New Mexico Crochet Guild
serves Albuquerque and Santa Fe areas and is a chapter of the Crochet Guild of America
Our Goal Is To Teach and Preserve the Art of Crochet
All levels of expertise are welcome, from beginners to experts to designers.
Chapter dues are $20.00 for the calendar year due in January of each year.
Contact Information for the New Mexico Crochet Guild
Our website is: newmexicocrochetguild.webs.com
Our NEW e-mail address is: [email protected]
Our NEW mailing address is: P.O. Box 37018, Albuquerque, NM 87176-7018
Dot at 505-821-2635
In Santa Fe, Call Allison 505-471-0642
We meet at on the 3rd
Saturday of each month from 1:30pm to 4:30 pm. We meet at Heights
Cumberland Presbyterian Church located at 8600 Academy NE (east of Wyoming) in the Adult Building, Room 407. After a business meeting,
we have a program as described on this list:
FEBRUARY: Judging/Blocking Entries for State Fair and Yarn Auction
MARCH: Peek-A-Boo Stitch
APRIL: Foundation Chain & Stitches
MAY: Understanding Patterns
JUNE: Tunisian Stitch and Yarn Auction
JULY: Thread Painting
AUGUST: Corner to Corner Crochet
SEPTEMBER: Tips and Tricks to Crochet
OCTOBER: Thick and Thin and Finished Project Auction*
NOVEMBER: Fiber Arts Doo-Dahs AND Open House (Learn to Crochet)
DECEMBER: Holiday Potluck. Bring your Favorite Dish
All programs subject to change.
5th Saturday Social Event - To be announced
*If you have a lovely finished project that you no longer want, bring it to the Finished Project Auction and see if someone else would love to have it.
CALL FOR COMFORTGHAN BLOCKS: Need 10 inch squares in PASTEL colors by August meeting. Hettie has graciously volunteered to sew the blocks together and crochet a border.
HALLOWEEN CHALLENGE - Items due during the October meeting. Items need have been made within this calendar year and we will draw a lucky winner to receive a $10 gift card.
Again, the State Fair is approaching faster than we realize. Have your items ready to submit to the State Fair, coming up in September. Visit their website at www.exponm.com for more information. Entries are to be submitted on August 24th & 25th. State Fair will run from September 6 to 16th. We will be demonstrating - TBD
DO YOU NEED A CERTAIN PATTERN??? Maybe you need a pattern for a bath mat, a lamp shade, a sweater in plus size, a vest in child's size, a winter hat, a beaded necklace or a triangle shawl. The Crochet Guild Library has got thousands of patterns -- so if you are in need of a certain kind of pattern, please contact our Librarian Pat T. and ask for the pattern. She can probably find the exact one you need, in fact she could probably find 5 that you might need!!! There is also a pattern club in which our Librarian sends out oodles of wonderful patterns. Please note that you must be a paid member in order to receive these wonderful services, so join now.
The New Mexico Crochet Guild supports several community programs.
Many members in our guild are involved with community service programs. Currently we are in process of collecting the following items:
Lap Afghans (sizes 36-40 inches sqaure or rectangular) which are donated to the University of New Mexico Cancer Center
Chemo Caps (various sizes) also donated to the University of New Mexico Cancer Center - give to Ruth
Anything to do with babies - hats, sweaters, blankets, booties - give to Ruth
Premie Blankets (24x24 inches out of very soft yarn) donated to hospitals.
DOT DRAKE SCHOLARSHIP
A member in good standing may apply for grant monies totaling up to $250.00 to help pay for enrollment in a crochet class, instructor fees for that specific class, or supplies purchased by the student and required for completion of that specific class.
A member in good standing may apply for grant monies only once in a one year period.
An applicant must provide a signed and dated letter, to the New Mexico Crochet Guild (NMCG) President, detailing an explanation of why they are applying for the grant, how monies are to be utilized, what they hope to learn from this class, where class is being taught and who will be the instructor.
The request will be reviewed by the President and the Executive Board, who will render their decision. Once monies are approved, a signed copy of the letter is to be given to the Treasurer for release of funds.
Applicant will receive a response within thirty (30) days as to whether the grant has been approved or turned down.
If approved, after class completion a full report will be provided to the NMCG President. The recipient will be expected to demonstrate to the guild members, at a membership meeting, what they learned when they took their class.
The applicant must fulfill the above mentioned requirements within a year or grant monies will be returned to the NMCG and they will be applied back to the Dot Drake Scholarship Grant.