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February 2009

February 2009 Meeting Notes

We all felt so liberated after Sue McCarrell taught us to make our own shape cutters for use with clay, using galvanized metal and solder. How great it is to be able to create shapes that are not found commercially! We were also treated to another demonstration by Penni Jo on multicolor skinner blends for flower petals and laser transfer. She showed us some wonderful examples she had made. Such talented members! It was a great meeting!
**Business Meeting:**
**New Business:**
April G. discussed the possibility of participating in the DeluxeOK Craft Fair on May 9, in Oklahoma City. Some wondered whether we could get one booth as a group, but it was decided not to pursue the idea at this time.
President Jane L. asked members whether they had preferences regarding placement of the business portion of our meetings. We decided we should be flexible, tailoring the schedule around the needs of the instructor each time.
Our **upcoming meeting schedule**, as reviewed by Vice President April G.:

**March 14:** Polymer Clay Bookmarks with Nance

**April 11:** Faux Stone with Jane

**May 9:** Making Nametags, Share a Tip Day, & Rose Cane Technique with Penni Jo

**June 13:** Inclusions in Clay with Nance
**Treasurer:** Our account balance is $657.50, and we currently have 8 paid members.
**Bottles of Hope:** Coordinator Nance is trying to get in touch with the publicity coordinator of Norman Regional Hospital to arrange ana event. We have a good number of bottles ready to give away to cancer patients.
**Guild Library:** Jane gave our newest purchase, **The Best of Bead and Button Magazine Polymer Pizzazz** a very good review.
**Library Drawing:** We decided to purchase two suggested additions to our library this month. They are **Elegant Gifts in Polymer Clay** by Lisa Pavelka and **Adapting Quilt Patterns to Polymer Clay** by Judith Skinner and Sarajane Helm.
**Swap:** No one brought items for this month’s swap.
March will be a raffle month. Last month’s winners, Sue M. and Angela M. will bring items to raffle, and our president asked that anyone else who would like to participate bring raffle items also.
**Upcoming swap themes** will be: **April: Blue; June: Fruit.**
Show and Tell: April, Jane, Nancy, Penni Jo, and Shirley brought items to show.

February Meeting: Soldered Cookie Cutters

Hi Clayers! It’s meeting time again and we have another great one planned. The next meeting will be February 14th, 2009, 1-4p.m., at the Hobby Lobby in Norman (2417 W. Main, Norman, OK). Sue M. will be showing us how to solder metal and make our own personalized cookie cutters! I know a lot of you have really been looking forward to this class just as I have! Sue will be bringing the metal and soldering tool for us to use so the supply list is real simple.
1. ruler
2. fine point Sharpie
3. old scissors (they will be used to cut the metal-special metal cutting scissors
are not necessary)
4. some kind of clamp
5. tweezers that clamp or a straight needle nose pliers
6. alcohol and paper towels for flux clean up
Also, bring a simple design idea for the cookie cutter you would like to make.