January, 2012, Minutes
Cactus Needles Knitting Guild Meeting – January 9, 2012
Judie Agee Barbara Avrin Carole Byrne
Velvet Dishon Francine Ebersman
Fran Frazin Marsha French Lesley Fry
Dawn Goetz Georgia Green Sandy Grunow
Barb Hahn Joanna
Darlene Ong Liz Rees Mary Schirtzinger
June Whisel Jennifer Wujcik
Barb Hahn called the meeting to order at 6:30pm.
There are five January birthdays: Mareva Lynde, Joanna Irvine, Mary Schirtzinger, Barbara Avrin and Jackie Awerman. Martie welcomed new member Pat Crosby. We had two visitors – Brenda Brock and Daina Pfister.
Liz made a motion, seconded by Francine to approve the minutes as posted on the Guild website.
Program – Knitted Knockers
Jane Breitenfield from the
Altruistic – Velvet: Everyone turned in their Special Olympic scarves. Velvet is collecting for Esperanza. A trip is planned in the spring, so bring in your items by the April meeting. June Whisel gave Velvet two large bags for Esperanza filled with items knitted by a friend.
Velvet distributed yarn and instructions to those interested in working on a Project Linus blanket. We are knitting strips in garter stitch. They are due at the February meeting.
On Saturday, 1/28, from 9:00am to 3:00pm, there is a knitting/fiber weekend at Arcosanti. It is $6 for a buffet lunch. You can stay overnight on Friday in a dormitory room for $20. It’s a chance to connect with other knitters. Email Velvet if you are interested.
Francine mentioned that the next Project Linus blanket bee in Fountain Hills is also on January 28. There will be a yarn lottery.
Treasurer’s Report – Lisa Spaich: The balance as of December 31, 2011 is $3,274.60.
Host your own knit-together – Lesley Fry is hosting a knit-together at her home on Saturday January 21 from 1:30pm to 4:30pm. She is providing desserts. Please RSVP to Lesley. Her contact information is in the membership directory.
Barb Hahn will be hosting the February knit-together. May and June are still available.
Centennial Blanket – Jo-Ann and Francine: The blanket is going to the framer this month and will be at the February meeting. A soft backing will be applied which will allow us to roll it up for travel and a frame will be made for permanent display. So far we have seven sites for presentations. Velvet suggested the Heritage Festival in
Happy Hookers’ Reunion – On Saturday, February 4, we are getting together with the ladies from
January knit-together at Fry’s Marketplace -- We are having a knit-together at Fry’s Marketplace on the southwest corner of Tatum and Shea on Monday, January 23 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. We’ve been looking for a place for a while to replace Borders and we are hoping this is the place! They have a nice sitting area near the coffee shop. Harriet has spoken with both the day and night manager and both have said that we are welcome.
February Program –The Centennial blanket will be presented along with the education guide so that the guild members can see it and hear a “dry run” of the presentations.
March Program – We will have our annual yarn exchange. Details will follow, but get your yarn together.
Show and Share followed the meeting.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:15pm.
Harriet Lawrence, Secretary