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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: [email protected]
Please contact Cheryl for more details.

Linda Tyrrell and Susan Myers: [email protected]
Meetings: Contact Linda for details.

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

US National

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


Pit Lucking 602-481-1674 [email protected]
Meetings: First Sunday of the month, 1-3 PM
Location: 7537 N. Central Ave., Phoenix 85020
For more about the group, contact Pit.


Bella Vista
Ruth Cozad: [email protected] 479-721-2471
Location: Presbyterian Church Bella Vista
Group Name: KnitPrayChat


Gail Thompson: [email protected] (909-392-3409)
Donna Reed: [email protected] (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: [email protected] (951-784-3882)
Meetings: Mondays 2-4 PM (except holidays), Marcy Branch Library, Magnolia & Palm Ave.

San Diego
Reba Quastler: [email protected] (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: [email protected]
Mary Karuzas: [email protected]
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 [email protected]
Meetings: Contact Joyce for details.
Location: 5000 E. Alameda Avenue, Denver 80246

Denver Iliff School of Theology
Mary Sue Alexander: [email protected]
Meetings: Contact Mary Sue for details.

Denver Interfaith View Photos
Kathleen: call or text Kathleen 970-217-1298
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: [email protected]
Kay Knoll: [email protected]
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

Dry Bones
Location: 1600 N Downing Street, Denver
Contact: Joyce Buteyn-Garrett, [email protected] or Haley Andreades, [email protected]

Highlands Ranch View Photos
Darlene Danyo: [email protected]
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: [email protected] or [email protected]
Meetings: Wednesdays 1:30 - 2:30 pm (or longer if we’re having fun!)
Location: Red Rocks Community College “Great Hall” (by the bookstore), 13300 W. 6th Ave., Lakewood, CO 80228

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

Littleton (Scrappy Stitchers)
Nancy Bierman: [email protected]
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: [email protected]
Meetings: September – May, 3rd Tuesday of the month, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Light of Christ ECC & Bethlehem Lutheran; Fireside Room

Ubergrippen Crochet & Knit Community
Meetings: Mondays at 7:00 PM
Where: Ubergrippen Indoor Climbing Crag, 8610 East 21st Ave., Denver
Contact: Text or call Kathleen at 970-217-1298
Crocheters, knitters, and outdoor enthusiasts of all abilities welcome! Donated yarn, hooks, and needles available on request and friendly faces to help teach you to crochet or knit!


Stamford (Temple Sinai Sisterhood)
Carole Gladstone: [email protected]
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: [email protected]

Roberta Rand: [email protected]
Meetings: Contact Roberta for details.
Location: Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart

Port Charlotte
Linda Todd: [email protected]
Meetings: Contact Linda for details.

The Villages
Beth Jalli: [email protected]
Meetings: Contact Beth for details.


Savannah (International Order of the King’s Daughters & Sons)
Jackie Ricks: [email protected]
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: susan[email protected]
Jean Vaughn: [email protected]
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: [email protected], [email protected] 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: [email protected]
Meetings: Contact B.J. for details

Wilmette (The Trinity Troopers)
Amy Reimer: [email protected]
Meetings: Third Sunday of the month from 12-1pm in the church library. Come for coffee and fellowship at 11:30.
Location: Trinity United Methodist Church, 1024 Lake Ave., Wilmette, IL


Ft. Wayne
Ellie Nickeson: [email protected]
Meetings: Contact Ellie for details.

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


Barbara Gingrich: [email protected] (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: [email protected]
Meetings: Contact Rev. Robertson for details
Location: Martini Lutheran Church (100 W. Henrietta St., Baltimore 21230)

Beth Lingg: [email protected]
Meetings: Contact Beth for details.

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

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

Southern Maryland Peace Pod
Becky Stevens: [email protected]
Meetings: Contact Becky for more information.

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


Amherst (UU Knitters)
Mary Wyse: [email protected]
Meetings: Contact Mary for details.

Betsy Disharoon ([email protected])
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; [email protected])
Location: Grosse Ile Presbyterian Church (7925 Horsemill Rd, 48138)

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

Troy (Crafting Kindness)
Rev. Sue Williams: [email protected]
Meetings: Contact Barbara Whitaker at [email protected] 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 [email protected] for details

Contact the church at [email protected], 417-866-2711 or Elizabeth Sweet: [email protected]
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 [email protected] for details


SW Montana Peace Pod, Bozeman Chapter
Kitty Donich: [email protected] (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: [email protected]
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: [email protected] (603-526-9874)
Meetings: Contact Tina for details.

Raymond (Peace Weavers of WPI)
Alaya Chadwick: [email protected] (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: [email protected] 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: [email protected]
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: [email protected]
Meetings: September – June; Wednesdays, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Smith Library

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

Sue Weaver: [email protected] (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: [email protected] (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: [email protected]
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: [email protected] (716 648 4455)
Meetings: Contact Bonnie for more details.

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

Mary McKellar: [email protected]
Meetings: Contact Mary for details

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

Sue Cala: [email protected]
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: [email protected]
Meetings: Contact Jia for details.

Carol Brill: [email protected]
Meetings: Contact Carol for details.

Anne and Cookie: [email protected]
Meetings: Contact Anne and Cookie for details.

Rochester (Irondequoit Public Library)
Nora Pelish: [email protected] (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: [email protected] (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: [email protected]
Meetings: Second Sunday of the month from 1-2 PM
Location: Elderwood Residences at Wheatfield

Scipioville (“Health Tapestry”)
Deb Herst: [email protected]
Meetings: Contact Deb for details.

Snyder - suburb of Buffalo; View Photos
Shirley Thomas: [email protected]
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: [email protected]
Meetings: Contact Lori for details.

White Plains
“Blanket the World”
Sara Paulson 914-907-6155 [email protected]
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: [email protected] (716-863-8945)
Meetings: Contact Carolyn for details.
Location: Canterbury Woods Continuing Care Retirement Community

Williamsville - suburb of Buffalo
Deborah Simon: [email protected] (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 ([email protected]) or Nona Thompson ([email protected]) for details.


Iris November: [email protected] (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: [email protected]
Meetings: Contact Constance for details.

Ellen Gow: [email protected]
Meetings: Contact Ellen for details.
Location: Broad Street Presbyterian Church

Cuyahoga Falls (Bethany UCC)
Carol Eiber: [email protected]
Meetings: Contact Carol for details.

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

Jeanne Baehren: [email protected]
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: [email protected]
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: [email protected]
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: [email protected] (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)

Delmont (Faithful Fingers Prayer Shawl Ministry)
Becky Jobe: [email protected] or Jill Ledger: [email protected]
Meetings: 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the month, 5-7 PM
Location: Delmont Presbyterian Church, 101 Church St, Delmont, PA 15626

Hatboro (Hatboro Baptist Church)
Dawn Dickson: [email protected]
Contact Dawn for details.

Linda Malin: [email protected]
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: [email protected]
Meetings: Oakmont Presbyterian Church (415 Pennsylvania Ave, Oakmont, PA 15139)
Contact Diane for details.

Palmyra (Knit, Crochet and Pray)
Sally Smedley: [email protected]
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: [email protected] (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: [email protected]
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: [email protected]
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: [email protected]
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: [email protected]
Meetings: December-March, once a week
Contact Jeanne or Deb for details.


Pleasant Hill
Yarn Over
Meetings: Contact Judith Olson for meeting times and location, Uplands Village, [email protected], 218-821-0663


Teri Rodriguez: [email protected]
Meetings: Contact Teri for details.

Pat Jones: [email protected]
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: [email protected]
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 [email protected] or [email protected]

Falls Church
Shirley Timashev: [email protected]
Meetings: Contact Shirley for details.

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

JL Simpson Middle School Knitting Club
Location: JL Simpson Middle School, 490 Evergreen Mill Road, Leesburg, VA
Contact: [email protected]; 571-252-2840

Massies Mill (Grace Episcopal Church)
Marion Kanour: [email protected] (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: [email protected]
Meetings: Contact Molly for more details.

West Virginia

Ilene Beckett: [email protected]
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