you are already a guild member, there are more detailed
FAQs relating to membership here.
How many members are in the guild?
A: As of May 2009, we have 440 members.
When & where does the guild meet?
A: Click on the Meeting
Location under the News &
Calendar section of the home page.
do you do at the meetings?
A: The first hour is a business meeting, then after a short
break, the second hour is an instructional program on some
knitting topic. Usually, the last 15 minutes we have a Show
& Share so members can show off some of their
finished knitting projects.
Can I visit before joining your group? Can I bring a friend?
A: Certainly! You and your friend(s) can visit twice before
we ask you to join us!
How much are dues?
A: Dues are only $18 per year. There is also a senior,
student rate and (after 10 years of membership) a lifetime
member rate. Our
Application is here
How long before I get my membership card?
normally takes two weeks or so to process your dues - you
will receive a welcome letter (email or mailed) from our
membership chair. The letter can be used for your guild
discount until you receive your membership packet with member
card, guild directory & name badge. The packet will
be available at an upcoming guild meeting, if not picked
up it will be mailed to you.
are the benefits of joining the guild?
A: You receive a monthly newsletter, opportunities to attend
professional workshops, discounts at some local yarn shops,
attend social functions such as our potluck luncheon &
founders day luncheon, attend knit-ins and knit-aways (weekend
getaway just to knit, have fun & maybe learn something
new!). Being around other knitters and seeing what they're
knitting is very inspiring. You can also get knitting help
from our "designated knitter" (available before
the monthly meeting from 1:30 to 2:00) or during the month,
from two "on-call" knitters (please have your
pattern instructions handy when you call).
Where can I learn how to knit?
A: Most of the yarn shops in town give knitting lessons
(either individual or small group), a few shops will give
free lessons if you purchase your yarn/materials there.
We also have a few guild member who give lessons.
Call some of the Yarn Shops
near you to see what their rates are or email email@example.com
I'm a beginner, do I need to be an expert knitter to join?
A: Not at all, the guild gives you lots of opportunities
to learn and improve your knitting skills.
I'm a beginner, how do I get help?
A: The guild has a "designated knitter" available
before the monthly meeting from 1:30 to 2:00. Look for
the person with the "designated knitter" badge.
Plus, during the month, there are two "on-call"
knitters listed in the newsletter who can help you with
your knitting questions (please have your pattern instructions
handy when you call).
Do you ever cancel meetings due to weather?
A: It is our policy never to cancel a general meeting because
of the danger of someone not being notified. Everyone is
urged to use her own judgment when weather conditions are
What is a knit-along?
A: Knit-alongs are usually held 90 minutes prior to our
normal monthly meeting. A small group of interested knitters
meets for three months to learn a technique or work on a
project. Often, the group may provide each other support
via e-mail or telephone. Prior knit-along subjects have
been: socks, double-knitting, modular knitting, and Medrith
Glover's Circumnavigated Cardigan. See Knit-Along
What is a knit-in and where do they meet?
A: A knit-in is a group of Guild members who meet in their
homes or another place such as a restaurant, bookstore,
or library to knit, exchange patterns, help each other with
techniques, and become better acquainted with other members
of the Guild. Click on the Knit-Ins
Schedule for more details!
Does your group do charity knitting?
A: Yes, click on Supported
Charities to see which groups we support. All
members have access to a packet of Free
Guild Patterns when they join the guild. Yarn
is available at the meetings to take home and use for charity
Do you have workshops during the year?
A: Yes, we normally have a 2 or 3 day workshop taught by
a nationally-known professional knitting designer in the
Spring or Fall. There is normally a free evening reception/lecture
prior to the workshops. Occasionally, a one-day workshop
taught by guild members & local yarn shop owners is
offered. See Knitting
Camps & Workshops for info on our upcoming
What knitting designers have taught guild workshops in the
A: Some of our past workshop presenters include: Lucy
Bush, Candace Eisner
Strick, Dixie Berryman, Beth
Melville and Joan Schrouder.
What upcoming workshops do you have scheduled?
A: See Workshops
Can non-members attend workshops?
A: Only members of the Greater St. Louis Knitters Guild
and the Little Egypt Guild may attend our local workshops.
One of the benefits of joining the guild is having the opportunity
to attend these professional workshops locally at a much
lower price than would be necessary when travelling a long
distance to Stitches and other knitting conferences with
transportation, hotel and restaurant costs to consider.
How much is it to advertise in the newsletter?
A: Currently, price ads in proportion to size, a business
card sized ad is $10. Price includes "shoptalk"
subject to space limitations/editing. You may email
your ad to firstname.lastname@example.org
for the prices. Prices are subject to change,
please confirm price when emailing. Advertising
checks need to be mailed to our Guild Post Office Box.
The deadline for ads is the Friday after the guild
What is a Knit-Out?
A: Knit-Out & Crochet events were created by the CRAFT
YARN COUNCIL OF AMERICA in 1998 as a way to
promote knitting and crocheting bring knitting, crochet
& other yarn crafts to the public's attention.
Many events are held across America. Starting in 2004,
our guild has had an annual event at the Faust Park Folk
Festival teaching new knitters and providing information
on our guild to festival attendees. Check our Knitting
Camps & Workshops Page for more info.
Where can I get my knit sweater repaired?
A: Try calling one of our local Yarn
Shops to see if they can help you.
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