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


DoubleTree by Hilton, Green Tree, PA 15205, August 25-27, 2022


Toni Lipsey

Toni Lipsey, the designer and instructor behind TL Yarn Crafts, strives to inspire others’ creativity through online tutorials and modern, approachable crochet patterns. Toni learned to crochet from her mother as a teenager and has been exploring the possibilities of yarn ever since. Her current design obsessions are oversized shawls and modern home decor. When […]

Alaina Caulkett

Alaina Caulkett began crocheting almost 20 years ago beside her mother and hasn’t stopped since! She spends her days as a robotics and computer science curriculum developer, with years of experience managing and teaching summer camps at museums around the country. Traditional crochet, Tunisian crochet, and knitting have become staples of her daily life as […]

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 managing her historic farm with her son Drew, raising 9 breeds of heritage and rare breed sheep, as well as […]

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 […]

Bryanne Boring-Miscoe

My name is Bryanne and I’m the creator behind Moon & Yarn. I started Moon & Yarn 4 years ago. I started weaving as a hobby but then ended up opening an Etsy shop on a whim. I make woven tapestries, circle weavings, woven shapes, merchandise for fellow weavers, woven scarves and handspun yarn. I […]

Carolyn Oliver

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 […]

Christine Herbstritt

Wife and mother to three daughters, Christine’s previous lives include nonprofit management,  grant writing and fund development. She currently is employed working at a Senior Care Facility, which provides her a plethora of stories as well as opportunities to create with the residents Over the years, Christine has taught art classes thru many different venues, […]