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This page contains brief items too short for Knitters News, and highlighted links to Knitters News items of special interest. It does not replace Knitters News. Special items of interest Around the Internet and Other Items of Interest can be found near the bottom of this page.
Meetings for the rest of 2022 will be a mix of in-person and Zoom. Read about it here.
Retreat News – It’s not too late to register – openings are still available! The cut-off date for signing up is August 6th! But hurry – the retreat will be August 15 to August 18 in Temecula. Click here for details on registration. Don’t know what a Guild retreat is? Read about our retreats here.
Library Books. With the return of in-person meetings, library books will soon be available. Currently, there are over 100 missing books; please review the Library Missing Books By Title and Library Missing Books By Author lists, and bring any found books to the September 6th Guild meeting. Check back soon for more updates.
Philanthropy News – Read Debbie Vacek’s latest philanthropy project news and donation instructions for August here.
We Need Volunteers! Volunteers are still need for open positions. Even positions marked “filled” could use assistants. Read more here.
Membership and Directory News – check here for a list of late renewing and new members who do not appear in the 2022 directory. And those name tags (remember those?) Read a note from Nancy Nevin 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 at the bottom of Virtual Show and Share pages. Links to older galleries going back three+ years can be found here.
Guild Subgroups Note: due to the pandemic, many sub-group meetings have been meeting virtually. Contact individual sub-group leaders for details. Lists of subgroups and contact information can be found on the Sub-Group Meeting page under the Calendar tab or by clicking here.
Around the Internet
The San Diego Yarn Crawl will be back September 8-11. Their website, sdyarncrawl.com is being updated.
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:
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 Museum of Textile Art – Visions is a great textile museum in Liberty Station. While its focus in the past has been largely on art quilts, this past year the museum expanded its “vision” to include all fiber arts. In recognition of its expanded scope, Visions has renamed itself Visions Museum of Textile Art and now has a new website VMOTA.org Check it out!
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 Guild’s News Coordinator at NewsATsandiegoknittersDOTcom.
–Kerry Nare, webmaster