Evening Meeting Canceled

Unbeknownst to us, the library closed at 5pm tonight, so no evening meeting.

Save your donations and bring them next month.

Don’t forget, next month is the gift exchange. The details are in the previous post and we’ll be posting again with more meeting info in December.


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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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!


SUPERINTENDENT: Mary Lou Hurtado, Lyons, KS

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





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



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.

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

East v West Charity Challenge

We, as a guild, want to make an impact in our community by not only making items and donating them to locally-based organizations but by raising money as well.

In the spirit of helping these charities and our friends and neighbors in Wichita, we present the East versus West Challenge!

Rules are simple!

1- Pick a team. Dividing line is east or west of the Central Library. Doesn’t matter how far east or how far west you are, that’s what team you’ll be on!
2- Knit, crochet or sew items for the following local charities: Bridget’s Cradles, Knitted Knockers, Victory in the Valley, or the Wichita Family Crisis Center.
Donate money or store-bought items instead. Every dollar donated or spent on donated items towards these charities is worth one point for your team!
3- Bring your donations to the March 21st guild meeting being held at the Evergreen Library.
If donating items and/or money be sure to bring the receipt and the items to claim your points.
4- Guild board will tally points!

Points are as follows:
Bridget’s Cradles Prayer square/Heart: 1 point
Cradle set: 5 points
Knitted Knockers Pair of knockers: 20 points
Individual knocker: 10 points
Victory in the Valley Blanket: 100 points
Wichita Family Crisis Center Hats: 5 points
Mittens/Gloves: 20 points
Scarves: 25 points
Sweaters: 75 points
*Note- Store bought items are only worth their dollar amount in points and not additional points.

The winning side’s participants will get lunch paid for by the Guild at the April meeting, after the morning meeting, 1pm.