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


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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, […]

Susan Courson

Susan is a member of the Scrubgrass Stitchers Quilt Guild in Emlenton, PA.  She is a retired professor of science education who didn’t begin quilting until after retirement.  She has built her skills with the help and support of the many wonderful quilters in her guild.

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 […]

Kathy Farra

Kathy Farra, aka Machine Lady, is a certified sewing machine repair technician.  Kathy is a graduate from Grove City College with a dual degree in Computer Systems and Accounting.  She has been sewing since she was in 3rd grade and has grown up doing crafts and enjoys sewing and quilting as well as many other […]

Jennifer Ferrence

Jennifer Ferrence, originally from Johnstown, now living in Meadville, PA, spends her days exploring and learning with her two children, ages 6 and 10.  Creating is part of every day, whether it’s brainstorming new ideas while running errands or embracing various mediums and artistic expressions in a beautiful mess on the dining room table.  Jennifer […]

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 […]

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 […]

Susan Gibbs

Susan Gibbs is a quilter and knitter that loves sharing her skills with others thru teaching. She has designed several purses for So Sew Easy and has presented programs and taught at various quilt and knitting guilds. She has also taught classes for the Quilting Needle as well as teaching at the Pittsburgh Knit and […]