Be sure to check Knitters News for all announcements.
This page contains brief items too short for Knitters News, plus highlights of a few Knitters News items of interest. It does not replace Knitters News.
Meetings for 2021 continue to be virtual using Zoom. Tips for Zoom can be found here.
The April 6th Guild meeting will start early at 11:30 in order to accommodate our speaker, Åsa Tricosa, who will be Zooming in from Denmark. Watch for the latest News Blast in your email inbox for meeting registration information. The News Blast will be emailed out on Thursday, April 1st .
August Retreat is on! Read the latest news here.
If you didn’t renew your membership for 2021. You will not receive the April 1st News Blast and you did not receive the 2021 Directory. Contact Nancy Nevin at Membership if you have any questions. Membership renewal information is available here.
The 2021 Directories were mailed out March 24th. The mail is running slow, so if you did not receive yours as yet, give it another week and please check to make sure you renewed your membership for 2021 before contacting Mar Gee Farr.
Philanthropy – Debbie Vacek is holding another Pick Up event for donations – details can be found here.
Stash Sale Donations – watch for an announcement to be posted soon.
April’s Virtual Show and Share – We need your photos! It’s never 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 dates and to receive the Zoom link. 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:
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