WKG Elections- January 2019, All 4 positions will be open for new board members. Please speak with any present or past board members for more information, or visit the website for in depth position descriptions (none are difficult, unless you make them so ;o) ). Please read the previous emails for more information in regards to whom is running for elections.
Fiber Fling Retreat – February 1-3, 2019, cost $175 for 3 days/2 nights, all food included
Show & Share
We are still taking donations for our local charities from last meeting.
Sock Knitting–We will cover heels, construction, what yarn to use, cuffs, and cast on and bind off.
Wichita Knitting Guild Elections
February Meeting Info
Finishing Techniques–We will look at different methods of blocking and finishing for your projects.
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.
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
Soft, comfortable, knit prosthetics for breast cancer survivors. Please look at website for yarn information and patterns. http://www.knittedknockers.org
Cradle sets and prayer squares. Please look at website for specific information in regards to yarn choices and patterns.
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!!
Check this out it is free for today :
Thank you to everyone who attended Guild this week. Here are some photos from the evening meeting. Enjoy