About the Guild

We are on Facebook now. Visit us at Greater Milwaukee Knitting 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. email us at gmkg@prodigy.net

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

May Newsletter for GMKG

A Message from The President
We’ve had another successful auction and I’d like to thank the entire membership
for your participation. Whether it was bringing an item to be auctioned, a friend or
bidding everyone played an important role. We should be proud. Our speaker
budget is growing by leaps and bounds, and that’s a good thing because Rose Ann
has already contracted a national speaker for May 2010. There’s so much to look
forward to!!! - Linda
A Big Thank You to all those who donated items to the auction, to those who bid
on and bought those items, and to all the volunteers who made the evening a great
Loop Yarn Shop will be setting up shop at our May meeting. Patricia
will have lots of ideas and materials to start your next project. As an
added bonus, Three lucky Guild Members will receive $20.00 Loop
Yarn gift certificates to assist in your shopping. We will draw names
for these certificates right after the meeting adjourns. Don’t miss out,
be sure to attend!!
Have you started your project for the “Knitting with Beads” Contest?
This will be judged by Guild members after the June 9th meeting. Prizes
will be warded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
The UFO’s will be presented at this meeting as well. Prizes will be
awarded in this category also.
Our July meeting will be a slide presentation on “Color and Pattern in
Latvian Mittens” presented by Mary Germain.
A knitter most of her life, Mary has taught knitting, weaving and other
fiber arts since 1983, and was owner of The Wool Works yarn shop in
Milwaukee from 1985-96. Her woven and knitted garments have won
awards at the WHI Annual Shows and Harrisville Designs’ Convergence
Contests. Inspired by a Latvian friend, Mary published a pattern on
Latvian knitting in Piecework magazine. Trips to Latvia in 2001 and
Estonia in 2005 provided Mary with more knitting inspiration, which she
enjoys sharing with her students.
Her program will include a slide presentation showing some of the sights
of Latvia, photos from museums and craft fairs and actual samples of
the work of Latvian knitters and weavers.
-Rose Ann

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