Other upcoming events of interest:
May 1-8, 2020 - Online International Fiber Festival (see note below)
May 2-3, 2020 - Virtual Online Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival (see note below)
CANCELLED May 17, 2020 - Southern California Handweavers' Guild Weaving and Fiber Festival, Torrance, CA
I first found out about the Online International Fiber Festival on May 4 and while I was exploring the website, I discovered that the links for all the regions (for Days 1-8) were already there, so I'm hoping they will stay up for awhile. So even though the dates for the festival are May 1-8, if you are reading this after May 8, I encourage you to go to the website and see if the information is still available.
The Virtual Online Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival was already "over" by the time I found out about it but still had some vendors online and were taking orders for Festival swag until May 10, so be sure to check it out also.
Some knitting news and let's stay connected
The Southern California Hand Weavers event - Weft in May has been Cancelled/postponed.
If you are making masks either for yourself and your family or to help out some health care workers or others, we have some help for you. You can find instructions for making masks here.
Since we are no longer able to meet in person be sure to take advantage of our daily virtual social knitting (details here) and use the Ravelry group to communicate. Along with the KAL/CAL and other threads we already had on our group we have added a Shelter in Place Show and Share thread. Add a picture on your project page and you won’t have to pay to post images directly to the thread if you don’t want to. There is also a chat feed if you want to ask questions or just connect with your fellow guild members.
If you need help, comfort, or just someone to talk to reach out to someone you know on the roster, we all need to pull together to keep each other going in these uncertain times. If you're not sure who to reach out to use the Contact Us link and Sarah will help you find someone you can talk to. If you want to volunteer to help guild members be a voice at the end of the phone, or lend a helping hand let Sarah know too.
Volunteers needed to teach programs.
A request from Lenora (VP/Programs):
I would like to request everyone in the group considers
volunteering to teach next year. Remember not knowing a topic is no excuse, use the program as a way to expand your knowledge and learn a new skill or technique, then present your new skill to the rest of the group. I have programs set for the first five months with teachers so you all have time to learn a new skill and teach the program!!
Remember, the program section of our meeting is aimed at learning. This can be applied not only to the students but also for those instructing.