Meeting Minutes March 2013

Diablo Weavers Guild meeting notes from March 15,2013

 President Carol Causey welcomed everyone to the meeting.

 Treasurer's report:  Vilija Deutschman reported a balance of $1,693.28

 CNCH report:  Applications for the walking fashion show are due 4/15/13. Also planned is a Pinewood Derby style Shuttle Race.  Remember to supply your own lanyard.  Also think about items we can contribute to the gift baskets assembled by the Scholarship committee.

 Announcements:

 Vilija announced that several members of Treadles To Threads Spinning Guild would be teaching spinning and weaving to 4th grade students at Strandwood Elementary School in Pleasant Hill.  Additional volunteers are welcome.  This will take place on Wed., March 20, 2013 from 12:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Strandwood School multi-use room.

 Susie Hodges told us that Richmond Art Center has published their new class schedule, and that RAC is selling an AVL mechanical dobby loom.  She also reported that UC Botanical Garden has a new exhibit on fiber and natural dyes from March 31 through April 14, 2013.

 There was discussion about needing a nominating committee for next year's officers.  Mary Helen Binger volunteered to be the Programs chair. Vilija is willing to continue as Treasurer, and Pam Murdock is willing to continue as secretary.  Joan Anderson will continue to be our Facilities liason with the library.  We are looking for someone who will be president.

 After the break, Sharon Gardner introduced Chris Johnson, who talked about gourds.  She spoke about the historical use of them, and current gourd techniques.  She brought many samples of work she has collected, as well as samples of her own gourd work demonstrating different techniques.

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