DFW Fiber Fest 2018

**Class Registration is now Open!**

DFW Fiber Fest is the premier annual fiber event in the Dallas-Fort Worth community.  Held each Spring, DFW Fiber Fest is a locally focused non-profit organization that offers both vendors and classes.  We bring in a juried selection of local and regional fiber vendors (with a few who are from outside of our regional area to spice up the mix).  Educationally, we offer a slate of classes from both nationally known and local teachers in the fiber arts – primarily in knitting, crochet, and spinning.  (For more about DFW Fiber fest, see the “About” page.)

Kid ‘N Ewe Fiber Festival

Kid ‘N Ewe is Texas’s premier fiber arts festival for spinners, weavers, knitters, crocheters, felters, and anyone else who enjoys the wide variety of fiber arts.

Charity News – July 2017

Our Charity Event on June 3 was a very fun, successful event! We kicked off our newest charity knitting opportunity – Knitted Knockers. The Rose will be the recipient of the Knockers we make. They are very excited to be receiving these for the clients they serve who have had mastectomies. If you would like to help make Knockers, visit the knittedknockers.org website to download a free pattern. There is a very specific yarn list which must be followed. When you turn in a completed Knocker, you must include a note with the name of the yarn you used. This is a KnittedKnockers.org requirement.

35 Knitted Knockers were delivered to The Rose. They were very grateful. If our charity knitters who work on them can send it that many in the next few months, we should be able to completely cover their needs. There will be a Baby Shower (Littlest Patriots Program) at the Veteran’s Hospital on July 14. Their next shower will be in October or November. Our charity knitters who knit for babies turn in some lovely items that are very much appreciated! We are supposed to get some pictures from this event.

By August, the Charity Knitting Opportunites page on the KANG website will be revised. Chapters always are free to decide what they want to do in regards to charity. The Opportunites page is provided to make members aware of some of the needs in the Houston area. There are certainly many other needs that are not listed. We are moving toward chapters assisting with distribution of items. If the distribution of a type of item is handled by another chapter, items will be exchanged at Executive Meetings.

These are the individuals who have volunteered to assist with this distribution so far:

Littlest Patriots — Lauren McConnell (KIK)
Children’s Safe Harbor — Cynthia Long (KNOW)
Red Scarves for Success — Susan Draper (KIK)
Montgomery Co. Women’s Center — Syvia Lockett (KNOT)
Star of Hope, Men’s Items — Ann Furlough (KIK)
Preemie Hats — Janet Wallace (KIK)
Head Start Hats — Susan Draper (KIK)
Teddies for Tragedies — Ann Furlough (KIK)
LBJ/Ben Taub Hospitals — Pam Lee (KNIT)
Knitted Knockers — Christiane Bernal(SoCK)

Charity donation volunteers are still needed for:

Star of Hope, Women & Children

The distribution person does not have to be the charity person for your chapter.

If you knit for charity, please start working on items for cold weather. Please contact me at knitatnightguildcharity@gmail.com with any questions; or, if you or your chapter could take one of the two types of donations that need to be adopted.

As always, I encourage you to –

“Do what you can, with what you have, where your are”

Calling All Members!

The end of the the guild year is fast approaching, which means it is election time!

Chapter Presidents will be voted on in your June chapter meetings. Our chapters only exist with willing participants and volunteers! Please consider donating your time to the guild to keep your chapter alive and thriving :)

Voting for executive officers will take place in your July chapter meetings. Positions and current nominees are listed below:

Guild President: Nomination needed!
Guild Secretary: Jenny Q.
Guild Treasurer: Charlotte T.

The guild president is responsible for setting the  date, agenda and presiding over Guild’s mandatory quarterly meetings (this will also include reviewing Secretary’s minutes prior to posting on Guild website). Sign contracts on behalf of Guild and sign checks or approvals for Treasurer as necessary. Coordinate and host upcoming year planning meeting for all chairs, committees and Chapters to network and synchronize calendar, communication deadlines for the new year. Assist in keeping archives of documents, contacts and inventory for Guild (currently using OneNote, available to all Executive and Chapter Board members). Executive President will also want to conscientiously respond to Guild g-mail and phone communication to assist in the wide variety of suggestions, troubleshooting, planning, concerns and praises regularly received.  If you or anyone you know is interested in being nominated for Guild President please let your current chapter president know or send an email to president@knitatnight.org. 

The 2017-2018 Executive Board will appoint committee chair positions in August. Positions to be appointed include:

Guild Membership: nomination needed
Guild Website: Sarah M. (committee members welcome)
Guild Constant Contact: nomination needed
Guild Workshops: nomination needed
Guild Community Service (Charity): nomination needed
Guild Retreat: Ann C.
If you are interested in donating your time to any of these positions, or for more information on what will be required of you, please talk with your chapter president or send an email to the current committee chair position you’d like to know more about. 

Hill Country Yarn Crawl

Join the 10th annual Hill Country Yarn Crawl!

Join us for ten fun-filled days crawling your way through 19 yarn shops around and about central Texas! Bring family, meet up with friends, make new ones, and see all the great things each shop has to offer. To add to the fun, you will have lots of chances to win PRIZES! Along the way, we hope you discover new ways to fuel your fiber passion and meet local fiber artists up close and delight in their wares. Best of all, rekindle your love for all the yarn and fibers the Hill Country has to offer.

See website for more details and how to play.