July 2, 2013 Meeting

We will be meeting at our new home, Sharon United Methodist Church. This church is across from SouthPark Mall and is commonly known as the “ski slope” church. The address is 4411 Sharon Road Charlotte, NC 28211. The meeting will run from 6 to 8 pm, gathering and socializing from 6:00, meeting starts at 6:30.

We meet in Room A-17. If you are in the parking lot facing the building, go up the steps to the left and in that door. It is the first room on the left. It looked like there was handicap access, park on the side in a designated space and come across to the far left on the back to avoid the steps.

It’s membership renewal time, still only $25. If you are a prospective member you may visit for the first meeting and then decide about joining.

Jen Hintz of FibroFibers will be talking to the guild about taking
yarn from a hobby to a full-time business. Jen is an indie dyer based
in Concord, and the originator of the Nightfall yarn line. She will
talk about the circumstances that led her to make the leap into
full-time dyeing, and the ups and downs of being a working artist.
There will be sample garments for guild members to see and try on, and
a limited amount of Nightfall yarn available for purchase (cash and
credit/debit cards accepted).

Upcoming meetings:
August 6: Chris Wysocki from YarnHouse will be giving us a demo/lesson on Tunisian Crochet. (Supplies needed and any homework will be announced ahead of time.)

September 3: Heather Storta will be talking to us about seaming – specifically horizontal to horizontal and vertical to horizontal seams. (Supplies needed and any homework will be announced ahead of time.)

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WWKIPD in Charlotte

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Check out Bob’s video of the Yarn Art Installation.  We had a fabulous location at the Uptown Mint.  The Piedmont Fiber Guild, the Charlotte Crochet Guild and a group from The Yarn Shop at Rainy Day also participated.  Thanks to all who came and made it such a great day!

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June 4 Meeting at our New Home!

our new home

The Charlotte Knitting Guild is pleased to announce that we will be meeting at our new home, Sharon United Methodist Church. This church is across from SouthPark Mall and is commonly known as the “ski slope” church. The address is 4411 Sharon Road Charlotte, NC 28211.   June 4, 6 to 8 pm, gathering and socializing from 6:00, meeting starts at 6:30.
We are supposed to meet in Room A-17. If you are in the parking lot facing the building, go up the steps to the left and in that door. It is the first room on the left.

At the meeting, we will be voting on new officers so it’s important to have folks to attend so we have quorum. if you can’t attend, please give your proxy to another member. We’ll be ramping up for World Wide Knit in Public Day, so we’ll be working on pieces for the yarn art installation on the Mint Museum steps, putting together learn to knit kits and organizing door prizes. So please bring swatches or ufos to donate, unloved needles in larger sizes and dk, worsted or bulky yarn for learn to knit kits. And if you have any charity items for the Batte Cancer Center at Northeast Medical, please bring those too. Plus items for show and tell!

For your future planning the July 2 meeting will feature Jen Hintz from Fibrofibers.

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World Wide Knit in Public Day

Mint Museum Uptown

Saturday June 8, 2013

11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

 Open to all knitters, crocheters, spinners and other fiber fans

 The Charlotte Knitting Guild invites you:

  • Receive free museum admission if you bring needles, hooks or wheel.
  • Door Prizes!
  • Swap Table!  Don’t forget your unloved yarn or magazines.
  • Activity for non-knitters

Mint Museum Information

  • 500 South Tryon, between Stonewall and Levine Avenue of the Arts
  • Admission for family and friends
    • Adults $10
    • Seniors $8
    • Children, 5-17 $5
    • Children under 4 Free
    • Visit www.mintmuseum.org for exhibits and more info

How to get there

  • Take the Lynx (light rail) and get off at the Stonewall/Westin Stop, walk west up Stonewall
  • Drive and Park at the Green parking garage across the street or the Duke Energy Center parking garage next door (both $5-10) or on the street

Lunch Suggestions

  • Halcyon at the Mint Museum
  • E2go (takeout) at Duke Energy center
  • Levant Mediterranean, 501 S. Church
  • Fuel Pizza at the Green

#wwkipCLT

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