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

Sunday, July 10, 2011

GMKG Newsletter- July 2011

PURLS OF WISDOM

A NEWSLETTER OF THE GREATER MILWAUKEE KNITTING GUILD

July 2011

NO MINUTES FROM THE LAST MEETING BUT IT RATHER FOCUSED ON 3 AREAS:
STITCHES, STATE FAIR AND OFFICER ELECTIONS.

We will have a sign-up sheet at the July meeting for State
Fair Demonstrations. Shifts will be from 9am to 1pm and 1pm to
4pm. We will be working with Carol in the Sheep Barn. They
hope to have a new entrance to the Wool Room that will face off
of the main aisle providing more exposure and more room for
demonstrations. Passes will be mailed to your home by the
State Fair people. We have to give Carol our final
head count on Wednesday, July 13. They are also looking for
anyone who might be starting out in retail or marketing and
would like some experience in running a retail space. They
might be able to set up work study or extra credit for running
the booth. Here is some job experience for the resume of your
friends and family.

And if you are looking for an EASY Day trip to a lovely
new YS- try Wall of Yarn on 14 W Stephenson St in Freeport, IL

It was recently opened by owners Jeffrey Wall& Dennis Rinkenberger
and has quite a variety of specialty yarns. www.WallofYarn.com

At this time we do not have a Stitches bus arranged. If you
are seriously interested come to the meeting or send Jackie
an email at sewbad112@prodigy.net. We will see what we
can come up with and the cost involved.

Some of our officers will be staying on for next year. Jackie will stay for one of the Co-President positions, Pat Garrity will stay for the Treasurer postion and Mary Kaems will stay on for Membership. The remaining positions are another Co-President, Secretary, Programs, Historian, Charity, State Fair, Stitches Road Trip. Knit in Public and the Newsletter.

The July meeting will be held across the hall in the South Dining Room.

July 12th: Jane Grogan from
Madison will be with us. Jane is a
weaver and she will introduce us to various frame looms and continuous strand weaving. She
will bring a dishcloth loom and a diamond loom. She will talk
about the "theory" of continuous strand weaving and designing
with the looms. She will also have some show and tell and
looms for sale.

Here’s a shout out to a new yarn store in the area:

Cream City Yarn
15565 W North Avenue
Brookfield,WI 53005
262-923-7014

As Always Happy
Knitting!!

Peg

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