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Minutes October 2012

Diablo Weavers meeting of October 26, 2012

Vilija Deutschman welcomed the group in Carol Causey's absence.

Treasurer's report:  $2,180.20 balance reported.

CNCH Liaison:  Joan Anderson went to the liaison meeting at Resort at Squaw Creek.  She has registration books, and has copies of center pages with all class listings.  All the information is available on line.  Registration opens November 1, 2012.  The conference organizers are asking people to pay by check.  Fun activities are scheduled for Friday evening.  Participants must make their own lanyard for their name tag.  It can be submitted for judging.  There will be a shuttle "Pinewood Derby", a drop spindle Slalom, a felt shot put throw, and a Tailgate Market on Friday evening.  See entry form for details.  Saturday night will be the keynote address by Susan Lazear, and the banquet.  Scholarship applications are due Nov. 1, 2012, and are not need based.  Applications will be judged anonymously.  The hotel room rates are $149 - $159.  A resort fee is not charged, and there is free parking.  The conference rate is good for three days before and after the conference.  Conference organizers want each guild to contribute an item to gift baskets for the scholarship fund raffle.  Peggy Osterkamp will not be teaching, and will be replaced.

Guild Challenge:  Vilija, Kris and Mary Helen have been working on ideas for the guild challenge.  Some of the ideas:  1) pick a project from Handwoven and make it your own.  2)  UFO - finish it or remake it.  3)  Pick your ugliest yarn and include it in a project, or share it with others.  4) Trade weird yarn. 5) Pick a color. 6) Play the Design Game by Ann Sutton: i.e., on cards use a stripe, a color. Keep picking cards until you can't come up with an idea.  7) Something for: neck or head or kitchen. 8) use a piece of artwork or photo for design source. 

The top 3 choices will be decided on in November.

Joan Anderson distributed CNCH surveys.

Program report:  Sharon Gardner told us the November 16 meeting will be a talk by Phyllis Carsten.  Phyllis spins cotton, weaves fabric from her yarn, and makes garments from her woven fabric.

Nov. 10 will be the meeting about the history of knitting in Lithuania at the United Methodist Church on Sunnyvale Ave. in Walnut Creek.  Program begins at 10 a.m.  For lunch, bring a salad topping to share - greens and dressings will be provided.  There is a workshop in the afternoon. Donna will be teaching how to knitted beaded Lithuanian wristers.  Workshop is from 1 pm to 4 pm.  There is homework. 

December party - 12/21/12, 11 a.m., at Vilija's house.

A workshop for lace weaves has been discussed, but January and February are the only open months.  It may be put off until next year.  Alternatively, members can bring in lace projects

Sharon and Kris want to present a program on E-textiles - using conductive thread.

Joan Anderson was contacted by Forest Home Farm.  They would like weavers to demonstrate from 10 am until 2 pm on Sat. Jan. 12, 2013 in their covered barn.  

Guest Anne Kelly was introduced.  She is wondering what to do with yarn she has inherited.  It was suggested she donate it to the Walnut Creek weaving studio and to the Richmond Art Center.

Show and Tell, and Break

After the break, Reba Siero taught the group to do Swedish weaving, and style of embroidery on huck cloth, or any even weave fabric.  Supplies are available from Nordic Needle (