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


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March 20, 21, 22, 2020
DoubleTree by Hilton, Green Tree, PA 15205


Amy Ross Manko

Amy Ross Manko travels the country (and now the world) teaching, researching and writing about her favorite topic – Rare Breed Sheep! When she’s not on the road, spreading the gospel of critically endangered livestock, she’s at home on her historic farm raising 11 breeds of heritage and rare breed sheep, as well as cattle, […]

Laura Tepke

I have been working with art in different mediums for over 30 years.  20 years ago I started an alpaca farm, but I did not realize the full potential of the fiber my animals produced until I started to develop my own skills in fiber arts.  I started working with fiber in various art forms […]

Carolyn Oliver Haushalter

Carolyn has been a jewelry artist since 2000. More than 10 years ago she learned about kumihimo, the Japanese art of braid making, and it has become her greatest passion. In addition to teaching regionally, she has taught online courses for the American Kumihimo Society and at their 2018 Gathering conference in Orlando, FL. She […]

Laura Barker

Laura is a life-long knitter and former engineer and math teacher. She enjoys combining all the best of her experience in her favorite career, knitting design and education. Her designs feature innovative construction with clear instruction. She is the author of Mitered Entrelac, Knitting Entrelac Around the Corner, and has published patterns in Knitter’s Magazine, […]

Laura Barnes

I learned sewing from my Mother at a young age of 9.  My first project was a jacket short set.  It was the rage in the early 1960s.  I have sewn for myself, my family and did alterations and upholstery for the public while raising my family.  In 2001 I opened a Quilt Shop in […]

Bev Beatty

Throughout my lifetime, I have taught hundreds of art classes and workshops.  Proficiencies include stained and fused glass, mosaics, all types of oil, acrylic, and watercolor painting, colored pencil, knit and crochet, needlefelting and other fiber arts.  My goal as a teacher is to inspire students and unlock their creativity; and my favorite people to […]

Cindie Bennett

Cindie Bennett is primarily a crochet crafter and designer. However, she loves practicing and learning all aspects of the fiber arts. She opened a local studio (Academics of Yarn) which offers all skill levels of education for knitting and crochet. She has published multiple intarsia designs into industry magazines. Some of her most recent publications were […]

Robyn Chachula

Structural Engineer by trade, Robyn Chachula, uses her building design processes to create crochet projects in Pittsburgh, PA. In her first crochet book, Blueprint Crochet: Modern Designs For the Visual Crocheter by Interweave Press, she uses her engineering background to bring crochet to new learners with the basics of symbol crochet. In her follow up […]

Miriam Coffey

Miriam has had a lifelong love affair with textiles. It all began at a young age when her mother taught her to hand embroider. Growing up in a house of makers she was encouraged to go after her love of creating art. She attended Maryland Institute College of Art, majoring in Fiber Art. In school, […]

Susan Courson

Susan is a member of the Scrubgrass Stitchers Quilt Guild in Emlenton, PA.  She is a retired professor of science education who didn’t begin quilting until after retirement.  She has built her skills with the help and support of the many wonderful quilters in her guild.