The meeting was called to order with 15 members and 1 guest present. Welcome Sue!
Chris gave the Treasurer’s report in Lisa’s absence.
Business: Discussion of the upcoming Melanie Potter workshops. A few people are dropping out, so the back up list will fill in the spots. It was suggested that Lisa email out a list of who is taking each class, so that everyone can be reminded of who is in each class.
Edna Perkins project. Joni brought the bead supply so that members could select beads for their pieces. Please check your stash for any items that you would like to donate to the bead supply. Your completed pieces will be delivered by Joni for Mother’s day, so they need to be turned in at the April meeting at the latest. It’s ok to bring them to the March meeting as well.
Monthly Projects: Eileen brought samples of the Chain Maille project that we will be doing at the March meeting. A supply/tool list will be posted to the web site prior to the meeting.
Monthly dues of $18 are due.
Discussion of the April 14th Bead Bazaar. Joan reported that the volunteer list is full. Gail suggested that if you are manning the demonstration table, you could bring completed projects from our previous monthly meetings. That way prospective members can see what kind of things that we do. Flyers and business cards will be available to hand out to those who show interest in coming to our meetings.
The meeting was adjourned followed by Show and Tell and a Chevron Stitch necklace project.
The meeting was called to order with 17 members and one guest present. Welcome LeAnn. We hope you will join us again!
Lisa gave the Treasurer’s report.
Old Business: Chris gave us a recap of the Diane Fitzgerald workshops and everyone shared the pieces that they created. It is a consensus that a good time was had by all.
New Business: Melanie Potter will be our next teacher for the April 28 and 29 workshops. Members voted on a group of projects with the winners being “Petalicious cuff bracelet” and “Floral Motif necklace”. These classes have a 15-person limit and many members have already reserved their spot. If you wish to attend, just send a $25 check per class to Lisa Dryden. Your check will be returned when you show up for class. You can find more details at http://www.melaniepotter.com. Melanie will also be bringing a trunk show.
Chris reminded us that the $18 membership dues are due in January. There is no meeting in December. In January, bring a UFO to work on and a snack to share with the group.
We are still in need of instructors for a few monthly projects, so bring your ideas to the next meeting!
The meeting was adjourned, followed by Show and Tell.
A metal stamping project taught by Linette.
Thanks Linette for bringing all the supplies and giving us some great tips!
The meeting was called to order with 18 members present.
Old Business: Chris reminded us about the Nov 12th and 13th workshops with Diane Fitzgerald. There are 2 spots left for the Moorish Tiles on Sat and one spot open for the Gingko Necklace on Sunday. Don’t miss out on a great opportunity to learn from a national teacher. Contact Lisa Dryden to reserve your spot in one or both of these classes. Supply lists are on our web site or on www.dianefitzgerald.com.
New Business: The Lincoln Bead Bazaar is Oct 15th at the Guesthouse Inn Ballroom. Joan Dugan passed out flyers with information on the bazaar.
The Hot Shops Art Center Lampworkers Open house is Oct 1st and the show runs through Oct 30th.
Discussion was opened concerning the possibility of offering scholarships based on need to prospective members who cannot afford the yearly dues. Joan made a motion that the club would offer a scholarship to prospective members that cannot afford our yearly dues. It was decided that the officers would make the decision on each request. Charlene W. seconded the motion and carried.
Lisa brought up the discussion of national teachers for next year. Chris informed us that Judy Citta is already working on it.
October Project: The October project is beaded Kumihimo taught by Linette.
The supply list was handed out at the Aug meeting and is also available here. Be sure to have your beads strung before you get to the meeting so that we can get started on it quickly.
November Project: The November project will be metal stamping by Linette.
The meeting was adjourned, followed by show and tell.
Christy taught the beaded watch faces project. It was a very fun and quick project. Thanks Christy!
The meeting was called to order with 15 members and 2 guests present.
We welcomed the guests and hope to have them join us again.
The minutes from last month were approved.
Lisa gave the treasure’s report.
Our president, Chris, gave us a review of details on the upcoming national teacher workshops. The information for both workshops has been posted to our web site if you have any questions. Also, Diane Fitzgerald has the Omaha projects posted on her web site.
The Lincoln Bead Bazaar will be held on Oct 15th.
The meeting was adjourned followed by Show and Tell and the first half of a project on Viking knit taught by Julie, Lisa and Linette.
We will complete it in August, so consult our web site or your email from Julie for the remaining materials needed to finish it up.
The meeting was called to order with 16 members present.
Lisa gave the Treasurer’s report.
Discussion of the upcoming National teacher’s workshops. Both workshop events will be held at the Settle Inn at 108th off of Dodge.
Gail May will create and distribute a map and directions on how to get to the Settle Inn. The Judy Walker workshops will be as follows; Saturday Aug 20th is the Triple Tassel. Sunday Aug 21st is the Bargello hearts necklace.
The Diane Fitzgerald workshops will be as follows: Saturday Nov 12th will be the Moorish Tile beaded beads. Sunday Nov 13th will be the Gingko Leaf necklace.
Supply lists have been previously posted on our website.
Lisa Dryden has emailed the members with a current count of open spots for each workshop. If you would like to reserve a spot for any of these please give Lisa a $25 check per class. The check will be returned to you when you show up for the class.
Linette has wire for the Viking weave July project. You can use artistic wire or Para wire. A bracelet will take one spool of 24 gauge wire or dead soft silver wire. You will need 2 spools if you plan to make a necklace.
Julie will be sending us a more complete supply list prior to the July meeting.
The meeting was adjourned.
We had show and tell and Gail May lead the project on faux dichroic glass technique that was very fun. Thanks Gail!
The meeting was called to order by President Chris Johnson.
The minutes from the last meeting were approved.
Treasurers Report: Lisa had no current balance because the bank statement hadn’t been sent yet. She had added $30-50 in the account from new memberships. From the Bead Bazaar we got $970.54. If you have need of the account balance. Please contact Lisa.
Discussion regarding the national teachers. August 20 & 21, 2011 will be Judy Walker – Triple Tassel and Bargello Hearts Necklace. On November 12 & 13, 2011 the national teacher is Diane Fitzgerald. The projects will be Moorish tiles on Saturday and Ginko on Sunday.
Joni advised us that the finish donated Edna Perkins project was delivered and distributed to VA hospital. The people were thrilled.
The monthly projects were switched between the May and June projects. Christy will be doing the watch project in June.
Joan will bring our fused glass next month.
For the July and August, Viking Weave bracelets kits will be available for $7 plus tax. In June let them know if you want a kit. For the bracelet you will need to use 24 gauge artistic wire. Julie will make a list of what we need.
The meeting was adjourned followed by Show and Tell and a safety pin project taught by Lisa.
The meeting was called to order by President Chris Johnson with 12 members present. The November minutes were approved.
Old Business: Discussion of the April 9th Bead Bazaar. Joan asked for volunteers to help with promotion of the event. Lisa offered her list of media contacts.
Judy Citta gave her report on possible national instructors for this year’s workshops. Judy Walker will teach the weekend of Aug 20th and 21st. Judy C. will email out the projects for us to choose from.
Judy mentioned Diane Fitzgerald as a possible teacher for spring classes and read a list of her fees. Lisa made the motion to hire Diane as the spring class instructor. Julie seconded it and the motion carried. Suggested dates are April 2nd and 3rd, or April 30th and 31st, 2011. Judy will confirm dates with Diane and send out pictures of class offerings.
Chris reminded us to be working on pieces for the Edna Perkins project for May. Bring your pieces to the April meeting so they can be delivered to recipient in May.
Bead Bazaar: Joan Duggan Chair, Lisa will help with contacts.
National Teachers: Judy Citta Chair, Gail will assist. Julie will help with contracts.
February Denise will teach beaded earrings. Instructions on website.
March Barb will teach peyote necklace
April Joan, fused glass
May Christy, beaded watches with interchangeable bracelets
June Lisa, safety pin jewelry
July Julie and Lisa, Viking knit
New Business: Virginia reported that there is a new bead store opening on Febr 5th in Fremont called “One of a Kind”.
Judy Citta announced that she and her husband will be moving to South Dakota very soon. We will miss you greatly Judy! Good luck in your new home…and don’t forget that you invited us to come and visit!
The meeting was closed and followed by show and tell.
President Virginia Woods called the meeting to order.
Lisa showed a watch that had been left at a meeting a few months ago. She will bring again as no one claimed it. If it is your watch, contact Lisa, or come to our next meeting.
A motion was made and seconded that since we have lots of money, we should have 2 out of town instructors next year (2011) – one more in spring and another towards fall. A vote was taken and passed.
Projected Fall Workshop
Judy Citta presented info she had obtained from Judy Walker and she will be the guest instructor for next fall (she is out of country and very busy during spring). Judy will contract Judy Walker and see if she is available any of the 4 weekends in August.
We would do 2 classes – pictures were shown and people put their names on the backs of their 2 favorite projects. Anyone who hasn’t voted in August will have a chance in Sept.
Decision on the 2 projects will be decided based on votes at Sept. meeting.
Judy Walker charges $300.00 per day – most instructors charge more like $500.00 per day. Group is responsible for Judy’s airfare – we will ask her to make her own reservations as that’s easier than trying to have someone make them for her.
Judy Walker doesn’t have a contract but the group felt we needed one so Julie Overbey volunteered to put one together based on the one we have for Nancy Meinhardt.
Since Judy Walker and Judy Citta are friends, Judy Citta offered to have Judy Walker stay at her house. Group agreed that was OK. A motion was made, 2nd’d and passed that group would pay for Judy Citta to entertain Judy Walker while she is here in town.
Judy Walker will make her book (The Beaded Sphere) available to group members for $26.00 – regular price is $36.00.
Checks need to be given to Treasurer (Christy) by the September meeting as order will be placed following the Sept. meeting. Please make arrangements to get your check to Christy if you won’t be at the Sept. meeting as this will be the only time to take advantage of this special price.
Judy Citta will find out whether Judy Walker requires that we buy our supplies from her and also ask her if she will be bringing any kits for other projects that she offers.
We have 11 of the 12 spots for each of the 2 classes Nancy Meinhardt is teaching in Sept. filled. The group decided we weren’t going to open up any more spots beyond 12 – that way we can all get the attention we need/want. Class will be 9-4 each day. We will order Jimmy Johns to be delivered for lunch. The class is at the Ramada Inn (NOT the Holiday Inn) at 72nd and Grover Sept. 25th and 26th.
Use of Committees
Lisa suggested that because we have added several new members and the group has gotten bigger, when we have items (ex. out of town instructors) that we have a committee handle all the details so we don’t waste time with so much discussion and time taken away from doing our projects during Tuesday night meeting time. Group agreed.
Lisa also reminded group that the VP is responsible for securing the projects/instructors for monthly meetings and we need to not take time away from meeting for working on this.
Nominating Committee Report
Joni told results of nominating committee’s meeting. List of candidates for officers for 2011-2012 term are: Pres – Chris Johnson, VP – Julie Overbey, Treasurer – Lisa Dryden, Secretary – Denise Stahl
If there is anyone else who would like to be considered for an office, please let Joni know. Vote will be at October meeting.
The treasurer presented the Treasurer’s Report. Anyone with need of the information regarding financials for the organization should contact the treasurer.
Denise asked for input from the group on what places people used for shopping online. Responses were:
Fire Mountain – good for bulk and has $5.00 shipping
Shipwreck – big supply
INM – good for crystals and only charges $6.00 shipping
Ecclectica – good for just about anything – especially hard to find items
IJS (Indian Jewelry Supply) – good for sterling silver
(Webmaster Note: Links for these suppliers have been added to this site under “Featured Suppliers).
Show and Tell
We had show and tell. Items will be added to the Gallery of Members work. The Show and Tell item of our new member, Jennifer Kaspar, was selected to feature in this post.
The group asked Diane Miller-Grulke to be our instructor for Sept. meeting with her Lightening Bolt Peyote stitched earrings. A separate post contains the supplies you will need to bring to the meeting.
Hope I caught it all – it was a good meeting with lots of “stuff” to record.
Submitted By Lisa Dryden
(Acting Secretary in the Absence of the Secretary)