May meeting

IMG_0332Our next meeting is TONIGHT! Thursday, May 14, 2015 at the Ulster Town Senior Center at 7pm (always the 2nd Thursday of the month). Bring your wheel or drop spindle for a chance to win a door prize!

Dues are due for 2015! Please bring a check for $15 to become a member of the guild, receive our newsletter, and be in the loop of what’s happening in our fiber community.

It’s time to start planning for the Ulster County Fair! Are you planning to enter a project?

Know of any interesting fiber-y articles, blogs, happenings? Please share, or forward to our newsletter editor Marilyn at Gaiascupboard@yahoo.com to have it included in our newsletter or here on the web.

UCHG Meeting
Date: September 14th (always the 2nd Thursday of each month)
Time: 7pm
Location: Ulster County Senior Center: 1 Town Hall Drive – Lake Katrine, NY

Are you on Ravelry? Did you know we have a UCHG Ravelry group? Please join us for ongoing fun and chat throughout the month between meetings!

You can also hang with us on our Facebook Page: facebook.com/UlsterCountyHandspinnersGuild

September Meeting

Screen Shot 2014-09-11 at 3.17.46 PMOur next meeting is TONIGHT! Thursday, September 11, 2014 at the Ulster Town Senior Center at 7pm (always the 2nd Thursday of the month).

We will be planning for the NYS Sheep & Wool Festival, which is coming up very soon: October 18/19! If you would like to participate, especially if you would like to sell your handmade items, please come to the meeting. Guild members are also expected to volunteer for a shift as a demonstrator during the weekend.

Bring your wheel or drop spindle for a chance to win a doorprize!

Know of any interesting fiber-y articles, blogs, happenings? Please share, or forward to ulsterspinnersATgmailDOTcom to have it included in our newsletter or here on the web.

UCHG Meeting
Date: September 11th (always the 2nd Thursday of each month)
Time: 7pm
Location: Ulster County Senior Center: 1 Town Hall Drive – Lake Katrine, NY
Topic: Planning for NYS Sheep and Wool

Are you on Ravelry? Did you know we have a UCHG Ravelry group? Please join us for ongoing fun and chat throughout the month between meetings!

You can also hang with us on our Facebook Page: facebook.com/UlsterCountyHandspinnersGuild

August 2014 meeting

fair4 fair1fair2fair3Our next meeting is Thursday, August 14, 2014 at the Ulster Town Senior Center at 7pm (always the 2nd Thursday of the month).

Earlier this month was our annual residency at the Ulster County Fair. Did you enter a project and win a ribbon? Bring it to show us at the meeting! We hosted a Batts to Hats contest Friday night, and Fleece to Shawl contest Saturday. Our team took 3rd place int he Fleece to Shawl, and we all had a good time which is the most important thing.

Bring your wheel or drop spindle for a chance to win a doorprize!

Know of any interesting fiber-y articles, blogs, happenings? Please share, or forward to ulsterspinnersATgmailDOTcom to have it included in our newsletter or here on the web.

UCHG Meeting
Date: August 14th (always the 2nd Thursday of each month)
Time: 7pm
Location: Ulster County Senior Center: 1 Town Hall Drive – Lake Katrine, NY
Topic: Planning for New Paltz Craft Fair and Sheep and Wool

Are you on Ravelry? Did you know we have a UCHG Ravelry group? Please join us for ongoing fun and chat throughout the month between meetings!

You can also hang with us on our Facebook Page: facebook.com/UlsterCountyHandspinnersGuild

March 2014 meeting

spinOur next meeting is Thursday, March 13, 2014 at the Ulster Town Senior Center at 7pm (always the 2nd Thursday of the month).

February’s meeting was canceled due to yet another snowstorm. So this month will be our first regular meeting of the new year. Come join us in dreaming up  some plans, goals, projects and activities for the year. Spring will come again!

Bring your wheel or drop spindle for a chance to win a doorprize!

Know of any interesting fiber-y articles, blogs, happenings? Please share, or forward to ulsterspinnersATgmailDOTcom to have it included in our newsletter or here on the web.

UCHG Meeting
Date: March 13th (always the 2nd Thursday of each month)
Time: 7pm
Location: Ulster County Senior Center: 1 Town Hall Drive – Lake Katrine, NY
Topic: Activity planning for 2014

Are you on Ravelry? Did you know we have a UCHG Ravelry group? Please join us for ongoing fun and chat throughout the month between meetings!

You can also hang with us on our Facebook Page: facebook.com/UlsterCountyHandspinnersGuild

January 2014 meeting

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Our next meeting is todayThursday, January 9, 2014 at the Ulster Town Senior Center at 7pm (always the 2nd Thursday of the month).

This month is our annual election! Please come and volunteer for a position! Or at least come and vote! We really need a new Secretary and a new Newsletter Editor.

UCHG Meeting
Date: January 9th (always the 2nd Thursday of each month)
Time: 7pm
Location: Ulster County Senior Center: 1 Town Hall Drive – Lake Katrine, NY
Topic: Elections and event planning for 2014

Are you on Ravelry? Did you know we have a UCHG Ravelry group? Please join us for ongoing fun and chat throughout the month between meetings!

You can also hang with us on our Facebook Page: facebook.com/UlsterCountyHandspinnersGuild

december meeting

uchgnovuchgnov2uchgnov3uchgnov4Our next meeting is this weekThursday, December 12, 2013 at the Ulster Town Senior Center at 7pm (always the 2nd Thursday of the month).

This month is our annual Holiday Party! Bring a potluck dish or dessert, and a small, fiber-related gift if you’d like to participate in the gift exchange. And as always, please bring your own reusable cup or mug and we’ll heat up some water for tea!

Now is the time to consider running for an officer position for 2014. We really need a new Secretary and a new Newsletter Editor.

At our last meeting, we did Show and Tell from Rhinebeck. Whitney took 2 classes there and brought her samples from a natural dyeing class and a breed fiber spinning class.

UCHG Meeting
Date: December 12th (always the 2nd Thursday of each month)
Time: 7pm
Location: Ulster County Senior Center: 1 Town Hall Drive – Lake Katrine, NY
Topic: Holiday party and gift exchange

Are you on Ravelry? Did you know we have a UCHG Ravelry group? Please join us for ongoing fun and chat throughout the month between meetings!

You can also hang with us on our Facebook Page: facebook.com/UlsterCountyHandspinnersGuild

November meeting

yarnitectureOur next meeting is this weekThursday, November 14, 2013 at the Ulster Town Senior Center at 7pm (always the 2nd Thursday of the month).

Were you at the New York State Sheep & Wool Festival? We were! I (Cal) was fortunate to be able to take a spinning workshop on the Thurday before, with Jillian Moreno (those are some of her class samples above). It was really fun, and I learned a lot about spinning the yarn I need for a project, as opposed to spinning on “auto-pilot”…

If you brought home some fun new goodies from the festival, bring them to the meeting for Show and Tell!

We have a fun new enticement at every meeting: Door Prizes! You get one chance to win by bringing your wheel or spindle. Additional chances can be purchased for $1 each (all proceeds benefit the guild of course). This month’s prize will be brought by Hetty. We need a volunteer each month to donate a prize, so let us know if you’d like to contribute!

We also now have a snack at every meeting. Paula’s bringing the snack this time. Please bring your own reusable cup or mug and we’ll heat up some water for tea!

Fiber of the month will also be brought by Cal.

UCHG Meeting
Date: November 14th (always the 2nd Thursday of each month)
Time: 7pm
Location: Ulster County Senior Center: 1 Town Hall Drive – Lake Katrine, NY
Topic: Discussing Sheep & Wool (+ Show and Tell!)

Are you on Ravelry? Did you know we have a UCHG Ravelry group? Please join us for ongoing fun and chat throughout the month between meetings!

You can also hang with us on our Facebook Page: facebook.com/UlsterCountyHandspinnersGuild