Events, News

Black Sheep Gathering 2022

Hello fiber enthusiasts,

This is a call out that the Black Sheep Gathering Workshops Committee is seeking volunteers for this year’s festival, which will be held June 24-26, 2022 at the Linn County Fairgrounds and Expo Center in Albany, Oregon.

Please spread the word to your local fiber groups and ask anyone who is interested to contact Joyce Arthur at

Here are the days and times volunteers are needed:

  • Set up day – Thursday, June 23
    • 10 AM – 2 PM
    • 2 PM – 6 PM
  • Friday, June 24
    • 7:45 AM – 10 AM
    • 10 AM – 12 PM
    • 12 PM – 2 PM
    • 2 PM – 4 PM
  • Saturday, June 25
    • 7:45 AM – 10 AM
    • 10 AM – 12 PM
    • 12 PM – 2 PM
    • 2 PM – 4 PM

Shifts are approximately 2 hours; the most critical time slots are the first morning shift and mid-day when students are checking in for their classes.

Other areas that may need volunteers are the Fiber Arts Show and Wool Show & Sale.

As you know, Black Sheep Gathering is entirely run by volunteers — so it’s especially important to have plenty of help — and it’s easier and more fun the more people we have. We so appreciate you!

I hope you will join us at Black Sheep Gathering this year, and please consider volunteering if you can. Thank you so much!

Events, Meeting Minutes

August 2021 Minutes

This Month


August birthdays

Happy August Birthdays to:

  • Sandy Galbraith
  • Kathy Holt
  • Tia Purdy
September birthdays

Happy September Birthdays to:

  • Teresa Furnish
  • Lisa Kirk
  • Jenny Morton

If we missed your birthday or have you in the wrong month, let us know!

August Meeting

On August 14, a small group of us braved the potential for high heat and smoky air and enjoyed some knitting time at Willamette Valley Heritage Center. The smoky air did not appear, and we enjoyed blue sky and a pleasant temperature under the trees by Mission Mill.

August Board Meeting Minutes

The Board has updated the Guild member roster. If you are a member and would like a copy of the roster, or if you would like to become a member, please email us. Thank you!

Treasurer Report

Currently, the Guild’s bank balance is $1,756. In July, 15 members attended the trip to the Alpaca farm at a cost of $285. Each person in attendance paid $5, for a total of $80, and the remainder of $205 was paid by the Guild.


Don’t forget to get your donations of hats, gloves, etc. for Mark Twain School to the Guild by October 29. If you’re in need of yarn for the project, let one of the Board members know, and we’ll find some for you.

Speaking of donations, we are seeking someone who would be willing to coordinate donations on behalf of the Guild going forward. We’re already covered for this year’s Mark Twain School project but would like someone to step into the role on an ongoing basis. Mostly this involves collecting donations and keeping a tally. Please let us know if you’d be willing to serve in that capacity.

Upcoming Events

September Meeting – September 11, 10 AM to Noon (see Zoom info below)

The Guild Board decided to be cautious and change our Saturday, September 11, 2021 meeting to a Zoom Meeting instead of an in-person meeting.  We hope to have an in-person meeting in October.  We hope to see many of you on Saturday Zoom.

Knitting Retreats

Knitting retreats at Alton Collins Retreat Center are starting up if anyone is interested. Dates are October 8-10, 2021, and February 18-20, 2022. Interested parties can contact Kimberly Wood-Soldana at

Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival in October

The Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival (OFFF) is scheduled for the weekend of October 23-24, 2021 at the Linn County Expo Center in Albany, Oregon.

Zoom Info

Join our Zoom meeting using your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Call into the meeting (audio only)

  • Dial +1 253 215 8782 (Note: this is a Tacoma number, which is the closest available for Zoom users in Oregon. You could be charged for the call depending on your phone plan.)
  • You will need both the meeting ID and the Passcode.
  • Meeting ID: 824 8888 6533
  • Passcode: 021396

Resources to help you use Zoom:

Zoom video tutorials:

YouTube search results for “using Zoom”:

Zoom’s support page: