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


April 6, 7, 8, 2018
David L. Lawrence Convention Center


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 […]

Colleen Maguire-Haught

Colleen earned her Knitting Instructor’s Certificates with the Craft Yarn Council of America (CYCA) at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City.  She has studied and continues to study extensively with nationally recognized knitting and crochet teachers. She has been teaching knitting and crochet at Michael’s Arts & Crafts for over 6 years. She […]

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 […]

Karen Page

Karen Page, a fiber arts teacher at CAPA, has spent her fourth summer studying felt making in Kyrgyzstan, where she presented at a round table discussion with felt makers from around the world. Karen’s creativity and expertise reflect her experience in the art field and in the art world. Her felt making is imaginative, creative […]

Nora Peters

Nora Peters is an artist living in Millvale, working primarily in fiber art and illustration. With a background in community-based art and youth programming, she is interested in the ways art and making unites people. She spends her time working at an early literacy-focused non profit, illustrating children’s books and marketing materials for small businesses, […]

Alasdair Post-Quinn

Alasdair Post-Quinn, Softwear Engineer, Fallingblox Designs   Alasdair is a computer technician in the Boston area who spends much of his spare time as a knitting designer, focusing specifically on double-knitting, a technique that creates a fabric with no wrong side. Until recently, a typical double-knit fabric was either tubular or reversible with the opposite […]