All meetings for 2020 are now virtual using Zoom. An email was sent out to Guild members Thursday, 7/30 at noon with instructions for accessing the August meeting. If you did not receive this email, contact the Guild webmaster at Webmaster@SanDiegoKnitters.com right away. There is a deadline for registering to participate in the meeting; registration is required for security reasons in order to gain access to the Zoom link for the meeting. Tips for Zoom can be found here.
Program Updates for 2020 – Read Sue Zois’s announcement regarding the rest of the year.
Stash Sale – Lou Wanna needs your input – read the latest and take an important survey.
See July’s Virtual Show and Share photos here. Send in your July knitting activity – it’s not too late to contribute! See the Virtual Show and Share page for details.
Knit@Nite News – July’s meetings were held via Zoom – see a Virtual Show and Share show here.
News flash! Winter just spoke to the retreat center in Temecula and they are not going to open this year, so our retreat is canceled. Everyone will get their money returned to them, no problem. Sign-ups for January’s retreat will not happen until September 8. Watch for an announcement.
Holiday Luncheon – 2020 is cancelled, but we have a date for 2021!
Additions to the Guild not appearing in the 2020 Directory – check here for updates.
Ravelry Tip of the Month is on hiatus. These tips were written based on original Ravelry now referred to as “Classic” and some may no longer be applicable to the redesigned website. Sydnie’s tips will be archived in the near future.
July’s Tip and news – big changes at Ravelry – details here.
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 original post – 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 new board members are coming up. Watch for an announcement regarding open positions for next year.
Other Events and Items of Interest:
Review of Cecelia Campochiaro’s latest book. Do not miss this enchanting review by Franklin Habit. Cecelia visited our Guild last year and will present to the Guild virtually on September 1st – the date of her originally scheduled visit.
Speaking of Podcasts – Eileen Adler just shared this with me – Fiber Hooligan. It’s been on hiatus for five years, and now Benjamin Levisay (head of XRX) is back with a number of interesting fiber-related interviews. The older ones may be available.
Quilting Enthusiasts – To learn about various 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 – Visions is 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.
Have information about events around the county which may be of interest to Guild members? Contact the Webmaster@SanDiegoKnitters.com.
–Kerry Nare, webmaster