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

Saturday, April 6, 2013

April 2013 Meeting Info

April is Auction Month It’s that time of the year! The tulips are blooming, the birds are returning and we are getting ready for the Annual Greater Milwaukee Knitting Guild Auction! Mary Guy-Franke will be our official Auctioneer. Bring your friends and bring your checkbook! We will, once again, have fabulous things for you to purchase. Bid high and bid often, Cash or checks will be accepted at the end of the auction. Many of our members as well as a number of area yarn shops have donated yarn, books, patterns, and other spectacular items for your bidding pleasure. We will have a Silent Auction again. It added another fun element to the affair. Items should be new or as good as new. This is not a rummage sale. Last year I bought a car wash kit which my husband claimed as I entered the house with it, a couple of boxes of crystal garland which the crafty daughter took home with her, and a beautiful quilted wall hanging which I plan to give to a friend if she ever finds a condo she likes. As they say at Channel 10 “See you at the Auction”! The Guild’s official move date is Tuesday, May 14 As you have read in the Minutes of the last meeting we have a new home. It will be at Harwood Place, 8220 W Harwood, Wauwatosa, WI 53213. Co-Presidents Carolyn and Karen have inspected the facility and found that it meets our high standards. On top of everything else it is at no charge to us. It was decided that we will start meeting at Harwood Place for our May 14 meeting. The date and times remain the same. I have included the link which also has directions. http://www.thelutheranhome.org. Publicity Items to put on your calendar are- National Knit in Public day is Saturday, June 8. More to follow as to whether we will do something as a group. Stitch ‘n Pitch is Tuesday June 4 at 7:10. The Brewers are playing the Oakland A’s. Ticket sales started on 3-15. I will ask at the meeting if anyone wants to go as a group. I will pickup tickets for us. http://milwaukee.brewers.mlb.com/mil/ticketing/stitchnpitch.jsp. Here are some things that might be of interest to you. They have been provided by members for us to enjoy. http://minnesotayarnshophop.com http://blog.hgtv.com/design/2013/01/03/daily-delight-rocking-chair-that-knits-you-a-beanie/ To see the rocking chair in motion scroll down. I am a slow knitter so it is perfect for me- I can work on two things at one time.

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