Chain Link Conference 2017In July I had the pleasure of attending the 2017 Chain Link Conference. That's the annual conference of the Crochet Guild of America. If you ever have the chance to go, do it, do it, do it! It's the most fun a crocheter can ask for. There are wonderful classes, a great yarn market, and the camaraderie of fellow crocheters. This year it was in Chicago. Here are some photos of the fun.
Some of the beautiful entries in the design competition
See the CGOA web page for the list of winners and a slide show.
Interesting crochet and crocheters
The Queen Bee of Crochet complete with flowers, birds and insects
An ingenious head mounted yarn swift
Kathryn White and I show off our banquet attire. Both her jacket and my shawl are Kathryn's designs.
You've got to see the back. Kathryn's fabulous jacket won grand prize last year.
The fashion show
I didn't get any photos of the show because I was otherwise occupied (i.e. I was drafted into modeling), but the couple below lead off the show. In my photo, they hadn't changed into their show outfits. See if you can pick them out in the CGOA slide show.
Lots of social crocheting
There's more than one use for a yarn bowl.
Toasting with "red coffee" (Hint: Think another red beverage.)
A beautiful wall of yarn from Stunning String Studio
A book signing by Laurinda Reddig
Yumiko Alexander and her lovely DanDoh Designs booth
Mugs with attitude from Pawley Studios
And best of all, friends.
I'm already excited about next year's conference especially because it's in my own back yard - Portland, OR! I hope you all can come.