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:
F + W Media, Inc.
Fire Mountain Gems
Gloria Horn Sewing Studio
Kenzie Mac & Co.
Kreinik Mfg. Co., Inc.
Louet North America
Minuteman Press of Allison Park
Pat Catan’s Craft Centers
Quilter’s World Magazine
Stampington & Co.
The Quilt Co.
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!