October 13, 2018

Minutes of the Tin Pedlars Meeting – 10/13/18:
Co-President Pepi Upton called the meeting to order. She invited everyone to sample
Theresa Jack’s carrot cake. It was a practice cake for the ATHA anniversary, when all chapters are challenged to have a cake and take pictures.

Kathy Blake-Parker reported on the Cumberland Fair. All but one of the scheduled
demonstrators were able to tend the Tin Pedlars’ booth. This year, zip ties, instead of nails, were used to hang the rugs. Some concerns: We did not have enough rugs to fill the double space; the committee would like to to decorate the wall behind the hooking table with a banner or backdrop; some people thought the demonstrators’ table was in the way; we need a tablecloth. The committee will investigate whether the Tin Pedlars are eligible for Best in Show.

Postcards advertising the rug show at the Sarah Orne Jewett House in South Berwick
were available. An article about the exhibit in the YORK WEEKLY featured Pat Laska’s rug.

Rachel Johns reported on the treasury. We currently have 46 paid members. The membership list will be printed in time for the November meeting.
Rachel expressed concern that Joan Blauvelt’s copy of the newsletter was
undeliverable. She will reach out to Joan’s daughter to find out about Joan.

Lauri Troutman passed out new nametags.

Sara Salisbury announced that HOOKED ON WORDS had been returned.

There are two mats left from the postcard project.

Pat Laska, who has been filling in as hostess for Marion Gallant, welcomed Marion back.
Marion thanked Pat for filling in. Refreshments in November will be provided by Janet Crook, Emma Gilman, and Theresa Jack. The sign-up sheet for refreshments was passed around. There will be no refreshments in December besides the pot-luck.

Sara Salisbury thanked the Tin Pedlars for the donation of the T.V. and the money for 10
new padded chairs for Blue Point Church.

Pepi welcomed new member Judy Florenz.

She announced that there would be a board meeting at 12:30 or 1:00 today following the presentation.

Sheila Kilgore showed a flier for the Alamoosook Hook-in sponsored by Wool “n Ewe at
the Alamoosook Lakeside Inn in Orland, Maine. The hook-in will be held March 22 – 24, 2019.

Sheila also told us that Kim Dubay was donating several paper patterns, which would be
available on the library table.
Deb Arcaro reminded us to take advantage of the Tin Pedlars website for posting notices
of interest to all of us. An email to website members announces each new posting.

Lauri Troutman announced that ATHA is looking for a Northeast representative. The
representative will organize and chair two meetings during the year, spring and fall. One
member from each chapter will attend the meetings. The representative will also keep in touch with the rug school directors and keep communication going with chapters, as all chapters are interested in recruiting new members. Anyone interested in this volunteer job should see Lauri.

Pepi won the door prize.

Pepi also said that Baily Ruckert is recovering from a stroke. We passed a card around.

The meeting was adjourned, and Sheila introduced guest speaker Casey Ryder.