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

DoubleTree by Hilton, Green Tree, PA 15205, August 24-26, 2023

Anita Hotchkiss

Anita is a fiber artist, teacher and owner of Anita Hotchkiss – Fiber Art Designs. I have been selling and teaching felting and dyeing wool fabric & fiber for over a decade.  As a young child my aunt taught me to knit, crochet & embroider. In later years I was introduced to felting, spinning & […]

Ashley Becker

Ashley is a macrame instructor from Sunbury, Ohio.  Taught by her grandmother at the age of nine, she quickly fell in love with fiber art, picking it up and putting it down throughout various phases of her life.  After the birth of her two boys, Ashley was inspired to create and share her art on […]

Bobbi Pendell

Bobbi has been involved in fiber arts most of her life and has been teaching knitting and spinning for over 25 years at yarn shops and events all over the country. She raises angora rabbits and owns Raven Frog Fibers, producing hand-dyed and handspun yarns. She completed her undergraduate degree at DePauw University and did […]

Bonnie Barker

Bonnie has been crocheting for more than 50 years, and teaching at least half of this time. She has taught large groups in many different situations of all ages over the years including scout groups, in the public schools, in the home, local yarn stores and at national conferences. She also hosts her growing Bonnie […]

Brynn Riordan

Brynn Riordan has been crocheting and sewing since childhood, but it wasn’t until she discovered knitting in 2008 that she found the perfect outlet for her OCD tendencies (just one more row!) Since then she’s been developing her skills by designing and teaching fiber arts as well as working her way toward becoming a Master […]

Christine Anderson

Christie learned to crochet over 40 years ago.  She has been a member of Three Rivers Crochet for over 15 years and is the current President.  As part of Three Rivers Crochet, Christine has taught how to crochet and answered questions concerning crochet stitches and patterns for many years.  She is also a teacher at […]

Cindy Lohbeck

Equal parts human rainbow and transformative educator, Cindy Lohbeck is 100% DYEHARD! Her colorful contributions to the quilting community include an extensive line of fabric dyeing kits and innovative techniques, making her a favorite for guild events, quilt shows, retreats and quilt shop venues. Watch faces light up as she humorously brings a deep knowledge […]

Claudia Porter

Claudia is a self-taught quilter who has been quilting for over 30 years. She has been writing online tutorials and creating YouTube videos for about 10 years. 4 years ago she decided to make her passion for quilting and fabric crafts a full-time job and started Create with Claudia. Her video tutorials have been recognized […]

Colleen Maguire

Colleen earned her Knitting Instructor’s Certificates with the Craft Yarn Council of America (CYCA) at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City.  She has studied and continues to study with nationally recognized knitting and crochet teachers. She has been teaching knitting and crochet for over 10 years. She teaches at Community Colleges, Michael’s Arts […]

Cyndi Fink

Cyndi has been an avid crafter for most of her life, specializing in knitting, embroidery, soapmaking, dyeing and beadwork.  Her grandmother tried to teach her tatting when she was young without much  success, but Cyndi was finally able to figure it our to honor her grandmother’s memory.  Cyndi has a B.S. in Chemistry and a […]