MKG Committees 

In addition to the MKG Board, The Madison Knitters Guild has many committees and positions to manage the multitude of MKG activities. Click on a committee or position name below to see job duties.

 Advertising  Terry Rutlin
 Community Projects  Lynn Levin and Rae Sprague
 Hospitality  Jordan Pitzner
 Knit Along (KAL)  Ruth Cadoret and Ada Lai
 Knit-Aid  Jen Davis and Don Himple
 Knit-In  Theresa Schabes
 Library  Meghan Lostroh
 Membership  Carol Spiegel
 Neighborhood Knits   Kim Langley
 Newsletter   Laura Simdon
 Programs  Susan Ecroyd
 Publicity/Marketing   Emily Witte and Linda Kilgore
 Special Events  Ginger Swart
 Website/Communications   Tricia Gulmen

To contact a committee, please use our contact form and select the appropriate committee or position name from the category list. Your message will be routed to the correct committee. Alternatively, click on "contact this committee" at the end of the committee's description below.

MKG Committees and Positions - Job Duties


  • Solicit advertising for newsletter.
  • Work with newsletter committee as needed.
  • Schedule vendors for Guild meetings (Sept-April).
  • Update website with advertiser and vendor information.
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Community Projects

For a description of the Community Projects Committee, its projects, and its volunteer opportunities, see the Community Projects pages.


  • Staff the Hospitality Table:
    • Welcome meeting attendees
    • Facilitate door prize sign-up
    • Distribute and collect event registrations
    • Provide directions
    • Sell fundraising items
    • Distribute advertising flyers

  • Show and Tell
    • Encourage participation
    • Organize sign-up
    • Collect project information slips

  • End of Year Party
    • Arrange catering
    • Organize member sale (an opportunity for members to sell knitting-related items from their personal collections)

  • Brown Bag Exchange
    • Organize all aspects of the exchange
      (Each October, participants bring yarn appropriate for the chosen project type in an opaque bag, then trade bags with another participant. All participants take a bag of yarn home, knit the designated project, and bring it to the May meeting. The person who submitted the yarn receives a project made from that yarn.)

Knit Along (KAL)


Expert knitters available at each Guild meeting to help with projects, and general knitting issues. 
They help knitters fix mistakes, interpret patterns and wind skeins of yarn into balls.  
Please stop by the Knit-Aid table with your questions!



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Neighborhood Knits


Publish the monthly newsletter, Knitters' Knews, from August through May.

Volunteers on this committee:

  • Plan content of each issue
  • Accept submissions from MKG board, MKG committee chairs, and MKG members
  • Perform pre-publication edits of all submissions
  • Use desktop publishing software (Microsoft Publisher or Adobe InDesign) to layout the issue using stored templates
  • Proofread final draft and produce a final PDF file
  • Set up the PDF file for download from the members-only website
  • Publish the finished issue via e-mail to MKG membership
  • Assist in archival and other bookkeeping of finished issues.



Special Events


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