Monthly Meetings

Due to COVID-19 and the unavailability of the Rolling Meadows Library (our normal meeting place), we do not know when we will be able to hold our next in-person chapter meeting.   We currently hold our monthly meetings via Zoom.   Our weekly crochet study groups are also being held via Zoom until further notice.   Stay safe, stay home, and happy crocheting.


2021 Monthly Meeting Dates

Our next Zoom meeting date in 2021:

July 10, 2021 – Christmas in July with Debbie Deitke. Celebrate Christmas in July with Debbie.

Meeting time:   1:30 to 3:30 pm

NOTE:   We did program planning for our 2021 monthly meetings at our January 9th meeting.   These are some of the other programs we are planning for 2021 (dates TBD):
Yarn Tasting (Darlene Joyce, Mosaic Yarn Studio), Fair Isle Crochet (Debbie Deitke), Advent Tree/Hanukkah Hexagons (Marianne Ommundson), Pattern Reading – Terminology, Symbols, Charts (Pia Thadani).

Programs Held:
January 9, 2021 – Program Planning for 2021.
February 13, 2021 – Pia Thadani taught the program on front post and back post stitches, and how to use post stitches to create cables, crossing cables, and floating cables.
March 13, 2021 – Sally Bassett taught the program on crocheted flowers, including the leaves, and how to add the stems and other finishing touches.
April 10, 2021 – Sharon DeCaro taught the program on Blocking.   Sharon covered the different blocking techniques for different fibers, and materials needed (water, towels, blocking mats, stainless steel pins, etc.)
May 8, 2021 – Pattie Aaron taught the program on Bavarian Crochet.   Pattie taught us how to make the Bavarian pattern while working in rows.
June 12, 2021 – Karen Navoy taught the program on Classic Granny Squares and Shapes, including triangles, hexagons, and wedges. Karen also discussed ways to begin with a circle and add corners to make a square.