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  • Elizabeth Bracken
    ... From: TKGA Date: Mar 13, 2007 12:47 PM Subject: TKGA Guild News March 2007 To: Elizabeth Bracken *TO GUILD
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      From: TKGA <tkga@...>
      Date: Mar 13, 2007 12:47 PM
      Subject: TKGA Guild News March 2007
      To: Elizabeth Bracken <eabracken@...>



      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                     
      (You must use lowercase.)
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      . By End of March - Registration Details about Knit & Crochet Shows
      . Guilds Can Merge the Fun of Ballgames and Knitting with Stitch N' Pitch
      . Welcome Newest TKGA Guilds
      . News Tidbits
      . Gleaned from Your Guild Newsletters
      . Things to Remember
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      By End of March - Online Details about Knit & Crochet Shows!

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

      Descriptions of the classes available in Manchester are online now! 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.

      Guilds: Merge the Fun of Ballgames and Knitting with Stitch N' Pitch ™!

      Never again leave your knitting at home while you sit in the stands to cheer on your favorite ball team. With Stitch N' Pitch you can do both and be among fellow knitters, to boot!   


      Is the game exciting? You'll knit faster. Is the game slow? You're not missing a thing, while accomplishing more on your knitting project.


      Stitch N' Pitch is all about congregating with other knitters in a section of the stands. The ball teams sell tickets on certain days for Stitch N' Pitch sections. Needle art surprises and freebies come with the tickets, thanks to The National NeedleArts Association and local retailers. And there is always fun!


      Stitch N' Pitch is in high gear, having gotten its start last year as part of The National NeedleArts Association (TNNA). TNNA has worked hard behind the scenes to set up Stitch N' Pitch arrangements with 23 national teams and local retailers and guilds. Visit the Stitch N' Pitch Web site - www.StitchNPitch.com -for a list of teams that offer Stitch N' Pitch dates and tickets (Arizona, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Colorado, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Minnesota, New York , Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Saint Louis, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Tampa Bay, Texas, Toronto, Washington, etc.) Then go directly to the listed team (do a Web search or pick up the phone) and tell them you want to buy Stitch N' Pitch tickets for their Stitch N' Pitch game date. It's that simple! Buy as a group or individually. Plan a bus trip! Add the Stitch N' Pitch calendar to your guild newsletter.


      While you're on the Stitch N' Pitch Web site, be sure to click on the photo gallery, and especially on the link to "what the media has been saying."   It will give you a good idea of how the event works. You can tell local press to come and cover your guild at Stitch N' Pitch! Stitch N' Pitch is the perfect opportunity for your local guild to make knitting in public look like so much fun that others will want to learn how and will want to join your guild.


      On the Stitch N' Pitch Web site, you can sign up to receive a Stitch N' Pitch Fan newsletter.


      For additional involvement, contact info@.... For example, through this e-mail TNNA can help you find out how to connect with local retailers who will be at the game at Stitch N' Pitch teaching tables. Ask the retailer if your guild members can help teach and hand out guild brochures. This can give your guild a high profile among both new and experienced knitters.


      In short, Stitch N' Pitch is a ball!  Start now to promote it to your guild members, get your tickets and get involved!


      Welcome Newest TKGA Guilds

      Columbus Stitch-n-B_ (full name abbrev due to sensitive filters)

      Suncoast Knitting Guild

      The Library Ladies of East Palestine

      Purling Ewes of Woolly West

      River City Knitters

      Creative H'Arts

      News Tidbits

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




      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.


      Thru March 24, 2007. Gail Rothschild Free Inaugural Art Exhibition "A Graphic Investigation of Knitted Plane Topology" with paintings of abstract space in knitted form at Stitch Therapy Shop, Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY. Info at: www.stitchtherapyparkslope.com.


      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.


      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://www.KnitAndCrochetShow.com.


      July 20-22, 2007. Midwest Fiber & Folk Art Fair, Lakeside Legacy Arts Park, Crystal Lake, IL. Info at www.FiberAndFolk.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://www.KnitAndCrochetShow.com.


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




      Thanks to National Trail Knitters Guild Newsletter (OH), February 2007:

      ~ Click & Clack mentioned knitting in their newspaper column, January 14. The column dealt with knitting and what happens to the needles when the airbags are deployed.

      ~ On the cartoon Qube the beaver character gives needles and yarn to the dragon, who begins knitting for all of his friends.

      ~ In one of its 99 cents promotions, Burger King has two burgers talking and a lady beside them knitting on the couch.

      Gleaned from Your Guild Newsletters

      Guild Meeting Ideas and Other Ideas - Gleaned from Your Newsletters

      ~ "Duplicate Stitched & Embellished Name Badges" (meeting to learn duplicate stitch techniques and create your own one-of-a-kind Guild badges). Camellia City Stockin'ettes, CA, February 2007.

      ~ "How Not to Behave In a Knitting Workshop" (a good list of don'ts!). North Coast Knitters Guild, CA, March 2007.

      ~ "Kiyoko Tatsui Borrows Shrek's Knitting Needles for Her Program" (created needles out of PVC tubes and likened the understanding of the structure of the Long-Tail Cast On to understanding the structure of martial arts practice...). Sand & Sea Knitting Guild, CA, March 2007.

      ~ "Brandi Daily - Pointers on Knitting with a Tape Yarn". Slipt Stitchers of El Segundo, CA, March 2007.

      ~ "Chris Bylsma classes on Finishing with Flair and Knit Weaving". Knit or Knot, FL. March 2007.

      ~ "Show 'N Share" list of current member projects - they're getting a lot done!. Cast Away Knitting Guild, IL, February 2007.

      ~ "How to Operate a Nominating Committee with No Power and No Phones" (actually this wasn't an article, but the nominating committee did have its work cut out during the bad weather and no power at the first of the year!). Ozark Mountain Knitting Guild, MO, February 2007.

      ~ "Yarn and Magazine Swap". National Trail Knitters, OH, March 2007.

      ~ "My First Sweater" - time for reminisences. Northcoast Knitting Guild, OH, March 2007.

      ~ Sharing of Patterns and Catalogs - this group seems to do a lot of sharing of info. And the results are lots of "community knits" projects. Keep up the good work! The Knitting Guild of Puget Sound, WA, March 2007.


      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.  

      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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      The Knitting Guild Association (TKGA) is managed by Offinger Management Company ( www.Offinger.com), a member of the International Association for Exhibition and Events (IAEE), a member and "Charter Accredited" Association Management Company of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and a member of the Association Management Company Institute (AMC Institute).  


      We hope you have enjoyed this communication from The Knitting Guild Association (TKGA). If you'd rather not receive information from us, please forward this e-mail to TKGARemove@... or mail your removal request to: The Knitting Guild Association, 1100-H Brandywine Blvd, Zanesville OH USA  43701-7303. You may fax your removal request to 740-452-2552,  or request removal by calling 740-452-4541.


      This is an advertisement from:

      The Knitting Guild Association (TKGA)

      1100-H Brandywine Blvd

      Zanesville OH 43701-7303





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