first newsletter was issued in November, 1985.
The first ads appeared in January, 1986.
first by-laws were approved in April, 1986.
Guild logo was first used in July, 1986.
first directory was distributed in September, 1986.
one year, eight Knit-ins had been established.
In March 2008, we have 29 Knit-ins scheduled around town.
first evening meetings began during the first year.
We had two meetings each month for several years - a day
and an evening group.
Guild Library was established in January, 1987
with materials donated by a member/yarnshop owner when
she closed her shop.
first library exhibit was displayed at the Thornhill
Library in November, 1987. A picture of this display appeared
in the Post-Dispatch and inspired dozens of calls inquiring
about the Guild.
first fashion show was held in April, 1988.
first contest was held in Spring, 1989. A second
one was held approximately two years later.
bags printed with the Guild logo were made available
in Fall, 1987. Lands End tote bags with our updated
logo were introduced Spring 2005.
first local workshop was held in 1990. Members
of the Guild taught. The first visiting teacher workshop
was held in the Spring, 1994 presenting Sandra Beadle.
website was introduced in 2004.
first knitters' retreat was held at Cedar Creek
Conference Center, New Haven, MO in May 2004.
first Knit-Out was held in conjunction with the
Faust Park Folk Festival in September 2004.
Presidents are elected for 2 year terms.
Members: Approximately 22 Charter Members (who joined
the Guild during our first six to eight months) are still
February, 2008, we set up a Greater St Louis Knitters'
Guild Ravelry Group on Ravelry
- a knit and crochet community
May 2008, membership totaled 419 members!
March 2010, we set up a PayPal option to pay dues!