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


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


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 […]

Brynn Riordan

Brynn Riordan has been crocheting and sewing since childhood, but it wasn’t until she discovered knitting in 2008 that she found the perfect outlet for her OCD tendencies (just one more row!) Since then she’s been developing her skills by designing and teaching fiber arts as well as working her way toward becoming a Master […]

Paige Shipley

Paige Shipley has always been crafty. She began knitting at age 5, and then moved on to crochet, spinning, weaving, beading, embroidery and quilting. She first started designing in 2010 and her work has been published by 2 yarn companies, Creative Knitting and Spool Magazine, and in one pattern anthology in the House of White […]

Susan Swarthout

Susan Swarthout has been selling her wares in stores in Los Angeles and Pittsburgh, at craft fairs in both cities and online on Etsy since January 2011.  She currently works as an artist/teacher for the Cultural Trust of Pittsburgh where she teaches a variety of fiber arts to young people. President of the Fiberarts Guild of […]

Jennifer Vancalcar

Jennifer Vancalcar has been dyeing yarn as Holiday Yarns for the past 14 years and knitting even longer. Her yarns have been featured in magazines such as Spin-off and Interweave as well as on the popular show Knitting Daily. Holiday Yarns was the “Yarn of the Month” for Yarnbox in December 2013. You can also […]