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

Thursday, April 9, 2015

News To Use For The April Auction

The April auction is coming upon us soon and I want you to start thinking Spring, gardening, pastels, picnics, patriotic, grilling, children, coffee, chocolate, stuffed toys, pin cushions, aprons, pot holders, home-made cards, bakery, flowers and on and on.   This should give you some ideas for items to offer.

I also want to walk you through the evening so you’ll have some idea of what’s going to happen.  First, when you come in the door, there will be two members sitting at a table to register you.  They will have you sign your name and assign you a paddle number for bidding.  You’ll make your way to the front table to hand in your auction item.  This should have a 3 x 5 card attached with four things written on it.  1. A description.  2. An opening bid . 3. The value of the item . 4. Your name.

During the auction there will be two clerks keeping track of the bidding.  They’ll write down how much the winning offer was and which number made it.  At the end of the auction, the clerks will be the cashiers and will take your money.  Checks are most appreciated, cash is great ( but I don’t always know how much I’ll spend).  We don’t have the capability to take credit or debit cards.  Come one and all.  Bring guests- lots of them.  Bring your checkbooks.

The profits of this auction will go into the treasury for future programs.  So it will be a win/win for everyone.  You’ll get a great auction item and programs at our meetings.  Get your guests to join the Guild too.

March Meeting Photo's

The March meeting had representative's  Barb and Sheri from Treesfromhome.org sharing their story with us and thanking us for the hats.  You may continue to make hats for soldiers and bring them to the October meeting for collection for their shipment.

Representatives from Trees From Home and Charity Chair Shelly with our donated hats

Kate Robbins gave us a clue as to what she looked for when she judged at State Fair.  She used our handknit items and her own pieces to show what made a winning item.  

Kate Robbins