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November 2017

Minutes for November 11, 2017

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Meeting notes by Katherine Barnes

Number of attending 14

Number of visitors   0

Show and Tell

Deborah showed the rose wine glasses that we will be embellishing with rose petals sepals and stems. Connie an example of Sugar veil. Penni Jo, new mold PJ 057 Halloween. Wendi read the note from Kid Corral. Lee Ann had several pendants. Tom showed bottles of hope and Wendi’s bottle of hope too.


Our program today was by Deborah DiMaggio – decorating wineglasses with rose petals and leaves. There were rose petals in every color under the sun it seemed and all were beautiful.

Business Meeting

The business meeting opened with a discussion of the upcoming Treas. election and the duties involved. It will be very hard to replace Angela and we will miss her. We discussed next month’s Christmas party. Connie has sent out an email asking for people to volunteer for goodies at the Christmas party in order to avoid overlapping. We will once again play dirty Santa and have asked that members bpring a polymer clay exchange if they like.

Officers / Volunteers Reports

Secretary’s minutes

Penni Jo presented the minutes of the last meeting and they were approved. Deborah moved we accept them. Wendi seconded.

Vice-President  – Jane Linn

In January, Jane will do a program on polymer clay and wire

Since we will elect a new president and a new vice-president in January, the new vice-president will give us information on upcoming monthly projects. Jane has a few months already booked.

Treasurer report – Angela Mabray

Was given and approved. We now have 32 members.

Bottles of Hope Coordinator – Wendi McKinnon

Wendi reported that everyone loves the bottles that are being donated. Tom reported that a $13 check was donated to our Guild buy a bottle of hope recipient. He bought tiny “HOPE” charms for the members to add to their Bottles of Hope if they would like.The membership was pleased to hear of this lady’s generous donation.

Librarian – Jane Linn

Jane reported on the magazine “Polymer Week” and it was decided by the membership to subscribe for at least one year and add this magazine to our library. The magazine comes out four times a year.

Webmaster – Myra Cleveland

Myra reported that everything is fine.

Photographer – Tom Gibson

Tom reported that he will put up the photographs from today’s meeting on our Facebook page.

Party Planner – Connie Farrell

Connie is working on the Christmas party.

Mail Support & Comfort – Connie Farrell

No report at this time.

Old Business:


Tom Gibson has been in touch with Alice Stroppel our teacher for 2018. Tom said we might do a cane class in March 2018 to prepare for her class which uses canes. Cheryl volunteered to do a cane class in February.

Tom asked for volunteers to look for people to sign up to send out requests for goody bag items for the retreat. He has five sheets and was able to get for volunteers Connie Penni Jo, himself and one other..

There was no New Business

There were no Announcements

We will have the bi-monthly drawing in January 2018.

The next inchie theme is winter. If you would like to swap inchies, bring winter inchies.

Minutes for October 14, 2017

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Minutes recorded by Laura Clarkson

Number attending: 13
Number of visitors: 0

Show and Tell

Jane shared the elephant which she and Penni Jo will be teaching in the workshop on October 28, 2017. Betty brought a necklace based on the alcohol ink method that Syndee taught at the retreat. Deborah shared the wine glasses she will be teaching in November. Wendi brought Bottles of Hope – a cute dog, chicken and a sea scene. Tom also brought several Bottles of Hope-  a geisha, skunk, lumberjack, ancient statue, 2 demons and a ballerina, plus he shared an angel Christmas ornament he made. Myra shared necklaces she had made with ball chain. Connie shared several projects – the Altoid vignette, a butterfly she made with Lisa Pavelka’s gel, and a heart she made with a stained glass effect.


Cheryl taught our class today on Mokume Gane.

Business Meeting

Officer/Volunteer Reports

Secretary: Minutes of the September 9, 2017 meeting were submitted by Laura and approved

Treasurer: Angela gave an update on the current balance. We currently have 33 paid members.

Bottles of Hope Coordinator: Wendi McKinnon

Librarian: Reviewed Polymer Week Magazine. Quarterly publication. It is $15 per issue. No decision made.

Old Business

Retreat 2018 – Tom reported we have received 3 proposals for a guest artist for retreat: Alice Stoppel, Teresa Delgado, and Deb Hart. We will decide at the November meeting.

New Business

Penni Jo and Jane are teaching the elephant journal cover in Maysville on October 28, 2017. There is no charge for the class, but there is a $7 charge for lunch.

December will be our Christmas Party. Connie is coordinating. Bring a polymer clay piece for the Dirty Santa swap.


Almond won Best of Show at the Fair.

Drawing was held with prizes brought by Wendi, Angela, Deborah and the Guild; winners were Connie, Laura, Deborah and Jane.

This was also inchie month with a theme of Fall. Next inchie swap will be in January.

November 2017 Meeting: Floral Wine Glass

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Our next guild meeting will be Saturday, October 11, 2017 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. in the Contemporary Arts Center at the fairgrounds.

Deborah DiMaggio will lead us in decorating wine glasses with roses.


  • Clay in color of your choice for rose
  • Clay in color of your choice for leaves and stem
  • Bake and Bond, if needed


  • Pasta machine to condition clay
  • Work surface

Deborah will have wine glasses anyone can use, or you can bring your own (wine not included, LOL!).