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East Meeting Rm. Tippecanoe Arts Federation,
638 North St., Lafayette 9:15am Social Time, Meeting9:30am until noon


October 21, 2016

"The program at the October meeting will be an introduction to inkle loom weaving. Bring an inkle loom, heddles for it, or, if you don't have heddles yet, a strong smooth yarn such as cotton warp yarn to make heddles with; 4 colors of yarn to weave with – size 5 or 10 crochet cotton would be fine; scissors; and a tapestry needle with an eye large enough to accommodate your yarn. I will show how to make the heddles, warp the loom, how to start and end an inkle so that it will not come undone when taken off the loom. If you want to use the online pattern generator to make your own pattern, also bring a computer or tablet. Otherwise, I will have a pattern available." -Dagmar

"If you do not have access to an inkle loom, you can enjoy watching and learning this new skill. Feel free to bring some other looms to try weaving bands." -Ryoko


New Feature for WWG at The Feast of the Hunter’s Moon!

Over the years that the Feast of the Hunter’s Moon has been held, Feast officials have bored holes in the ground with a tractor auger, at each booth site, and installed tree limbs (vertically) to hold a primitive lean-to roof of branches, overlying plastic sheeting (for rain protection).

Since the boring always leaves uneven ground after the poles are taken down (and the whole area is County parkland the rest of the year), Feast officials have been urging participants to provide tent variations (often called Marquees) to minimize damage to the parkland.

Now, thru the generosity of Bill and Jan Young, WWG will join the trend and have its own marquee!

Bill and Jan personally purchased the canvas component (a big-ticket item!), and over the summer, Bill crafted all the poles, as well as the benches, shown below. Bill and Jan retain ownership and will store the marquee, poles and benches the rest of the year.

For the WWG members (headed by Dan & Jan Ketterer) who for MANY years have wrangled and stored the reed panels and other pieces that were part of the primitive booths, this will be a much-needed relief!


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September 16, 2016 Show & Tell Photos

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Dorothy showing a handspun/handwoven scarf


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Christine showing a leno piece


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Closeup of Christine's leno piece


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Sample from the new Bateman book, woven by Ryoko



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Sample of how Ryoko made the double-weave butterfly piece



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Towel by Phyllis



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Scarf with leno inserts, by Phyllis


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Scarf by Phyllis


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Photo of scarves, by Phyllis, that she made recently, and gave as gifts


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Tagged sample Rita made at Convergence


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Elaine making notes of sample made by Rita



September 16 Leno Mini Workshop, by Dorothy


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Wanda starting a leno sample


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Ryoko completing a section of leno


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Ryoko’s completed scarf


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Phyllis working on a leno figure


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Linda working on a leno figure


Dorothy helping Gene start a leno pattern


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Dorothy helping Elaine get started with leno lace


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Dorothy helping Sue get started with leno lace


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Dorothy answering a question from Linda on leno lace


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Christine working a pattern of leno lace


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Jan Y working a leno pattern




Tear-down of the successful TAF show! Sept 09, 2016
Includes visitor comments.

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Teardown of WWG TAF Exhibit


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Teardown of WWG TAF Exhibit


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Comments page from WWG TAF Exhibit #1


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Comments page from WWG TAF Exhibit #2


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Teardown of WWG TAF Exhibit


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Teardown of WWG TAF Exhibit


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Teardown of WWG TAF Exhibit




August 19Meeting Photos

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L-o-o-o-ng rag rug woven by participants at the Canal cabin ... held by Jenny & Dorothy



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Dorothy explaining the limitations of various kids' looms


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Dorothy explaining the limitations of various kids' looms


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Dorothy introducing the members to the basics of next month's lace project



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Linda showing her waffle-weave baby blanket



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Shaun showing the demonstration piece she has woven for Prophetstown State Park




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Joni with several of her weavings that received awards at the IN State Fair


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Jane describing dyed lamb skin she bought from vendor


Click here to see 18 second video of members seeing their work mounted in the TAF gallery, for the first time!


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Click here to seePhotos from the Public Reception of the Guild's Art Exhibit at the Tippecanoe Art Federation, August 19



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Photos fromJuly 15


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Ryoko showing rep-double weave butterfies -WWG Mtg @ TAF 7.15.2016



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Ryoko's butterfies


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Joni: technique used to maintatin straight edges -WWG Mtg @ TAF 7.15.2016



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Jane: Piece for TAF exhibit -WWG Mtg @ TAF 7.15.2016



Jane: Scarf display for TAF exhiibit -WWG Mtg @ TAF 7.15.2016



Rita displays piece for TAF exhibit -WWG Mtg @ TAF 7.15.2016


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Jan displays piece for TAF exhibit -WWG Mtg @ TAF 7.15.2016


Dagmar displays towels for TAF exhibit -WWG Mtg @ TAF 7.15.2016


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Sue displays blanket for TAF exhibit -WWG Mtg @ TAF 7.15.2016



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Sue displays card weaving for TAF exhibit -WWG Mtg @ TAF 7.15.2016


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Sue displays triangle-woven piece for TAF exhibit -WWG Mtg @ TAF 7.15.2016



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Ryoko working with members to assemble exhibit items



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Members assembling exhibit items



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Members assembling exhibit items -WWG Mtg @ TAF 7.15.2016




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Ryoko working with members to assemble exhibit items



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Editor’s Pick
Weaving items that caught my eye -Dorothy





Here’s the link to the source Weaving Today




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Photos from June 17


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Dorothy showing two scarves using Mohair





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Dorothy: Would the singles hold together for weaving? The resulting scarf is proof.



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Ryoko-Wall hanging made from rolled magazine pages on bamboo skewers


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Ryoko's whimsical tea towel



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Joni showing completed rep weave



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Various members' completed rep weave items from Donna Hudson workshop,

on May 07.2016



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Jan Y showing phone bag and placemat. Jan calls them UFOs (UnFinished Objects)



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North American Indian porcupine quillwork, owned by Linda




Program from Dagmar:

Looking at how weaving software can be used for developing and drafting your own patterns.

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Dagmar explaining draft on whiteboard



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Dagmar showing features of Pixeloom on computer screen







May 20, 2016

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Dorothy showing several scarves just off the loom


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Dorothy showing a series of rag rugs just off the loom


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Dorothy showing two trial samples made before Donna Hudson Rep workshop


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Dorothy showing 2 baby blankets for a granddaughter: one was too open to small fingers!


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Gene Bayless showing multi dent reed from Schacht


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Roko showing Rep weave


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Finished edge on Sue's baby blanket


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Sue showing her card-woven straps with her design sheet


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Card design sheets made by Sue



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May 07, 2016

Workshop was given onRep weave, by Donna Hudson,Indianapolis. 10am to 4pm


Donna Hudson leadingWWG -Workshop-5.07.2016 @ TAF



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Treadle tie-up at WWG -Donna Hudson Workshop-5.07.2016 @ TAF


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-Donna Hudson with Jane-WWG- Workshop-5.07.2016 @ TAF


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Ryoko at WWG -Donna Hudson Workshop-5.07.2016 @ TAF


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Sue at WWG -Donna Hudson Workshop-5.07.2016 @ TAF


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Dorothy at WWG -Donna Hudson Workshop-5.07.2016 @ TAF


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Heatther atWWG -Donna Hudson Workshop-5.07.2016 @ TAF


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Dagmar at WWG -Donna Hudson Workshop-5.07.2016 @ TAF


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Jane at WWG -Donna Hudson Workshop-5.07.2016 @ TAF



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Jan at WWG -Donna Hudson Workshop-5.07.2016 @ TAF



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Joni at WWG -Donna Hudson Workshop-5.07.2016 @ TAF



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Ryoko (L) and Jan at WWG -Donna Hudson Workshop-5.07.2016 @ TAF



April 21, 2016: Instead of our normal 3rd Friday meeting,April 21 and 22 was a 2 day weaving retreat 9:15am to 5pm at TAF, including breakfast and lunch for both days. Fee was $5.

We each brought whatever we wanted to work on, from floor looms to knotting fringes. A warping board was available. Some warped a loom in preparation for the May 7th workshop.


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Dorothy talking with Millie- WWG mtg @ TAF 4.21.2016


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Joni warping for upcoming rep weave workshop- WWG mtg @ TAF 4.21.2016


Ryoko using her Structo loom WWG mtg @ TAF 4.21.2016


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Jan warping for rep workshop- WWG mtg @ TAF 4.21.2016


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Joni (L) discussing draft with rep mentor Jane- WWG mtg @ TAF 4.21.2016


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Dagmar warping for rep workshop- WWG mtg @ TAF 4.21.2016


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Jane working on tapestry- WWG mtg @ TAF 4.21.2016


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Second Day of Retreat WWG mtg @ TAF 4.22.2016


Ryoko showing newest purse project- WWG mtg @ TAF 4.22.2016


Ryoko showing newest collapseweave project- WWG mtg @ TAF 4.22.2016



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Close-up of Dagmar’s toweling


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Dorothy making a scarf from stash yarns- WWG mtg @ TAF 4.22.2016



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Jane warping a loom for the rep weave workshop-WWG mtg @ TAF 4.22.2016


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Jan warping a loom for the Rep weave workshop- WWG mtg @ TAF 4.22.2016







March 18, 2016:

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Ancient Palestine Weave. Three weft colors, by Ryoko. WWG Mtg @ TAF - 3.18.2016



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Ryoko showing her Mardi Gras scarf WWG Mtg @ TAF - 3.18.2016


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Ryoko showing her Mardi Gras scarf WWG Mtg @ TAF - 3.18.2016



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Triangle loom shawl by Sue - WWG Mtg @ TAF - 3.18.2016


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Triangle loom shawl by Sue - WWG Mtg @ TAF - 3.18.2016


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Typical Rya rug block and example of the cloth backing that is created at the same time that the tufts are inserted - by Joan WWG Mtg @ TAF - 3.18.2016


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One variation in layout of Rya rug blocks - Joan WWG Mtg @ TAF - 3.18.2016


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A page in the project record book for Joan's Rya project - WWG Mtg @ TAF - 3.18.2016


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Rya layout plan by Joan - WWG Mtg @ TAF - 3.18.2016


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Novelty yarn scarf by Gene WWG Mtg @ TAF - 3.18.2016



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Novelty yarn scarf by Gene WWG Mtg @ TAF - 3.18.2016


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Scarf by Gene, using novelty yarns - WWG Mtg @ TAF - 3.18.2016


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Scarf by Gene, using novelty yarns - Note novelty yarn used as clever SELVEDGE - WWG Mtg @ TAF - 3.18.2016


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Variation #08 in Dorothy's towel series - WWG Mtg @ TAF - 3.18.2016



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Variation #09 in Dorothy's towel series - WWG Mtg @ TAF - 3.18.2016


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Variation #10 in Dorothy's towel series - WWG Mtg @ TAF - 3.18.2016


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Mohair shawl by Joni. Done on rigid heddle with very slow, carful, beater action. - WWG Mtg @ TAF - 3.18.2016


Rag Weaving by Dorothy

The meaning of rag weaving has changed.

It used to be a way to use precious fabric after it outlived its purpose. Now, while still recycling, we have a broader base from which to choose… including plastic bags and a wide range of barely-used clothing.


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Dorothy explaining how rag weaving has two expressions among weavers: Traditional and Pattern. - WWG Mtg @ TAF - 3.18.2016



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Examples of rag weaving by Dorothy WWG Mtg @ TAF - 3.18.2016


Examples of rag weaving by Dorothy WWG Mtg @ TAF - 3.18.2016


Examples of rag weaving by Dorothy WWG Mtg @ TAF - 3.18.2016



February 19, 2016:

For a link explaining Beiderwand click here

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Beiderwand Weavingby Dagmar


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Typical Biderwand drawdown


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Show & Tell: Heavy wall hanging, ten months in execution, inspired by Kente cloth, with colors of African and Belgian flags. By Rita. A truly astounding creation.



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Show & Tell:Dorothy showing growing inventory of towels for upcoming outreach season at the Delphi Canal Pioneer village



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Show & Tell:Basket-weave baby blanket done on a triagle loom - By Sue



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Show & Tell:Joni showing recently purchsed woven articles.




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Show & Tell:Joni showing headband weaving technique





January 15, 2016

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Swedish Lace by Ryoko WWG Mtg @ Taf - 1.15.2016


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Denim rag rug by Jane T - WWG Mtg @ Taf - 1.15r2016


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Tapestry and frame by Joni - WWG Mtg @ Taf - 1.15.2016


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Inkle band with pickup by Dorothy - WWG Mtg @ Taf - 1.15.2016


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Mat from recycled plastic bags by Jenny - WWG Mtg @ Taf - 1.15.2016




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Tapestry by Jan Y WWG Mtg @ Taf - 1.15.2016



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L-R: Dagmar, Dorothy, Julia - WWG Mtg @ Taf - 1.15.2016


Dorothy & Ron Baker 2015