FreeSpirit Quilt challenge defines artisanship with beauty, color and creativity

Artisan
noun ar·ti·san \ˈär-tə-zən\: a person who makes things by using skill with the hands.

This is a pure definition for the recent “I Am An Artisan Challenge” hosted by our sister company, FreeSpirit Fabrics. As a “yarnie,” you know the name Kaffe Fassett from his multi-color knitwear designs and beautiful yarns bearing his brand. Kaffe’s love of textiles also graces colorful 100% cotton fabrics perfect for patchwork or any sewing project.

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“Queen Bee” Crocheter to be at Vogue Knitting Live

I’ve recently become aware of the artist, Gina Rose Gallina, and her colorful way of expressing herself with crochet using Red Heart yarn. I’m just starting to follow this creative force, but wanted to introduce her fun, fantastic yarn pursuits to you. If you are going to be at Vogue Knitting Live, be sure to see and enjoy Gina’s Queen Bee work there. And if you are near Eureka Springs, Arkansas you can see Gina’s work at the Green Gourd on 12 Center Street.

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Have you heard about the CGOA Design Competition?

The Design Competition grows each year as crocheters inspire the creativity in each other. It is an exciting part of the annual Knit & Crochet Show conference that is being held in Charleston, SC, July 13-16, 2016. Since I love the competition, I am writing to encourage you to enter the contest and share your original designs. . Your design will be displayed on the show floor and you may even win a nice monetary prize. :-)

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Connect with other Knitters and Crocheters

If you are a crocheter or knitter that loves enjoying your craft alone, and gets all the inspiration you need from the many websites and Ravelry, then you do not need to read any further. But if you would like to be opened up to the larger world of wonderful people (in the flesh) that knit and crochet, I whole-heartedly encourage you to join a group.

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Generosity for Madagascar Exhibit

Generosity for Madagascar Exhibit

By Michael Sellick

We are continuing to receive donations from fans around the world for the Stranded and Tangled in Madagascar Exhibit at Creativ Festival. Donations have come in from Dubai, France, UK, USA and Canada so far. Our booth will be the island of Madagascar for the next show. Some of the characters are tiny while others are oversized. We have over 200 creatures and landscape entries so far.

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