Sunday, April 14, 2013

April Meeting Reminder

Saturday, April 20, 2013 is our monthly Guild Meeting,  starting at 11a.m. Please come out and join us, we have a few upcoming events that we need to discuss and plan for.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

The March guild meeting will be Saturday, March 16, 2013 at Mosaic Yarn Shop in Blacksburg at 11am not at David's shop as we had hoped due to a class being held there at that time. Gina will be having a trunk show by KSC Designs so come prepared to buy some lovely bags, needle organizers and other items all are local handmade by Dani designs.  Look forward to seeing you there.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Sorry I am late in getting this out. Saturday, December 15, 2012 will be the Guild Holiday party from 11am - 1pm at Mosaic in Blacksburg. Come out and join us for a fun time. Bring a goody to share and a gift up to $15 value to exchange (does not have to be knitting related). If you have not renewed now is the time. If you know someone who does not use a computer please share this with them.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Summer Solstice Sign-Ups

We need to man the booth from 1pm to 8pm on Saturday.  Rachel and I will fill in where needed, but we can't do it alone!  The more the merrier. :) Come out and have some fun with local kids as a fiber arts ambassador.  (What?  People still make things with their hands?!)

I'll fill this out as I get volunteers.

6pm-7pm:  6:30 Christina T

Thursday, May 24, 2012

First Annual Teddybear Fashion Show!

Devon's sheep-in-a-sweater
As previously mentioned, we'll be having this event on Saturday, June 2nd, in the community room at the Christiansburg Library. It'll run from 2-4 p.m.

Who is invited: everyone! This even will be open to the public, not just guild members, so bring your family and guilt your friends into showing up!

What we need you to do: bring yourself, your knitting, and maybe a small snack and anyone else who wants to come along. Some people have already signed up to bring finger-food style snacks and drinks.

If you want to bring a stuffed animal to donate or decorate, awesome! The guild will also have a limited number of teddy-bear t-shirts available to be decorated at the event, if your animal is sadly naked.

We have a few naked stuffed animals (bears and dogs, mainly) stashed at Mosaic who still need outfits. Knitted (crocheted! sewn!) outfits can be as elaborate as a little sweater, or as simple as a scarf. The animals will be on display for a while at the Library before they're donated to local Fire and Rescue.

Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Save that Date!

We have got a lot going on in the month of June. Here's a fast rundown of events.

Sat. June 2-- The First Annual Teddy Bear Fashion Show! From 2-4 p.m. at the Christiansburg Library, in the community room. Here's a quick run-down of the event, it'll get a separate post later.  Any dressed up stuffed animal is accepted, not just bears. No, you don't have to knit it a sweater, a hat or scarf would be fabulous. We still have some naked donated animals, or you can bring your own. Bring a finger-food snack, your knitting, and your family! We'll also have some teddy-t-shirts for kids to decorate.
All the animals will be donated to the Blacksburg Fire and Rescue, after a display period in the library.

Sat. June 9-- World Wide Knit in Public Day! It's also our regular Block Party, so we're just moving location. More details about where that is when we get closer to the day-of.

Sat. June 16-- Our regular Guild Meeting, but this time with a focus on spinning to prepare us for the Tour de Fleece.  We'll have demos and you'll get an up-close look at wheels and spindles.

Sat. June 23-- We'll have a booth at the Summer Solstice Fest, in dowtown Blacksburg.  It's a kid friendly event. We are going to be fiber-ambassadors. Our booth will have some activities (spinning demo, potholder looms, other fun-with-yarn simple crafts), different fibers to play with, and information about the different fibers.
Let us know here or on Ravelry if you have any ideas or if you want to booth-sit for an hour.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Save the Date!

On June second, the guild will be having our first annual Teddybear Fashion Show!

The TBFS will be in the community room at the Christiansburg Library, from 2-4 p.m. That's a Saturday.

We’re still collecting stuffed animals (new or very gently used) to gussie up. And not just bears! I know we have several dogs and at least one pig.

Keep an eye on this space, and on Ravelry,  because more details are coming soon.