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Main Address 5814 Excelsior Blvd St. Louis Park Minnesota 55416 United States Phone: 952-303-3895 Website:
Main Address 314 Division St S Northfield Minnesota 55057 United States Phone: 507-645-1330 Website:
Main Address 205 Walnut St. Spooner Wisconsin 54801 United States Phone: 715-635-6811 Website:
Main Address 105 Miner Avenue East Ladysmith Wisconsin 54848 United States Phone: 715-532-5858 Website:


Main Address 276 Scenic Dr Knife River Minnesota 55609 United States Phone: 218-834-5967 Website:
Main Address 518 Broadway Alexandria Minnesota 56308 United States Phone: 320-219-7888 Website:


Main Address 26795 State Hwy 67 Morgan Minnesota 56266 United States Phone: 507-249-3631 Website:


Main Address PO Box 142 Crystal Bay Minnesota 55323 United States Phone: 952-472-4155 Website:
Main Address 6899 Cary Bluff Pittsville Wisconsin 54466 United States Phone: 1-800-968-5648 Website:
Main Address 31 West Chapman St Ely Minnesota 55731 United States Phone: 218-365-6613 Website:
Main Address 109 N 2nd St PO Box 727 Groton South Dakota 57445 United States Phone: 605-397-4504 Website:
Main Address Scott Highlands Middle School 14011 Pilot Knob Rd. Apple Valley Minnesota 55124 United States
Main Address 101 West Broadway Ave St. Peter Minnesota 56082 United States Phone: 800-208-9821 Phone: 507-934-3734 Website:
Main Address 3448 Chicago Ave S Minneapolis Minnesota 55407 United States Phone: 612-259-7525 Website:
Main Address 900 County Road Mount Horeb Wisconsin 53572 United States Website:
Main Address 42160 Ferry Road Harris Minnesota 55032 United States Phone: 651-674-5690 Website:
Main Address 1500 West 200th Street Jordan Minnesota 55352 United States Phone: 952-492-5210 Website:


Main Address 113 1st Ave. W. Grand Marais Minnesota 55604 United States Phone: 218-387-1094 Phone: 1-877-387-1094
Main Address Virtual via Zoom Minnesota United States
Main Address 14239 Jenkins Ave NW South Haven Minnesota 55382 United States Phone: 952-818-0354 Website:

Jess Dahlberg

Newsletter Editor

Jess learned to knit in middle school and attempted (but never quite finished) a few garter stitch scarves. Years later, she picked up crochet with her best friend in law school and eventually fell back into knitting. Ever since then, she's been a daily knitter (commuting time for the win!) and has never looked back. She enjoys knitting gifts for friends and family and loves trying new techniques. (she, her, hers)

Laura Haave

Great Guild Getaway Committee Chair

Laura learned to knit in 2003 by taking a four-week class during MIT's annual January Independent Activities Period. The class project was a striped hat knit in the round, and since that time, Laura has been a big advocate of 1) helping other adults learn to knit for the first time, 2) hats as a manageable first project, and 3) circular needles for everything. She enjoys thinking about knitting and planning her next project almost as much as she enjoys actually knitting. Laura is highly motivated by knit-alongs and loves to knit in community. (she, her, hers)

Anne Rojas


Janese Evans

Yarnover Committee Chair

Bio to come. (she,her,hers)

Kate Westlund

Social Media and Technology Director

(Term 2, Year 3)

Kate became enthralled with knitting when she was a young girl and saw a fellow young person knitting on a plane. She implored her mother to teach her everything she knew, which as it turned out was only casting on and the knit stitch. Once Kate learned to purl froma beginner's kit, there was no end in sight. Kate is the type of knitter who doesn’t always swatch, which is often obvious in her finished projects.

Melissa Mintern

Marketing and Outreach Director

(Term 1, Year 2)

Melissa has been knitting for 15 years. She loves socks and sweaters. She is a new member who hopes to use her marketing background to lift up the MKG. While she isn't local to MN, she really loves the atmosphere created by the Guild. Melissa and significant other Al enjoy traveling, wherein Al graciously offers to drive so Melissa can knit in the passenger seat. (she, her, hers)

Nikky Heidel

Membership Director

(Term 1, Year 2)

Nikky was first introduced to knitting in 2012 when her visiting sister-in-law taught her the basics of casting on and the knit stitch. A few weeks later, she learned how to purl from her mother-in-law. From there, it quickly became a passion and she has taken on each new project with a desire to expand her skill and discover new techniques. She loves a good mystery (knit-a-long) and knits way more shawls than a single person can wear in a month.

Betsy Preston

Service Director

(Term 1, Year 1)

Betsy never had patience for knitting, until she found herself spending a lot of time at little league games and waiting for the last kid to emerge from the locker room after swim practice. With her background in graphic design, stranded colorwork has a natural appeal. Not to mention the practicality of an extra layer of warmth. Betsy has recently begun publishing her original hat and cowl patterns, which are available on Ravelry. (she, her, hers) (See our Service Knitting Page for more information about our current projects and donation process.)

Sandra Wright

Programming Director

(Term 1, Year 1)

Sandra’s mom taught her to knit as a pre-teen. Together they knit slippers with pompoms, exclusively. She returned to knitting off and on in her adult years, taking classes at local yarn shops to build her skills. After joining a newly formed knit group back in 2013, knitting become a daily practice. Today a sweater, pair of socks, and a gift knit are always on the go, with way too many projects in queue. (she, her, hers)

Rose Tobelmann


(Term 1, Year 3)

Rose learned to knit from her mother at the age of ten. She started knitting on the ends of small paint brushes. She continued to knit off and on through her teenage and young adult years and became a more avid knitter after taking a Norwegian sweater knitting class through community education. Today, knitting has become a passion and she knits for charity, herself, and her family her stash. She enjoys meeting other knitters and learning new techniques.

Kelsey Sorenson


(Term 1, Year 2)

Kelsey learned the knit stitch from her grandmother in middle school, and filled in the gaps enough to make lots of scarves for quite a few years. She began expanding her skills in college and is always looking to learn more. Kelsey is drawn toward projects that are seamless or include stranded colorwork. (she, her, hers)

Kelly Amoth

Vice President

(Term 1, Year 2)

A visiting friend from Seattle taught Kelly the very basics of knitting (a twisted loop cast on and just the knit stitch) in 2008 before flying home. Turning to the internet (thanks!) Kelly taught herself through a lot of trial and error. Uncontent to keep knitting the scarf she’d started as her first project, she jumped into knitting a pair of striped mittens for her non-knitter, but very knitworthy, twin sister. Twelve years later the mittens are still in her sister’s glove box, and Kelly is usually horrified when she pulls them out and sees the mistakes she made using double pointed needles for the first time. Kelly loves knitting socks and is thankful for the many months of cold weather when she gets to exclusively wear her handknits. (she, her, hers)

Kathy Lewinski


(Term 1, Year 2)

Kathy has always been into crafts, but didn’t teach herself to knit until after college. She really got hooked while living in San Francisco when a friend opened a knitting store. To pitch in, Kathy started knitting up fun (and odd) things for window displays, as well as teaching classes. In the last couple of years, she has started designing her own knitting patterns (many of them available for free on Ravelry!) with toys and mittens being her primary obsessions. (she/her/hers)