Guild meets the second Tuesday of each month, September through May, from 7-9 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2225 East Fourteen Mile Road, Birmingham, Michigan. see a map »

Bring your knitting and join us for an evening — we’re sure you’ll want to become part of the flock!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

the long-awaited September meeting came and went

and a good time was had by all! This year all members received a Black Sheep keychain.



Tanya presented a history of the Black Sheep Knitting Guild along with pictures of early meetings.


The September raffle prizes were provided by the BSKG. Lucky winners were: Stacy Totzke - a sock book and yarn, Judith Davis - a knitting book of monsters and yarn, Joan Duncan - a color work yarn set, Tany Thomann - a felting kit and yarn, Mimi Lambert - a childrens sweater kit, and Kelley Anderson - the sock summit gift set.

In a special raffle, Kate Pultz won the scarf that was started at the Retreat this year. It's the perfect color for her!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Shop Hop

The annual Shop Hop is Thursday September 15-Sunday September 18! Rae’s Yarn, Woven Art, Yarn Garden and Sticks & Strings Boutique have teamed up to bring Mid-Michigan knitters this event.

The Shop Hop is many things…

* A fun day shopping with your friends
* A chance to see what all the local shops have to offer and many of the new yarns for fall
* Exclusive sales and discounts for shop hoppers during the event
* Entry into daily door prize drawing at each shop & into each shops grand prize drawing. That’s 4 chances at Grand Prizes! Each grand prize package is valued at over $150!
* Each shop has designed a new pattern that’s offered free to shop hoppers. (that’s $24 in patterns) Our pattern is the Snap Dragon Cardi, a cute baby sweater.
* Visit all 4 shops & receive the winning pattern from our design competition (to be unveiled at the shop).
* Each participant receives an exclusive event knitting bag filled with goodies. This years bags are going to be great! We have donations from several knitting companies, so you’ll be getting cool knitting gear.
* A cool collectible event passport.
* Plus, the passport contains coupons valid in October for a return trip to the shops. Passports are limited so sign up now.

There will be a car-pool sign up sheet at the Guild meeting.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Knitter alert!

The first meeting of the BSKG 2011-2012 year is only one week away. As always, a busy night is planned: there will be introductions, Tanya Thomann will present a history of the guild, there will be opportunities to sign up for the retreat committee and other projects. If that's not enough, in addition to the usual raffle there will be a
special raffle for the scarf that was made during the retreat.

An addition this years meetings will include a Find What You've Been Looking For Free Table where members can bring any craft related items for others to take home. It's a way for you to clean out any unwanted/unloved projects, including unfinished objects, yarn, needles, and other craft items. We need a volunteer to run this program.

A vote will be taken on a change in the bylaws. The bylaw amendment wording is:
Initial membership dues are $15.00 plus the current TKGA annual dues for one calendar year.
This will change the current set amount.

See you in one week at St. Columban Church at 7PM.

Linda F