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August 2014

Midwest Fiber & Folk Art Fair

August 1 - August 3
Lake County Fairgrounds,
Grayslake, IL United States
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Come Celebrate the Work of Your Hands! It’s the 8th Annual Midwest Fiber & Folk Art Fair! Treat yourself to a Workshop Wander through the Marketplace Experience the Demonstrations Be inspired by the Exhibits Enjoy the Music Relax and work on your projects with us (or enjoy your new stuff). You could spend a whole weekend…you see, we believe a fair should fuel ALL your passions and ignite ALL your senses. Read more at www.fiberandfolk.com.

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Chicago Yarn Crawl

August 2 - August 10

It’s the 5th annual Chicago Yarn Crawl from August 2-10. This year there are 28 participating stores in the greater Chicagoland area. Many shops have arranged fun events in conjunction with the crawl. Each store will have a raffle basket worth $100 to a lucky winner. There is also a discount for purchases along with a free exclusive store pattern. Stop in any of the participating stores to pick up your passport and get it stamped for a chance to win…

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Stitches Midwest

August 7 - August 10
Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center,
1551 Thoreau Drive, Schaumburg, IL 60173 United States
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A knitter’s convention featuring classes, book signings, fashion shows, and hundreds of vendors, it’s the place to be for any knitter, professional or novice. The amazing array of classes and teachers covers almost every knitting topic and skill level. Classes Classes are offered Thursday through Sunday. Registration is now open. Stitches Market Hours Friday 10am-6pm Saturday 10am-6pm Sunday 10am-4pm Admission $10 one day pass $15 two day pass $20 three day pass Visit www.knittinguniverse.com/Midwest to learn more and www.knittinguniverse.com/MWMarket to purchase discounted tickets…

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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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