Calaveras Needle Arts Guild

The Calaveras Needle Arts Guild was started in 2005 by Susanne Bergum, owner of the former EwePhoric Yarns in Arnold.  Her vision was to gather the fiber arts community together for social, educational, and philanthropic purposes.  The Guild, affiliated with The Knitting Guild Association (TKGA) and Crochet Guild of America (CGOA) continues to increase its membership year over year.
Through the Guild’s “EwePhoric Kids” Program, many children along the Highway 4 corridor have learned to knit and crochet.  Guild members volunteer time in local schools to teach children a life-long skill.  Needles and yarn are donated to the program by the Guild and by The Helping Hands Foundation of The National Needle Arts organization.
Literally thousands of stitches have been lovingly assembled by the Guild members to provide handmade items to various organizations.  More than fifty lap robes were donated to a care facility in San Andreas; catghans and toys have been donated to The Calaveras Humane Society, both for sale and to accompany adoptees home; chemo hats; and scarves and hats for Santa's Express.
In 2011, the Guild had its inaugural retreat in Plumas County now the home of founder and 1st President, Susanne.  Fifteen members traveled to Quincy, CA after a stop Jimmy Bean’s Wool in Sparks, NV.  The 3 days culminated in the completion of many teddy bears which were forwarded to Mother Bear Project in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Traveling to Quincy, CA the knitters were also treated to going to the Wool Room, Quincy's local yarn shop. We are looking forward to many more retreats which include lots of stitching, good food, shopping and friendship.

We invite you to join us!

Guild Members 2012

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