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

March 15, 16, 17, 2019
DoubleTree by Hilton, Green Tree, PA 15205

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 […]

Lori Chandler

From a long line of family members who express themselves artistically, Lori is among their ranks and has passed along these seasoned arts to her daughters. Actively creative is a theme in Lori’s life. Whether using her Master’s degree in Education by developing classes or producing premium products, she pursues her variety of creative arts; […]

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, […]

Dawn Craig

Dawn Craig is the indie dyer behind Fairy Tale Knits. I am a homeschooling mom of four. I’m also a total geek. My favorite animals are dragons. (Don’t tell me they aren’t real!) I love all things fantasy and sci-fi. I’m into quirky mystery shows like Monk and Psych. I started dyeing yarn for a […]

Jolie Elder

Jolie has explored a wide range of needle arts after learning to cross stitch at age four. She designs, teaches, spins, and stunt knits in the Atlanta area where she demystifies the obscure. She has served on the boards of Atlanta Knitting Guild, North Georgia Knitting Guild, Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance, and Center for Knit and Crochet. […]

Kathy Erhard

A TKGA certified Master Knitter, Kathy enjoys sharing knitting knowledge with her students in Ligonier at Kathy’s Kreations and the Monroeville Senior Center. She recently had her first pattern published in Cast On and is finishing up the TKGA Certification for Technical Editors course. A lifelong Pittsburgher, she is also serving as vice president of […]

Steve Fegert

Steve Fegert is one of the leading men behind Leading Men Fiber Arts. Steve and his partner travel the country selling their hand dyed yarns. Based in Central Illinois, Steve has presented to knitting guilds all over the state. He has taught at various knitting retreats, local yarn stores, and events in Illinois, Minnesota, Tennessee, […]