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


March 15, 16, 17, 2019
DoubleTree by Hilton, Green Tree, PA 15205


Laura Barnes

I learned sewing from my Mother at a young age of 9.  My first project was a jacket short set.  It was the rage in the early 1960s.  I have sewn for myself, my family and did alterations and upholstery for the public while raising my family.  In 2001 I opened a Quilt Shop in […]

Bev Beatty

Throughout my lifetime, I have taught hundreds of art classes and workshops.  Proficiencies include stained and fused glass, mosaics, all types of oil, acrylic, and watercolor painting, colored pencil, knit and crochet, needlefelting and other fiber arts.  My goal as a teacher is to inspire students and unlock their creativity; and my favorite people to […]

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. […]

Karen Womack

Karen Womack is a quilt maker, teacher, designer and Etsy shop owner from Pittsburgh PA.  She runs a small retail business through her shop Quiltstyle on Etsy.com. Karen taught at JoAnn Fabrics from 2010-2013 and now teaches at quilting conventions and guilds.  Students love her patient, relaxed teaching style and problem solving techniques. She is […]

Dawn Craig

Dawn Craig is the indie dyer behind Fairy Tale Knits. I am a homeschooling mom of four. I’m also a total geek. My favorite animals are dragons. (Don’t tell me they aren’t real!) I love all things fantasy and sci-fi. I’m into quirky mystery shows like Monk and Psych. I started dyeing yarn for a […]

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 […]

Lori Chandler

From a long line of family members who express themselves artistically, Lori is among their ranks and has passed along these seasoned arts to her daughters. Actively creative is a theme in Lori’s life. Whether using her Master’s degree in Education by developing classes or producing premium products, she pursues her variety of creative arts; […]

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, […]

Nicole Maroon

Nicole is a long arm quilter who specializes in modern quilting with an emphasis on negative space and straight lines. She began quilting as a hobby in 2002. After the birth of her daughter in 2007, she left her position as a laboratory technician and dabbled in custom sewing and quilt pattern design. In 2013 […]

Colleen Maguire-Haught

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 […]