Alternate Location for the October Meeting!

Our October meeting, October 2, 2012 features Diane Piwko, Knit & Crochet Designer; Fiber Circle Shop Owner; InKnitters publisher. Her topic for the evening will be Wind Away Your Yarn Leftovers. Please note, due to a conflict with our normal meeting location at Hockaday, this meeting will be held in the Fellowship Hall of All Saints Catholic Church, 5231 Meadowcreek Dr., Dallas, TX 75248. Map

August Update

The Dallas Hand Knitters Guild has a busy few weeks planned as we celebrate the conclusion of our 20 years as a guild, kick off the twenty-first year with our first meeting of the fall and also host a special workshop, hopefully offering something for everyone. You might notice that this email is coming from a different email account – due to technical difficulties, we were forced to create a new MailChimp account. Please be patient with us as we learn new tools.

First off is our Twentieth Anniversary Tea, to be held this Sunday, August 26 from 2:45 to 5:15 at All Saints Catholic Church Fellowship Hall at 5231 Meadowcreak Drive in Dallas. We sent out over 600 invitations to the tea, trying to contact each and every guild member from the last 20 years. The tea will include a look back at 20 years of guild history, along with a program on Mitered Knitting presented by Linda Lucente of Jennings Street Yarn. If you somehow missed your invitation or forgot to RSVP, we need to know immediately that you are planning to attend, so please contact Rojean Taylor by phone or text at 214-534-1903 or email to r0jean@verison.net. We have already placed our order for food and if we need to make any changes, we need to let our caterer know ASAP. For those of you who have RSVPed, please remember to come, bring your knitting and something for show and tell.

Next up will be our Fall Kick-off meeting on September 4, 7:30pm at Hockaday School in the Clements Auditorium at 11600 Welch Road in Dallas. Please use the parking lot with the entrance just east of Welch off of Forest. In case of inclement weather, we will be following Hockaday’s schedule for closing. Our speaker for the September meeting will be Amy Hendrix from Madelinetosh, talking to us about color. If you have spent any time looking at the wonderful colorways of Madelinetosh yarns, you know this will be a special evening.

Last in our flurry of fall activities, we will be hosting a one day workshop with Heather Ordover of Craftlit: A Podcast for Anyone Who Loves Books. Heather’s podcast is widely acclaimed and you can check out more information at http://crafting-a-life.com/craftlit/. She is also a knitting instructor and we are still working on choosing which one-day workshop we will be offering. As September 16 is quickly approaching, we will have more details for you very shortly. Contact Sheryl Dial at dallasunravel@yahoo.com for more information or to reserve your spot in the workshop.

Lastly, we have just learned that KERA, our local PBS affliliate, is going to start carrying the program Knitting Daily, starting on Saturday, September 1 at 7:30am. Some of us have been hoping to see this program shown in the DFW area and are looking forward to seeing what all the buzz has been about.

It looks like 2012-13 will be a busy and rewarding year for the guild. We hope that all of you will be able to join in the fun!!

20th Anniversay Tea

Welcome to our New Board Members!

20th Anniversary CrestPlease join us in welcoming the new DHKG Board of Directors for the 2012-13 guild year. Elected at our last meeting were:

Melissa Todora -President
Regina Beach -VP Membership
Sheryl Dial -VP Programs
Christina Hanger -Secretary
Joni Lawver- Communications Editor
Libby Patterson- Treasurer

A big thank you to our outgoing Board Members for their service this year: President: Suzuko Davis, Vice President Membership: Kathy Boyd, Secretary: Denise Clair and Treasurer: Erin Parilla. If you see any of these ladies around this summer, be sure to tell them thank you!!

The Next Board Meeting will be July 24 at 7pm at the Panera at Forest and Preston (11661 Preston Road, #222). All guild members are welcome to attend. We would love to hear any ideas you have for the upcoming 2012-2013 Guild Year.

Our next guild meeting will be in September. Enjoy your summer!

May 1st, 7:30pm — Last Meeting until Fall!

20th Anniversary CrestPlease join us for our May 1st meeting, where Alissa Barton will address Cast-offs and a variety of different ways to finish projects. Meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. and will be held in the Clements Auditorium at Hockaday School, 11600 Welch Road. Enter using the parking lot off Forest, east of the Forest-Welch intersection.

Since the April meeting was canceled, we will be electing officers at this meeting, so we hope that everyone will make an effort to attend. Also, if you haven’t done so already be sure to check out the rest of our website. We now have photo galleries from all the Show & Tell sessions, from the Dallas Quilt Show booth, and from the Gansey class we held in February.

Blocking and Finishing Techniques

20th Anniversary CrestPlease join us for our April 3rd meeting, where Diane Piwko will address blocking and the best ways of finishing your project. Meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. and will be held in the Clements Auditorium at Hockaday School, 11600 Welch Road. Enter using the parking lot off Forest, east of the Forest-Welch intersection.

And be sure to check out the rest of our website. We now have photo galleries from all the Show & Tell sessions and from our both at the Dallas Quilt Show available for you to browse

Entrelac Made Easy — March 5th, 7:30pm

20th Anniversary CrestPlease join us for our March 5th meeting, where Lise Wilson will show us how easy it is to do Entrelac, especially now that we know how to knit backward.  Meeting starts at 7:30 p.m.  and will be held in the Clements Auditorium at Hockaday School, 11600 Welch Road.  Enter using the parking lot off Forest, east of the Forest-Welch intersection.

DHKG 20th Anniversary Celebration Event! Beth Brown Reinsel Gansey 2-Day Workshop

Knitting Ganseys

Knitting Ganseys

Beth Brown Reinsel Gansey Workshop

February 11&12, 2012 -12 Hour 2-Day Gansey Class

Beth has been teaching at the National level for over 20 years. She is the author of the bestselling book and CD, Knitting Ganseys. Beth rearranged her schedule to be with us for the Workshop.

You can learn more about her at www.knittingtraditions.com

Click here to learn more about the Workshop

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