September 8, 2018 Minutes

Minutes of the Tin Pedlars Meeting September 8, 2018

Co-President Faith Webster called the meeting to order. Co-President Pepi Upton welcomed everyone.

Everyone introduced herself, including Ania Knap, who was conducting a special dying and hooking workshop concurrent with the meeting. Ania introduced us to frozen cloth dying, and the workshop participants showed us the results of that process. Everyone was invited to look in on the Poppy workshop and to shop for wool.

Faith showed us “The British Barque Moss Rose”, a rug that has been completed by the Seacoast Ruggers as a replacement for the antique version at Hamilton House. It will be displayed at the Sarah Orne Jewett House beginning on September 14th.

Treasurer Rachel Johns reported that we have $2,940.70 in the treasury. We made a donation to Blue Point Church of $200.00. From September to May 2017 – 2018, we spent $980.00 on programs/speakers. The year before, we spent $867.00 on programs/speakers.

Tin Pedlar dues are due by the October meeting. There were extra copies of the newsletter for new members and those who did not get their copies in snail mail. Faith reminded us to keep this first newsletter, as it contains the programs for the whole year. We will be using electronic communication for all who are online. News and photos will be posted at mainetinpedlars@wordpress.com. Press the Submit button to join.

Program Committee member Sheila Kilgore asked that we bring 12” wool strips to the October and November meetings. These will be used for wool bingo in December.

Casey Ryder will be our speaker in October. She will be sharing her experiences in Tajikistan and with Cashmere People Yarns. The new TV is hooked up and ready for Casey’s presentation.

Thanks to Deb Arcaro and Sara Salisbury for shopping for the TV and coordinating with the church.

Janet Crook collected some of the registered rugs to take to the Cumberland Fair. She reminded us that rugs could still be registered on-line or taken to the fair and registered on Friday, September 22.

There were notices of upcoming events, including the following:

  • The Harvest Hook-in in Brewer, Maine, September 29 through 30.

  • The Seacoast Ruggers exhibit at the Sarah Orne Jewett House, September 14 to January 1, with an opening celebration on September 14 from 5:30 to 7:00.

  • The Westford, Massachusetts Hook-In on April 6, with registration after January 1.

  • ATHA School North in Meredith, New Hampshire.

  • ATHA School South in Sturbridge, Massachusetts.

  • The Keeping Room Hook-in at the Elks Lodge, Hampton, Maine, October 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

  • The Green Mountain Rug Show in Essex Junction, Vermont from October 17 through 21.

  • The next Alfred Hook-in, November 16, 17, and 18.

  • Ethel Hills will be the featured artist at the Barn Gallery in Ogunquit from September 12 to October 8.

  • Emily Silevinac and Janet Williams will present “Color Planning with Nature,” October 26 through 28 in Jefferson, Maine.

  • The hook-in at Alamoosook Lake Inn, Orland, Maine, March 22, 23, and 24.

Lauri Troutman is placing an order for name pins, if anyone needs a new or replacement pin.

Former member Helen Green owned a rug hooking shop in Zephyrhills, Florida. She is now in a nursing home, and her husband has contacted us about selling their inventory. There are a variety of ways for us to arrange payment. They will be discussed at the board meeting after the October meeting.

We are fortunate to have two tubs of Bea Monteith’s wool and other supplies, donated by Theresa Jack for the March auction.

Librarian Sara Salisbury announced that we have two new Rug Hooking Magazines, Celebration XXVIII, and Hooked on Words.

Hostess Pat Laska passed a refreshment sign-up sheet for October and November. Marian Gallant’s foot surgery went very well. She is recovering and will return as hostess in December.

We shared a moment of silence in memory of members who died in the last year. They are Rosie Lent, Marilyn Oberg, Ruthanne Boynton, Mildred Dearborn, and Lois Dugal.

Kathy Blake-Parker won the door prize, a contribution from Nancy Asbury wrapped by Faith in vintage paper.

We adjourned the meeting for our program, which was show-and-tell.

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