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.
Note regarding Guild contact email addresses. Read why Guild contact email addresses on the website are no longer live links and how to translate them here.
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 don’t renew, the March News Blast may be the last one you receive! The News Blast is the only place you’ll find links to register for monthly Guild Zoom meetings. Read Nancy Nevin’s membership renewal message here.
Philanthropy – contact Debbie Vacek at PhilanthropyATSanDiegoKnittersDotcom if you have items to donate.
Stash Sale – collection of stash sale items from members are not being accepted at this time. Watch for a future announcement regarding dates and donation drop off locations. For potential large donations from estates, please contact Barbara Wright. Barbara’s direct email address is in the Directory, or email StashSaleAtSanDiegoKnittersDotcom.
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.
February’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
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:
Podcasts to Knit To – Read Nancy Nevin’s new article regarding podcasts. Her original post What is Your Favorite Knitting Podcast? is still available.
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