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

DoubleTree by Hilton, Green Tree, PA 15205

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 […]

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 […]

Christine Manges

Christine Manges has been mad about rug braiding since she went to her first braid conference in 2006. She has since co-authored a book: Combining Rug Hooking and Braiding (Schiffer Publishing, 2011), and co-written and illustrated two chapters in Finishing Hooked Rugs (Editor: Rug Hooking Magazine, 2013). She has taught both at rug hooking conferences […]

Amy McCall

Amy McCall has been knitting for over 50 years and loves exploring how things work and how to change your patterns to best fit you, no matter your size, shape, or desired pattern.  Amy owns McWalker Yarns in Millvale, PA and can be found there most days, hanging out with the yarn people that she […]

Heather Moore

Heather Moore began her journey into crochet designing because she believes in the importance and the heritage of fiber arts. She first learned to crochet from her Grandmother and has always enjoyed teaching others. With 13 years of work in the beauty, fashion, art education and design industry, she wants to bring her knowledge of […]