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, June 20, 2016

Signature Needle Arts at the Guild

We had three generations of the Bothe women come to our June meeting and share with us the trials and tribulations of starting a small business and the effort it takes to keep it up to speed with customer needs. They proudly make their products in Kenosha, Wisconsin and all of their supplies and third party sale items are Made In The USA.  They have customers around the world now.   During the 2008-2009 recession no one from the Signature side of the company saw their hours cut.  Congratulations to them and to us for keeping their quality high and our budgets in line and so that we could still keep buying their  products.  http://www.signatureneedlearts.com

They brought examples of the design process to show the evolution of an idea into a marketable product.   They knew their audience and brought lots of needles and accessories for sale.  They have some great,  clever and innovative products.  

They also ran a raffle for three winners of their products.  Here are some of the items they brought along.  They had pretty brisk sales so I am sure they didn't have much to carry back home.






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