December's meeting was canceled due to snow. We have quiet a few people that come long distances to our meetings, and lots that live in the country, with hilly driveways. The snow hung around over a week, making driving difficult or impossible. Several of us did get together after Christmas at Kowloon's Chinese Restaurant for good food, visiting and relaxing after the busy holidays.
January Old Business We will be putting our "River Runs Through It" art work in the ICU Waiting Room at Mercy Hospital, this week. Dorie has organized this and chosen a large open wall with lots of traffic. All artists statements were due! Please try to keep the deadlines, many of our challenges have flexible deadlines, but when it is important, please try harder. Name tags are now required at all meetings, or there is a 25 cent fine, we have many newer members to encourage. A $5 fee was collected to help with expenses with hanging the show at the hospital, dowels, hooks, singage, etc... Also for anything we need to display at the Umpqua Valley Quilters Show in April. We are going to go on a field trip Saturday, January 25, to the Oregon Gardens Quilt Show, East of Salem. We will carpool to the show, plans are TBA. In February our "Weather Report" challenges are due. (flexible deadline) Several of you have already finished your pieces, well done! Our workshop will be a critique of the pieces, let's apply the design principles we've been learning.
New Business The Art retreat in Bandon this summer is reserved, a $100 deposit needs to be made to save the dates/reservation. A show of hands was good to confirm interest, and the deposit was sent. The dates are Mon-Wed, June 23, 24, 25. and the cost is around $80-100 depending on how many people go. Sylvia said the Elkton Festival would like us to come back and have a booth again, in June, we had lots of fun with the kids last year, helping them paint Festival Flags. If you are interested in helping contact Sylvia.
Show & Tell Sylvia finished her "Weather Report"
Meredith has been working on two sketches for her "Weather Report" project, a still life with pumpkins, titled "Frost on the Pumpkin" and a 2nd "Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows." She also reported the new quilt shop "Rustic Rooster" in Myrtle Creek, is moving to 1st St. in downtown M.C. She has also been playing with Zentangles in a sketchbook, and has two new books "Mixed Media Masterclass" by Sherryl Khan, and Stitch Alchemy.
Corienne wore a wonderful handwoven jacket that she made, from her own woven fabric. She took a class at a weaving conference on "How to fit jackets" and it was very helpful. The colors are very rich and it is full of texture. Pat G. brought us all sorts of recycled materials, plastic trays, gloves, large sealable plastic bags, plastic for tarps, and misc. storage items. They are from the hospital, donated to and veterinarians, and any left overs she brought to us. She is asking a donation to the vets to help with the free spay & neutering they do for the shelter.