Read Tina’s Important Note for June here, if you haven’t already, and check the Guild website periodically for late breaking updates.
Stash sale donations are still being accepted – read how to donate. People have been asking about the annual Stash Sale and when it might be held this year. First, our venue, Temple Solel, must be open for our Guild to meet. Second, we must have sufficient donations on hand in order to hold a successful sale, so keep those donations rolling in!
August Retreat Update from Winter: Yes, the August retreat is still on. The Vina de Lestonnac Retreat Center is reopening mid June. They have been working hard doing a deep cleaning and are reorganizing to accommodate their new cleaning schedule. We will keep everyone posted on any changes.
See May’s Virtual Show and Share photos here. Send in your May knitting activity – it’s not too late to contribute! See the Virtual Show and Share page for details. And don’t forget to share your Ravelry Projects with the Guild’s Ravelry Group and check out what other members have shared in Ravelry.
Knit@Nite News – May’s meeting was via Zoom – see a Virtual Show and Share show here. Future meetings at the JCC are cancelled until further notice.
Philanthropy – yes, Ginny is collecting your finished items for philanthropy, and she has yarn and patterns for your use. See her news item from last May for details.
Additions to the Guild not appearing in the 2020 Directory – check here for updates.
New feature! Ravelry Tip of the Month – have a question about using Ravelry?
May’s Tip – Deep Dive Into Stash
April’s Tip – Bookmarklets
March’s Tip – How Many Miles Did You Knit?
February’s Tip – Road Trip!
January’s Tip – Using that Stash Sale Yarn.
And the post that launched this new feature – Ravelry Tip of the Month – Sharing posts.
Volunteers are needed! The San Diego North Coast Knitters Guild runs on volunteers – without membership participation our wonderful Guild cannot survive. Nominations for a new board is coming up – read Tina’s Important Note post, link above.
Other Events and Items of Interest:
Review of Cecelia Campochiaro’s latest book. Do not miss this enchanting review by Franklin Habit. In describing Cecelia Campochiaro’s new book, Making Marls, Franklin Habit uses his well-known humor to give a very detailed description of Cecelia’s book. What makes this entertaining review even more special is that Cecelia visited our Guild last year and is scheduled to do so again this year (September 1-3). You get a sneak preview of what you will learn on her next visit. Shared by Laura Brubaker, Program Co-Chair.
Podcasts to Knit To – As requested recently by a Guild member, here is Nancy Nevin’s article from last year What is Your Favorite Knitting Podcast? Email Nancy with your favorite podcast, and we’ll post them here in future News Briefs.
Quilting Enthusiasts – Frequently we receive invites or tickets to quilting events throughout the SoCal region. That is because our Guild is a member of the Southern California Council of Quilt Guilds through which our insurance is obtained. To learn about these quilting events, visit our Ravelry group and check out the thread called “Quilting Enthusiasts”. Unfortunately, many planned events have been canceled or postponed.
Visions Art Museum – Do you know about Visions? It’s a great quilt and textile museum in Liberty Station. While its focus is largely on art quilts, there have been other fiber art exhibits, including lace, knitting, and crochet. Find them on the web at VisionsArtMuseum.org.
The San Diego County Fair – the 2020 San Diego County Fair has been postponed until 2021. Details on the Fair’s website.
Have information about events around the county which may be of interest to Guild members? Contact the Webmaster@SanDiegoKnitters.com.