The Dayton Knitting Guild is having a T-Shirt contest. We want you to design a new image or picture that will go on the front or the back of the T-shirt. If we pick your new design for the T-shirt you will win admittance to the 20th Dayton Knitting Guild Retreat. Contact Heather Janney when you have your design completed. Her phone number is in the DKG directory. You must be a member of the Dayton Knitting Guild to enter the contest.

Don’t forget about the first DKG meeting of the fall season. It’s this Monday at
10 am and 7 pm at St. Mary’s Center. The program is called, “Is this a map or what?” The inside story of reading charts and patterns for knitters.

Don’t forget to bring something for show and tell.

Can’t wait to see everyone.

Yours Truly,



I am looking for ways to recruit volunteers to work with third graders at a
historical park in Beavercreek this Fall. It’s a 13 day program where we
introduce about 30 kids per day to skills of early 1800 settlers. We make
butter, rag dolls, do finger knitting, sew a quilt square, dig a potato, and
spin wool.

The chaperoned students come to “help with these chores”. Each session
lasts 25 minutes and is repeated six time in the morning beginning at 9 a.m.
until noon.

The program, sponsored by the Beavercreek Historical Society and Beavercreek
Parks, is called Living History. It’s part of the third grade curriculum
and is in it’s 23rd year. It’s held in the cabins and barn at Wartinger
Park on Kemp Road. This Fall it will run from the 16th of September through
the 10th of October.

I will meet with anyone interested in the program at my home or at the park
to demonstrate the activities. You can either help out for one day or many.


Becky Jarvi
Director, Fall Living History

Ok, we’ve now got a plan. After working very hard to sort out all of the stash from Maggie’s estate – it’s time for the YARN AND CRAFT SALE!

We have 2 dates scheduled.

The first date is Monday, September 1st – Labor Day from 9 AM to 4 PM.
This day is intended for the DKG members and friends – serious knitters ;->.

The second sale date is Wednesday September 3rd from 9AM to 4PM
This sale will be advertised to the public – all are welcome!

Location: 3918 Villanova Drive
Kettering, OH 45429

Arlene Rivard has graciously agreed to handle the cashier’s desk both days. Shelley S, Kim K, Monica M, Sherry, and others have agreed to help one or both days. We would love to get additional helpers if anyone is available – there’s a LOT of yarn and other craft items. Maggie had a prodigious collection of yarn – everything from lace weight to bulky weight yarn, wools, to wool blends, silks, cottons, synthetics, and novelty yarns. She also had a large number of embroidery and quilt items, a large collection of fabric, and a variety of books and magazines.

Workshops by: Patty Lyons

Saturday, Sept. 6, 9:30am-5pm
Fundamentals of Sweater Design

Sunday, Sept. 7, 1pm-8pm
Slip Stitch & Mosaic Knitting
Knitting and Purling Backwards
This class is divided up into 2-3 hr classes

Fees: $60 for both days- $40 for one day
Non-members- $75 for both days $55 for one day

This is a reminder to all Guild members. You got a registration form in the mail last week. Please fill it out soon and mail it to the address on the invitation.

IMG_0191It’s time to put the annual New Harmony Retreat on your calendar. The dates are October 2-6, 2014 at the Barn Abbey, New Harmony, Indiana.

Years ago Gloria Johnson and Patsy McCoy started putting on this Knitting Retreat. Now we are opening it up to members of the Dayton Knitting Guild. The Barn Abbey has private rooms with bunk beds. There are public restrooms and showers on both floors. There is a full kitchen with 2 stoves and 1 large refrigerator. The setting is quaint and beautiful. The Abbey sits next to the Wabash River. There is a nice hiking trail that takes you to the River. This is a very informal retreat. Bring your knitting a come relax for a wonderful weekend.

The cost is $175 for the weekend. If you give us a $50 deposit by September 2nd we will hold a spot for you. Space is limited. If you would like to share a room (that means someone will get an upper bunk). This is done on a first-come first-serve basis. If you want a top bunk you will be almost guaranteed a spot.

Katherine Misegades will be teaching us how to knit socks on two needles with NO seams. Jackie Ritchie will teach how to do entrelac knitting. This is a simple technique that looks amazingly difficult. It will wow all your non-knitting friends.

Food for breakfast and lunch will be supplied. Please bring some snacks to share. You are on your own for dinner. There are several restaurants within walking distance.

As we have for the past several years, on Friday morning we will be heading to Vincennes to Atkinson Farms Yarn Shop for shopping and lunch.

Make check payable to: Jackie Ritchie her address is in the Dayton Knitting Guild directory.


A memorial service

In honor of

Grace Margaret Covey

Will be held on

Friday, July 18th, 2014 at 11:00am

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

901 E. Whipp Road

Kettering, Ohio 45459

Please note the new date. Light refreshments will be served afterwards

As Maggie was a dear member of our crafting community, guests are encouraged to bring a project to work on during the service. We will also be collecting crafted flowers, preferably in Maggie’s favorite color of purple, to give to her family to show our love. Please attach any flowers to wired stems such that the flowers may be placed in vases during the service.


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