Due to COVID-19 and the closing of the Rolling Meadows Library (our normal meeting place), we do not know when our next chapter meeting will be. Our March 21 and April 11 meetings have been cancelled. Also our weekly crochet study groups are cancelled until further notice. Stay safe, stay home, and happy crocheting.
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.
Our January 11, 2020 meeting was cancelled due to the winter storms in the area.
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.
Crochet Showcase – 10 AM to 2 PM
Chapter members will demonstrate a variety of crochet techniques, and display completed projects. This event is free and open to the public.
Please note the special hours of 10 am to 2 pm.
Crocheted Flowers by Sally Bassett. Sally will show us how to crochet flowers that can be added to store-bought stems/leaves. Crochet a bouquet in time for Mother’s Day.
Color Pooling by Pam Oddi. Learn how to crochet a beautiful argyle pattern fabric using yarn that has been specially dyed for this purpose. The trick is mastering gauge and tension. Pam will provide the yarn. Bring crochet hooks in sizes 4.0 mm, 4.5 mm, 5.0 mm.
Corner-to-Corner Graphghan by Pattie Aaron, Diane Passarelli, and Sally Bassett. Learn how to use corner-to-corner crochet and graph-ghan charts to make your own custom designed afghans.
Tunisian Plus hat by Pia Thadani. Pia will teach 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.
Annual Dana Kahan Benjamin Chapter Challenge: Use 100 grams or less of yarn, and your own pattern to make a crocheted item.
Treasures Show and Tell: Bring a crochet treasure and tell its history and significance to you.
Double-Ended Tunisian by Karen Navoy. Karen will show us how to create a reversible crochet fabric using a double-ended crochet hook.
Pineapples by Sharon DeCaro. Sharon will teach us about the many lovely crocheted pineapple patterns.
We will also have our President’s Challenge (details to be announced).
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.
We will also have our annual Pattern Exchange. Bring original patterns (no photocopies). For example, a book, magazine or leaflet that you purchased, or a free pattern leaflet from a store.
Holiday Party and Gift Exchange.