November 2011 Minutes
Cactus Needles Knitting Guild Meeting – November 7, 2011
Cindy Adams Judie Agee Barbara Avrin
Carole Byrne Velvet Dishon Francine Ebersman
Marsha French Lesley Fry Dawn Goetz
Georgia Green Barb Hahn Harriet Lawrence
Darlene Ong Liz Rees Betty Smith
Lisa Spaich Erika Verley Martie Warden
June Whisel Jennifer Wujcik
Barb Hahn called the meeting to order at 6:30pm.
Martie reported that we currently have 42 paid members. There are five November birthdays: June Fessenden, Yvette Goldstein, Penny Celmins, Velvet Dishon and Jennifer Wujcik.
Martie made a motion, seconded by Barbara Avrin, to approve the minutes as posted on the Guild website.
Altruistic – Cathrine McClure: All the Navajo items went to
Project Linus blankets will be collected at the holiday party. There is a new chapter coordinator for Project Linus NE Phoenix Chapter. Her name is Terese Knapik.
June Whisel said that the Veterans’ Hospital is accepting scarves for veterans. She has offered to take them there.
Barb Hahn said that for the rest of this year she will update all information on the website. Harriet and Martie will be trained in January.
Treasurer’s Report – Lisa Spaich: The balance as of October 31 is $3,377.09 with one new member.
Host your own knit-together – Francine is hosting a knit-together at her home on November 12. There will be a garage sale of remaining items from knitting in
Centennial Blanket – Liz said that the blanket is coming along. She will have it completed for the January meeting. Jo-Ann said that we will need people to do presentations locally as well as people who can travel greater distances, include an overnight stay. Presentations should be done by two people and will be informal. Cathrine is putting together talking points. A presentation demonstration will be done at a meeting. Please contact Jo-Ann if you would like to help with presentations – locally or involving an overnight.
Budget: A motion was made by Jo-Ann and seconded by Marsha to accept the budget as posted on the website. All members voted and the budget was accepted.
Stitches West: Carole Byrne is planning to attend Stitches West in
She is planning to drive and is looking for someone to go with her. If you’re interested, please contact Carole. To download a brochure, go to knittinguniverse.com/stitches/west.
Project Linus: A question was asked as to what size constitutes a teen blanket for Project Linus. It was agreed that 45 inches by 50 or 60 inches is fine.
Other Business: Dawn said that on December 3, Tempe Yarn & Fiber is having a community day and asked if the Guild would like a table. We will gather whatever printed information we have for the Guild and display it on the table. Anyone who wants to come by and knit and/or staff the table is welcome.
Program – Felting
Dawn presented a program on felting. We discussed our experiences with the felting (or fulling) process, including what types of wool can be used, how different colors felt differently, and how to felt in your washing machine. Several members brought samples of successes and failures.
Show and Share following the meeting.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:15pm.
Harriet Lawrence, Secretary