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

Monday, November 7, 2016

November Meeting- Game Night!

Regardless of your political leanings, I think most of us can say we will be happy to see the end of all the negative campaigning. Our November meeting falls on election night, so let’s celebrate that end with some fun and games! We will be playing “Last Knitter Standing” – what’s that you say? According to the back of the game box: “If you like to knit and play games, Last Knitter Standing is for you! Through a series of challenges and questions, last knitter standing will not only make you laugh, learn, and test your knitting knowledge, but will also tap into your competitive spirit.” To play, you will need to bring yarn and appropriate sized needles – I recommend worsted or DK weight.

Start thinking about what you want to bring to our December meeting for the year-end fashion show. I will have sheets at the meeting that you can take home to fill out information about your project(s). I will also send out a link to an electronic form with the December newsletter. Also, if you haven’t signed up yet for what snack or supplies you are going to bring – be sure to do that at the next meeting!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Brown Bag Presentations

Here are the pictures to match the patterns that were sent out to our members.  It was a busy summer to be sure!

September Meeting Charity Donations

We knit all summer long for Click for Babies and the Milwaukee Public Schools.  We are Awesome!

 We collected 33 Purple Hats for Click for Babies.

In September GMKG turned in 77 handmade hats and 59 pairs of mittens for the MPS school system to hand out to elementary students that don't have gloves or mittens this winter

Meet Your New Officers for 2016-2017

Here Are the Members That Are Going To Lead Us Into The Future.

Top row from left- Carol T, Betty P, Judy H, Karen L, Shelley L, Janet F, Karen G, Sandie F, Jill K
Bottom row from right- Angie E, Darlene H, Jackie H. Karen G

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Brown Bag Project and State Fair for the September Meeting

This is a program full of surprises. There will be oohs and aahs as our members model what they created with the Brown Bag mystery yarn they received in July. Each knitter and donor will come forward for their moment in the spotlight as we see stitch, yarn, and pattern revealed.
To promote knitting The Greater Milwaukee Knitting Guild awards $30 to each of the State Fair blue ribbon winners of the following classes:
Class 133 Infant dress- no baptismal 
Class 150 Mittens 
Class 153 Shawl 
Class 160 Lap Robe
We have invited these knitters to come to our September meeting to receive their prizes and show us their winning articles. I know members of the Guild also won ribbons and participated in State Fair. We would love to see and hear about your pieces so please bring them to the meeting.
See you Tuesday, September 13!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Cudahy Family Library Tepees Are On Display!

The Tepee Project is DONE! These Tepees were made by MANY loving hands for the benefit of the Cudahy Family Library. Both Tepees will be on display until I Love Yarn Day in October and will be auctioned off at the Library's Harvest Celebration in October for the benefit of the Library Foundation. Please take time to go see them. The tepees are BEAUTIFUL! Thank you to all who made rectangles and to a special couple who made the frames (Jackie Hiley & her husband Jerry) and to Lois Blanchard for sewing it all together. Mary Hallfeld was the driving force behind the project! There were so many rectangles created that several blankets were also made that will be a part of the Auction. See if you can find your rectangles!

Sunday, July 3, 2016

GMKG Upcoming Programs

July’s program will be our mid-year fashion show.  Bring a finished project or something you are working on to share with your fellow members.  Did you make some knitting goals for this year?  Share your progress with us!  Have something that has been languishing - maybe sharing it with the group will help get it jump-started.  Let’s see who can unearth the oldest unfinished project!  

Don’t forget to bring a skein of yarn in a plain brown wrapper if you want to participate in the Brown Bag Exchange.  You will randomly pick someone’s yarn and knit something for them.  Please have your items completed by the September meeting.

Our program in September will be another chance to share the beautiful work of our members.  Those who participated in the Brown Bag Exchange will present the finished items to their owners AND we will celebrate our members who had entries in the State Fair.  Knowing how talented our membership is, I am expecting we will see many ribbons!