12th Annual Pittsburgh Knit and

Crochet Festival

and Pittsburgh Creative Arts Festival

March 4, 5, 6, 2016

David L. Lawrence Convention Center

Local Guilds

If you don’t see your guild on this list, please send us the info at
pghknitandcrochet@gmail.com for consideration.

Pennsylvania

Butler Machine Knitters

  • Meet every third Friday of the month at the local YWCA on Cunningham Street in Butler, PA

CONTACT: Shirley Grossman, 724-287-1544, or Ruth Schnell, 724-445-3979

 

Butler Spinners & Weavers Guild

  • Meets the first Wednesday of the month, usually from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Butler Cooperative Extension Office, 101 Motor Pool Way, Butler, PA.

CONTACT:President Wini Labrecque, 724-272-4285 or Vice President Carol McFadden, 412-821-3065

 

Centre County Knitters Guild

  • Meets the first Thursday of the month, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

CONTACT: President Kate Olsen, 703-740-6862 or kateolsen8@gmail.com

 

Creative Machine Knitters of Indiana, PA

  • Meets the third Wednesday of every month from 10 a.m. to noon. Beginners are always welcome.
  • Spring Seminar: Diana Berns will present a two-day machine-knitting seminar May 20-21, 2011 at the Comfort Inn in Indiana, PA. Contact Pat at alpacone@hughes.net or Flora Repine at fmrspruce@verizon.net for further information. Cost is $40 for one day or $70 for both days. Lunch is included.

WEBSITE: www.creativemachineknittersofindianapa.com

CONTACT: Flora Repine, 814-948-9253 or fmrspruce@verizon.net

 

Golden Dome Knitting Guild

  • Meets the third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at Trinity United Church of Christ, 139 N. Main St., Greensburg, PA

CONTACT: Lorraine Hoffman, lorrainegaryh@aol.com

 

The Knitaholics

  • Meets the first Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Sewickley (PA) Public Library, and welcomes all ages and skill levels

CONTACT: 412-741-6920 or check the library website, www.sewickleylibrary.org

 

Laurel Highlands Knitting Guild

  • Meets the fourth Thursday of the month, January through October, at Ligonier Town Hall Room A
  • Knit Night at Kathy’s Kreations, 141 E. Main St., Ligonier, PA, on the second Tuesday of every month, 7 to 9 p.m.

CONTACT: President Kathy Zimmerman, 724-238-9320

Northland Knitters

  • Meetings are held at the Northland Public Library in McCandless Township, PA
  • The daytime group meets every third Friday of the month at 1 p.m.
  • The evening group meets every second Wednesday evening at 7 p.m.

CONTACT: Jane Jubb, 412-366-8100, ext. 110

 

Novelknitters

  • Meetings are held at the Lauri Ann West Memorial Libraryin Pittsburgh, PA
  • The group meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at 6 p.m.
  • The schedule sometimes varies if there are holiday closures, and the library follows the inclement weather schedule of the Fox Chapel Area School District

CONTACT: Grace Abbs or Ann Andrews, 412-828-9520

 

Penn Hills Library Advanced Knitting Group

  • Meetings are held at the William E. Anderson Library of Penn Hills, PA, every Tuesday at 7 p.m.
  • One time fee of $10 to join
  • Bring your own #8 knitting needles and yarn

CONTACT: Jean Kanouff, 412-795-3507, ext. 120

 

Peters Township Panera Knitters

  • This informal knitting group meets on Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Panera Bread Restaurant in Peters Township on route 19. Many members are “remnants” from the now-closed Knit Shoppe in Canonsburg, PA

CONTACT: Linda Listing, 724 745-9497 or ursula@nauticom.net

 

Pittsburgh East Knitting Guild

  • Meets every fourth Wednesday, from January to October, at 7 p.m. in Monroeville, PA

CONTACT: Andrea Noble, 412-380-9340 or noble9101@verizon.net, for meeting location and more information

 

Roofgarden Knitting Guild

  • Meets the second Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Phillips Dressler Center for the Arts, 214 S. Harrison Ave, Somerset, PA

CONTACT: Alison Holzmann, alisonhlz@comcast.net

 

South Cumberland Fiber Guild

  • Meets the third Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Shippensburg, PA, Public Library

CONTACT: http://www.southcumberlandfiberguild.com

 

South Hills Knitting Guild

  • Meets the third Thursday of the month at 10 a.m. at the Mt. Lebanon United Lutheran Church, 975 Washington Rd.
  • Dues are $15, and all skill levels are welcome

CONTACT: Judy Robertson,  412-884-2740 or jlrgar@verizon.net

 

Three Rivers Crochet (Crochet Guild of America chapter)

  • Meets every Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m. at Panera Bread, Boulevard of the Allies, Oakland, PA (beneath the Quality Inn)

CONTACT: Diane Halpern, 3riverscrochet@gmail.com

WEBSITES: http://threeriverscrochet.com, http://threeriverscrochet.blogspot.com

 

Three Rivers Knitting Guild

  • Meets the second Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Sewickley, PA.

CONTACT: President Diane Patterson, dpatter1582000@yahoo.com

WEBSITE: http://pittsburghthreeriversknittingguild.wordpress.com

 

Vinegar Hill Knitting Guild

  • Named after an historical and well-known landmark in Indiana Borough
  • Meets the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at YARNS, 1136 Philadelphia St., Indiana, PA
  • “We have been in existence for about 10 years. Our activities include all fiber crafts.”

CONTACT: President Martha A. Troxell, 724-349-3240, 724-349-3128 or mtroxell@iup.edu

 

Yarn Friends (Brackenridge/Natrona Heights/Tarentum area)

CONTACT: Hillary Butts at HillaryB312@gmail.com, or call the library at 724-226-3491

 

Maryland

Chesapeake Purls (The Knitting Guild Association Chapter)

  • Meets the second Tuesday of the month, 2 to 4 p.m., at the Edgewater Police Station, Edgewater, MD

WEBSITE: www.chesapeakepurls.com

CONTACT: Vice President Priscilla Arnett, 410-263-4853 or pris.arnett@gmail.com

 

New York

Foothill Treadlers

  • Meet every Wednesday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at W. Fort Ann Methodist Church, Fort Ann, NY. Bring bag lunch and $3 donation

CONTACT: Sue Granger, 518-547-8457 or frosty@logical.net

 

New York City Crochet Guild

  • P.O. Box 4228, Grand Central Station, New York, NY 10163
  • On Oct. 23, it will host its Sixth Annual Luncheon

CONTACT: Millie Zeno, Committee Chairwoman, 917-327-0849 or esperanzazeno@aol.com

 

Time For Ewe Spinning Guild

  • Meets every Wednesday evening, 6 to 10 p.m., at Crafty Ewe Yarn Shop, Ticonderoga NY ($3 donation)

CONTACT: Sue Granger, 518-547-8457 or frosty@logical.net