As part of its Little Hats, Big Hearts Campaign, the AHA is seeking knitters to make small hats/caps for premature infants born with congenital heart defects, the number one birth defect in this country. Please review the link provided: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Affiliate/Little-Hats-Big-Hearts-Atlanta_UCM_472521_SubHomePage.jsp We are garnering support from several knitting groups including the North Ga. Knitting Guild, the Atlanta Knitting Guild and other knitting circles and clubs. We hope you would pass along to your knitting community or perhaps consider donating the qualifying yarns for support. Your help would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Jan Murphy, AHA Volunteer Coordinator, 770-354-6886 or [email protected] Kindest regards, Riley Hunt, on behalf of AHA, Atlanta Chapter.
On May 5, 1955, five women drawn together by a common interest in weaving decided to form a guild to further proficiency in their craft. Thus was the Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild started. We we incorporated as a non-profit in 1978 and were one of the last Guilds to produce the Handweavers Guild of American biennial show (Convergence) in 1998. Much of the Guild’s strength and appeal comes from a diverse membership–professional weavers, those who weave primarily for pleasure and self-fulfillment, teachers, students, and beginners. In fact, anyone with an interest in weaving and textile arts is welcome to join CHG. The Guild is the perfect place to meet other fiber enthusiasts, learn new techniques, exchange creative ideas, and find inspiration. We offer workshops from regional, national, and international instructors three times a year and maintain a schedule of classes four quarters of the year. The Guild owns a large complement of looms which allows students access for classes and workshops.