Category Archives: UCHG Meeting

December meeting + holiday party!

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Our December meeting is this week: Thursday, December 14, 2017 at the Hudson Valley Midwifery Center, 14 Hurley Ave, Kingston, at 7pm (always the 2nd Thursday of the month). Bring your wheel or drop spindle for a chance to win a door prize!

It’s a triple home run!!! Our own Cal Patch has a new crochet pattern, Crusader, in the handspun section of Knitty.com, using guild member Cris of Into the Whirled‘s fiber, and fellow guild member Mo as her model. how cool is that?

This month’s meeting will be our annual holiday party and gift exchange! Please bring a snack/hors d’oeuvre/dessert to share, and if you wish to participate in the gift exchange, a wrapped gift valued around $15.

Dues are due! Our annual dues are $15, payable by check or Paypal (choose “send money to a friend”, ulsterspinnerstreas@gmail.com).

If you take photos at any of our events or meetings, or on your fiber-y adventures, and would like to share them here or on our Facebook page*, email them to ulsterspinners@gmail.com.

UCHG Meeting
Date: December 14th (always the 2nd Thursday of each month)
Time: 7pm
Location: Hudson Valley Midwifery Center, 14 Hurley Ave, Kingston

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

*note: If you post on our Facebook page, only the admins (Cal, Melody, Whitney) will see it. It’s better if you send to one of us (via Facebook) and we post it; then everyone can see it.

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October meeting

Our October meeting is this week: Thursday, October 12, 2017 at the Hudson Valley Midwifery Center, 14 Hurley Ave, Kingston, at 7pm (always the 2nd Thursday of the month). Bring your wheel or drop spindle for a chance to win a door prize!

Check out Claudia Marie’s gorgeous sweater that she’s knitting with her own handspun! it’s her first handspun sweater and it is DIVINE.

The NY Sheep & Wool Festival is next week! We’ll be discussing our booth (come see us in Barn 39!) and scheduling volunteers for demonstration shifts. We need everyone to pitch in and demo spinning for at least a few hours. If you won’t be at the meeting but would like to help, you can fill yourself in on the Google doc or leave a comment on our facebook page (linked below) and I’ll slot you in.

Also, dues are due! Our annual dues are $15, payable by check or Paypal (choose “send money to a friend”, ulsterspinnerstreas@gmail.com).

If you take photos at any of our events or meetings, or on your fiber-y adventures, and would like to share them here or on our Facebook page*, email them to ulsterspinners@gmail.com.

UCHG Meeting
Date: October 12th (always the 2nd Thursday of each month)
Time: 7pm
Location: Hudson Valley Midwifery Center, 14 Hurley Ave, Kingston

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

*note: If you post on our Facebook page, only the admins (Cal, Melody, Whitney) will see it. It’s better if you send to one of us (via Facebook) and we post it; then everyone can see it.

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May meeting

Our May meeting is this week: Thursday, May 11, 2017 at the Hudson Valley Midwifery Center, 14 Hurley Ave, Kingston, at 7pm (always the 2nd Thursday of the month). Bring your wheel or drop spindle for a chance to win a door prize!

The photo above is from the Mohonk Knitters’ Weekend Retreat in February, organized by our own Paula of  White Barn Farm in Gardiner. It was really fun, and many kinds of fiber arts were taught and demonstrated.

Fair season is coming quick! We are planning teams for the Fleece to Shawl competitions at our local Ulster and Dutchess County fairs, and planning projects to enter into the competitions. The *Special Item* at our fair this year (best one will receive an extra prize) will be a poncho.

Also, dues are due! Our annual dues are $15, payable by check or Paypal (choose “send money to a friend”, ulsterspinnerstreas@gmail.com).

If you take photos at any of our events or meetings, or on your fiber-y adventures, and would like to share them here or on our Facebook page*, email them to ulsterspinners@gmail.com.

UCHG Meeting
Date: May 11th (always the 2nd Thursday of each month)
Time: 7pm
Location: Hudson Valley Midwifery Center, 14 Hurley Ave, Kingston

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

*note: If you post on our Facebook page, only the admins (Cal, Melody, Whitney) will see it. It’s better if you send to one of us (via Facebook) and we post it; then everyone can see it.

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April meeting

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Our April meeting is this week: Thursday, April 13, 2017 at the Hudson Valley Midwifery Center, 14 Hurley Ave, Kingston, at 7pm (always the 2nd Thursday of the month). Bring your wheel or drop spindle for a chance to win a door prize!

It’s time to start planning for summer fairs and activities! Now would be a great time to review the categories for fair entries! Here are some useful clickable links:

Ulster County Wool Room: http://ulstercountyfair. com/wp-content/uploads/2013/ 09/2016-Wool-Room.pdf (This is the 2016 handbook, but should give some ideas. Usually the only thing to change is the featured item.)
Dutchess County Fair entries page: http://dutchessfair.com/ dutchess-fair/competitions/ ( Their handbook is not available for 2017 yet, and they do not have the old one posted. When it’s available, you should be able to click on it from this link.)
Don’t forget to take note of the dates of both fairs:
Ulster County Fair, August 1-6, 2017
Dutchess County Fair, August 22-27, 2017
 …that puts the dates for the Fleece to Shawl Competitions Saturday, August 5 and Sunday, August 27. It’s never too early to start thinking about putting together a team, and we could always use the prize $$$ in the guild’s treasury!

 

Speaking of the treasury, dues are due! Our annual dues are $15, payable by check or Paypal (choose “send money to a friend”, ulsterspinnerstreas@gmail.com).

Please bring a recent project for Show and Tell if you feel like sharing. We love seeing what our members are up to!

If you take photos at any of our events or meetings, or on your fiber-y adventures, and would like to share them here or on our Facebook page*, email them to ulsterspinners@gmail.com.

UCHG Meeting
Date: April 13th (always the 2nd Thursday of each month)
Time: 7pm
Location: Hudson Valley Midwifery Center, 14 Hurley Ave, Kingston

*note: If you post on our Facebook page, only the admins (Cal, Melody, Whitney) will see it. It’s better if you send to one of us (via Facebook) and we post it; then everyone can see it. thanks!

February meeting

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Our February meeting is this week: Thursday, February 9, 2017 at the Hudson Valley Midwifery Center, 14 Hurley Ave, Kingston, at 7pm (always the 2nd Thursday of the month). Bring your wheel or drop spindle for a chance to win a door prize!

Have you been spinning? Do you have spinning goals or plans in mind for the year? Please bring a recent project for Show and Tell if you feel like sharing. We love seeing what our members are up to! Also, dues are due. Our annual dues are $15, payable by check or Paypal.

If you take photos at any of our events or meetings, or on your fiber-y adventures, and would like to share them here or on our Facebook page*, email them to ulsterspinners@gmail.com.

UCHG Meeting
Date: February 9th (always the 2nd Thursday of each month)
Time: 7pm
Location: Hudson Valley Midwifery Center, 14 Hurley Ave, Kingston

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

*note: If you post on our Facebook page, only the admins (Cal, Melody, Whitney) will see it. If you send to us and we post it, everyone can see it.

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December meeting and holiday party!

img_5992 img_5993 img_5994Our December meeting, which is also traditionally our holiday party is this week: Thursday, December 8, 2016 at the Hudson Valley Midwifery Center, 14 Hurley Ave, Kingston, at 7pm (always the 2nd Thursday of the month). Bring a pot-luck dish or dessert, and (optional) a fiber or spinning-related gift if you’d like to participate in the gift exchange!

Above are some photos of a lovely woven shawl with some interesting techniques, brought to the last meeting by one of our members (Claudia?). We usually have a show-and-tell at our meetings to share what we’ve been working on.

If you take photos at any of our events or meetings, or on your fiber-y adventures, and would like to share them here or on our Facebook page*, email them to ulsterspinners@gmail.com.

This month’s meeting will be a quickie and we’ll elect our 2017 officers. And then we’ll have our party and ever-popular gift exchange!

UCHG Meeting
Date: December 8th (always the 2nd Thursday of each month)
Time: 7pm
Location: Hudson Valley Midwifery Center, 14 Hurley Ave, Kingston

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

*note: if you post on our Facebook page, only the admins (Cal, Melody, Whitney) will see it. if you send to us and we post it, everyone can see it.

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October meeting: Sheep & Wool!

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Our October meeting is this week: Thursday, October 13, 2016 at the Hudson Valley Midwifery Center, 14 Hurley Ave, Kingston, at 7pm (always the 2nd Thursday of the month). Bring your wheel or drop spindle for a chance to win a door prize.

This year we pulled together two Fleece-to-Shawl teams, and both won 2nd place! The top photo is from the Ulster County Fair, and the 2nd photo (+ the rest) are from the Dutchess County Fair. Congratulations teams!

If you take photos at any of our events or meetings, or on your fiber-y adventures, and would like to share them here or on our Facebook page, email them to ulsterspinners@gmail.com.

This month’s meeting will be about planning for this weekend’s New York State Sheep & Wool Festival, also known simply as *Rhinebeck* to those who don’t realize that Rhinebeck is a town that exists all year ’round, not just for one weekend in October! Our guild will have its usual double booth in Building 39, first spot on the left! We’ll be demonstrating spinning and selling fiber, handspun yarn and finished goods. Come see us and say “hi!”.

UCHG Meeting
Date: October 13th (always the 2nd Thursday of each month)
Time: 7pm
Location: Hudson Valley Midwifery Center, 14 Hurley Ave, Kingston

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