The Guild was founded by Dorothy Camper and Joan Dunn in 1981 to promote interest, appreciation, and skill in knitting. It was a small, but steadily growing group until the late 1980s when membership grew to almost 100. Today we have a membership of over 500, and a number of the original members are still with us! Members include all skill levels, from beginner to expert.
Meetings take place September through May at the Promega BioPharmaceutical Technology Center, 5445 east Cheryl Parkway, Fitchburg. Monthly meetings include nationally recognized designers, authors, and teachers speaking about knitting related topics. We have local vendors at each meeting, and members who have knitted items they’d like to share can do so during our show and tell.
Doors open at 5 p.m. The Library, a Knit Aid Station for anyone who needs help with knitting projects, shopping and socializing take place before the official meeting starts at 6:30 p.m.
The Guild has a strong commitment to the Madison community and regularly contributes to area shelters, schools, hospitals, and other charitable organizations.
A complete description of MKG member benefits and the 2015-2016 calendar can be downloaded here.