- The Stitch and Pitch event was a success.
- The Idyllwild trip was cancelled due to conflicts and road construction.
- A trip to the Alamitos Bay Yarn Company is planned for August 21. There will be a class and a knitting session. Contact Ann for details.
- A visit to Knitworks in Redland with the Hemet Guild is planned for July 30.
- The Knit for Fun retreat, organized by Ann Budd, is scheduled for September 19-22. See the Calendar for details.
- Registration for Stitches SoCal is now open.
- Block of the Month (BOM) – BOM patterns are posted on the website and completed BOM’s are collected by Raquel Harris for assembly and distribution. See the samples below. Blocks are needed.
- Preemie Hats – Helen Leonte collects preemie hats, bur no local hospitals are accepting them at this time so hats are not needed at this point.
- Charity Yarn – Helen Leonte accepts yarn donations for charity projects.
- Sebatian’s Project – Barbara Brown and Janet Dyer collects child size knitted hats for Sebastian’s Project, based on the book Sebastian’s wish , and distributed to local grade school children. Hats must be machine washable. Bright and patriotic colors are most popular but not character hats. Hats are needed. They need at least 500 hats for distribution in 2019.
- Twiddlemuffs – Jan Lee collects Twiddlemuffs but they are not needed at this time.
- Shawls for Umbrella Ministries – Jan Lee collects shawls for Umbrella Ministries. They give shawls to women who have lost a child. The free Ravelry pattern for these shawls is Herb Garden Shawl by Nettie DiLorenzo. Shawls are needed.
- San Jacinto High School – Mary Ann Johnson and Louise Wolf teach students to knit on Tuesday mornings during the school years. Volunteers are needed.
- Navy Hats – Mary Ann Johnson collects these.
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The program on Short Rows consisted of three breakout sessions. The Cat Bordhi Short Rows session was presented by Jan Runkel, the Japanese Short Rows session was presented by Ann Dunn and the German Short Rows session was presented by Patti Reyes.