March 4, 5, 6, 2016

David L. Lawrence Convention Center

Pittsburgh, PA

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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

Moop

Pat Catan’s Craft Centers

Quilter’s World Magazine

Schiffer Publishing

Soak

Stampington & Co.

Sulky

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


Creative Arts Festival Update is published by Pittsburgh Creative Arts Festival, P.O. Box 37, Kingwood, WV 26537 / (412) 963-7030. We do not share our mailing list with any third party.

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Beads, Papers, Fibers, Fabrics, Threads and more!

 

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Aug. 22-23, 2014 | Four Points Sheraton North

Beads, Papers, Fibers, Fabrics, Threads and more!

Additional prizes and donations keep coming in for the first-ever Pittsburgh Creative Arts Festival, which takes place in just two weeks! We will have goody bags for the first 150 attendees and many prizes available during the Friday evening reception, as we mentioned in last week’s newsletter. But we’ve also added bonuses for students who take the following classes:

Be sure to register for the classes, many will close by Friday, Aug. 15th.

Remember, the TechShop of Pittsburgh will be onsite during the Festival, and will be holding demos along with a display of some members’ handmade items. We are excited to have them have join and support us.

In addition, they are donating a 1-Year Membership for one lucky Grand Prize Winner, to be drawn at the end of the day on Saturday at the Festival. This membership is valued at $1,395, and gives the recipient unlimited access to the TechShop facilities. The winner can use the advanced machines and tools, sophisticated design workstations and software, network with other members, work on their own projects, and learn new skills.

With Warm Regards,

Barb Grossman and Ann Szilagyi, Co-Founders


Creative Arts Festival Update is published by Pittsburgh Creative Arts Festival, P.O. Box 37, Kingwood, WV 26537 / (412) 963-7030. We do not share our mailing list with any third party.©2014 Pittsburgh Creative Arts Festival. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part is prohibited without written permission.