Please scroll down for a complete list of Events and Activities featured at the 2019 Festival. An admission ticket must be purchased to attend any classes or evening special events.
Join in the fun – A Scavenger Hunt!
As part of our 15 year Anniversary Celebration, we have strategically hidden 15 items and it’s up to you to find each one and jot down it’s location in your program. Once you’ve found the items in all 15 locations, bring back your program to registration with all 15 items checked off for a prize, graciously provided by our sponsors.
(Hint: there are 5 items hidden in each of the 3 market rooms, Greentree, Oakmont and Duquesne)
Block Party Weekend Pop-Ups and Night Maker Faire – The Party Doesn’t Stop!
We are extending the fun after market hours to include additional activities in a Block Party with a series of Pop-Ups, demos and interactive maker activities on Friday and Saturday Evenings.
Included in the cost of your admission ticket, you can spend an evening taking part in Games, Activities, Show and Tell, Drag and Brag, Yarn Tastings, Fabric Projects, A Spin In, String Art, Meet the Teachers, A Charity Lounge, a UFO Crashsite and more!
Stay tuned for a complete schedule.
Maker Space and Creative Open Studio
We will offer different Make and Take activities each day – Free with your admission ticket.
- 2nd Annual Fiber Forward Exhibition (a dedicated Knit & Crochet Exhibit)
- Prince Cherrywood Challenge 2018 Tribute Tour
- The Best of the MQG QuiltCon 2018 Traveling Exhibition (last stop on the tour)
Stick around for the Sunday Swap! (NO! Not your husbands!)
Bring an item to swap in one of the following categories:
- Hand Made
Bring your item in a PLAIN BROWN PAPER BAG for the Sunday Swap.
Your swap item must have a retail value of approximately $25.00.
You will receive a ticket with a number on it and your swap item will be ready to collect on Sunday afternoon at 2:30.
If you’re bringing yarn, you will receive a ticket with a Y #
If you’re bringing fabric, you will receive a ticket with a F #
If you’re bringing a handmade item, you will receive a ticket with a HM #
If you would like to participate and prefer NOT to bring an item to swap, we will be selling a limited number of tickets for this activity.
For RSVP and Ticket purchase:
All SWAP Items can be brought to registration on Friday and Saturday afternoons after 1:00 PM and on Sunday by 11:00 AM.
A fun way to end the weekend, with a surprise gift!
(All items must be un-used, of good quality and from a smoke and scent- free household)
Sunday Afternoon Kid’s Crafts
Crafts for kids by kids. Bring your young ones in to explore new textures and learn a new craft, taught by kids. (Shadow boxes pictured above).
(Crafts are appropriate for ages: 6-12)
Pgh HandMade Hearts
Please join me in Pgh HandMade Hearts campaign started by Barb Grossman and her family.
On October 27, 2018, worshipers at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA, were attacked in a senseless act of hatred. In response, we, the Grossman family, started the Pgh HandMade Hearts campaign to make and place handmade hearts in public places as vivid reminders of the power of kindness.
Our mission is to foster compassion for those impacted by acts of violence and hatred, as well as to discourage future acts of this nature. Let’s #ShareAHeartPgh, with #PghHandMadeHearts.
We will be supplying a variety of materials with instructions at the festival, tagging them with positive messages and asking you to take a few with you to put in places such as: libraries, lobbies, churches, mosques, synagogues, community centers, senior centers, auditoriums, at a bus stop, in a supermarket (among the apples or mangos) (on the cereal shelf), at the park, playground, on a hiking trail, etc.
You may make hearts in advance and bring them with you. If you are unable to attend, please drop them at designated stores listed below:
- Amy Baughman Sew & Quilt
- Ashgrove Soaps and Sundries
- Cut & Sew Studio
- Fine Points, Inc
- Firecracker Fabrics
- Flying Fibers
- Kid Ewe Knot
- Knitting on the Fringe
- Lion Brand Yarn Studio – Manhattan
- Lion Brand Outlet – New Jersey
- Long Island Yarn and Farm
- Loom Exquisite Textiles
- McWalker Yarns
- The Pittsburgh Yarn Company
- Quilters Corner
- Raggz Fiber Art
- Songbird Artistry
- Yarns by Design
The hearts can be hand stitched, machine stitched, embroidered, knitted, crocheted, made from wood, clay, etc., approx 2- 3 inches in size.
If you happen to find a little heart in a public space in the meantime, please take a picture, note where you found it and post it to social media with the following hashtags: #ShareAHeartPgh, #PghHandMadeHearts, #LOVE>hate, #Lovegreaterthanhate