East versus West Charity Challenge

Charity Organizations needs

 
Victory in the Valley
 
Lap blankets no bigger then 40 x 60 inches. Tight gauge blankets and no open work.
 
 
Wichita Family Crisis Center
 
Warm items for women and children. Examples include hats, mittens, socks, scarves, coats.  
 
 
Knitted Knockers
 
Soft, comfortable, knit prosthetics for breast cancer survivors. Please look at website for yarn information and patterns.
 
 
Bridget’s Cradles
 
Cradle sets and prayer squares. Please look at website for specific information in regards to yarn choices and patterns.
 
 
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Wesley
 
Baby hats for premature babies.  Please use neutral or light baby colors and soft non bulky yarns. 
General Sizing for Premature babies
Small preemie–8 inch head circumference, 3.5 inches high
Preemie–10 inch head circumference, 5 inches high
Newborn–12 inch head circumference, 5.5 inches high
Event officially kicks off Jan. 17 and goes until March 21st. Pick your side of town and knit or crochet for our four charities this year – Knitted Knockers, Wichita Family Crisis Center, Victory in the Valley and Bridget’s Cradles. Each item is a point for your team and every dollar spent for items for that charity or donated to them also counts as one point! Winning side gets lunch, paid for by the guild, at the April meeting! Please contact Teresa Lee if you have any questions.  MAY THE BEST SIDE WIN!  

January 2018 Meeting Agenda

Wichita Knitters’ Guild

January Meeting 01/17/18

  • Announcements:

    • Plyaway 2018 will be held Tuesday-Saturday March 27th-31st at the Crown Center Westin in Kansas City, Mo. Spinning classes are still available and there will be a TON of vendors! Admission is free to shop. More information at Plyaway.com.
    • Interweave Yarn Fest 2018 will be held March 30-April 1st in Loveland, Colo. Workshops, Marketplace and fun evening activities are planned. For more information go to http://www.interweaveyarnfest.com
    • DFW (Dallas Forth-Worth) Fiber Festival will be held April 6-8th at the Irving Convention Center in Irving, TX. Registration open for knitting, crochet, spinning and weaving classes. Vendor Hall is free and open to the public. For more information go to dfwfiberfest.org
    • Knitting in the Heartland 2018 will be held Friday-Sunday April 20-22nd at the Doubletree by Hilton in Overland Park. Lots of knitting classes available as well as vendors. More information at kithkc.com

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PROGRAM

  • Board Elections
  • Ravelry Tips and Tricks: Ravelry Challenge
  • Presentations on the five charities we will be knitting for this year: Victory in the Valley, Wichita Crisis Center, Knitted Knockers, Bridget’s Cradles, Wesley NICU
  • East v West Challenge

 

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP REGISTRATION – If you have not yet, please see Chauntel after the meeting, $30 payable cash or check made out to Wichita Knitters’ Guild

NEXT MONTH’S AGENDA – February

  • Froggin’, Fixin’, and Friends – Bring that project that has been sitting in your “to do” pile because you hate it, you don’t know how to fix it, or you’re just plain unmotivated. We will either frog it or get you on a path to fixing it!
  • February is Bring a Friend to Guild month! Bring a friend and be put in a drawing for a small gift! If your friend signs up for Guild, you’ll both receive a gift!

 

BOARD MEMBERS

Teresa Lee – President, Tami Carlson – Vice President
Sarah Sales – Secretary, Chauntel Ensey – Treasurer
Education Coordinator – Deb Romero  Social Media – Rachel Kashani

 

 

Winter Woolfest Fiber Festival – Wamego, Kansas

Welcome to Winter Woolfest, your New Year knitting, crocheting, felting and spinning celebration!! Kansas’s premier fiber festival!

It’s just over a week away!! Who is planning on going??
I think we’ll probably have some planning going on in the Twisted Sisters Facebook group. 

~Chauntel

Source: Winter Woolfest Fiber Festival – Wamego, Kansas

Ravelry: Forums – Wichita Knitters’ Guild

Source: Ravelry: Forums – Wichita Knitters’ Guild

Don’t forget!
We have a group on Ravelry where we can keep in touch on all sorts of topics. We have members that don’t use Facebook, or just don’t think to check the Wichita Knitters’ Guild page or website for updates.

I think it’s safe to say that 99% of our knitters have a Ravelry account.
We would like to see more interaction and use of Ravelry and it’s features.
Some are great about checking the group forums, some of us are not (this is Chauntel, by the way, and I am not great about checking often). My goal for this year is to return to using the forums on Ravelry for my fiber social media. Millions of knitters/crocheters/spinners/weavers all in one place!!!

If you have any questions about using the forums, or have a question on a post you see, do not hesitate to ask for help or clarification.

See you on Ravelry!!
~Chauntel