Richmond Weavers Guild (VA)


Minutes from previous meetings

Richmond Weavers Guild



The first part of the meeting was a guild sale.  Members brought in a variety of items for sale to other members with portions of the sale price going to the guild.  

After the guild sale, the business meeting was called to order by Patty Franz.  Daryll Sneden read the minutes from the last meeting.  

Eighteen members and one visitor, Caroline Coleman-Dalton, were present.  Patty Franz reported we have $955.41 in the treasury including $100 which was a gift from an anonymous donor.  We made $232 from the guild sale.  The rental fee of $300 will be paid to the church after this meeting.  Dues for next year, $20, were accepted by Patty.  

When we reconvene in the fall, newsletters will be sent electronically.  Samples will be picked up at the meeting.  We will continue to mail a paper newsletter and sample to those members who don’t have email or are unable to attend meetings.

Signup sheets for programs and meeting hosts were sent around.  Samples are due the month prior to the due date and should be given to Barrett Brown.  We need around forty 2”x3” samples and an 8”x10” sample.

Ann Vonnegut will be exhibiting at the McGuffy Art Center in Charlottesville July 4 through August 20.  Joan Griffin will be offering both beginning and intermediate tapestry workshops again this summer. Weaving classes will be offered this summer at Pine Camp.  Kaffe Fassett is coming to Richmond in the October.  Check out the Dances with Wool shop for details.  

Judith Towers offered to give the September program/mini workshop on solar dyes.  Judith will provide small skeins for dyeing, but requested we gather plant materials over the summer.  We will also need to bring glass jars.

Nominations for officers for next year were solicited from the floor.  No nominations were put forth, so current officers will make up the slate for next year.  The treasurer maintains the membership list.

For Show and Tell, David Saenz brought an unknown piece of equipment and received suggestions as to what it might be used for.  Judith Towers showed some delicate lavender wands made by Sydney Black and friends. She also showed the dish towel woven from the warp on the loom from Powhatan’s Festival of Fiber.  The weft was white, but she also showed a sample using a gold weft.  She also showed a sample from the Tuckahoe Library Family Fun Day using a linen warp and woven with daylily and iris leaves to be used as a sketchbook cover.  She showed another sample woven on the same warp but using bits of leftover natural dyed yarn.  Barrett Brown showed a lovely purple fabric used to drape over a Styrofoam cross sited over the organist at her church.  Maggie Pruett showed a basket with an oyster shell base and mother of pearl dangles which she had started at Powhatan’s Festival of Fiber.  

A Maiwa video on weaving was shown while we enjoyed our potluck lunch.

Respectfully submitted,

Daryll Sneden