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July 2017

Minutes for July 8, 2017

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Minutes recorded by Laura Clarkson

There were 16 members and 2 visitors in attendance. There were many show and tell items shared. The images are posted on our Facebook and Yahoo pages

Chris Crossland and Karen Humphreys were in charge of today’s program. Chris taught us how to build a patriotic eagle shield. Thank you to Chris and Karen for coming in from Muskogee to share their expertise.

The June minutes were approved as submitted. Vice-President reported on upcoming programs: Wendi McKinnon will present the Program in August, Myra in September, Angel in October and Deborah in November. December will be our Christmas party.

Treasurer reported current financial status and that we have 30 paid members.

Librarian reported that Penni Jo has donated more molds to the Guild. These are available for members to check out.

Retreat planning for 2018 is ongoing, if you have a suggestion for a guest artist contact Tom Gibson by email.

We are participating in the State Fair again this year. Sign up sheet was passed around for September 17, 2017 demonstration. If you would like to enter any pieces into competition, see page 12 in the Fine Arts, Crafts and Hobbies Competition Guide on the State Fair website. Registration deadline is August 15, but items don’t need to be dropped off until September 9. The 5 classes are: Sculpture, Jewelry and accessories, Beads and Buttons, Household and Functional and Mixed Media with polymer clay.

Our next drawing will be at the August meeting.

July has 5 Saturdays and we will be having a 5th Saturday play day at the Hobby Lobby in Moore on 7/29/17 from 1:30 to 4. Jane has reserved a room there. No program, just bring something to work on.

Connie reported Angel and Betty need to be remembered. Angel’s son has suffered a stroke and Betty’s Mom died.

Minutes for June 10, 2017

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Submitted by Laura Clarkson

Welcome visitors, new members & All

  • Number of attending 13
  • Number of visitors   0

Show and Tell:

The images are posted on our Facebook and Yahoo pages


  • Penni Jo and Jane presented a scrappy cane.

Business Meeting

Officers/Volunteers Reports:

Secretary – Approval of Meeting Notes for 5/11/17.

Vice President –  Jane Linn – Program schedule:

  • July: Chris and Karen – Eagle
  • August: Wendi
  • September: Myra
  • October: Angel
  • November: Deborah
  • December: Christmas Party

Treasurer – Angela Mabray

  • Membership: 30 paid members

Bottles of Hope Coordinator – Wendi

Wendi reported on the play day at the Toby Keith Center. Wendi and Tom attended and they had one boy participate. Has talked to Procure and they can take anything we have. Wendi made “Tags of Hope” and brought templates of the tags to share.

Librarian –  Jane Linn

Jane reports the new book on wire jewelry has arrived and we now have 2 books on wire jewelry in the Library.

Webmaster :  Myra Cleveland – No report

Photographer – Tom Gibson – No report, but check out the website for photos of artwork.  (See above)

Party Planner – Connie Farrell – No report

Mail Support & Comfort – Connie Farrell – No report

Old  Business:

No business items

New Business:

No business items


Angela reported we have received a date for demonstration of polymer clay at the State Fair – September 17.  The Guild sponsors the contest for polymer clay. Members were encouraged to sign up for entry of their artwork into the different categories. Jane suggested we add a category for Bottles of Hope for 2018 as it is too late to add for this year.

BiMonthly Drawing /Inchie theme:

Next Inchie Theme:

  • Summer – July


  • Who brought: Laura, Penni Jo and also included a Goody Bag from the Retreat.
  • Who won: Penni Jo, Connie, Wendi (?)

July 2017 Meeting: Eagle and Shield

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Our next guild meeting will be Saturday, July 8, 2017 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. in the Contemporary Arts Center at the fairgrounds.

This is Inchie month, with a theme of Summer.

The always entertaining Chris Crossland and her trusty sidekick Karen Humphries will lead us in creating a patriotic eagle & shield pin/pendant, so appropriate for July!


  • Bake & Bond
  • Mica powders: Pearl-ex Pearl White, Aztec Gold, Sunset Gold
  • Glue-on bail for later 


Your favorite tools and:

  • Needle tool
  • Christi Friesen’s WIA tool (or whatever you use to sculpt)
  • Size “0” knitting needle
  • X-acto® or craft knife with sharp blade
  • Kemper Star cutter 3/8″ (if you don’t have it, we will cut the 3 stars for you)
  • Extruder with a 1/8″ round disc
  • PJ’s Smooth Hair texture sheet

Clay Colors

These colors of clay are used to make the colors we will be using in class: White, Pearl, Cad Yellow, 18K Gold, Cad Red, Navy (or Ultramarine Blue and Black to make Navy clay)

Color Recipes for class:

To save time during the meeting, it is suggested that the following colors be mixed and/or conditioned ahead of time:

  • White mix:  1/2 block White + 1/4 block Pearl
  • Beak mix:  1/8 block Cad yellow + 1/8 block 18K Gold
  • Shield trim & backing:  1/2 block 18K Gold
  • Shield stripes:  1/4 block Cad Red
  • Blue Shield Top:  1/4 block Navy (if you don’t have Navy clay, mix 1/4 block Ultramarine Blue + 1/16 block Black)