November 21 Meeting Information

Program

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

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

Gratitude, Charity Knitting and Apps to help with knitting
Please bring any items you have to donate and we’ll deliver them to one of our local charities. Remember, we chose which charities to support at the beginning of the year.  Information about the December gift exchange is at the end of the post.

Victory in the Valley

Lap blankets no bigger then 40 x 60 inches. Tight gauge blankets and no open work. http://www.victoryinthevalley.org

Wichita Family Crisis Center

Warm items for women and children. Examples include hats, mittens, socks, scarves, coats.  http://www.wichitafamilycrisiscenter.org

Knitted Knockers

Soft, comfortable, knit prosthetics for breast cancer survivors. Please look at website for yarn information and patterns. http://www.knittedknockers.org

Bridget’s Cradles

Cradle sets and prayer squares. Please look at website for specific information in regards to yarn choices and patterns.

http://www.bridgetscradles.com

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at WesleyBaby 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


Teresa has brought a new charity to our attention, details below:
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!

 

December Meeting Info

Gift Exchange and Party—Gift Exchange is optional to participate in

GIFT EXCHANGE INFO:

 

  • Minimum value $20 – Maximum value $40
  • Bring your items wrapped or in a gift bag
  • A kit is a fun idea- pattern + yarn
  • No box store yarns, please
  • Stash diving is acceptable, but please, no yarns with odors or pet hair
  • HOPE TO SEE EVERYONE THERE!!

 

 

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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

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.

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