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The FEBRUARY  Meeting is now RESCHEDULED for SUNDAY February 24 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.  See below...

The FEBRUARY  Meeting is now RESCHEDULED for SUNDAY February 24 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.  See below...


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Big Apple Knitters’ Guild

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 24 GENERAL MEETING SUNDAY

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General Meeting

Sunday, February 24, 12:30 – 3:30 pm

Pearl Studios, 519 Eight Avenue, 12th floor, Studio C

Lion Brand Trunk Show

Jack Blumenthal, Guest Speaker

We are delighted to welcome back a dear friend of the Big Apple Knitters’ Guild, Jack Blumenthal. Jack will present samples and garments made with Lion Brand yarns while speaking about the family-owned and operated company and his experience in the yarn business.

Jack Blumethal, Senior Vice President of Lion Brand Yarn, is in his 30th year with the company. He is involved in all aspects of product and yarn development for the company as well as the new Lion Brand Yarn Outlet in New Jersey. He began his career selling fabric to the over the counter trade as a specialist in the costume and wardrobe departments for the Hollywood scene. After six years in the home sewing industry he joined the family business and spent 29 years as their road salesman visiting yarn shops and craft stores across the country.

Jack has been a big advocate for reaching out to the consumer on a very personal level. He has spearheaded effort to increase Lion Brand’s presence at consumer events such as VKLive, Stitches and the Knit and Crochet Shows. Sponsoring Professional Development Day at the Knit and Crochet Shows was his initiative as well as creating a "Guest Speaker Program", where he visits knit and crochet guilds to interact directly with the dedicated knitters and crocheters. Through these meetings he is able to educate and inspire the attendees, change the perception of Lion Brand Yarn as well as share his passion for the brand.

Posting on the company’s blog, The Lion Brand Notebook, is also one of Jack’s favorite things to do. He is also in charge of the company’s charitable donations for crafting for those in need.


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