon sent $5 off coupons that guild members can use on their next purchases.

The Woolery accepts applications for their reward program in the fall and we plan to submit the required paperwork at that time.
·         Storage Room (Cheryl R., Jan T., John G.) – Items have been sorted and places are being designated for various items.  Bathroom and cleaning supplies have been moved to the bathroom and temporarily placed on metal shelving.  We will be looking for a storage cabinet for the bathroom.  Folding chairs hang in the storeroom and should be returned to the designated hangers.
·         Stitch video (Jan T.) – Nothing to report
·         Teaching Weaving at the Carmelite Monastery (Cheryl R.) – The nuns have finished weaving some towels on their floor loom.  Cheryl will be going back to the monastery in the near future to help the nuns take their finished pieces off the loom.  Cheryl’s husband Will made spool holders and other items for the nuns and one of our members has donated fiber to the nuns.  One of the nuns Cheryl taught will be transferring to a monastery in Australia and plans to take her newly acquired weaving skills to that monastery. 
·         YouTube video (John G. and Rachel W.) – Nothing to report

New Business

·         Weaving Class Proposal – Because we have no summer classes, Cheryl would be willing to teach a short-term class to guild members.  If anyone has ideas or proposals, let Cheryl know.

Jan Tooker would also be willing to teach members how to use the AVL loom and/or how to set up the dobby.

·         Ideas Weaving for the Guild Sale and Open House – We need a wide variety of guild items for the sale.  These could be seasonal and items for any of the various holidays.  At prior sales, AVL loom towels sold well.  A number of guild looms are threaded for a variety of projects, including: 3 looms are threaded for rag rugs that could be finished; one loom is threaded for a runner or length of cloth; and another loom is threaded with a summer and winter pattern.  Cheryl will label the various looms and make a list of the patterns and how to weave the items.

·         Midwest Weavers’ Conference – The conference will take place June 20-22, 2019 in Grinnell, IA.  Grinnell is about a 5-hour drive from Lincoln.  A number of guild members are planning to attend.  Arrangements for carpooling will be discussed nearer to the conference dates.  Sections are filling up, so if interested in attending, don’t wait to register. 

·         Guild Brochure – the brochure insert will be updated with the dates and times of guild classes open to the public.

After Guild Meeting Programs

·         May (Catherine E.) – What Do All Those Dang Numbers Mean?
·         June (Cheryl) – steam finishing a rug
·         July (Mary H.) – Navaho weaving collection
·         August (Diane B.) – cinch weaving

Announcements

·         Linda Carlson’s father-in-law passed away.

·         Guild and studio fees are due by the end of February 2019.  The lock code will be changed by the first of March.  The new code will be emailed to all paid members and as of March 1, 2019, the old code will be removed.

·         The heater in the north room is not turning on consistently.  We will set a thermometer in the room to check the temperature and attempt to determine if the heater’s thermostat is working correctly.

·         Catherine expressed her surprise about and gratitude for her name being added to the guild’s honors plaque, which recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the guild.

Catherine proposed that former member Russell Brauer, along with his wife Mary, be recognized for their contributions to the guild.  Russell was the studio manager for 15 years.  Cheryl will have their names added to the plaque. 

Efforts will be made to get synopses of all the honorees’ contributions.

·         Give to Lincoln Day – training is required to participate.  Mandy will look into this.

Meeting Adjourned for Show and Tell  
Kathy Blum
Recording Secretary

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Beginning Spinning Classes start Saturday, April 4, 2019 and will meet for the next four Saturdays, ending on April 27.
Class hours are 3:00 pm -5:00 pm
Classes are held at the Weaving Studio - 3843 S. 48th Street, Lincoln NE

Register through Southeast Community College - Continuing Education

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Schacht Wolf Pup Loom for sale.

Weaving kits and accessories for sale.










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Norwood Cherrywood which they no longer make.
Model 440.  40' Weaving Length, 4 Harnesses, 6 heddles, bench with storage boxes.
Includes all of the original documentation. 
Can add pattern book and shuttles to the mix.
Has been disassembled and in storage for years. 
Norwoods have been going for $2500, but that is negotiable.

If interested, please contact Dawn at dscanlon01@gmail.com












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