Thursday, July 30, 2015
Knit & Crochet Show 2015
Crochet Guild of America (CGOA) used to have a convention that they called "Chain Link". People some times refer to this current event as "Chain Link" but that is just an affectionate nickname at this point.
Several years ago, the CGOA and TKGA (The Knit Guild of America) both hired a management company to help with all their business stuff. The management company suggested that CGOA and TKGA create a show that benefits both guilds... hence THE KNIT AND CROCHET SHOW (consumer show) was born. (Not to be confused with Knit and Crochet Now!, the tv show).
At this annual event, the CGOA and TKGA hold (independently) their membership annual meetings, classes, banquets, fashion shows, competitions, etc) But both knitters and crocheters may attend classes for both and we all share the vendor market.
This year's Knit and Crochet Show was in San Diego! (whoohoo! I had never been to San Diego so this was fun!) Thursday night was the big market preview! We get a crack at all the vendors before the general public. Above is me with designer/author Tammy Hildebrand and designer/author/writer Brenda Bourg. (I can't wait to see Brenda's new book!)
Kristin Lynn. If you don't recognize her name, pay attention to it and tuck it in your mind for later.
Karen McKenna and designer April Garwood. So much talent these ladies have!
Marly Bird. Her description is too long: designer/author/podcaster/personality/spokesperson/design director, etc... I'm sure I missed something awesome that she does... oh! teacher!