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


DoubleTree by Hilton, Green Tree, PA 15205, August 25-27, 2022


Colleen Maguire

Colleen earned her Knitting Instructor’s Certificates with the Craft Yarn Council of America (CYCA) at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City.  She has studied and continues to study extensively with nationally recognized knitting and crochet teachers. She has been teaching knitting and crochet for over 10 years. She teaches at Community Colleges, Michael’s […]

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 […]

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, […]

Dee Hart

Dee Hart has more than 30 years of quilting experience including teaching, judging and longarm quilting. Some of her classes include basic introduction to quilting/piecing, domestic machine quilting, both basic and with rulers, applique, paper piecing, embroidery and hand piecing and quilting. She has taken many classes from nationally known instructors in all aspects of […]

Elaine Belfer Raucher

Elaine is a self-taught crocheter and took up crochet 15 years ago as a way to do something creative and use her brain while her daughters were watching all those kids shows on TV. An accomplished crocheter of blankets, large and small, she created her first C2C graphgan from a logo 3 years ago for […]

Jaime Loschinskey

Jaime (chicken_knitz) was inspired to knit and crochet by her mom, Odel.  However, high anxiety and low patience would not allow her to pick up knitting again until years later.  Debbie Stollen’s Stitch N Bitch taught her that you can knit effectively when you’re a lefty and it’s called continental knitting. She lives in New Sewickley […]

Janette Barbosa

Pittsburgh-based artist Janette Barbosa was born and raised in National City, CA, and is a proud daughter of Mexican immigrants. She attributes her hard work ethic and love for diversity to her strong cultural roots. She continuously references her background and experiences as having shaped her art and worldview.  Janette founded Cecil St. Knots after […]

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 […]

Jennifer Vancalcar

Jennifer Vancalcar has been dyeing yarn as Holiday Yarns for the past 14 years and knitting even longer. Her yarns have been featured in magazines such as Spin-off and Interweave as well as on the popular show Knitting Daily. Holiday Yarns was the “Yarn of the Month” for Yarnbox in December 2013. You can also […]

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. […]