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August 2014

Michigan Fiber Fest

August 16 - August 17
Allegan County Fairgrounds,
Allegan, MI United States
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Welcome to the Michigan Fiber Festival, a Fiber Arts Festival that promotes the interests of individuals and businesses related to natural fibers. One of the Midwest’s largest Fiber Festivals, held in beautiful Western Michigan at the Allegan County Fairgrounds! Workshops, animals, a marketplace, and more! Visit www.michiganfiberfestival.info.

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Michigan Fiber Fest Bus Trip

August 16 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Allegan County Fairgrounds,
Allegan, MI United States
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Join the WCKG on our annual bus trip to the Michigan Fiber Festival on Saturday, August 16, 2014. We’re traveling in style on a deluxe 55-passenger motor coach to spend the day at the Michigan County Fairgrounds in Allegan, Michigan. We leave the Sulzer Regional Library at 7 a.m., spend the day at the festival and depart for Chicago at 6pm. Estimated time of return is 9 p.m. The cost is a flat price of $65 per person, which includes lunch and…

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WCKG Monthly Meeting – August

August 19 @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
Sulzer Regional Library,
4455 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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Featured Program: Charity Knitting and Ice Cream Social An evening devoted to the Guild’s charity knitting. Bring your donations and see what other’s have made while enjoying ice cream sundaes and a celebration of summer.

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September 2014

Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival

September 5 - September 7
Jefferson County Fair Park,
503 N. Jackson St., Jefferson, WI 53549 United States
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It’s A Weekend of Fun for the Whole Family! Fiber arts classes, stock dog trial, Country Store, Border collie demonstrations and “Sheep 101,” sheep & fleece shows, kids’ activities, educational workshops & demonstrations, used equipment sale, Hall of Breeds demonstration, lambing barn, Make It With Wool competition, and more. Price: $7 per day or $12 for a weekend pass. Kids 8 and under are free. Free parking. Friday & Saturday 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sunday 7 a.m. – 3…

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WCKG Monthly Meeting – September

September 23 @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
Sulzer Regional Library,
4455 North Lincoln, Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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Featured Program:  Estonian Lace PROGRAM CHANGE! Note the new date (Tue, 9/23) and new program for our September meeting! Come hear Angela Combest of Chicago’s Fleur de Fiber yarn line. Angela will talk about Estonian lace and about her travels in Estonia. More details to come.

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October 2014

I Love Yarn Day Flash Mob in Millennium Park

October 11 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Millennium Park,
201 East Randolph, Chicago, IL 60602 United States
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Join Lorna’s Laces and Mrs.Crosby Yarns in Millennium Park on October 11 for a FIBER Flash Mob to celebrate I Love Yarn day. We’ll gather at the north end of the park at NOON, when we’ll whip out our yarn, needles, and hooks to knit and crochet. So bring your camp chair or blanket, a hot or cold drink, and your WIPs. Rumor has it there will yarn and prizes and maybe even yarn prizes. What more could you ask for?…

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WCKG Monthly Meeting – October

October 21 @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
Sulzer Regional Library,
4455 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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Featured Program: to be announced

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Vogue Knitting LIVE

October 24 - October 26
Palmer House Hilton Hotel,
17 East Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603 United States
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Vogue Knitting LIVE is a one-of-a-kind, experiential knitting event. Take master-level hand-knitting workshops on fit and shaping, pattern writing, lace, socks, and more. Shop the Marketplace, which showcases new yarn and accessories from around the world. Watch designer fashion shows and browse the knitted art gallery. All of this and more in one weekend! If you’re a knitter, this is the event for you! General registration is now open for individual classes, packages, marketplace tickets, and gala dinner tickets. For…

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Fiber Expo

October 25 - October 26
Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds,
5055 Ann Arbor Saline Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103 United States
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Join us in Ann Arbor, MI for a fiber fantasy – wool, alpaca, linen, cotton and more – from the plant or animal to the finished product. Learn more at www.fiberexpo.com.

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November 2014

WCKG Monthly Meeting – November

November 11 @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
Sulzer Regional Library,
4455 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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Featured Program: Holiday Party & WCKG Board Elections DATE CHANGE! Join us on Nov. 11  for our annual holiday potluck celebration and vote in the 2015 board. Sign-up sheets for food contributions will be passed around at the October meeting. To add your contributions to the list after that, contact monthly program coordinator Karen Plomin at kcplomin@hotmail.com.

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