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

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Maker Space – February 20, 2017

Please read below for all news in Quilting, Fiber, Fabric, Knit, Crochet and more!



If you are taking classes, please be sure to check your class prior to arriving to see if there are any specific instructions for class: homework, supply list, notify teacher of color/fiber preferences.
Knit, Crochet, Fiber:


Kudos to Kathy Zimmerman for making the cover of Spring 2017 Interweave Knits Magazine. (not Kathy actually but her sweater design.)






Her Narragansett Gansey is a timeless sweater that can be handed down for several generations. This pullover uses a traditional worsted weight wool and features trinity stitch, rope cables and diagonal textures with a cozy ribbed T-neck. It is made with vigorous wear in mind and perfectly suitable for ship to shore! We have a copy of the magazine for ONE Lucky winner. Be sure to bring it with you to the Festival, booths 401 & 402 and Kathy will sign the copy for you. If you don’t win, she will have copies of the magazine available for sale at her booths and will be happy to autograph the magazine for attendees.


See details below for entry.

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Quilting, Sewing and Fabric:


New this year: Maker Space, with a different interactive free activity being offered each day with your admission ticket, located inside the Marketplace. On Saturday we’ll host community needle felting projects with skacel and Charlie DeWeese, the Fiber Guy. Try your hand at theAddi Quick Needle Felting tool, a perfect tool for quick and easy embellishing on quilt tops, for surface design, garments or just for relaxation. The fibers are graciously being provided byLouet, NA.






This newsletter we also have a special sweepstakes giveaway from Martingale. Another book in the “Big Book” series.


The Big Book of Table Toppers, 56 Patterns:




This book is the ultimate source for all sizes, shapes and styles of table runners and toppers. Long and skinny, short and wide, modern and minimal or traditional and scrappy, the toppers in this book are sure to fit any table. The book features patterns from today’s favorite designers. Colorful seasonal to holiday themed projects are perfect for gift giving and year round stitching. We have one copy for one lucky winner, see details below to enter.



We are grateful to Berroco for sponsoring the Kickoff Lunch with StevenBe. Berroco has been a long time friend and sponsor of the Festival. Please be sure to visit their website to see all of their fine handknitting yarns, patterns, books and supplies. Their yarns will be available onsite with several exhibitors. The Berroco story, a family owned company, started in the 1800’s. The tradition that started with producing woolen cloth has adapted into the changing needs and trends through the years.

To enter Sweepstakes:


The Big Book of Table Toppers: email pghknitandcrochet@gmail.com with the titleTABLE TOPPERS by February 25, 2017.


Spring 2017 Interweave Knits Magazine: email pghknitandcrochet@gmail.com with the titleInterweave Magazine by February 25,2017.



Valentines Sweepstakes Free Class Winners:


Free Sew/Quilt Class:

Janet Klauss


Free Knit/Crochet Class: 

Jan Chisnell of Verona, PA


March 24, 25, 26th 2017

David L Lawrence Convention Center

Pittsburgh, PA



See you at the Festival!


Warm Regards,


Barb and Ann