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


DoubleTree by Hilton, Green Tree, PA 15205, August 12-14, 2021


Laura Nelkin

Laura Nelkin is a prolific and innovative knitwear designer and pattern maker. She is known for her complex but accessible designs that challenge knitters to think about their stitches in a new way. Taking inspiration from her home in the gorges Fingerlakes Region of Upstate New York, Laura loves incorporating elements into her designs that […]

Raeus Jae Cannon

Raeus Jae Cannon is a fiber artist using knitting and pin loom weaving to create one-of-a-kind wearable art pieces.  Raeus discovered her mother’s 1930’s pin loom at age 7 and quickly was hooked on the little loom that kept her occupied for hours. However, the loom was set aside for more than 40 years until […]

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 […]

Carolyn Oliver Haushalter

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 […]

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; […]

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. […]

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 […]

Jean Elizabeth 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 […]

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, […]

Lawrence Kozlowski

Lawrence G. Kozlowski – Master Folk Artist – Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Fifth generation Polish-American was raised in a typical Polish-American household enjoying “Pierogi – Fillled Dumplings”,  “Golabki – Stuffed Cabbage Rolls” and dozens of Polish holiday traditions, customs and folkarts. The folk art of Egg Decorating and Palm Weaving were dutiful passed on from generation to […]