Registration is now open for the CGOA's conference, warmly referred to as "Chain Link". Here's the link to go look at and register for classes and events.
Wednesday the 27th of July will be Professional Development Day for all those people involved in and interested in a career in crochet. You do not have to be a professional already to attend. I will be doing a talk that morning. Vickie Howell and Margaret Hubert will also be speaking in the morning. In the afternoon, there will be break-out sessions that include: Edie Eckman, Karen Whooley, Gwen Bortner, Lily Chin, Darla Fanton, Karen Klemp, Marty Miller, Pauline Turner.
The rest of the weekend is jam packed with the market, classes of all kinds (I'll be taking a few!), the Fashion Show and Dinner. I hope to be signing books at the weekend. It's going to be great! What I like, is that you can sign up and pay for classes now, and still have time to save up for your travel expenses between now and July.
I have a definite opinion about classes. When you go, there are top name teachers available to you! Where else do you get such a high concentration of experts available in one place? I believe in squeezing every bit of learning out of an event that you can. That's why I will be taking the maximum classes that I can afford while I'm there. Yep, I'm a pro, but there is always more to learn and I want to know it ALL. LOL. Even topics that I think I'm well versed in, sometimes just the way the teacher speaks can illuminate an aspect that I had never noticed before. The teacher's perspective can help you understand in a new way something you thought you already knew! Aha! I can't wait! I hope to see you there.