Member Testimonials

Member Testimonials

Here’s what BAKG members are saying about the fun of being a member of our guild.

I’ve been a guild member for almost a year and am so appreciative of the programs, services and meeting so many awesome crafters and professionals in the industry, which was my goal. Many thanks to everyone who make all of this a great experience! – Regina

I have enjoyed the many ways BAKG fosters my continuing education as a knitter. Whatever the format, from mini-workshops and KALs to fabulous classes by excellent teachers, the guild has been my go-to resource for learning new tips and techniques.  – Victoria 

BAKG  is an excellent organization that welcomes all levels of knitters, and even crocheters, and is greatly enhanced by a board who works tirelessly and who deeply cares about all of its members! – Arlene

Since joining I have been inspired to knit with beads,knit lacy shawls, and try stuff I would have never attempted before in knitting. – Ellen

I’m so thankful for the way BAKG has expanded my knitting world – from learning about new techniques and fibers to meeting wonderful people who share my “knitting addiction.” BAKG has really made me feel like I’m very much a part of the greater knitting community. – Karen

I do remember why I joined and why I am still here over five years later. The women that I met are just a pleasure to talk to, always helpful with a knitting question and extremely creative with new pattern ideas or places to find great yarn. I love the ‘Yarn Snobs’ who share their great yarn finds and the Knit Along (KAL) projects that are constantly on going.” Sometimes once a month is not enough so I make plans to see my knitting pals near home. – Arlene

Great knitters, great friends, great programs, great teachers! – Anonymous

I have made lifelong friends here that I will always treasure. – Anonymous

The artists/environment, the staff and board, the luncheon, the speakers! – Anonymous 

Breakthrough!!!!! 🙂 – Charmaine

BAKG members and Executive Board are very informative, helpful, and sharing some love.   I will be a returning member for 2017-2018. – Cathy.  

Members Share-the-Talent Day is an annual event at BAKG, at which BAKG members lead multiple workshops that other members attend and enjoy. It is part and parcel of BAKG’s educational mission. We thank the BAKG members who have generously shared their knitting know-how with others.

Members Share The Talent Day Testimonials

“I just learned how to knit Continental. I am overwhelmed by the feeling of accomplishment! Thank you, Rodica!”  – Myriam S.

“Thanks for a great intro to Continental knitting…great topic!  – Anonymous

Rodica was an excellent and knowledgeable teacher. She was very patient with a large group.  Great class!  – Anonymous. 

“Judie’s beginner class was terrific! So glad I came and happy to have joined the Big Apple Knitters Guild. Happy summer!” – Diane N.

“I learned Magic Loop in this short workshop! Regina was prepared and very patient with new knitters and experienced knitters. Everyone left this class knowing how to knit with this technique!” – Marsha D.

“Regina was a wonderful teacher of the Magic Loop [technique]. She was very patient and gave clear instructions.” – Anonymous

“Regina was extremely patient and helpful. Happy that I learned magic loop.” – Nancy W. 

Thank you so much for this wonderful class [Anne C.’s Dorset Buttons class].  I learned a great deal.  You have opened a new world to me.  Again, many thanks!  – Lillian

Terrific class [Anne C.’s Dorset Buttons class], great instructor, fun!  – Hilda

Stephanie taught a wonderful [Chair Yoga] class with detailed techniques and helpful hints.  I felt my core muscles strengthening with every movement.  These are exercises I will use frequently after each knitting session. – Sihandra

The workshop of “Creating Marled” with Janelle was fantastic.  I wish [it] were longer.  She came well prepared with samples, videos, techniques.  She went well beyond my expectations. I would take it next year.  –  Anonymous. 

Janelle’s class on creating marled color gradients was very organized with many handouts and examples that she prepared.  So, it was clear she did a lot of preparation for the class.  I can’t wait to go home and try it out for a project. – Anonymous. 

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