Minnesota Knitters’ Guild
July 1 – August 31, 2019
Formed in 1985 as a knitting group, the Minnesota Knitters’ Guild has grown into a community of over seven-hundred knitters. Our members range in age from pre-teen to well into the golden years, have knitting abilities that span the entire spectrum, and live all over the world (but, you guessed it, primarily in Minnesota). As a register 501(c)(3), our mission is to promote interest, appreciation, education, and fellowship in the art of knitting.
The Guild typically meets the third Tuesday of every month at the Textile Center. Programming ranges from presentations by local and internationally-known knitters, to catered meals, to show and tells. Most meetings are open to the public.
Service knitting is a priority for the Guild and every year it sponsors knitting projects that benefit those in need. Over the years, the Guild has donated hundreds of items to charities such as hospitals, Jeremiah House, Lifesource, and Bundles of Love. As well as finished items, the Guild members also donate knitting supplies and their teaching talents.
A weekend-long knitting convention, Yarnover, is hosted each April by the Guild. The weekend kicks off with a dinner and keynote speaker on Friday night. Prestigious local and national instructors teach a variety of courses and fiber vendors fill the Yarnover Marketplace on Saturday. The monthly Guild meeting moves to Sunday in April and features one of the Yarnover instructors. Classes are open to members only, but the marketplace and Sunday meeting are free and open to the public.
Membership is open to all who are interested in the purpose of The Guild, no matter their age, race, ethnicity, citizenship status, socioeconomic status, religion, gender identity, or political persuasion. To find out more visit knitters.org.
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