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This page contains brief items too short for Knitters News, plus links to highlighted 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.
Reminder – the Guild has a Ravelry SDNCKG group page where you can find special announcements not available on the Guild website. Members can post questions to Co-Presidents Tania and Renate, or post anything else for that matter.
Philanthropy News – You can bring your latest donations to the February meeting, or contact Colleen Lukoff to arrange a pick up. Check the Philanthropy page for Colleen Luckoff’s plans for donations.
Membership and Directory News – Annual renewal is upon us! The latest Membership News can be found here. Be sure to renew by February 6 to be included in the 2024 Membership Directory. Renew in person at the February 6th meeting or Renew online with a credit or debit card! Payment and renewal link can be found on the Membership Renewal Page.
Reminder! Checks to the Guild. All checks for the Guild must now have the payee name written out in full to “San Diego North Coast Knitters Guild”. No more abbreviations – read the announcement here.
Future Retreats Mary Lovett has calendared the next two retreats in Temecula. The 2024 Summer Retreat dates are August 12 – 15 (registration will begin May 1, 2024). The 2025 Winter Retreat dates are Januay 20-23. Save the dates! Watch for future announcements and a recap of the 2024 winter retreat with photos. Mary hopes you’ll join her at one or both of them. The retreats won’t be the same without you.
Check out a book from the Guild’s fabulous library! Read about our library and how to search the Guild’s books here. To check out a book, contact our librarian, Donna Mulcahy with your selection. She will bring it to the February 6 meeting. Be sure to return any checked out books.
Volunteers are needed! Watch for calls for volunteers for future activities, plus recruitment will begin in the new year for 2025-6 officers and coordinators. Currently we have a need for volunteers to assist in preparation for the Annual Stash Sale – details can be found here.
January’s Virtual Show and Share can be found here. Show and Share is a hybrid! Bring your finished projects to the February 6 meeting to show them off. You can send in your photos and descriptions for virtual Show and Share! Instructions for submitting can always be found at the bottom of Show and Share pages. Links to older galleries going back three+ years can be found here.
Guild Subgroups 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
Knitting Resources: Clara Parkes maintains a list of Upcoming Knitting and Fiber Events around the world on her Knitter’s Review website – check it out here. Need information or help in substituting one yarn for another for a project – check out Yarnsub.com
Other Items of Interest:
March 16, 2024. The Coachella Valley Quilt Guild Invites You to join them at their Spring 2024 Sew What Table, a large event held 2-4 times a year. Donated fabrics, curated bundles of fat quarters and remnants, plus notions and tools and patterns will be for sale. Details at cvquiltguild.org
April 26-27, 2014. The Beach Cities Quilters Guild is planning their April 2024 Quilt Show. Details at Beach Cities Quilters Quilt Show, or pick up a flyer at the SDNCKG February 6 meeting from the Membership table.
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 News@SanDiegoKnitter.com.
–Kerry Nare, webmaster