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January 2009

Cactus Needles Knitting Guild
Meeting Minutes 1/5/2009

•    The meeting was called to order at 6:45 pm
•    Minutes were posted on-line, the minutes were passed as posted.
•    Mary greeted the membership, welcomed guests, and announced birthdays.
•    Francine and Joann conducted the altruistic update
      o    Back to school knitting
            •    We are going to focus on caps for Boys & Skinny scarves for the back to school collection
     o    Cathrine McClure and Joann introduced a Log Cabin Pattern for the new Project Linus blanket project.
            •    The blanket is to be worked in groups of 4-5 people in a “round robin”
•    Bev conducted the Valley Events schedule
      o    Knit Happens – the class schedule has been posted, and they are also looking for a finisher and
            repair person
      o    The Fiber Factory has new yarns
      o    Tempe Yarn & Fiber will be doing a new mystery knit – it will be a scarf based on the book “The
            Secret Garden”, on Wednesday nights there will be a free adult surprise jacket knit along
      o    The Shop Hop will commence on February and finish in April.  It will include 19 shops from around
             the state.
•    Sandy is working on a photo gallery. 
     o    Keep sending in the newsletter articles.
     o    The Guild History page needs some assistance.
•    Treasurer’s report from Fran & Larry
     o    44 paid members
     o    $2248.24 in the bank
•    New Business
      o    The January Knit Together will be at SMoCA on Saturday, 1/24 at 2pm for a private tour.  Please
             watch your e-mails for more information regarding the pre-lunch, and cost
•    The program for the evening was the annual yarn exchange.
•    Show and share ending the meeting.
•    The meeting adjourned at 8:20 pm.