Posted in News by Shelly Thacker Meinhardt on Sep 1st, 2005
MKG Cable Gram - Volume 21, Number 2
A Sheepy Yarn Shoppe The Place: Autumn is an ideal time to laze away an afternoon at the art galleries, gift shops, and restaurants of downtown White Bear Lake. And nestled among all the bear-themed businesses (Bear Town Lounge, Bear Patch Quilting, Bear City Stylists, Sunbear Spa...) knitters will be delighted to discover the town’s lone sheep: A Sheepy Yarn Shoppe. It’s easy to see why this friendly place, opened in 1991, attracts 3,000 knitters a year. Owner Marj IntVeld keeps her 1,200-square-foot shop brightly lit, well-organized, and tranquil. No jangling cell phones will intrude on your knitting pleasure here; they’re banned from the premises.
Posted in News by Rebecca Ganzel Thompson on Sep 1st, 2005
MKG Cable Gram - Volume 21, Number 2
Don't miss the chance to see a legend in person as Kaffe Fassett comes to the Textile Centeron Friday, October 7, starting at 6 pm. Tickets for the gala event (it includes a receptionand book-signing as well as a talk by Fassett) are not cheap, but all proceeds go to benefit the Textile Center library. Advance tickets, which are selling at a brisk pace, are $50 - call 612-436-0464 and be ready to use your credit card or to send a check pronto - because tickets at the door, if there are any left, will be $75. The auditorium will seat about 250 people, and as of this writing we’ve sold about 180 tickets. Kaffe Fassett, the California-born textile designer who made an indelible mark as a designer for knitters for the British company Rowan Yarns in the 1980s and 1990s, is returning to his London roots with a new book, Kaffe Fassett’s Museum Quilts: Designs Inspired by the Victoria & Albert Museum (published by Taunton Press and released September 6). He is on tour to promote this new book.
Artists Helping Children is a nonprofit organization that is gathering knitted teddy bears, dolls, and bags to send to gravely ill children in hospitals. They fill up these bags full of art supplies, cuddley animals/dolls, amongst other things to make children smile. They have tons of art supplies, but not enough cuddly animals and bags.
While this organization is not currently endorsed by the Minnesota Knitters' Guild, if you are interested in knitting for this charity, here is the link to their website.
The Red sweaters Project is an art installation designed to raise awareness of the war in Iraq. Volunteers are needed to knit or crochet the sweaters. The concept: Suspend 1500+ hand-knit mini red sweaters from a tree (one for each US soldier who has died in the war). Participants: Anyone who can knit or crochet! Purpose: This project is an art installation that was inspired by the war in Iraq. Its purpose is to spread public awareness, encourage thought, and inspire discussions about war and current events without promoting a specific view. Credits: This project began Saturday, February 19, 2005 in San Francisco, California at 1:32am by Nina Rosenberg. For more information see their website: http://www.redsweaters.org
Posted in News by Elise Frederick on May 8th, 2005
MKG Website Exclusive - knitters.org
The results of the Minnesota Knitters' Guild Board election was announced by Bob Gotwalt at the Tuesday, April 19, 2005 Guild meeting. The new mail in ballot method of voting was a great success, in that we reached quorum (20% of membership) on the first count of ballots received by the April 16th 2005 deadline.
Effective Tuesday, April 19, 2005 the elected board members are:
The time has once again arrived when we are provided the opportunity to elect our new Board for the 2005-2006 year.
As per our new Guild by-laws, we are using a different method of voting this year to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to vote, and to also ensure that we have a quorum (20% of our members) with the votes received. Please check your mailbox for the official ballot, follow the instructions, complete the ballot and mail it in the SASE to arrive by April 16, 2005.
Listed below, please find an official list of candidates.
Get the most out of your love of knitting! Membership benefits include pre-registration for Yarnover, a subscription to our quarterly Cable Gram, organized public service projects and camaraderie with fellow knitters. Annual dues are $30.