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TKGA Memorial scholarship

The Knitting Guild Association is proud to provide a commemorative opportunity for friends and family to honor fellow knitters or memorialize a knitter or knitting related person. Anyone who knits or is a part of the knitting community or industry can contribute to the fund which benefits knitters by awarding scholarships for TKGA education.

The first gifts to the fund were made in 2007 by knitting designer Marlyn W. Ibele in remembrance of TKGA friends Virginia Dillon and Marjorie Hughes. Many names have been added since to the TKGA Memorial Fund Honor Roll and Remembrance Page by friends, family, local guild members and others (see below).

HELP Provide education to knitters

The TKGA Memorial Scholarship Fund is one way you can honor a knitting friend or remember a beloved knitter AND provide for others who also love the art and fun of the craft.

Help knitters by providing a Correspondence Course, Masters Program level, or pay for a knitting class at Conference.


Donor Form

Honor Roll Form


Gifts specified for "The Knitting Guild Association Memorial Fund” must be made payable to  the "TKGA Memorial Fund". Donors should specify that their gifts are for "The Knitting Guild Association Memorial Fund” and should identify the name of the knitter to be honored or memorialized.

If you would like to donate, please print a TKGA Memorial Fund Donor Form to send with your check.

If the person you are honoring is still living,tell them they have been added to the TKGA Honor Roll using the TKGA Honor Roll Notice Form.


Knitters may apply for or be recommended to receive awards from the TKGA Memorial Fund using the Scholarship Application Form. Please review TKGA Memorial Fund Guidelines for more information about Fund Awards. Scholarships are only awarded to TKGA members.

in memorial

Recorded here are the names of persons memorialized by donations to the TKGA Memorial Fund.

  • Connie Bartels
  • Annabelle Borovicky
  • Linda Chin
  • Mabel Lee Chin
  • Mary Davis
  • Leanne Derr
  • Virginia Dillon
  • Phebe Ann Duerr Raab
  • Sidna Farley
  • Joyce Fox
  • Anita Herrera

  •  Marjorie Hughes
  • Thelma Imm
  • Gloria Johnson
  • Mary Klungle Tones
  • Kathleen Shea Kummer
  • Denise Lockett-Smith
  • Kathy O'Meara Magnuson
  • Maria P. Marics
  • Patsy McCoy
  • Pat O'Grady
  • Cindy Polfer
  • Witt Pratt
  • Evie Rosen
  • Gretchen L. Saunders
  • Barbara B. Scott
  • Betsy Shaw
  • Mary Ann Shmina

  • Judy Sumner
  • Esther Sutherin
  • Mary Walker Phillips
  • Elizabeth (Libby) Way
  • France
  • Ruth W. Wells
  • Joyce Williams
  • Sandra Wing
  • Evelyn Wirtz
  • Elizabeth Zimmermann

Others Honored by a Gift In Their Name

Donna Kaminsky
"Knittin Kitten," cat of Janet Johnson Stephens

Thanks Donors
  • Mrs. Dale Bockman
  • Glenda and Paul Comeaux, Family of Ruth W. Wells
  • Maureen Doerner
  • Aaron and Megan Herrera
  • Arenda Holladay
  • Mrs. Marlyn Ibele
  • Mrs. Janet Johnson Stephens
  • Debby Johnston
  • Mr. Joel Kaminsky

  • North Georgia Knitting Guild
  • Northcoast Knitting Guild, OH
  • Carolyn Penniman
  • Sarah J. Price
  • Mrs. Robert Scherphorn
  • Mr. John M. Shaw
  • Mrs. Dennis Terry
  • Western Reserve Knitting Guild, OH
  • Woolgatherers Knitting Guild, MI
  • Kane Family c/o – Pat Schreiner

Award Recipients
  • Marguerite Laurence Bacon 
  • Mary Humme


  • Tiffany DeOs
  • Beth Maickas Johnson
  • Margie Karl
  • Shonda Siler


  • Monique Dewey
  • LouAnn Mills
  • Megan Dooley Zahr
  • Jessica Higdon
  • Alicia F. Joynson
  • Natalie Rush
  • Carole Stomieroski


  • Michelle Auker
  • Kathleen Eldredge
  • Mary K. Holton
  • Joan Partridge


  • Tammy Lyons
  • Donna Ochs
  • Amy McCauley
  • Alisha Reyes
  • Donna Miller
  • Diana Newman
  • Candace Romani
  • Lauren Howden
  • Debbie Hostos
  • Ana Marie Aldesimo
  • Heidi Gail


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