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


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


Carolyn Penstein Rose

Dr. Carolyn Rosé has been knitting for over 35 years. Her broad interests in the fiber arts include knitting, crocheting, spinning, weaving and felting. In her professional life she is a Professor of Language Technologies and Human-Computer Interaction in the world renowned School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University where she teaches hundreds of […]

Kitty Savel

Kitty Savel, who lives and works in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, taught herself how to crochet when she was in the sixth grade. She has been crocheting ever since. She is an active member of the Pittsburgh Fiber Arts Guild and is co-chair of the Guild’s Knitting and Crochet Mentoring group. Her work has been shown in […]

Shelley Shaffer

Shelley Shaffer, is the owner of B’ewe’tiful Knits Yarn Boutique in Clarion, PA. I started knitting as a young girl with my grandmother and have been in love with fiber ever since. Since opening the yarn shop I have engaged young and old alike into the wonderful world of fiber. Taking them from knitting or […]

Elaine Smith

I have operated a  custom embroidery shop for 20 years, and then added a yarn shop about 7 years ago after I learned to knit. I have been crocheting for many years. I have yarn classes and open knitting at the shop. I enjoy teaching knitting, crochet, and some jewelry making classes. I host the […]

Leslye Solomon

Having taught more than 20 years of sold-out classes at national and international seminars, Leslye Solomon is an enthusiastic, energetic, and empathetic teacher. Her classes include comprehensive sweater designing, hands-on sweater finishing, and easy-to-learn (or switch to) continental knitting. Leslye has published a number of sweater designs and editorials, and she has produced numerous instructional […]

Kitty Spangler

Kitty Spangler holds a BA from IUP, an MFA from Syracuse University with a concentration in Visual Books. She is an adjunct professor at LaRoche College since 1997. She was one of the core members of the Knit the Bridge Team, is published in Volume 1, Non Adhesive Binding books without paste or glue, by […]

Annie Stunden

Annie began sewing beside her Nana when she was a child and sewed for 25 years before giving it up.  Later in life  (30 years ago) she looked at the cover of a quilt magazine, liked what she saw and said, “I can do that.”  A trip to Joanne’s yielded fabric.  With paper, scissors and […]

Julie Stunden

Julie Stunden is a multi-media Artist and teacher in Pittsburgh PA. She holds an MFA in Painting from Yale University and has taught Color Theory to Architects, Artists and Interior Designers for over 20 years. She brings her extensive knowledge to the Creative Arts Festival this year to share in the mysteries, exuberance and joy […]

Susan Swarthout

Susan Swarthout has been selling her wares in stores in Los Angeles and Pittsburgh, at craft fairs in both cities and online on Etsy since January 2011.  She currently works as an artist/teacher for the Cultural Trust of Pittsburgh where she teaches a variety of fiber arts to young people. President of the Fiberarts Guild of […]

Kylen Tennies

Kylen is a knitwear designer living in Pittsburgh, PA. While running her knitting blog (mynameiskylen.com), and managing/teaching at a LYS (Knit One), she still finds time to dye yarn with her best friend for their small business, Stitch Party. She loves textured stitch patterns and her favorite things to knit are sweaters and shawls. Follow […]