About the Guild

The Greater Milwaukee Knitting Guild is open to anyone interested in knitting at any level. Our mission is to promote interest, appreciation, and skill in knitting. The Meetings are always the second Tuesday of every month except January and August. Social Hour begins at 6:15 pm. Our “Knitting Doctors” are also available at that time for advice and consultation on your knitting problems. The meeting begins at 7:oo pm followed by the Monthly Program. Address and location are: Harwood Place, 8220 W Harwood Ave, Wauwatosa, WI Please join us. If you wish to contact the Guild please email us at gmkg@prodigy.net

Friday, June 19, 2015

Greater Milwaukee Knitting Guild Bus to Stitches Midwest

The Greater Milwaukee Knitting Guild will be hosting a coach bus to Stitches Midwest 2015 at Schaumburg IL.

You can spending the day taking classes or shopping til you drop! For lunch you can bring your own food and drink or purchase it there.  There will be plenty of places to sit and take a break.

All this fun will be happening on Saturday, August 8.  

We leave the Hales Corners Park and Ride at 8:30am, arrive at Stitches at 10am when we will be met by Stitches staff with our discount for the $10 entrance tickets and goody bags.  We leave Stitches at 6:00pm and return to the Hales Corners Park and Ride at 7:30pm.

The cost is $35 roundtrip.  All monies must be received by Saturday, July 4.

You can email the Guild for more information at gmkg@prodigy.net or call Jackie at 414-351-2202.

We hope you join our Knitting, Crocheting, Spinning, Weaving, Etc.  Party Bus!

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Prepare for the July 14 Meeting

Brown Bags will be accepted for exchange at the July Meeting.

Bring your Brown Bag with a skein or two of yarn to exchange
 with a fellow knitter. The brown bag will be turned in and distributed to 
another Guild member. Remember you will be getting a knitted item 
returned to you made up in this yarn that you put in your
bag. So please send along some yarn that you find a joy to use. 
No junk yarn. You will be getting this item returned to you. 
The Brown Bag exchange is an opportunity for you to  be the designer 
and knit an item from the yarn in the bag. You can add additional
yarn if you choose. You must bring the knitted item back in September. 
At the September meeting we will be having a show and tell 
with the Brown Bag items.

This has alway been a smashing success filled with lots of surprises.

June 9 Program

The Beauty of Fibers for All Seasons

Summer brings not only more light but also more choices in knitting fibers.
Barbara Chappell, fiber artist and owner of Fiberwood Studio 
will be here to show a variety of fibers that differ in their content, in how they
 are made and in their colors. Silk, linen, rayon, cotton, and blends -- 
how do they behave, how do they work up? She will
share the creative possibilities and lighter wear these 
fibers offer and give us the information we need for use and care. 
We are going way beyond the basic wool yarn we've all known since our youth
When you visit Barbara's shop on 92nd Street you will also see 
the creative artistry she and her staff bring to knitting. Barbara is a professor 
at Mount Mary University in the fashion department and also offers 
many classes in her Studio. She will bring many yarns and finished objects 
for you to see. Come early to browse and touch. Fibers are also for sale 
so come and enjoy.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

More Well Dressed Babies in the Milwaukee Area

Once again we have made sure that  Milwaukee Area babies in the Christ Child Society are at the top of their game with our really sweet sweaters, booties, hats and blankets.  Raffle winners received knitting supplies, books and gift cards to local yarn shops.  Thank you Shelly and everyone who participated and helped make our Baby Shower a success.

Jane K had a very clever way to display the sweaters.
You can't have a Baby Shower without treats!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

The Final Result- Beautiful Yarn Bowls

They look great.  This might have opened up some ideas for retirement hobbies.

Decorating Yarn Bowls

The Knitting Knook hosted an event for us that had some of our members digging deep for creative ideas.  It looks like they were successful!  They are all different and pretty attractive.  The bowls are a nice size too.  I have seen some pretty large ones that could have been fruit bowls.  Participants also received  a 10% discount on purchases.

All of This Could Have Been Yours!

Once again our Auction was a success!  Lots of bidders and lots of buyers.  Thank you  to everyone who participated.  Our Local Yarn Shops generously donated gift certificates,  beautiful yarns, needles and accessories.  Please support these shops when you need to buy great patterns or spectacular  yarns.

Bungalow Quilting and Yarn                   http://www.bungalowquilting.com

Cream City Yarn                                      http://creamcityyarn.com

Fiberwood Studio                                     http://fiberwoodstudio.com

Grafton Yarn Store                                   http://graftonyarnstore.com

Knitch                                                       http://knitch.net

Midwest Yarn                                           http://midwestyarn.com

River Boutique & Yarn                    http://www.riverboutiqueyarn.com

The Knitting Knook                                 http://www.theknittingknook.com/Knitting_Knook/Home.html

The Wool and Cotton Co.                         http://www.woolandcottonco.com


This Silent Auction table  had cat toys, baked molasses cookies and books.

One of the Auction tables with lots of patterns and yarn.