Guiding knitters to improve their craft, while sharing and caring for our community, offering connection and camaraderie to all ages.
Founded in 2015 and located in the scenic lakes region of Maine, the Lighthouse Knitting Guild of Maine is a nonprofit 501(c)7 corporation that welcomes knitters at all levels. Our guild gathers to enhance the artisanship of knitting, warmly support each other, and provide education.
The guild got its start when several friends who were co-workers wanted to meet more regularly outside of the workplace to share their love of knitting with each other. Wanting to involve others, they created the guild and joined The Knitting Guild of America (TKGA). Membership in this national guild allowed them to leverage resources to expand the original group. Word began to spread and the group now consists of around 35 members.
Photo by Matt Landers
Lighthouse Knitting Guild of Maine at a Glance
Knitting is a very accessible hobby and getting started takes very little financial investment. At the guild, there's always someone available to help you learn too. The guild has sponsored guest instructors and designers from across Maine to offer educational sessions for its members. Classes offered through the guild have allowed members to experience this benefit which might otherwise be more expensive.
The guild also seeks to give back to the broader community through charitable knitting efforts. Over the years members have knit hats, scarves and mittens for Winter Olympics Maine as well as shawls for hospice organizations. Most recently the guild has knit rectangles for the Warm Up America program which collects rectangles from all over the country and assembles them into blankets for the homeless and other populations in need.
2020-2021 Guild Officers
President - Rachel Herald
Vice President - Kristin Irgens
Secretary - Kristen Pfeifle
Treasurer - Jackie Lambert
Program Coordinator/Public Relations – Yvonne Michaud