Vendor Night

Fiber Festival

VENDOR NIGHT IS COMING   VENDOR NIGHT IS COMING

November 7th, 2013

Wool For Sale - Vendors Night

VENDOR NIGHT IS COMING — MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THIS ANNUAL, LOOKED FORWARD TO EVENT THAT GETS BIGGER AND BETTER EVERY YEAR!

Vendors from across Western New York and Pennsylvania will sell their unique yarns, fibers and knitting related items. Guests are encouraged and invited to attend. There will be plenty of items for knitters and non –knitters alike, including great holiday gift items. Grow your stash tonight! Get a start on, or maybe finish, your holiday shopping tonight! Vendors will accept cash and checks, some will accept credit card. Support our outstanding vendors who are traveling great distances to be with us tonight. Don’t regret missing this exciting evening to shop and win knitting related prizes!

Raffles throughout the evening. All attendees receive 3 raffle tickets. Members bringing a guest will receive one extra ticket for each guest brought to Vendor Night.

Doors opening early tonight at 6:30pm.

YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS – MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW FOR NOVEMBER 7TH.

VENDOR NIGHT VENDORS:

716Knit – Grand Island, NY

Annadele Alpaca – Union City, PA

The Critter Ranch – Lawton, NY

Drunken Homemaker – Grand Island, NY

Embraceable Ewe – Hamburg, NY

Golden Oak Farm, Inc – Honeoye, NY

Goldhawk Pottery – Williamsville, NY

Handmade by Hannah – East Aurora, NY

Hybrid Revivals – Williamsville, NY

Junie’s Yarn Pouch – Eden, NY

Knit Core – Buffalo, NY

Knox Farm Fiber – Williamsville, NY

Locust Hill Farm – S. Wales, NY

Longmeadow Farm – Freedom, NY
Raveloe Fibers- North Tonawanda, NY

Spin Monkeys – Tonawanda, NY

Susan’s Spinning Bunny – W. Danby, NY

Willow Glen Farm – Cowlesville, NY

Wool and Watercolors – Lockport, NY

Yarn Boutique – Rochester, NY

Our Sponsor Dee’s Pet Store promoting great hemp oil for dogs and they are based locally in New York.

We currently have a waiting list for Vendor Night. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Calendar

Calendar of Events: 2013-2014

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10th – Note Date Change

  1. FIBERS – USING AND CARING FOR YOUR STASH Tonight’s featured speaker is Sue Ann Pascarella, a local knitter, weaver, and fiber expert who will teach us about various fibers for knitting.  Sue Ann will discuss many common and uncommon fibers and lead a discussion and answer questions on which fibers work best for different knitted garments, blocking techniques for various types of fibers, and caring for all the garments you’ve knitted.  Start the new knitting season off right with this excellent yarn primer!
  2. HARUNI SHAWL DISPLAY 
  3. Be ready to show off your completed, and uncompleted, shawls from the Guild’s summer KAL.  Please bring an index card that details the yarn you used, yardage, and any tips for knitting this shawl.

OCTOBER 3rd

  1.  MY YEAR IN SOCKS  
  2. From March 1, 2012 to February 28, 2013, The Guild’s resident sock expert Sharon Gerstman, made 23 pairs of socks — 23 pairs of complicated socks — many of these competed in Sock Madness and Tour de Sock.  The madness of knitting socks continues as Sharon competed in Sock Madness 2013 and Tour de Sock starting on June 1, 2013.   Come hear and see all about Sharon’s year in socks!

OCTOBER 12TH & 13TH

KNITTING GUILD OF GREATER BUFFALO

FALL SEMINAR – October 12-13, 2013

RAMADA INN – 2402 NORTH FOREST ROAD, AMHERST 14226

We are very excited to have J.C. Briar teaching our Fall Seminar. J.C. is a fabulous  teacher. She is the author of “Charts Made Simple,” and is included in all of the most prestigious Knitting Weekends like Madrona and Sock Summit. Each of her 3 hours classes sells for $75 or more at knitting conventions, and always sells out. The cost for guild members is $35 per class ($40 for non-guild members). This is a terrific chance to advance your knitting skills and meet a knitting superstar! More info Seminars.

NOVEMBER 7th

  •   VENDOR NIGHT
  1. Vendors from across Western New York and Pennsylvania will  sell their unique yarns, fibers and knitting related gift items.   Guests are encouraged and invited to attend.  There will be plenty of items for knitters and non –knitters alike, great holiday gift items such as melatonin køb and much, much more…  Get a start on, or maybe finish,  your holiday shopping  tonight! Vendors will accept cash and checks, some will accept credit card.  Support our outstanding vendors who are traveling great distances to be with us tonight.

** No refreshments needed tonight as refreshments will not be served. ***

DECEMBER 5TH – Members only meeting

  1. SOCK YARN SHOW OFF  Besides the Haruni Shawl, members were encouraged to knit something out of sock yarn over the past summer.  Bring your completed project in tonight for a show and tell display. A panel of  judges will award prizes.
  1.   HOLIDAY POTLUCK DINNER  Please bring a salad, side dish or desert as per the assigned instructions.   The Guild will provide the main course.

**Instructors are needed to teach in February and March.  Our Programming Dept. needs to know by tonight’s meeting if you can teach a class.  Please contact Gina and/or GG.  Share your expertise and knowledge with other Guild members!   JANUARY 9TH (Note:  This is the 2nd Thursday of the month**)

  1.  ORGANIZING YOUR STASH  Guild member Luann Blair has a unique system for organizing your  stash so you can actually find your yarn and use it up!  Luann will teach us her strategy tonight and get us organized for the  New Year. Bring a laptop or computer tablet.
  1. SIGN UPS FOR MARCH CLASSES Sign up tonight to take one of the Knitting with Beads classes being taught by members in March.  Class size is limited so be sure to attend tonight so you get the class you want.

FEBRUARY 6th

  1. SPEED KNITTING  

Knitters will have a chance to learn various techniques and tricks that they can add to their knitting repertoire. Like speed dating, we will be moving from station to station to learn new ways of perfecting our favorite pieces. Presented by: Members

** If you have a technique you would like to share we are always open to new ideas and we would love to have as many teachers as possible. Please contact Gina and/or GG as soon as possible as instructors need to be established by the December meeting ***

MARCH 6th

  1. KNITTING WITH BEADS   

Jazz up your knitting by incorporating  beads and other embellishments to purses, home décor and other accessories.   Classes will be taught by members and class size is limited to 10 participants. Presented by: Members  

** We would love to have as many teachers as possible. Please contact Gina and/or GG as soon as possible as instructors need to be established by the December meeting ***

APRIL 3rd

  1.  I-CORD PRIMER   Susan Sarabasha from the Spinning  Bunny is back to teach us how to make I-Cords and incorporate them into our knitting. Susan will also teach and demonstrate a special and unique I-Cord that she invented!  The Spinning Bunny Shop will also be open early from 6-7pm for your shopping needs.

Presented by :  Susan Sarabasha, Susan’s Spinning Bunny

MAY 1st — Members only event

  1.  AUCTION  Always one of the most popular events on the Knitting Guild’s calendar of events.  Start saving your pennies now so you can bid high for the yarn you desire.

JUNE 5th

  1.  LAST MEETING  President’s ice cream party – always a hit – start the summer off right and bid adieu to another knitting season your favorite, cool treat.
  1. SHOW AND TELL  Show off the one favorite project you completed this Guild season in the end of the year fashion show. Members, please plan to model the one item you are showing off!

Membership

Knitting Membership

Guild Membership is open to any person interested in knitting regardless of race, color, creed, sex or national origin.

Membership includes the following:

  • All guild meetings and programs.
  • A bimonthly newsletter, “The Guild Cable”.
  • Access to the Guild’s library.
  • Discounts at many area yarn shops.
  • Learning and sharing with area knitters.

Our Guild year starts in September and membership dues cover a year, September to September.  Current members should look for their membership renewal forms in the newsletter distributed in late summer.  New members are welcome to join by attending a regular meeting.  Please see the schedule for meeting information.

Membership forms can be found here and can be mailed in along with payment to:

Knitting Guild of Greater Buffalo

PO Box 684
Williamsville, NY 14231-0684

You can now purchase your membership online via Paypal!

Membership is $15 USD for the 2013-2014 Guild Year. Click BUY NOW and checkout. Your membership card will be available at the next meeting! It’s that simple!

Thank you,

Membership

Meetings

Knitting Meetings

In order to participate in most Guild meetings, membership is required. You can find out how to become a member on our Membership page.

The Guild meets at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month. Our current meeting schedule is found under the Calendar of Events. Members are often asked to bring supplies or pre-register to get the most out of meeting events, so pay attention to all the fine print!

We currently meet at the cafe at 4660 Sheridan Drive in Williamsville, NY.

The cafe is located just east of North Forest Road on Sheridan Drive.  Look for the one-way sign when you turn into the parking lot.  Enter at the double doors at the back and look for your fellow knitters.