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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


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This is the Week!

 

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

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This is the Week!

We are heading to the hotel Thursday evening to unload all of the boxes and bags for the first-ever Pittsburgh Creative Arts Festival. We have many lovely displays for the event, and set-up for the vendors begins Friday morning. Because we’re in an air-conditioned hotel and ballroom at the Four Points Sheraton Pittsburgh North, you can enjoy the event rain or shine, hail, heat or high winds!

We will see you Friday evening for wine, beer, or a cocktail and hors d’ oeuvres and a Market Sneak Preview. Doors open for registration at 4:30 p.m., and the Festival takes place from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

On Saturday, the doors open for registration at 8:30 a.m. The Festival takes place from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Classes begin at 9 a.m.

Special pricing: Seniors (over 65) and Students: $12 at the door. Children under 12: $10 at the door. We are also honoring any $3 off coupons for admission both days.

While at the Original Sewing & Quilt Expo this past weekend, we were given two boxes of additional magazines for giveaway from F+W Media, Inc. They produce 10 magazines in knitting, crochet, quilting, jewelry, embroidery and more. Given that all of our sponsors were so generous with their support of this show, we will have a gift for everyone, even after the “Creative Goody Bags” run out.

Be sure to wear something fun to the Festival: colorful, funky, handmade; an accessory, an outfit, bright shoes, handbag, jewelry or scarf. Don’t forget to say “I Love Yarn”  if you are a loyal Pittsburgh Knit & Crochet Festival attendee for a gift from Coats.


JUST ADDED: Make-It/Take-It with TechShop Pittsburgh

Lasers are one of the most versatile pieces of equipment at TechShop, used for prototyping, artwork, home improvement and design. Participants in this free activity, available both Friday and Saturday, can use some of TechShop Pittsburgh’s laser-cut materials to create their own smartphone pouch. Using laser-cut felt and buttons, you can sew your own pouch and accessorize it! Plus, use the Shop’s laser-cut blocks to try your hand at printmaking! TechShop Pittsburgh will have samples of other items created on lasers, and instructions for suggested use.


Classes Still Available

Registration for the following classes will still be accepted onsite, and can be paid for at the door

Friday Evening:
Saturday Morning:
Saturday Afternoon:
Don’t forget to bring any donations of fabrics, notions, yarns, etc. for the Salvation Army’s Western Pennsylvania Division: We are an official drop-off point for their Annual Spring Fabric Fair.

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.