Category Archives: Program

The Magical Circular Sock Machine

Have you ever taken a hard look at your stash of sock yarn and realized you may never work through it all unless you have a faster way of making socks? Ingie Koch, our April program presenter, came to that … Continue reading

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Knit and Crochet: Sister Crafts

Dawn Ask Martin compared and contrasted crochet and knitting for the Guild’s March program Growing up with a mom who crocheted, it was natural that Dawn became a crocheter. However, deep down she always had the desire to learn to … Continue reading

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Achieving Excellence and Mastery

We all know people who we look up to as being skilled at their craft, but we may not know what goes into officially becoming an Excellent or a Master craftsperson. Our very own Guild member, Nancy Simet, has earned … Continue reading

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Never Too Old to “Play” with Dolls!

  Becky Metcalf shared her love of doll collecting with Guild members during the January program. When asked how many dolls are in her personal collection, Becky answered, “A LOT!” They are carefully displayed in cabinets throughout her home. Becky … Continue reading

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Making the Ryoanji Quilt

Karla Stille came in as a last-minute substitute to present the November program. Wearing a kimono she introduced us to the interesting and multi-talented Margaret Fabrizio.   Before she became a recognized quilt maker, Margaret was famous harpsichordist, once performing … Continue reading

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Irish Fiber Traditions

Guild member, Dee Kruger, is proud of her Irish heritage and is an active participant in the Iowa Irish Fest held in Waterloo each summer. Through this connection the Guild was invited to have a booth at Irish Fest in … Continue reading

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Out of This World

The May program featured the Virginia Olsen Competition. This year’s committee members Janice Fobian, Karla Stille, and Karen DeVries, chose the theme Out of This World. Members entered projects completed during the current Guild year and  voted for their favorites … Continue reading

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