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Sunday, June 10, 2018

4th Saturday Meet-Up: June 23, Mall of America

Our next 4th Saturday meet-up is June 23 at the Mall of America.

Where: MOA north food court, 3rd floor
When: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Parking: The best place to park is near the main entrance on the west-side ground level. Elevators and escalators can take you to the 3rd floor.

If you need coffee or a treat, there is a Starbucks in the north food court. There is no cost to attend a meet-up if you're not a CTC member.

Hope to see you there!

Sunday, June 3, 2018

June 9 Meeting Preview: Preparing for Fairs

Summertime is approaching and that means that our local county fairs and the Great Minnesota Get-Together are just around the corner. Fairs are a great opportunity to see crochet and other fiber arts projects and a chance for everyone to help promote crochet and other fiber arts. At this month's meeting, you'll hear from a panel all about how to prepare for and enter crochet items into local county fairs and the Minnesota State Fair.

The meeting will be held Saturday, June 9, at the Textile Center, with the following schedule:

10 to 11 a.m. - Open crochet
11 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Announcements, show and tell
12 to 1 p.m. - Education
1 to 2 p.m. - Open crochet

To get the most out of this meeting, please bring:
  • A printed or electronic copy of the  Preparing for Fairs Handout and the Fair Stats Handout. (Members: See the June email newsletter for the PDF; we'll also have a few extra printed copies at the meeting.) 
  • Your questions! We'd like this to be an interactive session, so please bring any questions you have about entering your items in a fair.
  • If you've ever entered an item in a fair, we'd love to hear your story. Please come prepared to share your ideas and experience.
  • If you have an item that you want to enter into a fair, but can't decide on a category - we encourage you to bring it in to get input from other members.
Monthly meetings are free for CTC members, $5 for guests.

See the June newsletter for more information about entry deadlines for various Minnesota county fairs and the Minnesota State Fair.

Reminder about the new show-and-tell format for our meeting: Please mark your items with a tag that provides a brief description of your project, such as the yarn, the pattern name, etc...(or just your Ravelry name and project name, if you've already added your project). Blank tags will be available at the meeting.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

4th Saturday Meet Up: May 26, Har Mar Barnes & Noble

Our next meet-up is Satruday, May 26 at the Barnes & Noble at HarMar Mall in Roseville.

The meetup will be from 9 a.m. (when the store opens) until  noon. We meet at the cafe in the center of the store - we'll be the crowd with the crochet hooks.

Meet-ups are our informal gathering each month - open to all crocheters with no fee for attending - with a special welcome extended to new crocheters. Bring a project to work on - or not, if you just want to chat or ask questions - and come when you can and stay as long as you're able.

We hope to see you there!

Saturday, May 5, 2018

May 12 Meeting Preview: Hats 101

Crochet hats are likely the second most popular crochet project (after afghans). They make great gifts for all ages, from infants to adults, and are an excellent project for all crochet skill levels as styles and patterns can range from a basic beanie to a complex cabled affair.

At this month's meeting, you'll learn how to apply what you learned about flat circle construction in our February meeting to the making of beautiful and useful hats. You'll get special tips on sizing hats to fit a range of sizes from babies to adults. Not only will you learn the basics, but you'll walk away with creative ideas for embellishing hats to give them your own unique touch.

The meeting will be held Saturday, May 12, at the Textile Center, with the following schedule:

10 to 11 a.m. - Open crochet
11 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Announcements, show and tell
12 to 1 p.m. - Education
1 to 2 p.m. - Open crochet

To get the most out of this meeting, please bring:

  • A printed or electronic copy of the handout. (Members: See the May email newsletter for the PDF; we'll also have a few extra printed copies at the meeting.) 
  • If you missed the February meeting or need a review of flat circle construction, you may want to bring a copy of the circle handout (see link in the May newsletter).
  • A 2 oz or more ball/ skein of yarn in your preferred weight. If you're a beginner, we suggest worsted weight in a light to medium color. You're welcome to bring multiple colors and types of yarn for experimenting.
  • Corresponding size hook for your yarn.
  • Tapestry needle and scissors.

Monthly meetings are free for CTC members, $5 for guests.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Textile Center Garage Sale Postponed to April 21

The Textile Center Garage Sale has been postponed to Saturday, April 21, due to weather. The sale will open an hour earlier (at 8 a.m.) and will run until 4 p.m. Learn more on the Textile Center website.