2017-04-11 | April Guild Meeting

April 11, 2017 - 6:30 p.m. ~ April 11, 2017 - 9:30 p.m.

First United Church
16 William Street West
Waterloo, Ontario

6:30 - 7:30 PM Knit & Chat

7:30 - 9:30 PM Meeting


Sally Melville Award

Nominations will be requested from members during the April meeting

Who Inspires You? Each year at the April meeting, all members are invited to nominate fellow members who have inspired us over the past year.  

Sally Melville helped start the K-W Knitters’ Guild in 1986 and knew that she had tapped into something powerful when 140 people showed up for the first meeting. The Guild, which is the largest in Canada, “benefits from her enthusiasm and energy and in large part it bears her stamp,” said fellow knitter Debbie New. The Guild’s Sally Melville Award is handed out each year to the  knitter who has most inspired its members. You will be provided with a nomination form at the April meeting. This is your chance to recognize someone who has inspired you personally, or someone you know has inspired your fellow knitters this year.  The winner of the Sally Melville Award is honoured at the May meeting. 


The Grand Woolly River Ride

How many canoes can our members dress?

During our April and May Guild meetings, we will have baskets to collect contributions of knitted and other fibre craft pieces for the Grand Woolly River Ride public art project. As our member, Sue Sturdy, mentioned during the March guild meeting, contributions of 12-18" wide pieces are ideal. Canoes are 16 feet long, needing 32 feet of fabric to fully cover each one. No textiles will go to waste.

Check out the Facebook group for more detailshttps://www.facebook.com/groups/592238650965198/

Here's the description from the facebook group:

"On Sept 23, 2017 The Grand Woolly River Ride will commemorate Canada 150th birthday, as well as the 15th anniversary of the Region of Waterloo's Arts Fund. Picture a flotilla of 150 canoes and 15 kayaks, dressed in donated knits and fabrics making their way from Meyers Landing to Dickson Park in Cambridge. The textiles will be cleaned, re-purposed and auctioned at a "Bring it on Home Party" to benefit local charities. This project, the brainchild of local fibre artist Sue Sturdy, will involve diverse groups within our community collaborating to celebrate Cambridge's rich history in textiles and to create a large piece of public art for Canada's 150th birthday. To join us contact the project via Facebook or email at grandwoollyriverride@gmail.com. Help us salute Canada and Cambridge!"