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Meeting notes October 2015

Diablo Weavers Guild

October 23, 2015

President Kris Peerand opened the meeting. To change things up, we began with Show and Tell.  Items of particular interest were a book shared by Tui. Called "Brettchenweben" or "Tablet Weaving", it is a wonderful book  in German, French, English, and Dutch.  For those interested in putting it on their "wish list", it is ISBN no. 978-3-00-047682-2, and can be ordered from

Also of great interest was the Catherine Ellis woven shibori scarf shared by Carol de Boer.  Find out more about purchasing these pre-woven shibori scarves at  These kits are woven for Catherine at The Oriole Mill, and you may enjoy visiting their website as well.

After sharing concluded guild business was done. First, the Treasurer's Report from Vilija Deutschman.  The guild treasury has $1,240.68.  Vilija passed the current bank statement for inspection, and also asked members to verify their contact information for the roster.

Next order of business was Programs.  Up coming programs are:

Nov 13 2015 - Darryl Lancaster at Kris Peerand's club house.

Dec 2015   - Holiday potluck luncheon

Jan  2016     - Suzie Taylor - origami folds in fabric

Feb  2016 - TBA

Mar   2016 - Leon Mayeri - oriental rugs

Apr   2016 - TBA

May  2016 - TBA

June 2016 - Summer potluck picnic

Possible programs include Kris Peerand leading a program on different weaving software. And after Suzie Hodges shared some card woven bands done at Golden Gate Weavers, there was a lot of interest in  having Suzie do a program on 8-card card weaving.

CNCH Report

The booklet is available on line, and the committee asks that people with computers print their own copies. Advertising bookmarks and postcards are available.  Registration begins Jan. 3, 2016 at 9 a.m.  Registration is through Reg On Line or by mail.

Rooms at the conference hotel will be $109/night for up to 4 people. There will not be a banquet.  The first night, the vendor hall will be open to registered  attendees only.  Scholarship forms are online, and are due Jan. 4, 2016. Register as usual, and if you are selected for a scholarship, you will be reimbursed. Registration fees are $280 for 9 hours of classes, $220 for 6 hours of classes, and $160 for a 3 hour class.

The committee for CNCH Conference 2017 at Asilomar is forming.  The next meeting is Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015 at Sports Basement in Berkeley. Contact Joan Anderson for more information.


Bay Area Bead Extravaganza (BABE!) will be held Nov. 14 & 15 at the Marriott City Center Hotel, 10th & Broadway, Oakland.


Today's program was a viewing of "Weaving with Supplemental Warp" by Deb Essen.