Pittsburgh's Knit, Crochet, Quilt & Creative Arts Festival!


March 15, 16, 17, 2019
DoubleTree by Hilton, Green Tree, PA 15205


Jennifer Ferrence

Jennifer is a knitter, weaver and spinner living in Meadville, PA. She guides students of all levels through the sometimes complex world of knitting by using various teaching styles to suit everyone in the class. Hands-on experience, lots of handouts, plenty of in-depth discussions of the topics and fun facts and humor are always parts […]

Juliane Gorman

Juliane Gorman graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a degree in textiles. Afterwards, she took Millinery classes at Fashion Institute of Technology. However, like many graduates, her creative interests hibernated while she pursued jobs and family. A few years ago, she serendipitously saw a felted bracelet at a craft fair. Looking for […]

Amanda Hancock

Amanda began quilting in 2013 after discovering a love of sewing clothing for her newborn daughter. She taught herself how to quilt after being inspired by the graphic elements and bright colors of modern quilting. Amanda joined the Pittsburgh Modern Quilt Guild in 2014. She served as president of the guild from 2016-2018. In addition […]

Lyn Harris

Lyn Harris lives in Bemus Point, New York, a western New York town located on Lake Chautauqua. Her felting career is a second career for her. She has been a NY licensed therapist for 30 years and taught for 25 years at a small college in Jamestown NY. She has studied felting from many of the […]

Julia E. Lester, RN

I’m an RN that works as a clinical manager for home pediatrics – I love my job because we care for medically fragile children and it allows them to stay home with their families. My husband and I also flip houses.  We are currently living in yet another project, but this one is ours, so […]

Nan Loncharich

A native of Latrobe, PA., and graduate of Seton Hill University. Career in public relations and marketing in hospitals and banking industry. Lifetime needlework enthusiast. Began rug hooking in 2005 and specializes in making lifelike flowers from hand-dyed and recycled woven wool clothing. Many variations are based on 18th century rug hooking techniques. She teaches […]

Christine Manges

Christine Manges has been mad about rug braiding since she went to her first braid conference in 2006. She has since co-authored a book: Combining Rug Hooking and Braiding (Schiffer Publishing, 2011), and co-written and illustrated two chapters in Finishing Hooked Rugs (Editor: Rug Hooking Magazine, 2013). She has taught both at rug hooking conferences […]

Nicole Maroon

Nicole is a long arm quilter who specializes in modern quilting with an emphasis on negative space and straight lines. She began quilting as a hobby in 2002. After the birth of her daughter in 2007, she left her position as a laboratory technician and dabbled in custom sewing and quilt pattern design. In 2013 […]

Helen Parton Mildren

My name is Helen Parton Mildren.  I believe I have attended all but one of these festivals.  I am not a teacher but an enthusiast.  No, I don’t have a website.  No, I haven’t written any booklets or books. I have, however, taught a few sewing classes.  I have taught some sewing in a shop […]

Darrin Morris

Darrin Morris is an accomplished yarn crafter – knitting, crochet, spinning, felting, and dyeing. He is Lion Brand Yarn Studio’s resident dyer behind their popular “Dyed by Darrin” hand dyed yarns and a popular teacher as well. Darrin will be demonstrating a variety of skills and techniques in the Raveler’s Lounge, sponsored by Lion Brand […]