President Tina Rounsavell called the meeting to order at 12:40 p.m. She welcomed guests and new members and asked everyone to silence their cell phones. Tina introduced Programs Co-Chair Sue Zois.
Programs Co-Chair Sue Zois introduced the day’s speaker, Kyle Kunnecke, who spoke about “Why My Mom Hid Her Needlework Projects above the Fridge: A Foray into the Curious Mind of the Baby in the Family.” Kyle told us about his mother and grandmother and how they inspired him in his design work. He then showed many of his designs which are based on geometric and architectural themes. He shared his method of locking floats in color work that procedures as beautiful a back as a front design. Kyle, who works for Makers’ Mercantile, generously gave each person at the meeting an Addi Rocket2 (Squared) circular needle and provided a discount code for purchases online at Markers’ Mercantile (check the website for more information).
After the program, President Rounsavell conducted the business meeting.
Retreats: President Rounsavell announced that the August retreat is now sold out.
Stash Sale: Chair Lou Wanna Katz reported that she is now accepting donations for the Stash Sale and will accept donations through May. She is looking for volunteers to work at the sale and has a signup sheet.
Philanthropy: Chair Ginny Newton announced the upcoming “Share-A-Knit” event on Wednesday, February 19, at Panera in San Marcos (full details on the website). Ginny will have yarns and patterns and asked that you bring your own needles. Ginny announced that the La Jolla Playhouse will host a Military Family Day including free tickets, food, and post-show activities for military families on February 22. The post-show activities will include craft events including knitting. Anyone who would like to volunteer to help with the knitting activity should contact either Ginny Newton or Peggy Wallace.
Knit@Nite: Tania Marshall spoke about the Guild-sponsored knit@night held on the Wednesday evening (6-8 pm) after the general meeting at the La Jolla JCC. While knit@night was designed to provide a meeting for those members who work and are unable to attend a weekday meeting, she encouraged anyone who is looking for a smaller meeting to join the group. Tania will be available after this meeting to answer any questions.
Programs: Co-Chair Sue Zois announced that there are still some spaces available in the two workshops offered by Kyle Kunnecke. She announced that Irina Anikeeva will present the March program and will teach two workshops and that Olga Buraya-Kefelian will present the April program and will teach four workshops.
MTM classes: President Rounsavell announced two Members-Teaching-Members classes. The first is “Learn to Warp on a Rigid Heddle Loom” taught by Karen Bochinski on February 11 and the second is “Gradient Fade Shrug” taught by Shelia Kirschenbaum on March 18. Check the website for details and costs. A table for sign-ups was available in the front of the room near the exit door. Sheila showed her latest gradient fade shrug.
Volunteer Opportunities: President Rounsavell announced that there are several volunteer opportunities including San Diego Fair Coordinator, Nominating Committee (two volunteers needed), and Library Coordinator. If you are interested in any of these positions, please contact Tina or any member of the Board. Tina reported that the Board decided that if no one volunteers to head the Library by the end of March, then the Board will disband the Library. If no one comes forward to coordinate with the San Diego County fair, the Guild will not have a booth representing the Guild this year.
President Rounsavell reported that the Little Italy Association contacted her about starting a monthly knitting group. If anyone is interested in becoming involved in or heading this effort, please contact Tina.
Carol Myers was Master-of-Ceremony for Show & Share; Kerry Nare was the photographer. Sydnie Wauson conducted a test of equipment which projects Show & Share onto the screen.
President Rounsavell adjourned the meeting at 2:13 p.m.
—Mary Van Orsdol, Guild Secretary