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Archive for August, 2011

Guild will meet at 1pm. Bring your wheels and projects!

Notes from last meeting on August 6, 2011

  1. Review of July Activities
    1. Open House at Painted Post Alpacas
    2. Meg Lowman Treetops Camp at Tanglewood: eight Guild members participated, “thank-you” note from the staff.
    3. Dyeing day was canceled
    4. Chemung Count Fair: eight Guild members participated on opening day
    5. Troy Fair: at least four members demonstrated. For next year, anyone who has a Mary Stepney fleece may submit whatever they make from it; if it gets a blue ribbon they win another Stepney fleece.
  2. Upcoming Events:
    1. Strong Kids, Safe Kids – August 20, 10AM-3PM at Chemung Fairgrounds. They are going to have a “Culture and Arts” tent to show kids what kinds of interesting and different things they can learn to do.
    2. Whingblinger: September 10, 10AM-4PM. This year we will be located by the log cabin (not by the gasoline engines), along with the flax processing.
    3. Sheep & Wool Festival at Hemlock: September 17 (10AM-5P) and 18 (10AM-4PM).
      1. To enter items, go to http://www.gvhg.org/fest/s&g.html to download the rules and entry forms.
      2. For workshops, go to http://www.gvhg.org/fest/workshops.html and click on "Class descriptions, times and costs," and on "Registration Form for 2011" to register.
    4. Mumford: Genesee Country Village and Museum, http://www.gcv.org/. The museum holds special events on many weekends, and it was felt that a weekday might be less crowded. Still working on a date.
    5. Farm-City Day, October 8 at Chemung Fairgrounds. Further discussion at the September meeting.
    6. Basket Workshop, to make a "potato basket." Suggested dates were October 22 and 29, with registration and payment due October 1. More information at the September meeting.
  3. Meetings
    1. September 3: 1-4pm at the church. .
    2. October 1: 1-PM at the church.
    3. November 5: Anniversary and Sale. More information at September & October meetings.
  4. Other:
    1. It was suggested that we have a table available at each meeting for "free" items – fibers, skeins, etc., that you no longer need or want. Please note: if you bring items for this table, and they have not been taken by the time you leave, please take them back with you.
    2. Don’t forget to bring non-perishable food items for the local food pantry, and/or cash for the Community Kitchen.

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Regular meetings the first Saturday of each month will resume starting with the first Saturday in August.

Meetings will be at the church from 1 – 4pm unless otherwise announced.

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