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March 2018

March 2018 Meeting – Building Your Cane Inventory, Part 2

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Our next guild meeting will be Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. in the Contemporary Arts Center at the fairgrounds.

In part 2 of the Building Your Polymer Clay Cane Inventory, Cheryl Reich will again lead us in making feather canes, Skinner plugs, checkerboards, and stripe sheet and blocks.


  • 6-10 Skinner blend sheets, at least 3″x3″
  • All of your canes, especially the ugly ones!
  • 4 oz. of black clay
  • 2 oz. of white clay
  • 2-4 oz. of 3 (or more) other colors, your choice


  • Pasta machine
  • Tissue blade
  • Acrylic roller
  • Smooth work surface
  • Alcohol and paper towels to clean pasta machine and work surface

Minutes for February 17, 2018

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Submitted by: Laura Clarkson, Secretary

Meeting was called to order by President Betty Bolerjack

Number of attending: 19

Show and Tell

Jane made a Valentine’s switchplate and an earring holder. Wendi made 5 Bottles of Hope. Tom made several Bottles of Hope, but also made a cake topper in honor of his 50th wedding anniversary.

The images are posted on our Facebook and Yahoo pages


Cheryl Reich presented the program. We made several Skinner blends and turned them into canes in preparation for our retreat.

Business Meeting

Minutes: Minutes for the 1/13/18 meeting were approved

Vice President – Shirley Conway reported on the upcoming programs

  • March: Cheryl Reichs will continue with building canes for the retreat
  • April: Retreat
  • May: Myra Cleveland
  • June: Chris Crossland

Treasurer – LeeAnn Kelley gave the financial report. We currently have 27 paid members and 10 recently lapsed.

Old Business

Retreat: Currently have 26 registered; Alice Stoppel’s classes are full. Chris Crossland and Connie Farrell have signed up to do demos. Donations from sponsors are coming in.

New Business



Management for the building has reminded us that we need to be parking in the lot across the street unless you have a handicap placard. You can pull up in the drive to unload, but then you need to move your car across the street.

Penni Jo has sold Best Flexible Molds to Trish at PolyClay Play. She and Joe are officially retired.

Next Inchie Swap is at the retreat in April.

Next drawing will be in March. If you won a drawing in January, you need to bring a bag for the March drawing.