Monthly Meetings

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

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2020 Monthly Meeting Dates
Jan. 11, Feb. 8, Mar. 21*, Apr. 11, May 9, June 13, July 18*, Aug. 8, Sept. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 21*, Dec. 12.

* = third Saturday.. Our meetings are generally held on the second Saturday of the month, except for those indicated by asterisk.

Meeting place: Rolling Meadows Library, 3110 Martin Ln, Rolling Meadows
Meeting time:  1:30 to 4:30 pm, unless time change noted below.

January 11

Our January 11, 2020 meeting was cancelled due to the winter storms in the area.

February 8

Yarn Exchange & Program Planning for Year.
Diane Passarelli organized our chapter’s annual Yarn Exchange. Members brought yarn they no longer wanted, and went home with “new” yarn. It was suggested that members may bring yarn that they want to re-home throughout the year, rather than wait for the Yarn Exchange.

We also planned our educational programs for our 2020 monthly meetings.

March 21*

Our annual Crochet Showcase was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

April 11

Our April meeting was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

May 9

We held our first Zoom meeting.  After a brief business meeting, members participated in Show and Tell.

June 13

We held our second Zoom meeting. Corner-to-Corner Graphghan was taught by Pattie Aaron, assisted by Sally Bassett. Learn how to use corner-to-corner crochet and graph-ghan charts to make your own custom designed afghans.

July 18*

We held our third Zoom meeting. Beatnik Basketweave Beanie by Pia Thadani. Pia taught us how to combine Tunisian and standard crochet to make a hat with a lovely basketweave design. Thank you Pia for sharing your design with us.

August 8

Pam Oddi will demonstrate how to use specially-dyed color pooling yarn to create argyle patterns.
Treasures Show and Tell: Bring a crochet treasure and tell its history and significance to you.
Note:  We will not be holding our Annual Dana Kahan Benjamin Chapter Challenge due to the corona virus.

September 12

Double-Ended Tunisian by Karen Navoy. Karen showed us how to create a reversible crochet fabric using a double-ended crochet hook. Karen taught us the Tunisian Simple Stitch, Tunisian Knit Stitch, and Tunisian Full Stitch, with the double-ended hook.

October 10

Pineapples by Sharon DeCaro. Sharon taught us about the symbolism of pineapples, and showed various books and booklets of pineapple patterns, and her crocheted pineapple projects. Sharon taught us how to make the Pineapple Pendant.

November 21*

Health Benefits and Community Crochet by Deb Deitke. Deb will share information about the health benefits of crochet. Deb will also talk about the various charities that welcome donations of crocheted items. Learn how you can improve your health, while helping others.

Deb is also pulling together photos and links of chapter members’ favorite patterns for quick crochet gifts.

December 12

Holiday Party. We will have a virtual potluck.  Make one dish and share the recipe.