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Meeting notes February 2017

Diablo Weavers Guild

February 17, 2017 Meeting notes

President Kris Peerand opened the meeting
There were several guests and she asked them to introduce themselves.

Show and Tell followed, before business topics and the program.

Guild business:

Treasurer’s report:
Vilija reported that we have $1400.45 in checking and $1001.23 in savings, and a new member has joined.

For the fund raiser during CNCH 2017, guild members are asked to make something—using any technique—related to the ocean, to the sea, sand or something beach related. You do not have to attend the conference to submit something. Items can be brought to the conference or give your contribution to Vilija and she will deliver it to the conference.

All entries need to email in a photo of your finished object [or object in production] along with dimensions to: by April 15, 2015.

There will be no CNCH conference in 2018 as Convergence is scheduled for 2018 in Reno.
Area 5 will be handling CNCH 2019.

Programs Committee: 

Today - Will and Kate will be giving a presentation about their trip to India.

March 17, 2017, at the library - Tien Chiu on her newly published  book. She will have copies available to purchase. Joan had a copy of Tien’s book which she passed around during sharing.

April 21, 2017, at the library - Pat Steward on 8-shaft double weave, using a parallel threading technique

May 2017 - Linda Hartshorn - Inspiration & ideas using Ikat

June 2017 - our annual luncheon and picnic project

Day and date are still to be decided.

The Guild Challenge for the 2016/17 year is to make something inspired by an article in an old copy of Weavers' Magazine or Shuttle, Spindle, and Dyepot Magazine.  If you did not receive an envelope with these magazines, please get in touch with Vilija.



Margie Kaplan has contacted the Orinda Library and we have a showcase available for a display of weaving projects in November 2017. The display area is quite large and includes shelves. The cabinets are well locked so items will be safe from being handled or taken away.

Forest Home Farms in San Ramon has asked if some of our members would be willing to do a weaving demo for their Farm Day on Saturday, March 4 from 11am - 2pm. They will provide either inside or outside space and chairs and tables. Joan and Reba volunteered to come and bring rigid heddle looms for demo and information about our guild and CNCH. More members are welcome to attend and are are also welcome. It is OK to bring things you have made or supplies for sale for sale. Contact Carol Gray or Carrie Leung:

Break for refreshments


After the break, Will and Kate gave a talk and slide show about their trip to India, much of which was with Linda Cortright in the high Himalayas. This included visits with the nomads and a tour of the Pangong Craft Center. Kate also had clothing and a cashmere shawl to show and they brought rugs and cashmere to display.