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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.
Retreat News – Registration for the January 2024 Retreat in Temecula opened October 1st. Information for the January Retreat and the registration form can be found here. Plus, read a recap of the Summer retreat with photos here.
The annual Holiday Luncheon and Fashion Show is coming up fast! Register now! Read the latest details here.
Check out a book from the Guild’s fabulous library! Great news! Thanks to an assist from Mary Lovett, the Ravelry site now has all the latest library acquisitions, almost 200 additional books! Donna Mulcahy, our librarian, has also updated the Ravelry profile instructions to make them more clear! Read about our library and how to search the Guild’s books here. Coming soon – a complete list of books in pdf format will be posted on the Guild website in the near future.
Read a Report from Renate Kamm on a new Maker Festivals held in Mesa, AZ here.
Upcoming Event: The first ever SoCal Fiber Fair in Pomona, CA at the Los Angeles County Fair Grounds, to be held November 18 and 19. This new event was organized by Nancy Bates (of Knitting the National Parks fame) and her daughters. Event details, including vendors, workshops, and a competition can be found at SoCalFiberFair.com
Reminder! Checks to the Guild. Reminder – 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.
Fraudulent Email Activity Purporting from Tania Marshall. The scammers are still at it – read about it here and what you can do.
Volunteers are needed! Watch for upcoming calls for volunteers for the Holiday Luncheon and other upcoming activities.
New Monthly News Feature – Meet Your Team Leaders is on vacation. Read about this new feature here.
Membership and Directory News – We have a few additional new members listed in the latest Membership News here. Renewal information can always be found here. A Note about Online Payment of Dues: We have temporarily suspended online processing of membership dues, the result of a new monthly fee imposed by our bank. We are looking into alternative methods for payment.
The latest Show and Share can be found here. Show and Share is a hybrid! The next in-person meeting will be in September, but you can also 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:
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