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Windy City Knitting Guild. Membership Survey October 2008. Agenda. Objectives, Methodology and Demographics. Meetings, Workshops and Excursions. Attribute Importance and Performance. Additional Questions. Conclusions. Study Goals. To better understand the needs of the members

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    1. Windy City Knitting Guild Membership Survey October 2008

    2. Agenda Objectives, Methodology and Demographics Meetings, Workshops and Excursions Attribute Importance and Performance Additional Questions Conclusions

    3. Study Goals • To better understand the needs of the members • To guide future programs and services offered • To identify areas which can be improved • To identify areas which have overlooked the needs of members

    4. Background information • The study was launched by the board in July and concluded October 1, 2008 • Respondents were able to complete the survey online (provided a link at Guild website and email) or paper and pencil • Participants were entered into a random drawing for a $25.00 gift certificate to a yarn shop

    5. A total of 93 Guild members participated in this study. Years as a Member Years as a Knitter How long have you been a member? How long have you been a knitter? 5 -7 (n=10) 3 - 5 (n=35) 11 + (n=56) 8 - 10 (n=5) 8 – 10 (n=5) 0 - 2 (n=9) 11 + (n=9) 5 - 7 (n=8) 0 – 2 (n=34) 3 - 5 (n=15) • 75% of the participants have been a member of the Guild for 0 to 5 years. • Over half (65%) of the participants have been knitting for 8 or more years. • The 93 participants represent 31% of the guild membership (as of August 2008, there are 305 members) N = 93

    6. 90% of the participants identified their skill level as Intermediate and Experienced knitters. Skill Level Skill Level: Craft Yarn Council of America • Beginner: Projects for first-time knitters using basic knit and purl stitches, minimal shaping. • Easy: Projects using basic stitches, repetitive stitch patterns, simple color changes, and simple shaping and finishing. • Intermediate: Projects with a variety of stitches, such as basic cables and lace, simple intarsia, double-pointed needles and knitting in the round needle techniques, mid-level shaping and finishing. • Experienced: Projects using advanced techniques and stitches, such as short rows, fairisle, more intricate intarsia, cables, lace patterns, and numerous color changes. How would you describe your knitting skills/ level of knitting? Experienced (n=44) Beginner (n=1) Easy (n=8) Intermediate (n=40) N = 93

    7. Agenda Objectives, Methodology and Demographics Meetings, Workshops and Excursions Attribute Importance and Performance Additional Questions Conclusions

    8. Location of the meetings is the main reason why members are unable to attend the monthly meetings. Meetings Attended Reasons for not attending How many knitting guild meetings do you attend annually? What is the reason for not attending more meetings? 5 – 8 (n=19) • Location/ Distance to meetings (70%) • Conflicts with work schedule, Family or other commitments (30%) • Inexperienced knitter (10%) • No transportation (10%) • Other: hearing impaired, cliquish group, don’t know anyone (10%) 9 - 12 (n=24) 1 - 4 (n=20) 0 (Zero) (n=30) N = 93

    9. 80% of the participants did not identify a must attend meeting. Those that did, selected the November, Election, Holiday meeting as a must attend. Meetings Attended Meeting to Attend Is there one meeting you try never to miss? If yes (meetings you try not to miss), which meeting and why? • November/ Elections/ Holiday (47%) • Charity Knitting (26%) • Brown Bag Exchange (21%) • Speakers of interest (16%) No (n=74) Yes (n=19) N = 93

    10. While a large (78%) segment of members are not active volunteers, there are many that have interest in becoming more active. Volunteerism Are you an active volunteer in the guild? Would you like to be more active? No (n=73) Maybe (n=42) No (n=20) Yes (n=20) N = 93 Yes (n=11) • The majority of participants who identified themselves as volunteers are Intermediate (8) and Experienced (11) knitters • Those that have been guild members between 3 and 7 years are the most active volunteers [3-5 years (8), 5-7 years (5), 8-10 years (3), 0-2 years (2), and 11+ years (2)] • The vast majority of members who would like to be more active (yes or maybe) have been guild members for 0 – 2 years (84%) and 3 – 5 years (74%)

    11. Of those participants who are interested in volunteering: Assisting with Special Events, Participating in Monthly Meetings and Assisting with Knit-A-Longs (KALs) were cited as areas of interest. Specify Other Areas of Interest Areas of Interest • Bring snacks • Assist with website • Teach knitting to teenagers • Have time limitations, prefer specific tasks Which of the following areas interest you? % of Respondents (N=63)

    12. Weekend workshops are attended mostly by Intermediate and Experienced knitters. Weekend Workshops Attended If yes (attended workshops), which workshops did you attend? Have you attended a Weekend Workshop? • Lucy Neatby (38%) • Sally Melville (19%) • Several in a year (16%) • Nancy Bush (14%) • Nicky Epstein (12%) • Arnhild Hillesland (10%) • Annie Modesitt (9%) • Marilyn Van Keppel (7%) • Jean Moss (7%) • Joan Shrouder (7%) • Susanna Hansson (7%) • Christmas ornaments (5%) • Beth Brown-Reinsel (5%) Several others were identified by 1 or 2 respondents (see Appendix for additional suggestions) No (n=35) Yes (n=58) • Of the 58 participants who attended weekend workshops, 95% of them were Intermediate (n=23) and Experienced (n=32) knitters N = 93

    13. Timing and location of the weekend workshops are large drivers. Most participants indicate the instructor or topic as a reason for wanting to attend. Specify Other Reasons Weekend Workshops • Instructor and/or subject of greater interest • Depends on date (scheduling conflicts) • A weekend commitment is too long • Availability of child-care • Need to improve my knitting skills in order to participate • Easy access via public transportation What would contribute to your attending Weekend Workshops? % of Respondents (N=91)

    14. Anyone (39%) Cat Bordhi (13%) Lucy Neatby (10%) Nancy Bush (8%) Marilyn Van Keppel (5%) Sally Melville (4%) Amy Singer(4%) Meg Swansen (4%) Lily Chin (4%) Melissa Leapman (4%) Beth Brown-Reinsel (3%) Elsebeth Lavold (3%) Norah Gaughan (3%) Debbie New (3%) Janet Szabo (2%) Cookie A (2%) Cheryl Oberle (2%) Vivian Hoxbro (2%) Myrna Stahlman (2%) Annie Modesitt (2%) Kaffee Fassett (2%) Charlene Schurch Eunny Jang Anita Mayer Bridget Rorem Janine Bajus Kate Gilbert Debbie Bliss Jared Flood Debbie Stohler Stephanie Pearl-McPhee Ginger Luters Stefanie Japel Judy Chan Leigh Radford Franklin Habit Jean Moss Maureen Mason Jamison Deborah Newton Susan Lazaer Cat Bordhi and Lucy Neatby were cited most often for future workshops. Who would you like to see at future Weekend Workshops? Recent workshops have included Lucy Neatby, Sally Melville, Nancy Bush, and Marilyn Van Keppel. • Susanna Hansson • Valentina Devine • Marianne Isager • Jillian Moreno • Anna Zilboorg • Barry Klein • Joan Shrouder • Maggie Jackson • Anyone with new techniques • How-to modify a sweater pattern • Color in fairisle knitting • Easy/ Basic programs • How-to toe-up socks • How-to hat making • Ethnic knitting techniques

    15. Fewer respondents identified attending one-day workshops and Judy Chan led workshops were identified the most. One-Day Workshops Attended There have also been One-Day Workshops on various techniques throughout the year. Have you attended? If yes (attended workshops), which one-day workshops did you attend? • Judy Chan workshops (includes lace and steeking) (21%) • Short rows workshop (15%) • Several in a year (16%) • Felting (12%) • Dyeing with Dagmar Klos (9%) • Entrelac workshop (9%) • Knit to fit sweater (9%) Several others were identified by 1 or 2 respondents (see Appendix for additional suggestions) Yes (n=33) No (n=60) • Of the 33 participants who attended one-day workshops, 97% of them were Intermediate (n=16) and Experienced (n=16) knitters N = 93

    16. Like the weekend workshops, timing and location are key drivers to attendance. Again, the instructor or topic is another key reason for wanting to attend. Specify Other Reasons One-Day Workshops • Instructor and/or subject of greater interest • Learning a new skill • A weekend commitment is too long • Availability of child-care • Depends on schedule • Need to improve my knitting skills in order to participate • Easy access via public transportation What would contribute to your attending One-Day Workshops? % of Respondents (N=91)

    17. Unsure/ No Comment (41%) Judy Chan (9%) Knit to Fit (9%) Dagmar Klos dye workshop (7%) Techniques workshop (5%) Dyeing workshop (5%) Finishing workshop(5%) Toe-up or Top-down sock workshop (4%) Spinning workshop (4%) Cast-on/ Bind-off workshop (4%) Intarsia workshop (3%) Sweater making and/or designing (3%) Lace projects Fairisle projects/ mittens Beginner workshop Crochet for knitters Laura Kochevar workshops Stash busting ideas/ garments Entrelac workshop How-to create your own design Color workshop Cables workshop Yarn substitutions in patterns Machine knitting Knitting styles: throw vs. pick Several others were identified by 1 or 2 respondents (see Appendix for additional suggestions) While the majority of respondents were unsure of one-day workshop topics; Judy Chan, Knit to Fit, and Dagmar Klos were popular suggestions. What One-Day Workshop topics would be of interest to you? Specific local instructors would you like to see?

    18. Only 16% of the participants have attended sponsored trips. Michigan Fiber Festival was well attended by this group. Sponsored Excursions The Guild has sponsored trips in the past: Indianapolis Art exhibit on Radical Knitting, Goshen, Indiana – Philosophers Wool, Michigan Fiber Festival. Have you attended? If yes (attended sponsored trips), which sponsored trips did you attend? • Michigan Fiber Festival (67%) • Indianapolis Art Exhibit on Radical Knitting (47%) • Others identified by one respondent included: Past retreats, Socks in Wisconsin, Lace in Wisconsin, and Wisconsin retreats No (n=78) Yes (n=15) • Again, the majority of participants who attended the sponsored trips are Intermediate (n=8) and Experienced (n=6) knitters N = 93

    19. Timing and cost are key factors to attendance. Again, the instructor or topic is another key reason for wanting to attend. Specify Other Reasons Sponsored Trips • Instructor and/or subject of greater interest • Depends on date (scheduling conflict) • Need to improve my knitting skills in order to participate • Easy access via public transportation • Ease of travel/ Unable to travel a long distance • Prefer one-day trips (no overnight stay) What would allow you to attend Sponsored Trips? % of Respondents (N=89)

    20. Unsure/ No Comment (45%) Any fiber festival excursion (18%) Typically unable to attend/ scheduling conflicts (7%) Ant trip of interest (5%) Day trip exploring local yarn shops (LYS) (4%) Yarn crawl in Milwaukee, Madison, nearby cities (3%) Local farms (3%) Local fiber mills (3%) Get-away weekend to finish UFOs (2%) Museums with LYS shops (2%) Trip to Blackberry Ridge (2%) Fiber art exhibits (2%) Several others were identified by 1 respondent (see Appendix for additional suggestions) While the majority of respondents were unsure of ideas for excursions, fiber festivals and day trips to LYS were mentioned. What excursions would interest you?

    21. Local charities and those groups that work with premature babies were suggestions to be represented in the future. Charities The Guild annually contributes to a variety of charities. Are there any charities you wish to see represented? Which charities would you like to see represented? • Local charities (12%) • Premature babies (12%) • Variety of charities (12%) • Cancer patients/ Chemo hats (8%) • Homeless (8%) • Heifer International (8%) • Christmas/ Santa Train (8%) • Mother Bear Project, Minneapolis (8%) • Tree House on Carmen Street (8%) • Interim House, Philadelphia (8%) Several others were identified by 1 or 2 respondents (see Appendix for additional suggestions) Yes (n=25) No (n=68) N = 93

    22. Good newsletter (27%) Members: friendly/ good people (25%) Access to workshops/ workshop offerings (24%) Show and Share (20%) Socializing/ Contact with other knitters (19%) Programs during meetings (15%) Community of people (13%) Educational (12%) Learn new techniques(10%) Discounts at LYS (9%) There are no negatives (34%) Locale of the meeting (parking, travel time, public transit) (11%) Meeting facility (hard to hear) (8%) Tuesday night conflicts with work/ family (8%) Build time during meeting to meet new/ old members – socializing (8%) Meeting location/ Distance from home or work (8%) Want/ Need more instructions at meetings (4%) Need instructional activities for beginners (4%) The newsletter, members, workshops and Show and Share are positive activities described by Guild members. While many found no dislikes, the meeting facility (sound and location) were identified as least likeable. Please list the top three (3) reasons/ activities/ etc. you like about the Windy city Knitting Guild. Please list the top three (3) reasons/ activities/ etc. you like least (areas for improvement) about the Windy city Knitting Guild. Likes Dislikes Multiple responses permitted See Appendix for additional comments

    23. No suggestions (38%) New techniques/ mini workshops (10%) Visits from LYS: history of shop, show lines (8%) Yarn swap (6%) Basics/ Beginner knitting techniques/ stitches (5%) Feature local authors/ designers (6%) Color theory (5%) TKGA Master Knitter Program (4%) Lace knitting (3%) Cables (3%) History of knitting (3%) No suggestions (46%) Cat Bordhi (9%) Lucy Neatby (7%) Advanced techniques (4%) Sweaters to fit/ How-to alterations (4%) Steek workshop (3%) Elsebeth Lavold (3%) Fairisle workshop (3%) Finishing techniques: adding a zipper, buttonholes (3%) Annie Modesitt (3%) Members were asked to offer suggestions for monthly program meetings as well as teachers and topics for weekend workshops. The Guild is always looking for ideas for programming. Please list suggestions for the monthly programs. Would you like to suggest teachers and/or topics you would want to see at the weekend workshops?

    24. Agenda Objectives, Methodology and Demographics Meetings, Workshops and Excursions Attribute Importance and Performance Additional Questions Conclusions

    25. We gathered data regarding the Guild…and utilized 1 to 10 rating scales for determining attribute importance and performance. Importance • Respondents were asked to rate the importance of each attribute on the following scale: • 1 = not at all important • 10 = critically important • NA = Not applicable • Respondents were then asked to rate their satisfaction with the Guild for each attribute on the following scale: • 1 = not at all satisfied • 10 = very satisfied • NA = Not applicable Performance

    26. Meetings that are informative and engaging and Newsletters that are timely and informative are the most important attributes to members. Scale: 1 (low) to 10 (high) N = 93 Stated Attribute Importance Mean Stated Importance Meetings informative/ engaging Newsletters timely/ informative Meetings hold interest Website easy to navigate Show and Share 1-Day Workshops Weekend Programs Charity Programs Website Informative KALs

    27. Excluding two attributes, the Intermediate knitters had the highest importance ratings. Importance by Skill Level Scale: 1 (low) to 10 (high) N = 93

    28. Weekend Programs and Show and Share received the highest satisfaction ratings. Scale: 1 (low) to 10 (high) N = 93 Satisfaction (Performance) Ratings Mean Performance Meetings informative/ engaging Newsletters timely/ informative Meetings hold interest Website easy to navigate Show and Share 1-Day Workshops Weekend Programs Charity Programs Website Informative KALs

    29. The Intermediate knitters had the highest satisfaction ratings for all attributes. Performance Ratings by Skill Level Scale: 1 (low) to 10 (high) N = 93

    30. Weekend Programs and KALs are the two attributes which all skills levels rated performance satisfaction higher than stated importance. Importance and Performance Ratings by Skill Level Scale: 1 (low) to 10 (high) N = 93

    31. Experienced knitters expressed the highest overall satisfaction with the Guild, while the Beginners/ Easy knitters expressed a much lower rating. Overall Satisfaction Scale: 1 (low) to 10 (high) N = 93 Mean Performance Beginner/ Easy Experienced Intermediate Overall

    32. Agenda Objectives, Methodology and Demographics Meetings, Workshops and Excursions Attribute Importance and Performance Additional Questions Conclusions

    33. Words such as social gathering, friendship, sharing, and educational all help to describe the Windy City Knitting Guild. If you were to use a sentence or two to describe Windy City Knitting Guild to a friend that had not heard of us before, how would you describe the Guild? • Beginner/ Easy skill level knitters described the Guild as a social gathering of talented knitters, a place for sharing and a good place to grow and learn. • “A group of people who advocate the practice of knitting. It's pretty cool to be in a place where everyone is of the same (sort of) mind. The only other place I've seen this kind of camaraderie is at a Grateful Dead concert.” • Intermediate skill level knitters described the Guild as a diverse knitting group with different skill levels, who meet monthly to share ideas and friendship. The group sponsors workshops and other educational opportunities. • “The Guild is a great group of knitters who get together to learn new techniques, share tips, tricks, and FOs, and who promote the craft of knitting in a fun community style.” • “WCKG is a wonderful resource no matter the level of one's knitting skills. The knitting skill range within the guild is the best, bar none. From very advanced to beginners, we all learn from each other.” • Experienced skill level knitters described the guild as dedicated knitters who share their craft, an opportunity to learn new skills and develop friendships, to give back to your community, and the opportunity to participate in workshops. • “A great place to meet folks who knit from diverse backgrounds and interests. An active, interesting group of knitters, many of whom may turn into some of your best friends. A group that coordinates and participates in many interesting knitting-related activities.” • “A really cool group of women (and a few very cool men) who are very enthusiastic about knitting and love to share their love of the craft with others.”

    34. Is there anything you would like the Guild to offer that they currently do not offer? If yes (new offerings), please explain. More offerings for new knitters and developing a buddy system are suggestions for the future. • More instruction for new, less experienced knitters • Develop a buddy system to link new members with existing members • The newsletter should address all skill levels of knitting • Provide information about the overall plan and long term goals of the organization • More convenient locations for workshops • Develop an outreach program to young people • Establish car pools for meetings, workshops No (n=77) Yes (n=16) N = 93

    35. Agenda Objectives, Methodology and Demographics Meetings, Workshops and Excursions Attribute Importance and Performance Additional Questions Conclusions

    36. Conclusions • A total of 93 Guild members participated in this study (representing 31% of the members). • 90% of the participants identified their skill level as Intermediate and Experienced knitters. • Location of the meetings is the main reason why members are unable to attend the monthly meetings. • 80% of the participants did not identify a must attend meeting. Those that did, selected the November, Election, Holiday meeting as a must attend. • While a large (78%) segment of members are not active volunteers, there are many that have interest in becoming more active. • Of those participants who are interested in volunteering, Assisting with Special Events, Participating in Monthly Meetings and Assisting with Knit-A-Longs (KALs) were cited as areas of interest. • Weekend workshops are attended mostly by Intermediate and Experienced knitters. • Timing and location of the weekend workshops are large drivers for attendance. Most participants also cite the instructor or topic as a reason for wanting to attend. • Cat Bordhi and Lucy Neatby are popular choices for future workshops. • Fewer respondents identified attending one-day workshops and Judy Chan led workshops were identified the most. • Timing and location are key drivers to attendance. The instructor or topic are other reasons for wanting to attend. • Judy Chan, Knit to Fit and Dagmar Klos are popular one-day workshop suggestions.

    37. Conclusions • Only 16% of the participants have attended sponsored trips. Michigan Fiber Festival was well attended by this group. • Timing and location are key drivers to attendance. The instructor or topic are other reasons for wanting to attend. • Fiber festival excursions and day trips to LYS were mentioned as places of interest. • Local charities and those groups that work with premature babies were suggestions to be represented in the future. • The newsletter, members, workshops, and Show and Share are positive activities described by guild members. While many found no dislikes, the meeting facility (sound and location) were identified as least likeable. • Meetings that are informative and engaging and Newsletters that are timely and informative are the most important attributes to members. • Overall, Intermediate skill level knitters gave the highest importance ratings. • Weekend Programs and Show and Share received the highest satisfaction ratings. • Overall, Intermediate skill level knitters gave the highest satisfaction ratings. • Experienced knitters expressed the highest overall satisfaction with the Guild, while the Beginner/ Easy skill level knitters expressed a much lower rating overall. • Words such as social gathering, friendship, sharing, and educational all help to describe the Windy City Knitting Guild. • More offerings for new knitters and developing a buddy system are suggestions for the future.

    38. Appendix

    39. Vivian Hoxbro Felting Color workshop Beth Brown-Reinsel Knit to fit workshop Myrna Stahlman Debbie New Judith Schwartz Judy Chan Dye workshop in Wisconsin Entrelac Workshops in Evanston Shawl workshop Lace workshop Labyrinth knitting Maureen Mason-Jamison Finishing workshop Swedish techniques Short row workshops Knits for Ralph Lauren Fairisle workshop Steeking workshop Kool-Aid dyeing workshop Lake Geneva Bohus Stickning Laura Kochevar Weekend Workshops attended/ mentioned by 1 or 2 participants. If yes (attended weekend workshops), which workshops did you attend?...continued

    40. Annie Modesitt Knitting with wire Bulgarian knitting Kool-Aid dyeing Christmas ornaments Several/ all at Portage Park Embellishments with Laura Kochevar Cast-ons Finishing Crochet with plastic bags Marilyn Van Keppel Peggy Rauhut Laura Kochevar Mitten – Norway Sock Knit-A-Long Judy Schwartz One-Day Workshops attended/ mentioned by 1 or 2 participants. If yes (attended one-day workshops), which workshops did you attend?...continued

    41. Amiguruni projects Tawashi projects Beginner workshops with/ led by experienced knitters Peggy Rauhut led workshop Domino knitting Tips and tricks Short row shaping workshop Master knitting workshop Franklin Habit Corinne Niessner How-to read complex patterns Navigating Ravelry Listings of knitting websites Workshops on yarns (types, history) Other crafts: embroidery, beading, etc Thrift store sweater: cut apart and create Judy Schwartz: crochet Knitting for charity Lauren Sanchez: making buttons Lucy Neatby Mobius knitting Beaded stitch markers Trims and i-cords Variety of shaping techniques How to set-up a blog/ website One-Day Workshops suggested by 1 or 2 participants. What One-Day Workshop topics would be of interest to you?...continued

    42. Visit alpaca farm European knitting trip Maryland Sheep and Wool Overnight knitting camps Johansen sponsored exhibit Knitting camp in Marshfield, WI Any Meg Swansen event Knitting Caribbean Cruise in winter Michigan Wine Country Amish crafts in Indiana Trip to Toni’s Soap making Trip to Esther’s Place Trip to The Fold Fiber festival in Ashville, NC Textiles at Chicago Historical Society Art Institute Threadbear Fiber Arts in MI Sheep/ Wool Festival in neighboring state Jefferson Fiber Festival in WI Elizabeth Zimmerman show in WI Weekend Workshops attended/ mentioned by 1 or 2 participants. If yes (excursions), what excursions would interest you….continued

    43. American Breast Cancer American Heart Association Infant and children charities Boys and Girls club Chicago Public Schools (hats/ warm clothing) City of Hope JWMF (International Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia Foundation) Interfaith refugee Immigration ministries Knits for kids LaLeche League Women shelters Supplies for knitting in prison Project Linus Needy US persons Snug Hugs Ronald McDonald House Food Pantry Gilda Radner Center Charities suggested by 1 or 2 participants. Which charities would you like to see represented?...continued

    44. Monthly meetings Utilize knowledge of knitters Lorna’s Laces sale and tour Variety of activities to participate in Weekend workshops Information (sales, events) on LYS Coming together of women Talent/ Expertise of members Low membership fees Fun evening out with friends Good food/ snacks at meetings Website Yarn Swap High level of participation Information on new yarns Knit-A-Longs Winter Delight/ City sponsored events Classes offered Inspired by member’s projects Networking Freedom to knit uninterrupted Sponsored trips Location of the meetings Congenial Enthusiastic members Guest speakers/ topics Keep abreast of knitting community Intimidated after reading newsletter Brown bag exchange Ideas for new projects Ability to volunteer at Stitches Opportunity to sell my projects Timing of meetings See the latest trends Keeping my knitting skills sharp Windy City Knitting Guild “likes” comments. Please list the top three (3) reasons/activities/ etc. you like about the Windy City Knitting Guild…..continued

    45. Members talk during meetings Sometimes meetings are too big Workshop locations not easily accessible via public transit Endless announcements regarding events Wish members were more active volunteers Need to incorporate the younger knitter Need healthier foods at meetings Show and Share needs limitations Some speakers are boring Start meetings on time Workshops conflict with schedule Cost of workshops Need meatier topics/ presentations Need greater variety of instructors at workshops Need more KALs Need better acknowledgement of new members at meetings Need more assistance for beginners Group is insular/ cliquish Guest speakers trying to sell something Haven’t developed friendships at meetings Need more one-day workshops Need more orderly run meetings Need advanced notice regarding upcoming volunteer needed events More openness to new members Newsletters are dull Offer some classes south of the city Include all members in all events Pace of meetings seem slow Move some meetings to downtown Wish more men were involved Need to provide information covered at board meeting Publish workshops in July for following year Need to see young designers/ authors/ instructors at meetings Need to sit at tables to promote socializing Unfair registration policy for those who live outside of city Windy City Knitting Guild “dislikes” comments. Please list the top three (3) reasons/activities/ etc. you like least (areas of improvement) about the Windy City Knitting Guild…..continued