Meet-Ups & Events

Crafter-noons, Morning and Nights
Join my Chicago Meet-Up group Crafter-noons, Mornings and Nights for crafters, knitters, crocheters, sewists, and alike!
Crafternoons, Mornings and Nights

Kids Knit and Crochet Club
I host this Kids Club at Blackstone Library.  Ages 6 and up.  Beginners welcome!
Mondays –  Aug 14 6p – 8p.

Beginning Knitting
I teach beginning knit and crochet at Blackstone Library Look for a schedule this fall.

Conferences and Festivals
Crochet Guild of America – Annual Conference
July 26 – July 29, 2017
The Westin Chicago Northwest, 400 Park Blvd, Itasca, Illinois  60143

Chicago Yarn Crawl
July 29 – August 6

Stitches Midwest
August 3-6, 2017
Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center, Schaumburg, IL
STITCHES Midwest is a crafter’s experience for knitters, crocheters, weavers, sewers, quilters and more. It includes classes on topics from design to finishing with every topic in between. The STITCHES Market is a shopping experience you won’t want to miss with vendors who come from across the United States and around the world to display the latest wares sure to inspire your creativity.

Michigan State Fiber Faire
August 18-20, 2017
Allegan County Fairgrounds

Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival
September 8-10, 2017
Jefferson County Fair Park, 503 N. Jackson Avenue, Jefferson, WI 53549

Fiber in the Park
September 16, 2017
A relaxing day and opportunity to meet many local fiber vendors in a small, kid-friendly park in a rural setting. You can buy lunch from a food vendor, or bring a picnic and spread you blanket under the trees. Bring your projects or your spinning wheel, and spend the day listening to live music, far from the city. Hosted by Northern Illinois Fiber Guild.
4178 Co. Hwy. 22. Shabbona Park is in La Salle Co. in North central Illinois, about 13 miles North of Ottawa, 65 miles South of Rockford, and 78 miles West of Chicago.

Milwaukee Maker Faire
September 23-24, 2017
Wisconsin State Faire Grounds

Other Meet-ups
St. Mark Methodist Church, 8441 S Lawrence, Chicago
Tuesdays: 3–6p
Host: Pamela Lindsey-Young

Bunch of Stitches
Panera Bakery, 10553 S Cicero, Oak Lawn
Tuesdays: 6p – closing
Host: Donna Brantley-Knight

Knitting Class
Avalon Library, 8148 S. Stony Island Avenue
Tuesdays: June 20, July 18, 25, Aug 1, 8, 10:30-12:30
Host: Carol Metzger

Committed Knitters
University of Chicago Arts Incubator, 301 E Garfield Boulevard
Wednesdays: 12-3p

Greenline Cafe, 501 E 61st St, Chicago
Wednesdays,  2p – closing
Host: Carol Metzger

Welcome Blanket Project
First Unitarian Church, 5650 S. Woodlawn
Wednesdays: June 14- July 26, 7p-9p (no meeting July 5th)
Host: Cindy

Local Guilds
Hyde Park Knitting Guild
3rd Sunday of the month, 2-4p
St Thomas the Apostle, Parish Hall
5472 S Kimbark Ave, Chicago, IL 60615

Hyde Park Crochet Guild
4th Sunday of the month, 2-4p.  (Does not meet in August)
Treasure Island, basement
1526 E 55th St, Chicago, IL 60615

Lakeside Quilting Guild
2nd Tuesdays, 6:30-9:00p
Other Tuesdays from 6:30 to 9:00p, the Cellar room is open to work on projects
Treasure Island, basement
1526 E 55th St, Chicago, IL 60615


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