October Evening Meeting

Thank you to everyone who attended Guild this week. Here are some photos from the evening meeting. Enjoy

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October Meetings

When: October 17th

Where: Advanced Learning Library 711 W 2nd St N, Wichita, KS 67203

Times: 10:30am-12:30pm + 6-8pm

What to Bring, What We Are Doing

Resources + How to Use Them
We will be going over different resources that we can use + learn from in our knitting.
Please bring any books, magazines, and/or names of websites, podcasts, vlogs, Youtube channels, etc that you use in your knitting.
Do you have a specific place you go for a refresher on a stitch technique or repair? Share it!
Do you have a favorite designer that you feel has expanded your knitting knowledge? Share it!
We all go to different places for different issues in our knitting; knowledge + skill building, fixing mistakes, refreshers on the basics.

We’ll hopefully have the overhead projector this month, but no guarantee, so plan on taking notes!!

Just a reminder, November is our charity knitting month so think ahead and work on some donations!
GUYS!!!! HELP CALL OUT!!!! A friend of Teresa’s who is a nurse at a children’s hospital in Miami is in desperate need of blankets for bereavement care. These blankets are used to cover the child’s wounds and medical equipment while the family says goodbye for the last time.

The friend made contact with me because one of her children died last week and she was unable to provide him with a blanket and was utterly heartbroken about it.

Blankets can be any color combination (please though nothing too dark or gloomy) and can be knit, crocheted, or quilted.

Size needed is lap quilt down to baby quilt size.

If you have some extra blankets hanging around that could go to a grieving family, please let Teresa Lee know. She’d love to pick them up from you and get them sent off. Biggest need right now is boy or neutral but girl will work as well if you have it and want to send it! THANK YOU!

Looking forward to seeing you all at the meetings!

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August Meetings

This month we will be exploring hat construction with the Barley Tin Can Knits pattern.   We will also work on pom poms and tassels for the finishing touches to hats.
Just a reminder that membership fees of $30 dollars are due next month.   Please follow the instructions via this link if you would like to use PayPal to pay.  Pay Pal instructions
You may also pay via check or cash.   Please see Chauntel with any questions.
The meeting is Wednesday August 15th
Morning Meeting 10:30am -12:30 pm
Evening Meeting 6pm-8pm
Location
Wichita Advanced Learning Library
711 W 2nd St N
Wichita, KS 67203

Announcements

Kansas State Fair, September 7-16, 2018.  Please see the website below for more information
Central Kansas Yarn Hop is October 16-20, 2018
Yarn Shops participating are Topeka, Shivering Sheep in Abilene, Creation Station in Newton, Alpacas of Wildcat Hollow, Picket Fence in Wichita.  This is the list of confirmed yarn shops so far and we will know more as the dates get closer

Kansas State Fair Entry Information

Hello, all!!

Here is the information to get you to the correct page on the KS State Fair website to register entries. It will take you to another website to register and pay, it is secure!
Any questions feel free to contact us, wichitaknittersguild@gmail.com, Chauntel will be happy to help you out!

LOCATION: DOMESTIC ARTS BUILDING

SUPERINTENDENT: Mary Lou Hurtado, Lyons, KS

CLOTHING & TEXTILE OFFICE: Sept. 3 – 17 (620) 669-3863

ENTRY DEADLINE – AUGUST 15TH

ALL PAYMENTS ARE DUE, INCLUDING ADVANCE TICKETS, BY ENTRY DEADLINE DATE

 

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**Online entries require a W-9 to be filled out and payment with a credit card

CLICK HERE FOR CLOTHING & TEXTILE ENTRY FORM – Print & Mail form

CLOTHING & TEXTILES DEPT. SCHEDULE – DOMESTIC ARTS BLDG.(ENTER THROUGH SOUTH DOORS)

Aug 15 Entry Deadline -paperwork or online entry (Must be postmarked by Aug 15)
Aug 16 – 25 Entries still accepted with a $5.00 late fee per item
After Aug 25 Entries still accepted with a $25.00 late fee per item
Sept 3 Receiving Entries 9:00 am – 5:00 pm & Pick-up of advanced ordered tickets
Sept 4 Receiving Entries 9:00 am – 8:00 pm & Pick-up of advanced ordered tickets
Sept 5 Receiving Entries 9:00 am – 11:00 & Pick-up of advanced ordered tickets. ** Nothing will be accepted after the stated receiving hours
Sept 6 Judging
Sept 7 Judging
Sept 10
Needlework Day
 – Demonstrations in Bldg. between 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sept 14
Cotton Day
 – Demonstrations in Bldg. between 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sept 15
Wool Day –
 Demonstrations in Bldg. between 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sept 16 Entries are released as of 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm **No early releases
Sept. 17 Entries picked up between 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
After Sept 17 Must contact KSF Admin Office to make arrangements (620) 669-3881, (620) 669-3621 or (620) 669-3600. Remaining items should be picked up within 1 week from the closing of the fair

*Review the above schedule closely. DO NOT miss your deadline as this will waive your right for any advance discounted tickets you may have purchased. Only items mailed in will be allowed to arrive earlier than the stated receiving hours. Items brought to the fairgrounds in advance will not be accepted.

July Evening Meeting

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hank you to everyone who attended this past month and welcome to a couple of new members from the evening meeting. It was so nice to be in the New Downtown Library Location with all the amazing audiovisual equipment.

Don’t forget

  • July 7–July 29 – Tour de Fleece
  • July 18 – 21 Sedgwick County Fair, Cheney KS https://ourcountyfair.com/downloadable-forms/
  • July 27 – 28 12th Annual Fiber Christmas in July Creek, County Fairgrounds, 17808 West Hwy 66, Kellyville, OK http://www.fiberchristmas.com/
  • Sept 7 – 16 Kansas State Fair, Hutchinson KS (Entries must have an August 15th postmark or be entered with a late fee) https://www.kansasstatefair.com
  • October 16 – 20 Central Kansas Yarn Hop,http://www.centralksyarnhop.net
  • July 28th at Wichita State University, Building a Civil Society through Art by Keynote Artist Marie Watt—McKnight Room 210–9 AM Keynote, McKnight Atrium–Lunch 12PM and Workshop 1-5 pm, School of Art, Design, and Creative Industries please Contact Lori Santos via email— Lori.santos@wichita.edu for more information

We have a vacancy for the Vice President position. Please see the Officer Roles tab for the responsibilities of this position. Thank you to Martha Close for her efforts in this position.

Next Month’s Agenda

Hat Construction month and we are going to look at pom poms and tassels.

Meeting Location for the Remainder of 2018

Hello All!!
I got the final word Saturday on the new location at the Wichita Advanced Learning Center (Central Library); we will be meeting in the Tecnovation Center on the main floor, directly inside the library across from the checkout area.

Hope to see you all this Wednesday!!

~Chauntel, Treasurer

July Meeting

This July meeting will be a social and open knit. We will have question and answer during show and share. Bring a project and lets get to know each other and enjoy our members who will be back to a school schedule in August.

 

We will be meeting at the Advanced Learning Library, 711 W 2nd Street N, Wichita, Kansas.  This is the new downtown library location.

Morning Meeting–10-30am -12:30 pm

Evening Meeting–6 pm-8 pm

 

Announcements

Sedwick County Fair, July 18-21, 2018.  Please see the website below for more information.  We will have more information at the meeting if you are interested in registering a knitted item in the county fair.
Kansas State Fair, September 7-16, 2018.  Please see the website below for more information
Central Kansas Yarn Hop is October 16-20, 2018
Yarn Shops participating are Topeka, Shivering Sheep in Abilene, Creation Station in Newton, Alpacas of Wildcat Hollow, Picket Fence in Wichita.  This is the list of confirmed yarn shops so far and we will know more as the dates get closer