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, March 2, 2015

Updated March Meeting info



Everything You Wanted To Know About State Fair Judging and Didn't Know Who To Ask 


Whether is it is finishing , seaming, stitch design, or something else -- we've all wondered.  In March we learn the answers.  Kate Robbins will explain how it works, and bring along knitted pieces, as well, to illustrate what judges look at.   Kate most recently served as judge at the 2014 State Fair.  She is licensed to judge by the Wisconsin Fair Association and the Department of Agriculture and Trade  and Consumer Protection (DATCAP).

Do you have an item you would like Kate to review?  Bring it to the.meeting

There will be a sign-up sheet for  items in 5 categories and we will go through as many as time allows.
(The process will be to go through each category and then repeat the category sequence, as time allows.) 

All categories include male, female, adult and child.
Categories are: 1) Hats  2) Mittens  3) Vests/Sleeveless Sweaters  4)  Cardigans &Pullovers (any sleeve length), and 5) Scarves/Shawls


Knitting Guild Field Trip 

The Art of the Yarn Bowl
Shall we plan  an evening of art, conversation while surrounded by yarn?

Knitting Knook in Fox Point has offered a special evening for us to each paint our own ceramic knitting bowl.
Everything will be set up for us at the shop. The bowls will be  sent out for firing and we return later to pick them up.  The cost is $25.00 per person and there will be a discount on yarns sales to the anyone in attendance at Knitting Knook that evening. 

I'll have more details at the meeting. And I'd like to have a vote

CALENDER OF EVENTS:
   
March 21-22   CEDARBURG SPUR FIBER ARTS TRAIL GRAND OPENING! 
                          MARCH 21-22,  2015   
                          http://midwestfiberartstrails.org/cedarburg-spur/
  
April 17-18      Rites of Spring: Fiber Frolic Around Lake Winnebago   
                          http://www.bleatinghearthaven.com/id11.html
April 18-19      YARNCON 2015     www.yarncon.com    
April 25            Yarnover   http://www.knitters.org/whats-yarnover

June 13-14   Fiber on the Farm     http://www.fiberonthefarm.com     
Website is being updated. 3-2-2015

July 2015:        Meg Swanson’s Knitting Camp in Marshfield, Wi.  On-line applications will be         available Feb 1-8, 2015 @ Schoolhousepress.com.  Lodging and classes @ Holiday Inn Conference Center