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


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March 20, 21, 22, 2020
DoubleTree by Hilton, Green Tree, PA 15205


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 […]

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 […]

Cheryl Hopper

I learned how to crochet from my grandmother when I was nine. When I retired two years ago I found freeform crochet. I fell in love with freeform and like to share this art with others. I have taught traditional crochet in the past but I think freeform is an incredible enhancement to any traditional […]

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! […]

Anita Hotchkiss

Anita is a fiber artist, teacher and owner of Anita’s Homespun. I have been selling and teaching felting and dyeing wool fabric & fiber for over a decade.  As a young child my aunt taught me to knit, crochet & embroider. In later years I was introduced to felting, spinning & dyeing fiber. This is […]

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, […]

Catherine Kocina

Catherine has been knitting since as long as she can remember. She has won multiple awards and will never leave home without at least one project.   During the day she is the co-owner of a promotional products company that specializes in decorated apparel. Her biggest pet peeve is going into a yarn store and […]