About Us

Who we are and what we do

  • The Around The Bay Knitting Guild (ATBKG), also affectionately known as "The Guild", is a non-profit organization.
  • We are a group of people from the Hamilton-Burlington area who meet to knit together, hear speakers, and plan interesting outings related to knitting.  


  • Any person who is interested in ATBKG activities may become a member upon payment of dues.
  • Membership dues will remain at $25.00 (payable by cash or cheque) for the 2017-2018 year in addition to a door entry fee ($2 per meeting).
  • Some local yarn shops offer discounts when you present your ATBKG membership card in their store: 
  1. Handknit Yarn Studio, Hamilton: 10% Discount on many items (Please contact for details regarding limitations.)
  2. Mary Maxim, Paris: 10% Discount  
  3. The Needle Emporium, Ancaster10% Discount
  4. The Purple Purl, Toronto:  10% Discount  
  5. Spun Fibre Arts, Oakville:  10% Discount  

Information for Guests  

  • Guests are welcome to attend one regular meeting for free.
  • Otherwise, guests are required to pay $10.00 for a meeting with a special speaker or lesson, and $5.00 for the second and subsequent regular meeting.
  • Guests are not eligible for Guild door prize draws and are not allowed to vote.

Staying Informed   

What is the ATBKG Website and Blog?

  • The Around The Bay Knitting Guild website http://atbkg.blogspot.ca/ provides general information about the Guild.
  • The website includes a blog which will provide updates as needed, including meeting reminders.  If a member subscribes to the blog, you will automatically receive the new blog post by email, usually within 24 hours after it is posted.  See below for more information.
  • Check the website for information about cancellations due to inclement weather.

What does “subscribe” mean?

  • Subscribing to the blog will insure that you get regular e-mails every time a new blog is posted. For example, if you are subscribed to the blog, and a meeting reminder is sent, you would receive this reminder by email to your email address.

How do I subscribe?

  • Download this guide to subscribing to the website and blog

Getting Involved  

  • It is intended that the running of the Guild will involve many members so that everyone’s talents can be used and no one member is overburdened by Guild responsibilities.
  • Feel free to contact the executive if you would like to help in any way: room set-up, teach knitting techniques, etc.  You may do so by email at:  atbkguild@gmail.com 

The Executive

  • There are 7 Guild members required to serve on the executive.
  • They are responsible for planning, conducting and evaluating the activities of the Guild.
  • For more information about the roles of the executive and the Guild in general, please read the Terms of Reference.

Our 2018 - 2019 Executive is:

President - Jane Cudmore
Vice-President - Lisa MacKenzie
Secretary - Pam Gosgnach
Treasurer - Lori Hamilton
Membership Chair - Dianne Merriam
Program Chair - Alexandra Gall
Webmaster - Edith Carlton

Our Volunteers

  • Volunteers and their ideas are always welcome!  These are members who volunteer their time in the following ways:

Gayle Holmes - 50/50 Draw 

Jane Kawamura - Out of the Cold Donations 

Jo Ann Salci - Linus Project Donations

Lynn Weylie - Twiddle Muffs

Shelley Oliveira - Knitted Knockers

Join our Group on Ravelry

The group name is: aroundthebayknittingguild

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