Programs

THE KNITTING GUILD OF GREATER BUFFALO SEASON 2016-17

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SUMMER 2016

Ann Hood, distinguished and award-winning author, will be presenting at the Buffalo Knitting Guild at our October 2016 meeting. We are so excited to bring this distinguished author to the Guild!

Consider picking up one of Ann’s knitting themed books and read it!  In her knitting books are patterns.  Choose one of those patterns,  knit it up to have it ready for the October meeting!   We will display all of our finished knits from her resources for Ann when she is with us to speak at our October meeting.

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SEPTEMBER 8, 2016 

HOW DOES YOUR KNITTING GROW?
Presented by Marja Coons-Torn and Holly Olmstead

Our Guild President and Vice President introduce the themeGrow” for this year’s Knitting Guild Season with a program to help you grow your skills through photography and technology. We’ll learn tonight how to photograph our knits beautifully and stylishly, just like the top designers do! And we’ll go on an interactive journey into new technology that the Guild will be incorporating this season. Plus get ready to meet your fellow Guild members and learn something about them you might not otherwise know!

Year Long Knit-Along Introduction  Sue Yarborough will be joining us this to start a fun KAL that will grow in size AND grow your skill level all year long!  It is the Martin Storey Afghan from Rowan Yarns.  Sue will be sharing her knowledge and techniques throughout the year.  The patterns will be available on our website. Tonight she will introduce the project, give yarn and needle information, and discuss size options.  PDF pattern and information is on our Resource Links Page.

Mini-Lesson Preparation  What skill building class will you teach at the February Mini Seminars? Please sign up tonight to teach a class.  Be ready with class name, short description and the supplies/ homework needed.

Fall Charity Project Introduction  Erin of Embraceable Ewe Yarn Shop will be introducing the ‘Knitting Knockers’ Project.  This is our Fall charity knitting project and is organized in conjunction with the work of the Girl Scouts of America.

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OCTOBER 6, 2016

WRITING ABOUT KNITTING
Presented by Ann Hood

Acclaimed Author Ann Hood, who often says “knitting saved my life,” joins us for a special evening to discuss the impact of knitting on writers and writing.  Ann will take us on her own personal journey as we share and learn about the ways knitting touches our lives.

Come Prepared.  BRING your own copies of Ann’s books for a special author signing after the discussion. No worries if you don’t own any Ann Hood books.  ‘Talking Leaves’ will be at this event selling Ann’s books – cash and credit cards will be accepted.  To round out the night, our very own Jenna Myer will have her yarn truck and wonderful yarns available for sale, too.  And, bring your Summer KAL items for display to show Ann our appreciation for her writing and knitting patterns provided in her wonderful books.

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NOVEMBER 10, 2016

KNITTING FOR MY COUNTRY
Presented by Mary Ann Colony

By popular demand, Knitting Historian Mary Ann Colopy returns to the Guild to discuss knitting during times of war.

Our KAL (Knit Year Knit-Along) Sue Yarborough will present the first lesson in our year long KAL.  Sue will also be available during the 6:30 social time to help and answer any questions.   PDF pattern and information is on our Resource Links Page.

Final Call for Mini-Class Teachers ~ We will have our final call for teachers for our popular February Mini-Classes!   Sign up ready with class name, short description and the supplies/homework needed.

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DECEMBER 1, 2016

TRUNK SHOW WTH RAVELOE FIBERS AND MONICA WHITE FIBER ARTS    presented by Raveloe Shop and Monica White

Need new pattern ideas?  Wondering what the hottest trends are in knit wear?  Find out tonight when Raveloe Fibers teams up with Indie Dyer Monica White Fiber Arts for a fun trunk show evening!  Raveloe and Monica White will also have yarn, patterns, and kits on sale after the trunk show for your stash enhancement and holiday gift giving.

KAL Sue Yarborough presents the second lesson in the year long Guild KAL.  PDF pattern and information is on our Resource Links Page.

Sign-ups for February classes will also take place tonight. Classes are limited to 10 students per class.

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JANUARY 5, 2017

SPRING CHARITY KNITTING

Spring Charity Knitting Start the new year off with a giving heart that includes knitting for our furry friends in need.  Tonight is the night to knit for the SPCA of Erie County.  We will be knitting during the meeting for this charity.

Show and Tell  Did you buy yarn at last year’s auction or yarn fest? What did you knit with it?  Bring in those projects to show off those creations.

Sue Yarborough will present the third lesson in the year long Guild KAL.  PDF pattern and information is on our Resource Links Page.

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FEBRUARY 2, 2017

MINI CLASSES

The Guild Member Teachers are back by popular demand!  Learn a new skill or enhance a technique you already know.  Members will present classes tonight on various skill builder topics.

KAL Sue Yarborough will present the fourth lesson in the Guild year long KAL.  PDF pattern and information is on our Resource Links Page.

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MARCH 6, 2017 (Please note this change.  March 6 is a Monday.)

ANNUAL AUCTION

Always one of the most popular events on the Knitting Guild’s calendar of events; get ready to bid high for the yarn you desire.  Money raised from the auction offsets seminar costs.  **This is a members only event.**

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APRIL 6th

WHAT’S THE FUSS ABOUT HAND DYED AND HAND SPUN YARNS?
presented by Monica White

Our annual and ever popular Yarn Fest is just a few weeks away!  Monica White of Monica White Fiber Arts will teach us the dying and spinning process of yarn and the advantages to using hand dyed/hand spun yarns vs. commercial.  Ever wonder how to substitute these yarns in patterns or how the different fibers lend themselves to projects?  We’ll figure that out, too!  We will get you ready for what’s coming up at this year’s Yarn Fest!

Hand Dyed Project Show and Tell Display – Show off your projects made with hand dyed and/or hand spun yarns.

Sue Yarborough will share ideas for joining the squares in our yearlong KAL.  PDF pattern and information is on our Resource Links Page.

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MAY 18, 2017

YARN FEST AND SPRING SEMINAR

LAURA NELKIN AND JILL DRAPER ARE COMING!

We’re combining this year’s Yarn Fest with Seminar Weekend so it’s sure to be better than ever!  Vendors from across New York State and Pennsylvania will be available for your stash enhancement.  Our seminar teachers, Laura Nelkin and Jill Draper, will also be vending at the event so this year’s Yarn Fest is sure to please.  Bring a friend!  The event is open to the public with plenty of items even non-knitters will want and enjoy.  Cash and credit cards accepted.  Further information is found on our Seminars Page.

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JUNE 1, 2017

President’s Choice The last meeting of the Guild Season will have surprises provided by our President. You don’t want to miss this meeting!

Guild Fashion Show It’s time to walk the catwalk at the annual Guild Fashion Show. Model the one item you knitted this year that you are most proud of.

KAL Display of Projects!  We want to celebrate with a viewing of your beautiful afghans / blankets you are working on OR have completed.  Please bring in those projects!

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Program-Line-up of 2016/2017 Season.pdf

2016/2017 Program Committee:  Gina Passantino, Susy Palcic