February 2017 Newsletter
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Dedicated to advancing the art of knitting through the sharing of ideas and techniques, education and community involvement.


There is still time to participate in February meeting's Work of Our Hands fashion show. Do you have a knit or crochet piece that you would like to show off? We want to see it! If you would like to be a part of the fashion show send an email to TKG Programme Coordinator with a picture and short description of your item. Deadline is Sunday February 12th

The February Fashion Show
meeting is free for guests. Do you know someone who you think would enjoy being part of the guild? Membership for the remainder of the 2016/17 year is reduced to $30. 

Skills Exchange Workshops to be held in March with 6 teachers + 4 - 15 min sessions. We have spots for 2 more Teachers! suggestions for workshops are still welcome. What would you like to learn? Do you have a technique that you would like to share with your fellow guild members? Send us an email

KnitTraders of Kingston has been running knitting and fibre tours of Europe since 2011 - this year they are headed off to Ireland! If you are interested you can view the details (including the schedule) on their website.

Headed to Fiber Fest? Just a short distance away the Mapiya Yoga Retreat will be hosting a retreat on the weekend of Fiber Fest tailored to the needs of avid knitters / crocheters. Yoga classes will focus on easing shoulder, back, arm and hand tension and they will offer guided meditation and creativity visualization classes. Classes will be scheduled around the hours of the event in Picton so that guests would not miss anything! For more information contact them at or at (647) 504-6254

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Message from the President

As I reflect on my 2 years as Guild as President, I am proud of the progress we have made, and mindful of the challenges we face in the future. I want to thank you all for your support and kind comments. It has been fun and a great opportunity for personal growth.

While I have enjoyed being the President, it is time to start preparing for a new leader. I started out in the role of Programme Coordinator in November 2015, which provided a valuable understanding how the Guild is administered before I became president. I have made the commitment to stay on as President until I can pass the torch to an executive member who has completed one year on the executive. We have an extremely talented group on our executive, but there is plenty of work to be done and more hands are always welcome. Ask me about how you can get involved.

The future holds lots of fantastic opportunities for the Guild, there are still so many more avenues to explore. We are pressing forward into the digital world with Instagram and our other social media channels. I hope that I will see you both online and at meetings.

Your comments and suggestions are always welcome.

Knittingly yours, 

Debra Rowland, TKG President

January Meeting In Review

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Our January meeting brought one of the 4 guild founders, Katherine Matthews as Presenter, to celebrate the 20 years since she started the guild on her birthday – Jan 17, 1997. How cool is that? Orenburg lace is her passion, and she shared her passion with us. Thank you Katherine!

Thank you to Rae from Stix & Stones Yarn Boutique for the lovely selection of yarn and accessories.

This months Show 'N Tell had a sweater made out of Winner's finds, Harry Potter themed mittens, some Orenburg lace and more!

And the night wrapped up with a little bit of chocolate for everyone in celebration of Katherine's birthday!


February Meeting 

Work of Our Hands Fashion Show Returns!

Our annual fashion show featuring knit and crochet projects created by our talented guild members returns on February 15th. This meeting is free to all, so bring a friend or two.

Our meeting vendor will be Michelle from Stitch Please in Burlington. She will have a unique section of hand dyed yarns and knits for sale. Cash or Credit accepted.

2016/17 Meeting Schedule

Location & Times:
Innis College Town Hall
2 Sussex Ave.
7:30 - 9:30
Doors open 6:30 p.m. for social knitting

Members: Free
Guests: $8

February 15, 2017
March 15, 2017
April 19, 2017
May 17, 2017
June 21, 2017

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