The Windy City Knitting Guild, a 501(c)7 non-profit organization dedicated to furthering the love, appreciation, and educational history behind knitting, has their monthly meeting this evening in the Sulzer Regional Library. The featured guest this evening is Veronica Van, co-founder of Dream in Color yarns.
On the third Tuesday of each month, the Windy City Knitting Guild holds its monthly meeting in the Chicago Public library Sulzer Regional branch, located at 4455 N Lincoln Avenue in Chicago. Attending meetings is always free, and refreshments are often offered by volunteers at the Guild. In addition to meeting minutes and special guest speakers, the end of the meetings involve a feature called Show and Share, where knitters can share their completed projects with the group. Knitting during meetings is always encouraged.
This evening's meeting features Veronica Van, partner at Dream In Color Yarns, featured both online and at local yarn shops both nationally and throughout the Chicago area. She and her business partner, Nancy Leuer, met as coworkers at the Waldorf School in the western suburbs when they realized their passion for color and inspiration by their students could be turned into a business. They opened a yarn shop in Aurora in 2004, and two years later, closed the shop to focus entirely on dyeing yarn.
Van will be presenting to the Guild her company's story, give insight into their dyeing process, and share her and Leuer's theories on color and coming trends in the industry. In Illinois alone, over 30 local yarn shops and independent craft stores carry Dream in Color yarns. Customers in Canada, England, France, Germany, Australia, and even the United Arab Emirates can enjoy using their yarns by purchasing them in a local shop.
In addition to selling yarn, Dream In Color offers patterns on their website both for free and for purchase to inspire their knitting friends. They also offer a feature called Dream Club, where subscribers can receive patterns and yarns monthly through their local yarn shop.
The Windy City Knitting Guild holds their monthly meetings from 6:45pm to 8:45pm on the third Tuesday of every month, and there is free parking around the library. To become a member of the Windy City Knitting Guild, you can join online and enjoy the perks of membership, including exclusive invites to certain events and discounts at many local yarn shops.
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