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

DoubleTree by Hilton, Green Tree, PA 15205, August 24-26, 2023

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, […]

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 […]

Heather Storta

Heather is a TKGA-certified Master Knitter, Tech Editor and Knitting Instructor. She is the VP of Education on the board of directors for TKGA, the editor of TKGA’s monthly K2TOG newsletter, and a Co-Chair Emeritus of the TKGA Master Hand Knitting committee. She has been designing knitwear and teaching knitting for well over 15 years. Her designs […]

Jaymi Horne

Jaymi has been sewing professionally for over 20 years. She began sewing in High School, and never stopped. After a career in couture wedding gowns, she fell into production sewing where she specializes in making multiples of items for wholesale sales. One of her dresses is featured in the Paris Ripley’s Believe it or Not! […]

JoAnn Clark

JoAnn Clark dove into the creative pool decades ago and has come out with a love for the fiber arts.  From painting, to doll making, to rag quilting, to patchwork purses led to a friend giving her an article on repurposing old wool sweaters.  So about 18 years ago JoAnn was introduced to Needle Felting […]

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. […]

Kaitlyn Berthold

A fashion designer based in Pittsburgh with 12 years of garment sewing, she has studied in London and Milan for fashion and costume design.  She has debuted her collections in fashion shows such as Pittsburgh Fashion Week and conventions like Reply FX.  While in school she became a tutor for the students in the fashion […]

Kit Snyder

Kit is a fiber enthusiast and owner of Phifiber.  I started as a handspinner many (I’m not counting!) years ago, and my love of fiber exploded into many different directions. I’ve never let go of spinning, but my spinning room is also crowded with fiber tools and crafts from spinning wheels to blending boards to […]

Mary Thomas

Mary Thomas is an avid hobby fiber artist who enjoys learning anything and everything fiber arts related and sharing her knowledge and experience with anyone who wants to learn. Mary sews, crochets, knits, and weaves, but most often you can find her working on a naalbinding project. Mary fell in love with naalbinding in 2011 […]

Melissa DeLisio

Melissa DeLisio is a fiber artist who practices a wide variety of surface design techniques including marbling, hand painting, cyanotype and eco printing/dyeing. She has been marbling over 18 years. She has appeared in 4 episodes of Quilting Arts TV and a variety of her surface design techniques have been published in Quilting Arts Magazine, […]