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Meetings for 2022 will continue to be virtual using Zoom until further notice. Tips for Zoom can be found here.
Volunteers are needed! The San Diego North Coast Knitters Guild runs on volunteers – without membership participation our wonderful Guild cannot survive. See an announcement here for the latest regarding volunteer needs and open positions.
San Diego County Fair news – the fair is back! June 8 – July 4. For more information, visit sdfair.com. We need a coordinator ASAP if we are to have an information and demonstration booth.
Stash Sale News – donations are now being accepted – check here for locations and times.
Retreat News – Our next retreat will be August 15 to August 18 in Temecula; registration will open June 1st. Details can be found on the Retreat page under the Calendar tab or click here. Watch for future updates from Winter Tatum.
Philanthropy News – Read Debbie Vacek’s latest philanthropy project news and drop-off information for March here.
Membership News – The deadline for submitting your membership renewal is February 28th to be included in the 2022 printed Directory and to receive the monthly News Blast after the March issue. Details can be found here.
Early Planning for the 2022 Holiday Luncheon – read Sydnie’s recommendations, requests and tips here.
The latest Virtual Show and Share can be found here. For best viewing by the Guild, get your photos in by Tuesday before the next News Blast goes out. Instructions for submitting can always be found on the most recent Virtual Show and Share page. Links to older galleries going back three+ years can be found here.
Guild Subgroups – meetings are held via Zoom and at various locations around the county. Details about subgroups and contact information can be found on the Sub-Group Meeting page under the Calendar tab or by clicking here.
Knitting in the News: Sheila Kirschenbaum has shared a wonderful article: “A Holocaust survivor spends her 110th birthday knitting – the craft that was key to her survival..” Read it here.
Something to Explore: Scotland’s National Gansey Project – Knitting the Herring. The project “..seeks to capture, preserve and highlight the unique knitting heritage of coastal fishing communities of Scotland.” While the collection project officially ended February 2011, the information and items gathered can be viewed here at Scottishgansey.org.uk – an interesting and educational virtual museum for all to explore.
Podcast News: Guild member Nancy Nevin has news about Fruity Knitters! Read about it here. Fruity Knitters podcasts can be found here. Other podcasts of note: Interweave’s Fiber Nation, Benjamin Levisay of Knitting Universe/Stitches fame – Fiber Hooligan, and Carlos and Arnie’s Sit and Knit for a Bit.
Other Items of Interest:
The Knitting Guild of the Desert invites SDNCKG member to attend its 17th annual Fashion Show and Luncheon, “Knitting Around the World” on Monday, March 7th at the Classic Club in Palm Desert, just off Interstate 10. Tickets are $35 for non-KGOD members. Details can be found here.
The LA County Yarn Crawl returns March 24-27th. Details can be found at layarncrawl.org.
San Diego Yarn Crawl – coming in September, watch for future news and dates.
Mingei International Museum is open, and has a new cafe! The Mingei is a wonderful museum of arts and crafts, located in Balboa Park. Check it out Mingei.org/whats-on.
Visions Art Museum – Visions is a great quilt and textile museum in Liberty Station. While its focus has been largely on art quilts, its focus has expanded to all fiber arts including lace, knitting, and crochet. Find Visions on the web at VisionsArtMuseum.org.
The San Diego Museum of Art – Check the San Diego Museum of Art’s website for information and events.
County Art Museums – Most of our county arts museums and other museums have re-opened – here’s a link to a listing of all museums in San Diego County. Check individual websites for details.
Have information about events around the county which may be of interest to Guild members? Contact the Webmaster@SanDiegoKnitters.com.
–Kerry Nare, webmaster