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  • Elizabeth Bracken
    It s the same name (Nebraska Knit & Crochet Guild) so I m assuming it s the Omaha guild. They organized on 10-25-2006, exactly 2 months after we did. ... It s
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      It's the same name (Nebraska Knit & Crochet Guild) so I'm assuming it's the Omaha guild.  They organized on 10-25-2006, exactly 2 months after we did. 

      On 1/31/07, Mary Pat Miller <marypat@...> wrote:

      Liz, did you note they list a guild in Bennington, NE.  This is in Douglas County - population appox. 900.  Is this the Omaha Guild??
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      Newsletter from The Knitting Guild Association: 1100-H Brandywine Blvd, Zanesville OH 43701-7303.
      Phone: 740-452-4541 / Fax: 740-452-2552 / TKGA@...

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      Dear Guild Presidents,
      Be sure to COPY this e-mail to the rest of your members. For members without
      e-mail, print out a copy to pass around at your next meeting. Thank you.

      Use these passwords to gain exclusive access to TKGA Guild Resources at http://www.tkga.com/guildsclubs.shtm .  Username: guild  Password: learn                     
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      . Coming in March - Details about Knit & Crochet Shows
      . Call for Knitwear Designers to Donate Handbags
      . Is Your Guild On the List to Be Recognized? 
      . TKGA Memorial Fund Established
      . Precious Pictures from Precious Pals TM
      . Charity Dog Blanket Pattern
      . Welcome Newest TKGA Guilds
      . News Tidbits
      . Gleaned from Your Guild Newsletters
      . 10th Year Anniversary List - Is Your Guild Missing?
      . Things to Remember
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      Coming in March to Your Web Screen -
      Details about Knit & Crochet Shows!

      Details will appear sometime in March at www.KnitAndCrochetShow.com


      SUMMER Knit & Crochet Show    
      TKGA Regional Conference
      adisson Hotel Manchester at The Center of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH

      July 12 - Market Preview in Evening (no charge!)

      July 12-15 - TKGA & CGOA Classes

      July 13-15 - Shopping Floor Open

      July 14 - Saturday Evening Dinner, Fashion Show, Silent Auction for Designer Handbags


      FALL Knit & Crochet Show

      TKGA NATIONAL Conference
      Oakland Marriott City Center, Oakland, CA

      September 27 - Market Preview in Evening (no charge!)

      September 27-30 - TKGA & CGOA Classes; TKGA Masters Pinning will be scheduled.

      September 28-30 - Shopping Floor Open

      September 29 - Saturday Evening Dinner, Masters Pinning, Fashion Show, Silent Auction for 

          Designer Handbags 


      TKGA WILL MAIL KNIT & CROCHET SHOW REGISTRATION BROCHURES TO YOUR GUILD TO SHARE AT YOUR GUILD MEETING. Let us know ( TKGA@...) how many brochures you need for your meeting (limited availability). Online registration and brochures will be available in March.


      Call for Knitwear Designers to Donate Handbags

      At both of the Knit & Crochet Shows scheduled for 2007 

      At both of the 2007 Knit & Crochet Shows, knitwear designers have a creative opportunity to benefit the Helping Hands Foundation, Inc. (HHF). Designers are encouraged to donate creatively knit (or crocheted) purses for the Helping Handbags Silent Auction to advance a new generation of knitters! The silent auction will culminate at Saturday evening galas during the Shows. Donations are needed for both Shows. Details on how to donate will be released at www.KnitAndCrochetShow.com.


      Through its Needle Arts Mentoring ProgramSM, the non-profit organization HHF provides free needle arts supplies to groups of children who are learning to stitch with the help of volunteer adult mentors. Visit www.needleartsmentoring.org.

      Is Your Guild On the List to Be Recognized?  
      If your guild was first affiliated with TKGA from 1985-1997, make sure you are listed at the end of this newsletter. TKGA will recognize your anniversary on Saturday, September 29, 2007 at the TKGA National Convention dinner! There will be door prizes and other fun for all who can come. Important: Reserve your tickets to the dinner through pre-registration so we'll be sure to have space for everyone. Last-minute tickets may not be available.


      Bring to the Convention on Thursday or Friday a poster we can add to a display on the show floor honoring all guilds that have been with TKGA for 10 years or more. Friday evening is a TKGA Member and Member Guilds Meeting. We'll recognize guilds there, as well as at the Saturday dinner.


      TKGA Memorial Fund Established
      You can now memorialize a life-long knitting friend or relative by contributing to a special TKGA memorial fund. Gifts for "The Knitting Guild Association Memorial Fund" should be made payable to "Helping Hands Foundation, Inc., 1100-H Brandywine Blvd, Zanesville, OH 43701-7303 (Phone: 740-452-4541)" which will administer the fund. Specifically direct that your gift should go to "The Knitting Guild Association Memorial Fund" and identify the name of the person you are remembering. All gifts are tax deductible under the 501(c)3 non-profit Helping Hands Foundation, the umbrella organization for Needle Arts Mentoring Programs SM across the country.


      The first two memorial gifts to the fund have been given in remembrance of Virginia Dillon and Marjorie Hughes. Their names will be the first to be posted on the TKGA Memorial Fund Remembrance Page on the TKGA Web site. The memorial fund and this remembrance page are a special dedication by friends and family in memory of those who were truly passionate about knitting. Details will be released shortly regarding how the funds will be awarded.


      Precious Pictures from Precious Pals

      Would you like to see the child who received your Precious Pals� donation? In February, go to the Precious Pals area of the TKGA Web site (in the Guilds section) to see several young recipients clutching their new Pals. Your donation may be among them. Seventy Precious Pals were sent in 2006 by TKGA to Volunteers of America in Greater Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The stuffed toys were distributed to children by case managers and first responders within the Katrina Aid Today and Louisiana Spirit programs. The grateful faces of some of the children say "thank you!"


      TKGA continues to accept Precious Pals donations for distribution in 2007 to various programs that help children in crisis. Bring your Pal donations to Conference or send them to TKGA Headquarters.

      Charity Dog Blanket Pattern

      A charity dog blanket pattern will be added online soon to the TKGA members-only area (http://www.tkga.com/members/index.shtm). Thank you to designer Lorraine Ehrlinger of the Northcoast Knitting Guild, OH for designing and donating these patterns to TKGA (TKGA copyright) for use by our members. If you would like to donate a charity pattern for all members to enjoy, contact TKGA@....


      Welcome Newest TKGA Guilds

      East Mountain Cast-N-Knits - Edgewood, NM

      Nebraska Knit & Crochet Guild - Bennington, NE

      The Needle Klickers - The Villages, FL

      The Fiber Fondlers - Fair Oaks Ranch, TX

      News Tidbits

      (While every effort is made to reproduce notices accurately, errors can occur. TKGA takes no responsibility for listing content and errors.)



      Picture from December 2006, below, is the brunch meeting of the Cape Fear Knitter's, Wilmington, NC Chapter of TKGA. Ladies seated in the front row are modeling sweaters they made for themselves, and on the table are two felted handbags. The group is showing off a multi-patterned afghan and preemie hats made for charity.  Cape Fear Knitter's started in June, 2005 and now averages 40-50 members. The guild meets once a month in a classroom at University of  NC, Wilmington, which offers free classrooms to groups meeting for the purpose of continuing education.  Each meeting includes a lesson on a new technique or fiber, "show and tell", pattern and scrap yarn swaps, and time for making new friends and advancing their knitting experiences.



      In the News & Famous in the UK: The North Coast Knitters of CA were mentioned in an article featuring Jean Moss in the Christmas 2006 Special issue of Knitting (a UK magazine also available in the US). Jean visited the guild while in San Diego and is quoted as saying: "North Coast Knitters are a group jam-packed with talent and the classes are a delight."



      February 10-11, 2007. 3rd Annual Pittsburgh Knit & Crochet Festival, Crowne Plaza, Pittsburgh South, Ft. Couch Rd. Across from S. Hills Village, Bethel Park. Info at: http://www.pghknitandcrochet.com or 412-963-7030.


      February 17, 2007. 8th Annual Project Linus National Make a Blanket Day.


      March, 2007. Jersey Shore Knitters Club annual Knit-A-Thon, Ventnor City Library, Ventnor, NJ. Info at: Knit-A-Thon Chair, 5100 Atlantic Ave., Ventnor, NJ 08406-2907.


      March 16-17, 2007. 2nd Annual Mid-Ohio Valley Fiber Arts Festival, Marietta, OH. Organized by The Betsey Mills Club. Info at: http://www.betseymills.org.


      April 14, 2007. 12th Annual "A Knitter's Fantasy", Trumbull Career and Technical Center, Warren, OH. Info at: http://www.northcoastknitting.org in mid-February.


      April 20-23, 2007. Stitches from the Heart Charity Knitting Cruise. 3 Night Baja Mexico Cruise. Info at: http://www.thecruisecrew.com, contact: lorelle@.... or


      May 24-26, 2007.  6th Biennial Albuquerque Fiber Arts Fiesta. Call for entry deadline is March 15, 2007. Info at: http://www.fiberartsfiesta.org.


      June 6-10, 2007. Knitters Connection (sponsored by Knitter's Mercantile shop, with 34 classes and exhibits), Hyatt Regency Columbus, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, OH. Info at: http://www.knittersconnection.com.


      July 12-15, 2007. Summer Knit & Crochet Show (and TKGA Regional Conference), Radisson Hotel Center of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH. Info at: http://KnitAndCrochetShow.com.


      August 31 - September 3, 2007. Knitting Events with Coconino County Fair, Falgstaff, AZ. Info at: Coconino County Fair, Home Ec Supt., 38 S. Cosnino Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86004.


      September 27-20, 2007. Fall Knit & Crochet Show (and TKGA National Convention), Oakland Marriott City Center, Oakland, CA. Info at: http://KnitAndCrochetShow.com.


      November 16-17, 2007. Orlando Needlework Show, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL. Info at: http://www.OrlandoNeedleworkShow.com.



      SusanSez NYC Walkabouts: Take a knitting crawl of NYC yarn shops and studios with SusanSez NYC Walkabouts - the walking tour company that takes you off the beaten path and into the neighborhoods of NY. Info at: susan.birnbaum2@....

      Gleaned from Your Guild Newsletters

      Guild Meeting Ideas and Other Ideas - Gleaned from Your Newsletters

      ~ "Paying Homage to Kaffe Fassett and Sally Melville" (members brought things they have  made in past from designs by Fassett and Melville). North Coast Knitters, CA, January 2007.

      ~ "Anne Lyles (Elementary School Teacher) On Teaching Schoolchildren to Knit". Sand & Sea Knitting Guild, December 2006.

      ~ "Over 1470 Scarves for Soldiers - third year for this project". Slipt Stitchers of El Segundo, CA. December 2006.

      ~ "Afghans for Susan G. Komen Three-Day Walk for Breast Cancer" (sent four afghans). Cast Away Knitting Guild, IL. November 2006.

      ~ "Knit Along - Sampler Afghan - Joint Project and Soup for Dinner". Ozark Mountain Knitting Guild, MO. November 2006.

      ~ "Friendship Ball" gets passed around at each month's meeting. You have to be at the meeting to qualify to receive the ball. The ball can be filled with $10 worth of knitting related items or other fun stuff. Ozark Mountain Knitting Guild, MO. November 2006.

      ~ "From Animal to Wool". National Trail Knitters Guild, OH. January 2007.

      ~ "Knitting for Your Ears - about Knitting-related items you can download to iPod, etc." Northcoast Knitting Guild, OH. Sept-Oct 2006.

      ~ "Over 300 hats to the Caring for Kids Big Christmas Party (local event)". Knitting Guild of Puget Sound, WA. December 2006.


      For more local guild news, go online to visit guilds who post their news on their Web sites. Look them up on the guild listing at http://www.e-offinger.net/tkga/guildsbystate1.cfm.


      Please keep TKGA on your newsletter mailing list (Attn: TKGA Guild Relations Coordinator) or e-mailing list ( djohnston@...). TKGA staff loves looking through them to see what you're doing. And be sure to use the TKGA street address. The PO Box is no longer active.

      10th Year Anniversary List - Is Your Guild Missing?

      If your guild was first affiliated with TKGA in 1985-1997, it should be listed below. If it does not appear below, it is because your guild affiliation date needs to be corrected in the TKGA files. Please notify djohnston@... with your guild name, city, state and affiliation date.



      Western Reserve Knitting Guild #1

      Millstream Knitting Guild #2

      The Atlanta Knitting Guild - ?

      Knitters Unlimited #4

      Nifty Knitters Knitting Guild #6

      Valley Needlers #8

      By The Bay Knitters #10

      Bartlesville Knitting Guild #13

      Cape Cod Knitting Guild #14

      Mid-Michigan Knitters #15

      Knitting Artists of Northern Virginia #16

      Dogwood Knitters #17

      Big Apple Knitters Guild #19

      Gazinda Knitters #20

      Knaughty Knitters #21

      The Contemporary Knitters Guild #22

      Silver State Knitters #23

      Old Pueblo Knitters of Tucson #24

      Knifty Knitters #25

      Laurel Highlands Knitting Guild #26

      Greater Milwaukee Knitting Guild - ?

      Half-Fast Knitters #29

      The Knitting Connection #31(Middletown)

      Central Maryland Knitting Guild #33

      Sonoma County Knitting Guild #34

      The Knit Wits #35

      Western Maine Knitting Guild #36

      Brandywine Fibers Arts Guild #37

      Western North Carolina #38

      Sand 'N Sea Purls Knitting Guild #40

      Maryland Metro Knitters #41

      Auburn Knitting Guild #42

      Gulf Coast Knitters #43

      Hyde Park Knitting Guild of Chicago #44

      Westchester Knitting Guild - ?

      Fort Wayne Knitting Guild #46

      Heart of Illinois Knitting Guild #47

      The High Tide Purlers #48

      Roof Garden Knitting Guild #49

      Marin Knitters Guild #50

      Nutmeg Knitters #52

      Delta Tule Woolies #56

      North Coast Knitters #62

      Colonial States Knitters #63

      Liberty Bell Chapter #65

      Holey Toledo Knitters #68

      Long Island Knitting & Crochet Guild #70

      Indianapolis Knitting Guild #76

      Long Island Chapter of TKGA #78

      Ohio Knit Wits #79

      Heritage Corridor Knitting Guild #81

      Medina Knitting Guild #84

      Creative Knitters Guild #85

      Twisted Stitches of Central New York #86

      High Desert Knitting Guild #87

      Hanover Knitting Guild - ?

      Bayview Knitting Guild #89

      Dayton Knitting Guild #90

      All Thumbs Knitting Guild #91

      Knitch Knitters #92

      San Diego Knitters #93

      Eugene Knitters Guild #95

      Sand & Sea Knitting Guild #96

      Knit-Wit Knitting Guild #98

      Windy City Knitting Guild #99

      The Oakland Purls Knitting Guild #100

      Old Line Knitters' Guild #102

      Camellia City Stockin'ettes #105

      Northcoast Knitting Guild #106

      Village Pine Needlers #108

      Fox Valley Knitting Guild #111

      Fort Vancouver Knitters Guild #113

      Eastsider Knitters Guild #114

      Shenandoah Knitting Guild #115

      Humboldt Bay Knitters #117

      Sunflower Knitters Guild #118

      Ol' North State Knitters Guild #121

      The Knitting Connection of Puget Sound #124

      Knitters Anonymous #125

      Golden Dome Knitting Guild #126

      The Jersey Shore Knitters #127

      Woolgatherers Knitting Guild #130

      Oakland Knitters #131

      Dropped Stitch Knitters #134

      Des Moines Knitting Guild #135

      Three Rivers Knitters #164

      Cactus Needles #194

      Waterways Knittin Guild #196

      O Say Can We Knit #197

      Riverside Knitting #205

      Knotty Knitters of N. Orange County #207

      The Foothills Knitters #213

      In Closing ... Things to Remember:


      ~ Let's Stay in Touch! To make sure you continue receiving Swatches news (and that they don't go to your bulk or junk folders), please add TKGA@... to your e-mail address book.


      ~ DO NOT USE TKGA POST OFFICE BOX. TKGA has discontinued use of its PO Box. Please send all correspondence to: TKGA, 1100-H Brandywine Blvd., Zanesville OH 43701-7303.


      ~ CHECK YOUR GUILD LISTING online at http://www.e-offinger.net/tkga/guildsbystate1.cfm . Make sure it is up to date.


      ~ LET TKGA KNOW OF CHANGES IN YOUR GUILD OFFICERS. Send a quick e-mail to TKGA@.... Remember to include your guild name and city/state.


      ~ KEEP YOUR OFFICER MEMBERSHIPS WITH TKGA CURRENT. If their memberships are not current, you may not receive all of the regular TKGA member guild correspondence. Consider offering a membership scholarship from your local guild for one or two of your officers - or for other guild members who may not be able to afford regular dues.


      ~ PROMOTE TKGA MEMBERSHIP TO ALL OF YOUR GUILD MEMBERS. If you need more member brochures, let us know. We'll send them to you to hand out at your next meeting.   


      Happy Knitting!

      Debby Johnston, TKGA Guild Relations

      TKGA@... (Attn: Debby Johnston)


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      TKGA and Cast On Staff

      TKGA Executive Director and Knit & Crochet Show Manager - Penny Sitler

      TKGA Member Services & Programs Coordinator - Debby Johnston

      Cast On Editor-In-Chief - Marrijane Jones

      Cast On Managing Editor - Jane Miller


      TKGA Advisory Board

      TKGA consults regularly with a volunteer board of advisors from the industry, which includes (in alphabetical order):

      Laura Bryant, Prism Arts

      Margaret Fisher, Designer and Master Knitter

      Barry Klein, Trendsetter Yarns

      Melissa Leapman, Designer

      Marci Richardson, The Elegant Ewe (Retail Shop)

      Janet Johnson Stephens, Member at Large and Atlanta Knitting Guild Member


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