Be sure to check Knitters News for all announcements.
This page contains brief items too short for Knitters News, plus highlights of a few important Knitters News items. It does not replace Knitters News.
Meetings for 2021 continue to be virtual using Zoom. Tips for Zoom can be found here.
Set your alarms! The February Guild meeting will start an hour early in order to accommodate our speaker, Melanie Berg, who will be Zooming in from Germany. Watch for the latest News Blast in your email inbox for meeting registration information. The next News Blast will be emailed out on Thursday, February 25th.
The March Guild meeting speaker and presentation is currently a mystery! Watch for announcements and website postings for the big reveal.
August Retreat Watch for updates about the August 2021 retreat later this year. Registration will not open until later than usual while we wait to see what the August retreat will look like.
Time to renew your membership! If you haven’t renewed your membership, do so now! Renewing you membership will ensure continued access to the News Blast which is the only place you’ll find links to register for monthly virtual Guild meetings. Read Nancy Nevin’s membership renewal message here.
Philanthropy – contact Debbie Vacek at Philanthropy@SanDiegoKnitters.com if you have items to donate.
Side note – stash sale items are not being accepted by the stash sale coordinators at this time. Watch for a future announcement.
Additions to the Guild not appearing in the 2020 Directory – check here for updates. The 2021 directory will be printed sometime in March and mailed to Guild Members who have renewed.
January’s Virtual Show and Share – We need your photos! It’s not too late to contribute! Check the latest Virtual Show and Share page for details. Links to older galleries going back three+ years can now be found in a new drop-down under the Guild Info tab below the banner at the top of the page in the new Guild Photo Galleries page. Or, just click here.
Knit@Nite News – meetings are held via Zoom on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. Contact Tania Marshall directly for specific date and to receive the Zoom link and invite. As of October, Knit@Nite photos are now included in the monthly Virtual Show and Share
The Guild needs storage space! If anyone has space to offer or suggestions, please contact Tania Marshall, President@SanDiegoKnitters.com
Volunteers are needed! The San Diego North Coast Knitters Guild runs on volunteers – without membership participation our wonderful Guild cannot survive. Volunteers are sought throughout the year to assist is various activities, such as the annual Stash Sale, and the Holiday Luncheon. Watch for announcements.
Other Items of Interest:
Speaking of Podcasts – Eileen Adler shared 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. Older ones may be available.
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.
The San Diego Museum of Art is offering a monthly lecture series to the Museum members and guests. The series includes fascinating lectures about art, artists, history of art etc. They are enlightening. educational, and often feature living artists and other great speakers. In times of pandemic, the Museum has shifted gears to the online presentations and would like to include as many community members as possible. The series kicked off on the 16th of October (it is the third Friday of the month at 10 am). The lectures are via Zoom. They are free but donations are always welcome. Check the San Diego Museum of Art’s website for details and for other virtual activities and events.
Have information about events around the county which may be of interest to Guild members? Contact the Webmaster@SanDiegoKnitters.com.
–Kerry Nare, webmaster