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

August 23-25, 2024
DoubleTree by Hilton
Green Tree, PA 15205

Steven Be

Steven Berg is a fiber artisan armed with a wealth of experience, a daring sense of style, and a firm belief in the transformative power of creativity that knitting or crocheting offers to all who are brave enough to push the boundaries. After an eventful career in the fashion industry, his creative work brought him […]

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 […]

Kimberly Nixon

Kimberly J. Nixon is the owner of Sewing Original Stitches located in Midland, PA.  Kimberly started sewing at the age of 8 primarily doing garment sewing.  She continued to enhance her skills by attending local, national and global sewing classes over the years while she worked as the senior global network manager for a local fortune 100 company.  Upon retirement, she opened her quilt and sewing store to offer the next generation of […]

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 Barker is a crochet designer, teacher and author who has published hundreds of patterns in books and magazines and for major yarn companies. She is best known for her Aran Isle/Celtic cable crochet techniques and is hopelessly in love with crocheted cables and discovering new ways to crochet them! She is also the host […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. 5 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 […]

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 […]

Debbie Maier Jacknin

Debbie Maier Jacknin has been teaching clay, jewelry making, knitting, crocheting, and stained glass mosaic classes for over 15 years. Debbie’s husband, Larry, passed away from ALS in 2016. A few months after he passed, Debbie opened a shop in Lawrenceville with her daughters Jennifer and Jacklyn Orefice.  Inspiration for the store name, Songbird Artistry, […]

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