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


Block Party Activities Announced!

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February 10, 2019

The winner of the final Free one night stay, donated by the DoubleTree by Hilton in Green Tree, PA is Abigayle Shin of Whitaker, PA. Congratulations!

 

If you weren’t one of the 3 lucky winners, you can still book a room at the DoubleTree at the discounted rate of $125.00 per night. At the end of February, we can’t guarantee the discounted room rate will be available, so be sure to make your reservations now. With all of the additional evening activities, you won’t want to leave! Remember, the Block Party is included in the cost of your admission ticket!

 

 

At this time, we have a preliminary schedule of Block Party activities for Friday and Saturday evenings after classes end and the market closes. We’ll be adding more activities and have the full schedule available on site. More activities will be added to the website as they come in. The hotel will provide food and beverage kiosks to make the evening more enjoyable.

 

Friday Evening:

  • Join Artisanal Yarns for a Beaded Yarn Tasting, Angora spinning demo and the famous one hour skirts on display.
  • Pamper Yourself Lounge: Massages with Olive Nusida, Scrubs and personal essential oils with Melanie Cummins, a Young Living Oils representative. S. Chatterji for Mehndi temporary body art tattoos. (Nominal fees will be associated with the Pamper Yourself Services).
  • Lion Brand Yarn’s Charity Lounge, hosted by Bethany Ministry. Stop by the lounge and join the ladies from Bethany Community Ministry in making hearts, hats, blocks and other charity knitting and crochet projects. A coloring lounge will also be featured. Various weight yarns will graciously be donated by Lion Brand Yarn for your use.
  • Stretch and Renew with Natalie Roberson.  Natalie will show you how to loosen up those tight neck and shoulder muscles and some good exercises for alleviating hand cramps and keeping your hands flexible.
  • Meet the Teachers: Meet, chat and have an informal discussion with some of our teachers. Get your book signed, buy a copy of a book or pattern or just get some advice from these knowledgeable instructors.
  • Flameworking Demos with the Pittsburgh Glass Center. Watch Artisans work with glass rods.
  • String Art and Card Making with Doug Krienik.Try your hand at string art techniques with Doug and his team from Krienik Mfg. Interactive Weaving will also be included with local weavers. Embroidery supplies will be available for sale.
  • Join Quilt National and The Dairy Barn Arts Center and their team of quilters in the Creative Open Studio to make a variety of fabric hearts. (all materials supplied).

Saturday Evening:

  • Join Adirondack Yarns to learn Color Theory. Try combining colors with the help of the Color Wheel.
  • HipStrings and Gwen Erin will host a “Spin-In”with supported spinning, Turkish spinning and wheel spinning demos. Try your hand at all of them and find out what fibers you like best. HipStrings will have a full supply of spinning accessories and Gwen Erin will offer a wide array of fibers for sale to support the spinning.
  • Join Quilt National and The Dairy Barn Arts Center and their team of quilters in the Creative Open Studio to make a variety of fabric hearts. (all materials supplied).
  • String Art and Card Making with Doug Krienik.Try your hand at string art techniques with Doug and his team from Krienik Mfg. Interactive Weaving will also be included with local weavers. Embroidery supplies will be available for sale.
  • A UFO Crash Site and ER Lounge – bring in your “Un Finished Objects” (knit and crochet) in a relaxed environment and get some expert advice and assistance with Jolie Elder and Catherine Kocina, two of our teachers.
  • Stitch & Party! McWalker Yarns will host a “Sit and Stitch” and a trunk show of Stitch Party Yarns. Come join in on the fun!
  • Amy Baughman Sew & Quilt Center will offer a fun make it activity and invite you to a “Drag and Brag” (Show and tell). Bring your latest projects to share with others.
  • Pamper Yourself Lounge: Massages with Olive Nusida. Scrubs and personal essential oils with Melanie Cummins, a Young Living Oils representative. S. Chatterji for Mehndi temporary body art tattoos. (Nominal fees will be associated with the Pamper Yourself Services).
  • Lion Brand Yarn’s Charity Lounge, hosted by Bethany Ministry. Stop by the lounge and join the ladies from Bethany Community Ministry in making hearts, hats, blocks and other charity knitting and crochet projects. A card making activity will also be featured. Various weight yarns will graciously be donated by Lion Brand Yarn for your use.

 

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March 15, 16, 17, 2019

DoubleTree by Hilton, Green Tree, PA

 

Warm Regards,

 

Barb and Ann