Jewel City Knitters

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First Wednesday Each Month from 7:00-9:00pm
1551 E. Chevy Chase Drive, Glendale (map)

JCK Meeting Agendas and Minutes
(Scroll to bottom for Prior Meeting Archives)

Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 7:00-9:00pm    

Scholl Canyon Estates Retirement Community

1551 East Chevy Chase Drive, Glendale, CA 91206
Scott & Donna Randon:

6:30pm: Meet and Greet, Sign In, Get Organized, etc.
7:00pm: JCK 10th Anniversary Party
7:30pm: Granny Squares Demo [Jerri Thomson, Marie Benes]
9:00pm: Adjourn

7:00pm: Call to Order  Evelyn Van Orden, President & Founder
    17 members were present.
     1 new member: Marlene. She read about our meeting in the Glendale News-Press.

JCK 10th Anniversary Party
     We celebrated 10 years since JCK was founded on Valentine's Day 2003 as a chapter of The Knitting Guild Association (
    There was a tres leches cake from Porto's Bakery and peppermint ice cream brought by Hospitality Chair Sue Dietel.
     Evelyn brought a purple glass lantern filled with Valentine Conversation Hearts and held a contest to guess the number of purple hearts. Sandra Canfield guessed 75 and was closed to the actual number of 78 (Evelyn was married in 1978).

Granny Squares Lap Blanket Project
    Jerri Thomson and Marie Benes are organizing a Charity Challenge Project to crochet granny squares lap blankets and donate them to local nursing homes.
    One of the nursing homes will be Montrose Healthcare where Evelyn's mother-in-law Rose lives.
    Jerri demonstrated how to crochet 4" granny squares and distributed yarn to members who started crocheting squares at the party.
    The project will continue through March and April. Members will crochet squares and the squares will be collected and joined into blankets at the Charity Knit & Crochet Day.

Charity Knit & Crochet Day
     Judy reported that t
he Charity Knit & Crochet Day will be Saturday, April 27th at St. Luke's of the Mountains Episcopal Church on Foothill Blvd. in La Crescenta.
    This event will be promoted at Itza Knitterie during Yarn Crawl (described below).
    At the event, there will be a potluck lunch and we will work on the Granny Squares Lap Blankets and other charity knitting projects to be discussed at the March meeting.

Yarn Crawl
    Judy reported that the 2nd Annual Yarn Crawl will be held Thursday-Sunday, April 11-14 at 32 shops in Los Angeles County.
    It sounds like a fun opportunity to visit many Local Yarn Shops (LYS) and get to know the types of yarns the stores carry (among other things).
    Carpooling anyone?

9:00pm: Party Adjourned

JCK 10th Anniversary Party
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Scholl Canyon Estates Retirement Community

 Tres leches cake from Porto's Bakery
 Cake & peppermint ice cream
 Evelyn Van Orden & Judy Gregory crocheting
 Marie Benes teaching Janice Ogata how to crochet granny squares
Thanks Janice for the lovely cowl!
 Sandra Canfield won the contest!
 Yarn for granny squares
 Granny squares for Lap Blanket Charity Project

Janice Ogata and Evelyn Van Orden provided the photos.
Evelyn Van Orden provided the cake, plates, napkins, utensils, and contest prize.
Sue Dietel provided the peppermint ice cream and bottled water.
Jerri Thomson and Marie Benes organized the Granny Squares Project.
Thanks to all for a fabulous party!


January 2, 2013 General Meeting   Photos: AAUW Tech Trek Donations

December 5, 2012 10th Annual Holiday Party  Photos
 November 7, 2012 General Meeting   Sponsor Shops
October 3, 2012 General Meeting  Cancelled due to Presidential Debate
 September 5, 2012 General Meeting   Photo: Evelyn's Best of Show
 August 1, 2012 General Meeting
 July 11, 2012 General Meeting   Photo: Olga's Afghan
 June 6, 2012 General Meeting
 May 2, 2012 General Meeting   Photos
 April 4, 2012 General Meeting   JCK Favorite Patterns/Books 2012
 March 7, 2012 General Meeting
 February 1, 2012 General Meeting   Photos: 9th Birthday Party
 January 4, 2012 General Meeting

 December 7, 2011 9th Annual Holiday Potluck   Photos; 2011 Philanthropy Summary
 November 2, 2011 General Meeting
 October 5, 2011 General Meeting
 September 7, 2011 General Meeting
 August 3, 2011 General Meeting
 July 6, 2011 General Meeting
 June 1, 2011 General Meeting   Kimberly Smith Baby Shower
 May 4, 2011 General Meeting
 April 6, 2011 General Meeting
 March 2, 2011 General Meeting
 February 2, 2011 General Meeting
 January 5, 2011 General Meeting

 December 1, 2010 8th Annual Holiday Potluck
 November 3, 2010 General Meeting
 October 6, 2010 General Meeting
 September 1, 2010 General Meeting
 August 4, 2010 General Meeting
 July 7, 2010 General Meeting
 June 2, 2010 General Meeting
 May 5, 2010 General Meeting
 April 7, 2010 General Meeting   Includes JCK Favorite Books
 March 3, 2010 General Meeting
 February 3, 2010 General Meeting
 January 6, 2010 General Meeting

 December 2, 2009 7th Annual Holiday Potluck
 November 4, 2009 General Meeting
 October 7, 2009 General Meeting
 September 2, 2009 General Meeting   Meeting Cancelled Due To Wildfires!
 August 5, 2009 General Meeting
 July 1, 2009 General Meeting
 June 3, 2009 General Meeting
 May 6, 2009 General Meeting
 April 1, 2009 General Meeting
 March 4, 2009 General Meeting
 February 4, 2009 General Meeting   Includes JCK Favorite Books
 January 7, 2009 General Meeting

 December 3, 2008 6th Annual Holiday Potluck
 November 5, 2008 General Meeting
 October 1, 2008 General Meeting
 September 3, 2008 General Meeting
 August 6, 2008 General Meeting
 July 2, 2008 General Meeting
 June 4, 2008 General Meeting
 May 7, 2008 General Meeting
 April 2, 2008 General Meeting
 March 5,2008 General Meeting
 February 6, 2008 General Meeting
 January 9, 2008 General Meeting

 December 5, 2007 5th Annual Holiday Potluck
 November 7, 2007 General Meeting
 October 3, 2007 General Meeting
 September 5, 2007 General Meeting
August 1, 2007 General Meeting   Includes JCK Favorite Books
July 11, 2007 General Meeting
June 6, 2007 General Meeting
May 2, 2007 General Meeting
April 4, 2007 General Meeting
March 7, 2007 General Meeting
February 7, 2007 General Meeting
January 3, 2007 General Meeting

December 6, 2006 4th Annual Holiday Potluck
November 1, 2006 General Meeting
October 4, 2006 General Meeting
September 6, 2006 General Meeting
August 2, 2006 General Meeting
July 5, 2006 General Meeting
June 7, 2006 General Meeting
May 3, 2006 General Meeting
April 7, 2006 General Meeting

March 20, 2006 Round Table Meeting
March 1, 2006 General Meeting