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


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


Maureen Hartnett

Maureen has been surrounded by beautiful fabric her entire life. Having basically grown up in a quilt shop (Quilter’s Corner), her passion for sewing really took off seven years ago. Maureen brings her background in art and photography to the fiber arts world, and now loves to share her passion with others!

Jean Glass

Jean Elizabeth Glass has been knitting for longer than she cares to admit. She was introduced to knitting by friends who told her that she could knit with beads thus marrying two wonderful crafts and making her smile.   She has taught at the Pittsburgh Knit, Crochet and Creative Arts Festival as well as at the […]

Cindy Garcia

I am Cindy Garcia and I learned to knit from my Mom when I was around 10 years old. I grew up in Pennsylvania and moved to Southeastern Michigan for my first job after college. I knitted sporadically for years until I attended a Y2Knit retreat in 2003 where I was so inspired by the […]

Amy Francisco

Amy spent over 25 years as a high school art teacher in Michigan, raising 3 boys with her husband, Greg, on their farm.   She and Greg own Jehovah Jireh Woolmill, specializing in 50% alpaca/wool roving. Amy is the master dyer, while Greg runs the machinery.   During the winter Amy and Greg travel to […]

Cyndi Fink

Cyndi has a B.S. in Chemistry and a M.S. in plant ecology and was playing with plants and making concoctions long before her college days. She is also an avid crafter, specializing in knitting, embroidery, soapmaking and beadwork. She’s always tried to find ways to incorporate science with creativity. Currently employed as a hazardous materials […]

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, […]

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 […]

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. […]

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, […]

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 […]