March 4, 5, 6, 2016

David L. Lawrence Convention Center

Pittsburgh, PA

A Great Festival!


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A Great Festival!

A special thank you goes to everyone who took part in the first-ever Pittsburgh Creative Arts Festival. We are grateful for the support of all of our volunteers, teachers, vendors, sponsors, people and companies who donated to make this show a success, including:

Annie’s Publishing

Dill Buttons

F + W Media, Inc.

Fire Mountain Gems

Gloria Horn Sewing Studio

Hanah Silk

JHB Buttons

Kenzie Mac & Co.

Kreinik Mfg. Co., Inc.

Louet North America

Minuteman Press of Allison Park

Moda Fabrics


Pat Catan’s Craft Centers

Quilter’s World Magazine

Schiffer Publishing


Stampington & Co.


The Quilt Co.

Windham Fabrics

Words And Watercolors by Peg Conley

The amount of beautiful work that was displayed and available for sale was amazing. Their supplies and work can be found at their individual websites, which are listed on the Festival’s Exhibitors page
Many people commented that they were tremendously inspired, their creativity was ignited and they made great connections! We also heard how delightful it was to have been able to see so many “age-old” traditional arts and crafts being demonstrated, from rag rug weaving, quilling, paper making, rubbings and lace making to the newest high-tech methods of laser cutting and 3D printing.

A special thank you goes to Crede Calhoun, Vision Quest Studios, who displayed his beautiful photography in booth #4 and took photos throughout the weekend. We’ll have a link soon on our Facebook page so you can relive the event through pictures!

Also, congratulations to Susan Schwab, Gibsonia, PA, who was the randomly drawn winner of the one-year membership to TechShop Pittsburgh. Some of the other winners of Friday evening’s raffle prizes include Marge Connelly, Terry Wasovich, Gigi Corcoren, Carmen Osborne, Rhoda Taylor, Jamie Herron, Connie Bailey, Kim Rosenberger and Ms. Lindbergh. We are still trying to get in touch with Raffle Prize winners Carolyn George and Sharon Strickland… Ladies, please email us with your contact info ASAP!

We are especially pleased with the enormous outpouring of donations that came in for the Salvation Army’s Western Pennsylvania Division’s Annual Spring Fabric Fair! Way to go!

Barb’s Favorite Purchase…

Lynne Saad’s Crepe Swing Coat, embellished with felted flowers, silk cocoons, and various other embellishments. The attention to detail is beautiful, and it is an outstanding artistic expression of Lynne’s talent. I can’t wait for the cold weather so I can wear it! — BG

Have a safe and happy Holiday Weekend!

Barb Grossman and Ann Szilagyi, Co-Founders

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