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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.
Reminder – the Guild has a Ravelry SDNCKG group page where you can find special announcements not available on the Guild website.
Urgent! Checks to the Guild. Due to recent changes at our bank, all checks to the Guild must now be written out in full to “San Diego North Coast Knitters Guild”. No more abbreviations – read the announcement here.
Spam Activity Spoofing Guild Officers Email Addresses. Recently several Guild officers experienced receiving email purporting to be from Guild officers. Read an important announcement here.
Volunteers are needed! The Guild needs your help! Volunteers are what makes the Guild a success. Find the latest volunteer opportunity list here.
Stash Sale Donations – items are now being collected at in-person Guild Meetings. What to donate info and volunteer needs can be found here.
Membership and Directory News – the annual membership drive is here! Membership in the Guild runs from February 1 through January 31st. Read the latest Membership News with details on how to renew and view a list of our new members here.
The latest Show and Share can be found here. Show and Share is a hybrid! Bring your project to share at the next in-person Guild meeting or share your project photos via email or text. 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.
Retreat News — Our next retreat will be August 14 to August 17 in Temecula. Registration will open June 1st. Watch for future announcements and updates from Mary Lovett.
Change Your Mind – 2023 Interfaith Community Services Mental Health Fest will be held May 6th. Tania Marshall is looking for volunteers to participate in a booth. Details 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 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: Fruity Knitters podcasts can be found here. Other podcasts of note: Carlos and Arnie’s Sit and Knit for a Bit, Interweave’s Fiber Nation, and Benjamin Levisay of Knitting Universe/Stitches fame – Fiber Hooligan.
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 News@SanDiegoKnitter.com.
–Kerry Nare, webmaster