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Create with a Peace Pod

Chautauqua Summer Gatherings

Groups of knitters and crocheters gather three times every week during the summer Chautauqua Season to share stories, form new friendships, deepen old relationships, and learn more about the work of w4w-k4p. Each Monday the group gathers in the Hall of Missions from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. for a formal presentation, Q & A session, and Blessing of newly delivered items. A workshop is offered every Tuesday (4:30-5:30 p.m.) on the Methodist House front porch for any one who wants to learn to knit, any one with a knitting problem, and any one who just wants to knit with other knitters. Each Thursday the group gathers from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. on the front porch of the United Church of Christ Reformed Church House for informal conversation and knitting/crocheting. We warmly invite you to join us! (For more information about Chautauqua, visit their website at View Photos

Peace Pods

Peace Pods are groups of knitters and crocheters who actively support the work and mission of women4women-knitting4peace. No Peace Pod in your area? Find a friend and “plant” one! Click here to create your own Peace Pod!


Ravelry Group “Virtual Peace Pod”
Become a member of Ravelry at (it’s free!)
It will connect you with more than 3 million other knitters and crocheters (and free patterns, too.)
Then join our “knitting4peace” group and share patterns, new projects, ideas and more!



Cheryl Pritchard:
Please contact Cheryl for more details.

Linda Tyrrell and Susan Myers:
Meetings: Contact Linda for details.

Toronto (“Mountain View Ladies”)
Susan Underhay:
Please contact Susan for more details.

US National

International Order of the King’s Daughters and Sons
For specific local chapters contact Chris White:


Phoenix (Yoga and Yarn)
Noreen Scholnick:
Sylvia Dugan:
Meetings: Contact Noreen or Sylvia for details.
Location: Glendale/Peoria YMCA
For more about the group, visit their blog at:


Bella Vista
Ruth Cozad: 479-721-2471
Location: Presbyterian Church Bella Vista
Group Name: KnitPrayChat


Gail Thompson: (909-392-3409)
Donna Reed: (909-730-7331)
Meetings: Every Wednesday, 9:00-11:00 am; 1st and 3rd Monday evening 6-8 pm if you call Donna.
Location: Room 104, Covina United Methodist Church (437 W. San Bernardino Rd., Covina, CA 91723)

Julia Brock: (951-784-3882)
Meetings: Mondays 2-4 PM (except holidays), Marcy Branch Library, Magnolia & Palm Ave.

San Diego
Reba Quastler: (619-794-2116)
Meetings: 3rd Thursday of the month, 3:00 –5:00 p.m. and 1st Friday of the month 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Mission Hills UCC


Aurora “New Dawn’s Center Fiber Arts Ministry” View Photos
Sissy Alverson:
Mary Karuzas:
Meeting: First and third Mondays 5:30-7:30 PM; First and third Tuesdays 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Location: New Dawn Center for Spiritual Living, 3138 S. Parker Road

Denver Augustana Lutheran Church
Joyce Thomson, 303-918-4944 or
Meetings: Contact Joyce for details.
Location: 5000 E. Alameda Avenue, Denver 80246

Denver Iliff School of Theology
Mary Sue Alexander:
Meetings: Contact Mary Sue for details.

Denver Interfaith View Photos
Susan McKee:
Meetings: 2nd and 4th Monday of the month, 2:15 - 3:45 p.m.
Location: Park Hill UCC (2600 Leyden Street)
No experience needed. We’ll teach you! Donated yarn provided. People of any faith & no faith warmly welcome.

Denver Lowry
Janie Hile:
Kay Knoll:
Meetings: 2nd & 4th Fridays of the month, 2:30-4:00 p.m.
Location: The Village at Lowry (150 Quebec Street, Denver)

Denver Montview Knitters
Location: Montview Blvd. Presbyterian Church (1680 Dahlia St. Denver, CO 80220)
Contact the church for more information 303-355-1651

Denver Saturdays
Vickers Myers:, 720-278-9142
Meetings: 4th Saturday of the month, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Location: 6275 East Mexico Ave Denver, CO 80224
We are knitters of all ages who love to knit, chat and snack together. You are warmly invited to join us! If you don’t have experience knitting, we will teach you!

Denver “Stitch ‘n W(h)ine”
Mia Hilleary-Wederski:
Meetings: 1st & 3rd Tuesdays every month (except June, July & August), 6:30-8:30 pm
Location: First Universalist Church - northeast corner of Colorado & Hampden

Highlands Ranch View Photos
Darlene Danyo:
Meetings: 1st Saturday of the month, 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Location: Christ Lutheran Church (8997 S. Broadway Highlands Ranch, CO 80129)
All are welcome. Yarn and instruction available.

Kelly Jo Eldredge:
Meetings: Fridays 12 - 1 pm (or longer if we’re having fun!)
Location: Red Rocks Community College Coffee Shop Lounge (just inside the west door, across from the bookstore), 13300 W. 6th Ave., Lakewood, CO 80228

Littleton (Abiding Hope)
Contact Barb Piatak for details:
Create items on your own and contact Barb for delivery details.

Littleton (Scrappy Stitchers)
Nancy Bierman:
Meetings: 1st Monday of even numbered months, 10:00-11:00 AM
Location: Columbine United Church (6375 S. Platte Canyon Road, Littleton, 80123)

Barbara Olander:
Meetings: September – May, 3rd Tuesday of the month, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Light of Christ ECC & Bethlehem Lutheran; Fireside Room


Stamford (Temple Sinai Sisterhood)
Carole Gladstone:
Meetings: Contact Carole for details and location.
We welcome beginners as well as experienced knitters.
Join us for knitting and fellowship or knit on your own and donate your items through us.


MUUF (Manatee Unitarian Universalist Fellowship) Peace Knitting Circle
Meetings: First & Third Tuesdays 10:00 AM - Noon. Beginners and Long-time knitters - all are welcome!
Location: 322 15th Street West, Bradenton, FL 34205, 941-746-0067
Contact: AJ Wolff:

Ft. Meyers
Rev. Kathy Flores-Shubert ( (239-267-3525) or Judith Olson ( (239-947-6339)
Meetings: Call Kathy or Judith for details.
Location: Lamb of God Lutheran Episcopal Church (19691 Cypress View Drive)

Roberta Rand:
Meetings: Contact Roberta for details.
Location: Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart

Port Charlotte
Linda Todd:
Meetings: Contact Linda for details.

The Villages
Beth Jalli:
Meetings: Contact Beth for details.


Savannah (International Order of the King’s Daughters & Sons)
Jackie Ricks:
Meetings: Contact Jackie for details.


North Shore Unitarian Church (847-234-2460)
Location: 2100 Half Day Road (60015)
For more information, call the church office and ask about the Stitching Ministry.

Susan Richter:
Jean Vaughn:
Meetings: Sunday mornings during the hour before church (9:00-10:00)
Location: Westminster Presbyterian Church, 830 North Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb, IL 60115

Geneva (“Commit to Knit”)
Jamie Carroll:, or
Meetings: 10:00 - 11:30 AM on the first Sunday of each month or work on your own
Location: Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva, 102 S. 2nd St., Geneva IL 60134
All skill levels are welcome! Yarn, patterns, needles, and instruction are available.

B.J. Keegan:
Meetings: Contact B.J. for details


Ft. Wayne
Ellie Nickeson:
Meetings: Contact Ellie for details.

Dorian Poole:
Meetings: Castleton United Methodist Church (7101 Shadeland Ave)
For more details contact Dorian.


Barbara Gingrich: (316-838-2718)
Meetings: 3rd Thursday of each month
Location: Gathering Room, Lorraine Avenue Mennonite Church (455 South Lorraine Avenue Wichita 67211)


Rev. Elliott M. Robertson:
Meetings: Contact Rev. Robertson for details
Location: Martini Lutheran Church (100 W. Henrietta St., Baltimore 21230)

Beth Lingg:
Meetings: Contact Beth for details.

Chevy Chase (At Home)
Mary Gorman:
Meetings: Mondays and Thursdays, every two weeks, at 1:30pm
Contact Mary for more information.

Chevy Chase (Blessed Sacrament Parish Library)
Mary Gorman:
Meetings: Every Wednesday, 11 am - 1 pm
Contact Mary for more information.

Southern Maryland Peace Pod
Becky Stevens:
Meetings: Contact Becky for more information.

Barb Ditto:
Meetings: Every 2nd and 4th Thursday, 10:00 am
Contact Barb for more information.


Amherst (UU Knitters)
Mary Wyse:
Meetings: Contact Mary for details.

Kate Lindheim:
Meetings: Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday, 7:30-9:30 PM
Location: Park Avenue Congregational Church, 50 Paul Revere Rd, Arlington, MA -02476
Contact Kate for more info.

Betsy Disharoon (
Meetings: Contact Betsy for details.
Location: First Congregational Church of Milton (495 Canton Ave., Milton, 02186)


Grosse Ile
Meetings: Contact the church (734-676-8811)
Location: Grosse Ile Presbyterian Church (7925 Horsemill Rd, 48138)

Grosse Pointe (Knit Wits Too Circle)
Lori Zurvalec:
Meetings: Once monthly; contact Lori for details.
Location: Grosse Pointe Congregational Church (240 Chalfonte, Grosse Pointe Farms, 48236)

Troy (Crafting Kindness)
Rev. Sue Williams:
Meetings: Contact Barbara Whitaker at for details
Location: St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church


Kansas City
Meetings: Fridays at 9:00 AM
Location: Northminster Presbyterian Church, 1441 NE Englewood Road, Kansas City MO 64118
Contact: Sandra Correu at for details

Contact the church at, 417-866-2711 or Elizabeth Sweet:
Meetings: Wednesdays, 5:30 to 7:00 pm
Location: Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1551 E. Portland

Trinity Presbyterian Church Peace Pod #1
Location: 1900 E. Barataria
Contact: 417-450-2544 or for details


SW Montana Peace Pod, Bozeman Chapter
Kitty Donich: (please include “Knitting4Peace” in your subject line) 406-579-9577
Meetings: 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of each month, 4-6 PM
Location: Call for directions to meeting place

SW Montana Peace Pod, Ennis Chapter
Chelsee Mahsman:
Meetings: Beginning April 4th (2016), the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of every month; 5-7 PM
Location: Right Angles Gallery, 100A West Main.

New Hampshire

New London (The Knit Wits)
Tina Helm: (603-526-9874)
Meetings: Contact Tina for details.

Raymond (Peace Weavers of WPI)
Alaya Chadwick: (603-895-4530)
Meetings: Contact Alaya for details about creating individually or in a group.
Location: WPI-129 Harriman Hill Road, Raymond, 03077

New Jersey

Shirley Phillips: (856) 547-5571
Meetings: Logan Memorial Presbyterian Church (for details contact Shirley)

Central New Jersey Interfaith Stitchers for Peace
Juanell Boyd: or (732-940-9442)
Meetings: 2nd Sunday of the month, October through May, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Locations: The Islamic Society of Central New Jersey; The Jewish Center, Princeton; Nassau Presbyterian Church, Princeton and All Saints Episcopal Church. Contact Juanell for details.

Princeton (Prayer Shawl Ministry)
Location: St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church (216 Nassau St., Princeton, NJ 08542) (609) 924-1743

New York

Bemus Point
Nancy Thoman:
Location: Bemus Point United Methodist Church (4954 Bemus-Ellery Road, Bemus Point, NY 14712)
(716) 386-3401
Meetings: Contact Nancy for more details.

Chautauqua Institution View Photos
Joan Smith:
Meetings: September – June; Wednesdays, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Smith Library

Lindy Redmond: (716-652-5522)
Meetings: Second Tuesday of each month
Location: Elma, NY 14059
Contact Lindy for more details.

Sue Weaver: (607-734-1614)
Meetings: Every Tuesday, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Location:: First Presbyterian Church of Elmira in the Genesis Room (1054 West Clinton Street Elmira, NY 14905)
All are welcome!

Fairport - suburb of Rochester (Knitters4Peace)
Kathy Blezard: (585-223-4464)
Meetings: Mondays, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Perinton Presbyterian Church Library (6511 Pittsford Palmyra Rd, Fairport, NY 14450)

Meetings: Trinity Episcopal Church (11 Day St, Fredonia, NY 14063)
For more details contact the church office: (716) 679-7901

Grand Island (Trinity Needles)
Janet Garrison:
Meetings: Thursday evenings 7-8:30 PM
Location: Trinity United Methodist Church (2100 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island, NY 14150)
Contact Janet for details.

Bonnie J. Collins: (716 648 4455)
Meetings: Contact Bonnie for more details.

Henrietta - suburb of Rochester; View Photos
Judy Green:
Linda Traynor:
Meetings: Fridays, 10:00 – noon
Location: Henrietta United Church of Christ

Mary McKellar:
Meetings: Contact Mary for details

Janet Forbes: or 716-490-2616
Meetings: Thursdays at 4:00 pm
Location: Prendergast Library (509 Cherry Street; 716-484-7135)

Sue Cala:
Meetings: Last Monday of the month, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: Cala Lily Yarn Shop (167 W. Fairmount Avenue Lakewood, 14750; on the plaza next to the Lakewood Cinema)

New York City
Jia Kang:
Meetings: Contact Jia for details.

Carol Brill:
Meetings: Contact Carol for details.

Anne and Cookie:
Meetings: Contact Anne and Cookie for details.

Rochester (Irondequoit Public Library)
Nora Pelish: (585-336-6060)
Meetings: Contact Nora for details.
Location: Irondequoit Public Library (1290 Titus Ave., Rochester NY 14617)
Knitters and crocheters of all abilities are welcome to contribute. Limited instruction is available. Yarn and needles supplied upon request.

Roscoe (Twisted Stitchers)
Shelley Eggleton: (607-498-4444)
Patti Feeney: 607-498-5734
Meetings: Monday nights at 7 pm
Location: Spiro’s Restaurant (179 Rockland Rd, Roscoe, NY 12776)
Our group is comprised of various levels of knitters and crocheters. We are always happy to have new friends join us!

Wheatfield - suburb of Niagra Falls (Crafting for a Cause) View Photos
Beverly Spry:
Meetings: Second Sunday of the month from 1-2 PM
Location: Elderwood Residences at Wheatfield

Scipioville (“Health Tapestry”)
Deb Herst:
Meetings: Contact Deb for details.

Snyder - suburb of Buffalo; View Photos
Shirley Thomas:
Meetings: Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. – noon (1st Thursday, optional lunch afterwards)
Location: Amherst Community Church (77 Washington Highway, Amherst, NY 14226)

Unity Church of Syracuse (300 West Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse 13207)
Call for details: (315) 492-0330

Trumansburg (“Spinknitters”)
Lori Coon:
Meetings: Contact Lori for details.

White Plains
“Blanket the World”
Sara Paulson 914-907-6155
Location: Trinity Lutheran Church, 430 North Street, White Plains, NY, corner of North Street and Bryant Avenue
Meetings: Young knitters (children ages 6 and older) meet every other Wed. from 6-7:00 PM. Beginner and experienced knitters. Younger siblings are welcome to play in a well-equipped space at the opposite end of the room. ALL children must e accompanied by a parent or caregiver. 2 Adult groups are forming. One will meet from 1-3:00 PM on a weekday afternoon. The other from 6:30-8:30 PM on a weeknight. Be in touch if you would like to join us. Meeting days will be determined by participants.

Williamsville - suburb of Buffalo
Carolyn Giambra: (716-863-8945)
Meetings: Contact Carolyn for details.
Location: Canterbury Woods Continuing Care Retirement Community

Williamsville - suburb of Buffalo
Deborah Simon: (239-249-0466)
Meetings: Contact Deborah for details.
Location: Amberleigh Independent Senior Living Center

North Carolina

Chapel Hill/Durham
“Knitting in the Spirit”
Location: Various member’s homes
Meetings: Usually Mondays 1-2 times/month 2-4 PM
Contact: Claire Wilcox ( or Nona Thompson ( for details.


Iris November: (216-831-2646)
Meetings: 1st Friday of the month, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Location:Beachwood Branch of the Cuyahoga County Library System (Shaker Blvd & Richmond Rd)
No experience needed. We’ll teach you! Donated yarn available.

Constance Winther:
Meetings: Contact Constance for details.

Ellen Gow:
Meetings: Contact Ellen for details.
Location: Broad Street Presbyterian Church

Cuyahoga Falls (Bethany UCC)
Carol Eiber:
Meetings: Contact Carol for details.

Eileen Gaston:
Meetings: Contact Eileen for details.
Location: Christ Church Episcopal (21 Aurora St., Hudson 44236)

Jeanne Baehren:
Location: Sylvania United Church of Christ (1643 Creek Run Drive, Toledo, OH 43614)
Meetings: Contact Jeanne or the Church for more details.

Meetings: Contact the church for details. 440-942-9068
Location: Willoughby United Methodist Church (15 Public Square, Willoughby, OH 44094)


Anna Rice:
Meetings: 1st Tuesday of the month, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Location: Contact Anna for details.
New knitters, or those wanting to learn, are welcome!


Sally Smedley:
Meetings: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays from 12:30-2:00 p.m.
Location: Annville Free Library, across the street from Lebanon Valley College
Contact Sally for additional details

Central Moravian Church (73 W. Church Street)
Call for details: 610-866-5661

Cranberry Township (Threads of Warmth)
Janet Shaffer: (724-538-9753)
Meetings: 2nd & 4th Mondays of the month, 7:00 p.m.
Location: St. Ferdinand’s in Oldenski Hall (2535 Rochester Rd, Cranberry Township, PA 16066)

Hatboro (Hatboro Baptist Church)
Dawn Dickson:
Contact Dawn for details.

Linda Malin:
Meetings: Contact Linda for details.

Mahanoy City
Janet Jones (570-773-1024)
Meetings: First United Methodist Church (410 E Mahanoy St, Mahanoy City, PA 17948)
Contact Janet for more details.

Oakmont - suburb of Pittsburgh
Diane Shields:
Meetings: Oakmont Presbyterian Church (415 Pennsylvania Ave, Oakmont, PA 15139)
Contact Diane for details.

Palmyra (Knit, Crochet and Pray)
Sally Smedley:
Meetings: Palmyra United Methodist Church (520 E Birch St, Palmyra, PA 17078)
Contact Sally for details.
All knitters and crocheters are welcome to join us any time!

Karen Selig: (610-948-4170)
Meetings: 3rd Tuesday of every month at 7 pm.
Location: Pastor’s Study, Royersford Baptist Church (452 S Lewis Rd, Royersford, PA 19468)
Any one in our area is welcome to join us!

State College
Jane Lee Childs:
Meetings: Contact Jane for details.
Location: Faith United Church of Christ (300 E College Ave, State College, PA 16801)

State College (St. Andrew’s Knitting Ministry)
Anne Hoag:
Meetings: Usually the second Sunday of the month at noon with a hiatus from June-September (verify by contacting Anne)
Location: 3rd floor, St. Andrew’s (208 West Foster Ave, State College, PA 16801)

Rhode Island

Providence (Knitting for a Better World)
Kathy Ahlquist:
Meetings: Tuesdays, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Location: First Unitarian Church (1 Benevolent St, Providence, RI 02906)

South Carolina

Myrtle Beach (Seasonal/International)
Jeanne Herst: 315-246-8591
Deb Herst:
Meetings: December-March, once a week
Contact Jeanne or Deb for details.


Teri Rodriguez:
Meetings: Contact Teri for details.

Pat Jones:
Location: St. Martins Episcopal Church Prayer Shawl Ministry (717 Sage Road, Houston, TX 77056)
Meetings: Tuesdays at 9:30 AM
Contact Pat for details.



Bradie Hansen:
Meetings: Third Saturday of every month, 10 am to noon
Location: Pierson Library (5376 Shelburne Rd, Shelburne, VT 05482)
All are welcome!


JCPC Dollmakers
Location: John Calvin Presbyterian Church, 6531 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA
Contact Alice Pearson for details or

Falls Church
Shirley Timashev:
Meetings: Contact Shirley for details.

Hot Springs
Linda Spires or Letty Danforth:
Meetings: Contact Linda or Letty for details.
Location: St. Luke’s Episcopal Church (7537 Sam Snead Highway, PO Box 779, Hot Springs, VA 24445)

Massies Mill (Grace Episcopal Church)
Marion Kanour: (434-466-4769)
Meetings: Tuesdays, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Location: Rotates between members’ homes. Contact Marion for details.
All are welcome, from beginning to experienced knitters. Open to the community, regardless of religious affiliation or lack thereof.

Williamsburg (Intergenerational)
Molly Swetnam-Burland:
Meetings: Contact Molly for more details.

West Virginia

Ilene Beckett:
Meetings: First Monday of each month - 10:00 am session and 6:00 pm session (Also, periodically, on the first Sunday at 10:00 am)
Location: Christ Church United Methodist