BLACK SWAMP SPINNERS GUILD SPIN A GRAM APRIL, 2009 NEWSLETTER The Black Swamp Spinners Guild meets the second Tuesday of the month from 10:00am–3pm, at the Wood County Historic Center (13660 County Home Rd Bowling Green, OH 43402), The guild Executive Committee also meets the second Tuesday of the month at 8:00am at Panera in Bowling Green, OH. We also meet the third Thursday of the month from 7:00pm-? at Grounds For Thought (174 South Main Street Bowling Green Ohio 43403). Please come join us! President’s Report As I write this everyone is busy making the final arrangements for Market Day! What an astounding army of people (husbands included) who toil tirelessly each year to pull off this amazing event. This reminds me… it is an amazing army of people who pull off all our Guild exploits and it will soon be time to fill committee positions for next year. As you have, I am sure, heard many times, “many hands make light work.” It is always worth repeating because it is so true! We have many and varied positions that all need to be filled so I am sure you can find a good fit. The committees are: Historian, Publicity, Librarian, Newsletter Editor, Membership, Program, Nominating, Auditing, Market Day, Learn to Spin, and Scholarship. Please think about on which committees you would like to serve this next year so when our new President calls you, you will have a ready answer. Or better yet, give her a call. Katherine Newsletter Index Remember Spotlight President’s Report p.1 Just to remind you that we will be meeting at Reminders p.1 Business Meeting Minutes p.2 Panera at 8:00am on Tuesday, March 10th for an Upcoming Events p.3 open Executive Meeting Perrysburg Area Arts Council p.4 Toledo Area Weavers Guild p.4 Morning Surf Scarf Challenge from Summer 08 Officers p.4 Spin-Off....Hope some of you are attempting to Attention-Constitution Change p.4 spin and knit the scarf for a May show & tell and Newsletter Note p.4 exchange Long Draw Wksp p.5 Membership updates p.6 Membership Year starts July 1st, Program booklet Scholarship p.6 out in August Minutes BSSG March 10, 2009 Business Meeting The Black Swamp Spinners Guild met at 10:00 A.M., March 10, 2009 at the Wood County Historical Building. Members in attendance were: Margy Westrick, Susan Cayton, Cindy Tyrrell, Margaret Bouyack, Rene Schumacher, Katherine Clark, Lee Miller, and Sue. President Katherine Clark called the meeting to order. President’s Report The Executive Board meeting was held from 8:00 – 10:00 A.M. at Panera Bread in Bowling Green prior to the regular guild meeting. The nominating committee was appointed by the President. Valerie Black and Cindy Tyrrell will be serving on this committee. The ballot will be presented at the April meeting. If the constitution is amended, spinning groups would continue to meet in different areas. The day group would continue to meet the second Tuesday of the month from 10:00 A.M. until 3:00 P.M. There was a discussion about contacting the museum for a possible meeting place for the evening group. The President will take of this. Vice-President’s Report / Programs The MLH fiber swatch selection will be made after the morning session. There are only two (2) openings left for the Long Draw Workshop. The Spinning Wheel Restoration Workshop will be $45 for current members. All others will be $65. Susan Cayton moved and seconded by Lee Miler to approve $75 for workshop expenses. Motion carried. Minutes of the last meeting were approved as printed in the newsletter. The Treasurer’s report was to be given to guild members at a later time. It will also be printed in the upcoming newsletter. The Treasurer checked into the status of our account, and reported the amount in the treasury is in compliance with limitations for not-for-profit organizations. Margaret Bouyack is recorded at the bank as a second signer for the checking account. A discussion was held concerning disbursement of guild funds. There was a general consensus that if an individual needs to spend guild money, they must first get authorized approval. Librarian’s Report - Recommended the guild purchase two (2) books: “International Spinner” and “Fine Fleece.” Rene Schumacher moved and seconded by Cindy Tyrrell to purchase these books. Motion carried. News Editor’s Report - Requested an article for the newsletter about the guild scholarship. Margaret Bouyack, chairperson of the scholarship committee, will prepare an article and submit it to the News Editor. Learn to Spin Report – Sixteen (16) members paid for the workshop. We made $133 on the workshop. A thank you note was sent to Wolf’s Bloom and Berries for donating their lovely meeting room for this workshop. OLD BUSINESS: A person is needed to head a committee for BSSG’s participation in the Black Swamp Art Festival. It was noted the booth rental will be $120. NEW BUSINESS: Rene Schumacher moved and seconded by Cindy Tyrrell to propose an amendment to Article VIII of the guild’s constitution. The proposed amendment is to list Historian, Publicist, Librarian, News Letter Editor, and the Web Master in Article VII. Motion carried. Susan Cayton asked permission for the Toledo Area Weavers’ Guild to publish their calendar in our guild’s newsletter. No objections were stated. Lee Miller moved and seconded by Margy Westrick that the guild donate $50 to the MLH Conference for the best handspun project. Motion carried. Rene Schumacher moved, and seconded by Cindy Tyrrell to adjourn the meeting. The meeting was adjourned. Very tasty refreshments were provided by Rene Schumacher. Submitted by: Margaret Bouyack BSSG Upcoming Events /Area Opportunities www.blackswampspinners.org 3/27-5/10 Toledo Museum of Art, Community Gallery, Perrysburg Artists, (several fiber pieces included) 4/3-5 WGGC, “Classic Crackle” with Susan Wilson, 9-4, Cincinnati, $165 4/11-12 The Fiber Event at Greencastle, Putnam Co. Fairgrounds, vendors, Workshops, skein & wool competition. www.TheFiberEvent.com 4/14 BSSG Meeting at WCHC…Hostess: J. Ryan, Program: S. Cayton “Russian Lace & Cotton Spinning” Bring spindles, charkas, wheels 4/18 BSSG Spring Workshop on “Learning the Long Draw” with Aurelia Young from Michigan at Center Twp. Fire Hall / Carter Rd. & Bowling Green Rd. 10-4, $ 70 Members $90 non-member Checks to BSSG due by 4/10/09 to Susan Cayton. (Only 4 openings left!) 4/24-6 “Spinning & Knitting Estonian Lace: a Duet for Two Teachers: Nancy Bush & Judith MacKenzie McCuin, at Trading Post of Fiber Arts, Pendleton IN; SWIFTguild.com / $180, materials $50 Call: Susan Markle at 765-778-3331 4/25 & 26 3rd Annual Upper Valley Fiber Fest, J. Fair Bldg., Miami Co. Fairgrounds, Troy, Ohio/Vendors, Live animals, Demos. Dkj63bright.net 5/12 BSSG Meeting at WCHC…Hostess: _______ , Program: M. Bouyack “Dyeing”, Annual Business Meeting & Election of Officers & Planning for 09-10 5/23-4 Great Lakes Fiber Show, Wooster, OH / Wayne County Fairgrounds www.greatlakesfibershow.com 5/30-31 577 Fiber Show at 577 Foundation, 577 E. Front St. for juried show, demos & animals, 12-5 6/ 6-7 Hoosier Hills Fiberarts Festival, Johnson Co. Fairgounds, Franklin, IN Vendors, Classes, Free adm. & parking / www.hhfiberfest.com 6/13-14 BSSG at WCHC “Wood County Heritage Days”, demos & sales Contact: Susan Cayton email@example.com 419-874-5633 6/17-20 Knitters Connection at Columbus OH Convention Center for Market, Workshops, by MEI www. knittersconnection.com 6/20 Lynn Fleece Fair / Lions Bldg., US 36 East of Lynn, IN vendors www.lynnfleecefair.com 6/25-27 Midwest Weavers’ Conference, Grinnel, Iowa, www.midwestweavers.org 45 fiber workshops, housing 6/____ Focus on Fibers, Sauder’s Village, Archbold OH www.saudervillage.org Demos, lunch, free entry, No Sales. Contact Ann Lux 6/27-28 Wool Fest, Lake Farm Park, Kirtland, OH 8/5-9 MLH, Michigan League of Handweavers’ “50th: Golden Reflections”, Workshops & Summe Conference, Holland, MI for exhibits, vendors. www.mlhguild.org 8/15-16 Michigan Fiber Festival, Allegan, MI, classes, shows, vendors, animals www.michiganfiberfestival.info 9/19-20 Midwest Festival of Fibers “Wool Gathering” at Young’s Dairy, Yellow Springs, OH for animals, classes, vendors 10/9-12 FiberRevival, Eastern Great Lakes Fiber ConferenceClasses, vendors, fashion show www.weaversguildofbuffalo.org Perrysburg Area Arts Council Attention!!!! The Perrysburg Area Arts Council cordially invites you a reception for the upcoming Perrysburg Artists Exhibit at Proposed Constitutional Changes: the Toledo Museum of Art. We hope you can join us! This exhibit will run from March 27 through May 10th, 2009 in 1) Article VII: Meetings Change to read: the Community Gallery at the Toledo Museum of Art. There shall be a Guild Business meeting each Please visit month, September through May. (The rest of http://www.perrysburgarts.org/TMAreception.htm for the article will remain the same.) more information. 2) Article V: Officers Changes to read: The officers of this Guild shall be: President, Toledo Area Weavers Guild Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer. These 2009 Calendar Meetings are held at 7pm the first Tuesday of each month at officers shall make up the Executive The First Unitarian Church, 3205 Glendale Ave., Toledo, OH Committee. (The rest of the article will remain 43614 unless otherwise noted. For more information contact : the same.) Chris East, 419-382-6150, firstname.lastname@example.org. . January 6 – Guatemalan Backstrap Weaving at Toledo 3) Article VIII: Standing Committees Changes to read: Botanical Garden (Separate from Publicity even though the same person can and is now doing both jobs.) February 7 – Wool Drying Basket Workshop at Wood Co. Parks. Website: Contact Susan Cayton at 419-874-5633. Cost $15 The Website Committee will design, set-up and maintain the online web pages with March 3 – Guatemalan Weaving Collection with Sue Casselman at guild information and links, updating as Toledo Botanical Garden needed. March 28 – BSSG Market Day (sale) at Wood Co. Fairgrounds, Bowling Green, OH The proposed changes have been read into the February http://bssgmarketdaytripod.com & March minutes. The vote will be taken at the April meeting. April 7 – Make your Own Beads with Chris East Any questions or comments should be directed to one of May 5 – MLH Workshop Challenge Assembly with Holly Monsos the present officers. June 2 – Rug Hooking with Janice Ryan July 7 – Picnic, Show & Tell, Library Night at Chris East’s house Officers: August 5-9 – Michigan League of Handweavers conference in President Katherine Clark 419-352-0211 Holland, MI Vice-President Susan Cayton 419-874-5633 Secretary Margaret Bouyack 419-547-9210 September 1 – Annual Meeting and 2010 planning Treasurer Kathy Mills 419-288-2373 Librarian Margy Westrick 419-836-9842 October 6 – Woodcarving Make and Take with Jean McDonald Newsletter Editor Rene Schumacher 419-308-0607 Publicist Vicki Knauerhase 419-669-2116 November 3 – Sales Prep – Heralding the Holidays Historian Janice Ryan 419-424-0319 December 4, 5, 6 – Heralding the Holidays, Toledo Botanical Committee: Garden Website Vicki Knauerhase 419-669-2116 Newsletter Note Program Susan Cayton 419-874-5633 Market Day Edith Bowles 517-486-5898 Thanks again for all your great additions to the Kathy Mills 419-288-2373 newsletter this month. Just a reminder: please send any Janice Ryan 419-424-0319 additions for the March newsletter to the contact below. Vicki Knauerhase 419-669-2116 Rene Schumacher 419-308-0607 Valerie Black 419-823-0621 email@example.com Learn to Spin Rene Schumacher 419-308-0607 1028 Hazel St. Scholarship Margaret Bouyack 419-547-9210 Fremont, OH 43420 Membership Rene Schumacher 419-308-0607 “SPINNING WHEEL RESTORATION WORKSHOP”…with Lois Lane When: Saturday, October 17, 2009 1-4 pm. Location: Center Twp. Fire Hall, 9986 Bowling Green Rd. E., 43402 (at Carter Rd., 1 mile east of Meijer & BGSU Stadium & I-75. Exit #181) Description: Maybe you’ve gotten your hands on Grandma’s antique spinning wheel, or maybe you found one at an antique shop or on e-bay…the wheel, that is, not a grandma! You bring her home, complete with dust, dirt and maybe mouse droppings for decoration. So what now? In this class we’ll learn how to clean and hydrate your wheel, look for damage and take her apart. We’ll also learn the way to remove pegs without damaging the wood. We’ll check the tension device, clean it and the mortise, service the flyer and the other parts. Then lubricate everything and see how it all goes back together. Minor repairs like a new string (driveband) can be completed, but any major repairs or new parts cannot be done in class. However, discussion of those problems and recommendations for some solutions will take place. About Lois from Tecumseh, Michigan…a crafter since childhood…painting, sewing, baking, basket making, soap, weaving, and pottery. Silver… spinning since the 1970’s, and wheel restoration since 2004 of 75 wheels. Studied with restorer Ron Rees of Monroe, woodturner Arthur McVicar from Tecumseh, and woodworking class with Allan Mitchell in New Hampshire. Teacher will supply: handout, comsumables… oil, wax, string, other odds & ends. Students should bring: old rags / towels, sheet to wrap wheel in for trip home, a box for any loose parts, and, of course, your spinning wheel. Guild will provide: Light refreshments and beverage Registration deadline: October 10, 2009 Cost: BSSG Members $45 / Non-Members $ 65 Send form & check made out to BSSG to: Susan Cayton, 24477 Dixie Hwy., Perrysburg, Ohio 43551 For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 419-874-5633 ******************************************************************************************** 10/17/09 “Spinning Wheel Restoration” Workshop: Date Received ____________ Name______________________________________________________ Check #___________________ Address ______________________________________________________________________________ Phone __________________________________ email _________________________________________ Complete Membership List- Additions/ Corrections Bouyack, Margaret (Sec) Miller, Kris The Little House Spruce Ridge Studio 1927 N. Main St. 1786 Eager Rd Clyde, OH 43410-9704 Howell, MI 48855 419-547-9210 517-546-7732 800-554-7973 email@example.com www.littlehousespinning.com www.spruceridgestudios.com Hopson, Shelly Roosien, Chris 2130 Brookford Dr. Briar Rose Fibers Toledo, OH 43614 7950 Hanna Lake Ave. 419-381-7097 Caledonia, MI 49316 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com 616-554-4900 Briarrosefibers.net SCHOLARSHIP Why not take advantage of the guild scholarship fund? If you are interested in pursuing further education in the fiber arts, please fill out an application. Ideas for further education include Lia Young’s Long Draw Spinning (presented by BSSG), Judith McKenzie McCuin (Swift, IN Guild – April ’09) Knitting workshops, Crotchet classes, Rug Hooking, Dye workshop, or anything dealing with fibers. Qualifications for scholarship application are fairly simple. You must be a member in good standing for at least one year prior to applying for the scholarship. If you receive the scholarship, you will then be required to do one of the following to share what you have learned: give a program at a guild meeting, conduct a workshop, or write a news article with a sample or photograph about your experience. The applications are due now. The recipient will be notified personally, and announced at the December guild meeting. A copy of the guidelines and application are in this newsletter. Please fill out the application and mail to the committee via Margaret Bouyack, 1927 N. Main St., Clyde, OH 43410.