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

August 27, 28, 29, 2020
DoubleTree by Hilton, Green Tree, PA 15205

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 […]

Karen Page

Karen Page, a fiber arts teacher at CAPA,  spent four summers studying felt making in Kyrgyzstan, where she presented at a round table discussion with felt makers from around the world. Karen’s creativity and expertise reflect her experience in the art field and in the art world. Her felt making is imaginative, creative and colorful. […]

Xandy Peters

Xandy Peters is a knitting designer and teacher. She is best known as the innovator of the stacked stitch technique and for her Fox Paws pattern. After graduating from Pratt Institute with a degree in Industrial Design she was a footwear and product designer. Xandy turned to knitting as a way to explore textiles and […]

Margaret Radcliffe

Margaret Radcliffe is the author of the bestselling Knitting Answer Book, The Essential Guide to Color Knitting Techniques, Circular Knitting Workshop, and The Knowledgeable Knitter. Margaret has taught knitting since 1991 and began publishing her designs in a line of knitting patterns under the name Maggie’s Rags in 1997. Margaret’s books explore knitting techniques in […]

Laura Regan

Laura Regan has been crocheting and knitting for over 45 years. She first started with lessons from a local friend and would frequently be seen knitting/crocheting in class and around her college campus. Several years ago, Laura picked knitting and crocheting up again due to many friends asking her to make blankets for their new […]