Thursday, April 23, 2009

Who are the Camellia City Stockinettes?

The Camellia City Stockinettes

Who are the Camellia City Stockinettes? We're glad you asked.

Here's our story:

On October 16, 1989 a handful of knitters met at a yarn store in Sacramento to form a local Sacramento area chapter of the The Knitting Guild Association or TKGA.

The TKGA is a non-profit organization dedicated solely to knitting and knitters. Established in 1984, this association of knitters is dedicated to promoting knitting as a worthwhile and enjoyable hobby.

The Camellia City Stockinettes are a proud member of the TKGA. Back in 1989 we may have started out with just a handful of knitters but today we have nearly 150 members.

Today we have our general meeting on the first Thursday of every month. We meet at Franklin Templeton in Rancho Cordova from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM. Our meetings naturally consist of guild business and announcements conducted by our board of directors. Each month we rotate and different members bring in yummy refreshments for us to enjoy. We probably have the most fun with our "show and tell" segment (show off your knitting and tell us about it) and our "monthly challenge" project (a member gives us a pattern and challenges us to knit it).

Besides great monthly meetings, we have workshops nearly every month, too. We have a wonderful lending library filled with both vintage and new knitting books. We offer classes with famous knit-wear designers along with fun social knitting events like Stitch 'n Ride to Stitches West, Stitch n' Pitch and Knit in Public Day. We are thrilled this year to be offering a knitting retreat this fall in South Lake Tahoe. The best part is...our dues are only $15.00 a year. Are you ready to join?

If you live in the Sacramento region or surrounding area we would love to have you join our guild. We have members off all different ages, experience and skill levels. One thing we all do have in common...we all love knitting!

1 comment:

  1. Lookin good Lisette! I love the layout and all the information you've gathered! Thank you!