We meet the first Wednesday of the month (check the calendar for specific dates):
Wedgwood Presbyterian Church
8008 35th Avenue NE
(Northeast corner of 35th & 80th)
Parking available in the lot behind the church or across the street on the south side of the church on 80th.
Dues: $25 per year
Visitors always welcome.
Doors open at 6:30 pm; meeting starts at 7:00 pm.
Our meeting format generally follows:
- Show and Tell
- Program (presentation, speaker or teaching)
History of the Guild
In 1985 the knitting scene in Seattle was sparse. In response to an article that appeared in Vogue Knitting, urging formation of local chapters of The Knitting Guild of America, a group of knitters met regularly at Tinctoria on Stone Way in Seattle.
Over twenty-five years later, the Guild continues to provide a supportive environment for knitters. Through a network of enthusiastic volunteers, it presents programs that stimulate the imagination and enhance knitting skills. The Guild publishes a monthly newsletter, maintains an extensive lending library and provides monthly informative and social meetings for our membership. The Guild also participates in knitting for our community with various charity projects (see our Knit It Forward Section).
Board and Officers
The Seattle Knitters Guild is a volunteer organization. Currently, the Guild has a Board of Officers consisting, with positions added or deleted as determined by a two-thirds majority of the Board.
Each Board position is held for a minimum of one year, with the term of office beginning October 1st and ending September 30th of the following year. Board members are expected to attend monthly Board meetings (on the Wednesday preceding the monthly meeting), attend Guild meetings (1st Wednesday of the month) and perform the duties of their positions. Descriptions of some of the offices are found in the by-laws.
Occasionally volunteers are recruited for short-term projects.
To volunteer or find out about volunteer opportunities, or if you have specific questions regarding Guild operations, please contact any of the Board members:
Current board positions are:
President, Paula Ward
Vice-President, Lorilee Wenger
Treasurer, Trina Amundson
Program Co-Chair, Susan Parke
Program Co-Chair, Paulette Hauck
Charity Chair, Megan Myers
Membership Chair, Liz Bates
Webmaster, Newsletter Editor, Anu Slorah
Hospitality Chair, Kathy Riley
Librarian, Susan Earley
Marketing Chair, Mae Oberste