Sunday, December 13, 2009

A December to Remember!

Today the HHCC enjoyed celebrating the holidays with Honorary HHCCer Doris Chan! Doris brought with her beautiful garments that were featured in her first two books, Amazing Crochet Lace: New Fashions Inspired by Old-Fashioned Lace, and Everyday Crochet: Wearable Designs Just for You. She also provided us with a sneak peek at her newest book, Crochet Lace Innovations: 20 Dazzling Designs in Broomstick, Hairpin, Tunisian, and Exploded Lace, which will be out in April of 2010!

Doris also showed HHCC'ers Tahki's new Cotton Classic LITE yarn (talk about delicious!), and taught many members how to crochet the broomstick technique that will be featured in her newest book! She also had a drawing for a brand new set of Etimo crochet hooks! Thank you for spoiling us Doris!!

While this was going on, members also enjoyed feasting on a variety of potluck foods & drinks, as well as pulling on a piece of yarn to receive a holiday gift from "Secret Santa."

Unfortunately, while the meeting was taking place Mother Nature decided to change her plans from light rain to freezing rain, catching everyone by surprise! Road crews scrambled to get the roads sanded but not in time for several HHCC members who were trapped on various roadways and highways for hours on end due to slick roads; this prevented them from attending. We are happy to report no HHCC'ers were involved in any accidents while trying to get to the monthly meeting, or while returning home! For those members unable to attend today, the HHCC will be holding the "Secret Santa" exchange for them at the January 2010 meeting!

2009 was a great year for the HHCC and it's members! We'll see you in January 2010! :)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

HHCC Celebrates 8th Anniversary with Lily Chin

The Happily Hooked on Crocheting Club, Connecticut Chapter of the Crochet Guild of America, recognized in 2006 by Governor M. Jodi Rell for local charitable crochet donations, celebrated it's 8th Anniversary in November!

Founded in 2001 on the cusp of 911, Ruth Arbitelle* (deceased), Hilda Nichols, Kay Perna, Dee Stanziano and Ruth Young banded together to create a CGOA Chapter dedicated to the art of crochet, all while having fun. Under the current leadership of Grace Gardiner, HHCC President, the group has blossomed to 50 members, continues to aid local charities, and travels around the tri-state area promoting crochet.

At the November meeting, the HHCC members welcomed Lily Chin to teach her popular, often sold out, workshop, "Crochet Tips & Tricks."

Fun was had by all! There was a smorgasbord of various treats, the official anniversary cake, and Lily autographing her brand new book, Crochet Tips & Tricks, Shortcuts and Techniques Every Crocheter Should Know." HHCC President Grace said, "[Lily made] our anniversary celebration so very special. I believe I can speak for all those that were able to attend, we learned so much and had a great time doing it!"

*To learn more about Ruth Arbitelle, please visit our website at

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Yarn Estate Sale: Ruth Arbitelle, HHCC'er

Ruth Arbitelle was one of the Founders of the Happily Hooked on Crocheting Club. She was a big participator in the events, workshops, and charity drives the HHCC had, and often times would enlist the help of her husband, Ron. Ron is best known as the HHCC's Auctioneer.

Ron has been busy sorting through his wife's stash. He has been finding it everywhere! ... and now he is having a Yarn Estate Sale ... with yarn priced from 50 cents to $1.50. Half of the proceeds Ron will be donating to the HHCC.

When: Saturday, November 7, 2009
Time: 10:00 AM (eastern time)
Where: 7 Belmont Circle, Danbury, Ct. Click for Map

... acrylic, alpaca, cotton, wool ... from basic yarns to designer, Ruth collected it! The photo shown is not even the tip of the iceburg! Tell your friends, come with empty vehicles!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Notes from the October HHCC Monthly Meeting

The month of October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The HHCC, in wanting to recognize this, donated 55 Chemo caps, as part of the "Hats from the Heart" campaign to the Danbury Hospital yesterday. Breast Cancer is mostly known to women, but men can be diagnosed with it too.
Members of the HHCC have now turned their charitable efforts towards the Danbury Salvation Army, crocheting (and knitting) hats, scarves, gloves/mittens for toddlers to 18 year old children in need, along with a New (unwrapped) Toy drive. Please contact the HHCC for more information on this.

Elaine Brown was awarded her Ribbon and Sponsor Award she had won at The Big E. Elaine was thrilled, stating she created a "magic ball" of six different yarns to create the yarn she used in her hat & scarf combo. What will she buy with the WEBs $100 Gift Certificate? She's thinking of getting a yarn swift and a few other goodies... Congratulations Elaine!

HHCC member Kathy brought in the Nov/Dec issue of Crochet Today! magazine. During Show & Tell she described how she was flipping through the magazine when she noticed a familiar looking garment in an advertisement for Red Heart yarn. In fact, Kathy had seen part of the garment, a sleeve, being worked on at a "Coffee, Crochet & Chat" session during this past summer. She recognized the pattern belonging to fellow HHCC'er Dee Stanziano. Dee had no idea, and was pleasantly surprised to see it published so soon. The pattern is available for free on the Red Heart yarn website. Congratulations Dee!

Patty showed off pictures of her beautiful new grand-baby, and Karen announced a brand new "Coffee, Crochet & Chat" session to be held on the 1st Wednesday of the Month, from 10:30 AM to Noon at the Bayberry Kntting Shop in Plainville. And newest member, Deb Seda announced the birth of a brand new CGOA Chapter: The Creative Crochet Guild of L.I. of which she is the founder of. Congratulations Patty, Karen, and Deb!!

Many HHCC members are looking forward to attending the New York Sheep & Wool Festival next weekend, and the following weekend they will be volunteering at the Stitches East event being held in Hartford, CT.

Please note: The November and the December HHCC montly meetings are for MEMBERS only. Guests are welcomed to come to the January 2010 meeting, and to the "Coffee, Crochet & Chat" sessions. Please contact The HHCC for more information.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Details from The 2009 Big E

HHCC Member, Elaine, Wins $100 Sponsor Award for Best Use of ColorOn September 23, members of The HHCC traveled to West Springfield, MA, to participate in the Eastern States Expositon, well known as The Big E. September 23rd was Connecticut Day, and The HHCC was there to promote and demonstrate crochet.

The members displayed a vast variety of projects to highlight the many different types & techniques of crochet, and also provided free beginner lessons (and supplies!) to those interested. Casey, one of our Junior members, blogged about the Big E here.

The HHCC would like to welcome Linda into the fold; Linda became an official HHCC'er at The Big E!! Welcome Linda! :)

Prior to attending, several members entered their items in the Fair's Crochet Competition. Congratulations go to Casey, Chava, Dee, Elaine and Ruth for winning a variety of ribbons in many categories for Crochet! In addition to winning a Blue Ribbon for her hat and scarf set, Elaine also won "Best Use of Color," winning a $100 Gift Certificate from WEBs yarn store. And, according to the Big E Event Coordinator, this year there were more crocheted entries than knitted. This is a huge accomplishment as crochet was slated to be removed from the Fair barely 8 years ago due to lack of interest! Congratulations HHCC'ers!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

The Perks of Being an HHCC/CGOA Member

The Craft & Yarn Box located in Pawling, NY offers HHCC'ers a 15% discount!There are many reasons why being a HHCC/CGOA member are wonderful! To name a few:
  • you get to attend workshops for free or at a reduced rate
  • assist local charities in need as a group
  • make new friends
  • increase crochet skills & knowledge
  • go on field trips and/or do demonstrations
  • borrow from the lending library
  • HHCC'ers get access to the exclusive HHCC yahoo group
  • and local yarn store discounts too!

The CGOA has a fantastic library that will (reportedly) reopen soon to it's members, complete with books, magazines, leaflets, patterns and videos in the collection. It is known as the Linda Sauter Library, and is currently being cataloged by the Cajun Crocheters CGOA Chapter.The Bayberry Knitting shop located in Plainsville, CT, offers CGOA members a 10% discount when membership card is show.  Pictured is HHCC'er Karen, and Bayberry owner, Betty.

The HHCC also has it's own lending library, and is in the process of reopening. Nancy has taken over the position of HHCC Librarian. If you are an HHCC member and looking for a particular pattern, talk to Nancy at the next monthly meeting!


  1. If you are a member of the CGOA, your HHCC yearly dues are cut in half!
  2. Show your CGOA Membership card at the Bayberry Knitting yarn store located in Plainsville and get a 10% discount.
  3. Show your HHCC Membership card (coming soon!) to the Yarn & Craft Box located in Pawling, NY and get a 15% discount. (The HHCC Membership card is coming in January 2010; for now, just let Marie know you are an HHCC member)

It's easy to join!
To join the CGOA, go to ...

To join the HHCC, complete the form on this page and bring it with you to a meeting!

Join us and become Happily Hooked!

Friday, September 18, 2009

HHCC'ers to Demo @ The Big E

HHCC at the Big E in 2008 The HHCC is proud to announce their return, for the 7th straight year, to the Eastern States Exposition.

The Eastern States Exposition is the ninth largest state fair held in West Springfield, MA. It is commonly known as The Big E.

HHCC members can be found at the Fair, on Wednesday, September 23rd, known as Connecticut Day. Look for them in the New England State building (or just ask where the Cream Puff building is).

HHCC members will be demonstrating crochet during the day.

Additional information about the fair can be found here:


If you are an HHCC member and need a ticket to the Fair for September 23rd, please contact Dee. Free tickets are a 1st come, 1st serve basis.

Monday, September 14, 2009

September Meeting: Double the Pleasure

The HHCC's September meeting this past weekend was hosted by HHCC member Margaret Hubert. Margaret graciously opened her home to Club members, offered lunch, and instructions on how to crochet double-sided fabric, based upon her latest book (being released on January 1, 2010), "The Complete Photo Guide to Crochet: Basics, Patterns, Projects for All Methods of Crochet."

Margaret gives Anna instructionsThere was also a drawing for a variety of goodies, from delicious yarns to Margaret's out of print/hard to find, freeform book, Fun with Free-Form Crochet; everyone won a prize.

In addition to all the fun Margaret provided, the Club also celebrated another HHCC Founder's 80th Birthday: Hilda Nichols. Hilda is very involved in crocheting for charity, both for the HHCC's charity drives, and for her HHCC celebrates Founder Hilda Nichols 80th Birthdaylocal senior center. Happy Birthday Hilda!

The HHCC returns to it's normal meeting location, The Danbury Hospital next month. Members are encouraged to bring yarn & hooks to help make hats and scarves to be donated to our local Salvation Army in early December.

The HHCC would like to sincerely thank Margaret for hosting such a wonderful meeting! She's the "Hostess with the Mostess"

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Notice: September Meeting LOCATION Change

The HHCC's September 13th meeting will be an "away" meeting, hosted by a HHCC member who will also be providing lunch.

Attendees are encouraged to bring 2 balls of yarn to play with, of complimenting or contrasting color, equal in weight of 3 or 4 based upon the guidelines from, along with the appropriate crochet hook size for the yarn. The technique of double sided crochet will be demonstrated.

For those who would like to attend as guests of the HHCC, please contact the HHCC for driving directions PRIOR to the meeting date.

The HHCC's October meeting will return to being held at the Danbury Hospital.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Caron Connections Highlights HHCC'er

In the latest edition of Caron Connection enews, HHCC'er and budding designer Nancy Smith is highlighted for her newest crochet design, "Aqua Blue," featuring crocheted cables on a dazzling scarf.

You can read Caron's newsletter here, or watch the fashion show of the Aqua Blue Scarf crocheted with Naturally Caron's Spa yarn, here. Want to give the pattern a try? It's Free, and can be obtained here.

Want to learn more about Nancy's yarn world? Visit her blog at

Congratulations Nancy!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Mother-Daughter Duo Sweep Blue

Casey Stanziano, one of two children who enjoys being a member of the HHCC, recently won 3 Blue Ribbons in the Junior Division at the Bridgewater Fair. She entered a gold hat made of Jelly Yarn, and a purple backpack; both designed for her American Girl Doll, Nikki. She also entered a glittery black tie she designed for her Dad to wear at the recent CGOA ChainLink Conference that was held in Buffalo, NY. Casey is 12 and wrote about the fair in her blog here.

Casey's Mom, and an HHCC Founder, Dee Stanziano, recently won 5 Blue Ribbons and 2 Trophies for her crochet at the same fair. She entered a red cotton hat with bundles of bullion stitches for the trim; a sequined bag crocheted out of pink thread; and a pink beaded necklace. She won the Trophies for her grey and black sweater, and for her aqua wrap.


Sunday, August 16, 2009

Thank You Grafton Fibers!

Today, at the montly meeting, members of the HHCC enjoyed Guests Linda and Tom Diak of

Linda handed out supplies of foam blocks, felting needles, beautiful roving, and steel crochet hooks, then instructed HHCC members how to make her famous felted handles for steel crochet hooks. Meanwhile Tom was busy fielding questions and selling their beautiful hand-turned crochet hooks, knitting needles and roving. The HHCC was very delighted to have Linda and Tom visit with us -- and for our new "toys."

The HHCC would like to sincerely thank Linda and Tom for hiking down to Danbury from Vermont to spend the day with us!

Edited to add: For more pictures & information about this meeting, please see HHCC member, Margaret Hubert's blog at:

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

HHCC'ers Return from ChainLink

Many HHCC'ers ventured north to Buffalo, New York, last week to attend the Crochet Guild of America's National Conference. The CGOA was founded in 1994 and this year marked it's 15 Anniversary!

HHCC members who attended: Casey, Dee, Diane, Doris, Elaine, Grace, Irene, Jen, Kathy, Margaret, Nancy, Priscilla and Rosalie. Thus far, please visit Casey's, Dee's, Doris', Margaret's, and Nancy's blogs for details and photos of the event.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Notice: August Meeting DATE Change

For those wishing to attend the monthly HHCC August meeting, please note there has been a date change. The Club will NOT be meeting on the 9th due to many members attending the annual CGOA National CHAINLink Conference being held in Buffalo, NY.

The meeting date has been changed to Sunday, August 16th.

The meeting time, 1-4 PM has not been changed. The meeting will be held at it's normal meeting place, the Danbury Hospital.

The Special Guest for the August meeting will be Grafton Fibers. Linda Diak will be demonstrating how to create felted handles for steel crochet hooks. Members wanting to try this are asked to bring their own hooks. Tom Diak will be selling his delicious handturned crochet hooks and knitting needles.

For details from the July meeting, please visit with Margaret's blog.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Notice: July Meeting Location Change

The July HHCC monthly meeting location has been changed. The meeting will be hosted at the home of an HHCC member.

If you are interested in attending the July meeting, please be at the Michaels Arts & Crafts parking lot, located off Federal Road in Brookfield, CT, before NOON, on Sunday, August 12th.

This will be a Yarn Swap meeting, concentrating on crocheting summer chemo caps for the men & women in need at the Danbury Hospital.

Please contact The HHCC for additional information.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Congratulations, Mary!

The HHCC would like to extend their Congratulations to CGOA member, Mary Sevillo from Queens Village, NY, for creating the winning logo design to be used for the CGOA's 15th Crystal Jubilee Anniverary!

For her winning design, Mary has received a one-year CGOA membership renewal offered by The HHCC, along with an augographed book offered by The Northern IL Chapter (NIC), the very first CGOA chapter, and CGOA Founder Gwen Blakley Kinsler. Mary's winning design will be used to create a limited edition commemorative pin which will be available for purchase at the National Conference next month.

Look for other great items featuring the Anniversary Logo at

For additional information about the Logo Contest, click here.

The HHCC would also like to congratulate the runners-up, Jan Scogin, and Jane Matthews, as well as all the other participants in the Logo Contest! :)

Saturday, June 20, 2009

HHCC Current Activites

HHCC members are encouraged to crochet chemo caps for the Danbury Hospital. Summer Chemo Caps, including for men, are in dire need. Please bring your chemo caps to the July meeting.

HHCC members are encouraged to crochet something to enter into competion to help show how wonderful crochet is! Should a ribbon be won, terrific! Should after viewing your entry, someone be inspired to pick up a crochet hook for the first time, or after a long hiatus, even better!

The CGOA Design Competion: must be original work, and must be a member of the CGOA. Visit for additional information.

The Big E is the ninth largest state fair in America. Entry forms must be received by The Big E by August 15th. Items for hand delivery must be brought to the August 16th meeting. Members of the HHCC will be demonstrating Crochet @ The Big E on Connecticut Day, Wednesday, September 23rd, in the New England State Building. Come see us!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Fly Like a Butterfly: June Meeting

LtoR: Grace, HHCC Pres; Jack, SVP of LB; Kathy, HHCC member The June meeting featured guest, Jack Blumenthal, Senior Vice President of Lion Brand. This was Jack's first time visiting with the HHCC'ers, and he delighted our members with facts and trivia about Lion Brand.

While Jack spoke to our group, members worked on crocheting butterflies for the Butterfly Project. Thus far the Club has 23 created and will continue to collect them (to be shipped at a later date).

HHCC member, Nancy, has taken over the position of HHCC Librarian, and has compiled a comprehensive list of material that will be available for loan to HHCC members. This list will be uploaded to the HHCC Yahoo group, and later added to the HHCC website for easy viewing. The HHCC is delighted to add Vanna White's popular book, Vanna's Choice Color It Beautiful Afghans to our growing library collection. Vanna's book was donated and autographed by Jack.

The HHCC would like to thank Jack, and Lion Brand, for their time & generosity. The HHCC hopes to have Jack visit with us again next year. :)

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Crochet Inspiration with Willena Nanton

The May meeting today with Guest Speaker Willena Nanton was a huge success! Accompanied by her lovely assistant, who also happens to be her twin sister, and a crocheter, Willett, together they WOW'ed members of the HHCC with her stunning, one-of-a-kind crochet creations!
Willena is a huge Barbie collector, and often times attends the Barbie Conferences. The Barbie Conferences, much like the Crochet Conferences, offer an opportunity for fans to model their own creations -- except those at the Barbie Conference must wear designs inspired by garments worn by Barbie. Willena is the only attendee to entirely crochet hers, including the shoes! Her favorite Barbie designer is Byron Lars. In the picture above is part of the garment she fashioned after the "Nne Barbie" doll designed by Byron. (If you're wondering about the value of the Nne™ Barbie, it is no longer available from Mattel, the doll maker. After market, the doll currently retails for about $250. Willena has not put a price tag on her crocheted version.)

What is the reaction to Willena's crocheted fashions at the Barbie Conferences? She brings the house down, just as she does at the Crochet Conferences! Willena's favorite crochet hook to use is a Susan Bates crochet hook. Size G. But not any Susan Bates hook -- it's the very hook she learned how to crochet with some 30 years ago! She has used it so much that the colored coating is starting to wear off! -- and what happens if she looses her beloved hook? "The world stops and we all look for it!!," she exclaimed.

The HHCC is honored to have had Willena Nanton as our Guest Speaker and now looks forward to the National Crochet Conference, wondering what she'll WOW us with next!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Freeform Crochet: On Display @ LionBrand Store

Myra Woods, head of the IFC, displays 'Earth, Air, Fire, Water' exhibit at the 2007 CGOA National Conference in Manchester, NHIn 2007, HHCC members Margaret Hubert and Dee Stanziano united with 98 other artists from around the world, who are also members of the International Freeform Artists Guild, to create Earth, Air, Fire, Water using the technique known as freeform crochet, also well known as scrumbling.

This impressive collective work is available for purchase, with all proceeds going to the Women for Women International. In honor of this global artistic challenge, Margaret Hubert will be offering a Freeform Crochet Workshop at the Lion Brand Store located in New York City, on Sunday, July 26th. The will be on exhibit in the Lion Brand gallery until August 1st. Contact Lion Brand for more information.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

CGOA Announces Design Contest

The following announcement is by Jean Leinhauser, CGOA Design Contest Committee:

We now have the complete judging panel and I'd like to announce them:

Doris Chan, author and designer
Brett Brea of Coats and Clark
Michele Maks of DRG (Annie's Attic, Needlework Shop, etc.)
Cari Clement of Caron International
Jean Leinhauser, Creative Partners, Craft Yarn Council

We added the category of Art Crochet, so the categories are:

Fashion ( for men, women, kids, babies)
Home Decor (afghans, throws, place mats, doilies, tablecloths, bathroom and bedroom accessories, etc)
Accessories (scarves, jewelry, hats, socks)
Crochet as Art (created for display as art rather than for utility)

Designers must be members of CGOA, and may enter as many projects as they wish. They do NOT have to be professional designers. Each completed project with its entry form (downloadable from the CGOA website, Members Only section) must arrive in North Carolina by July 15, 2009.

Projects will then be shipped by CGOA to Buffalo, where they will be judged and
displayed at Chain Link. All entries will be returned to the entrants. No patterns are required. No entries will be accepted after July 15.

Each category will have a first place winner of $300, second, $200 , and third, $100. From the first place winners a Grand Prize winner of $1,000 will be chosen.

To enter, you must be a CGOA member. If you are not a member, but would like to join, you can do so here.

To locate the entry forms for the CGOA Design contest: go to the CGOA website, then click on the Members Only section, enter your member info (member number and a password) and it takes you to the forms.

Friday, May 1, 2009

HHCC Revives Website

For years the HHCC had a website, but it was outdated and hard to navigate.

It was thought that having a Blog would be easier for us to post information. At first this worked well. But as new material was added, the older blog posts were pushed away, making it more difficult to find relevant information, difficult to navigate.

The HHCC is proud to announce the return of it's website using the new address of: -- where all that information you are looking for is just a click away, including the HHCC Calendar.

The HHCC will remain using this blog for posting current information about meetings & events and will continue operating with the old address.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Interdependence Tree Project: Completed

At the HHCC's March 2009 monthly meeting, members & visitors were encouraged to crochet leaves for the Interdependence Tree Project. At that meeting, a total of 50 leaves, created by: Hinda Alder, Celeste Caprio, Karen Harney, Rosalie Hollingsworth, Grace Gardiner, Diane Gilbert, Margaret Hubert, Irene Iannelli, Chava Karlovich, Nicole Lewis, Anna Margan, Kathy Philips, Dee Stanziano, and Sheila Sweet were crocheted and then mailed in to the International Fiber Collaborative. The HHCC leaves are acknowledged on the Gallery of Leaves here.

The International Fiber Collaborative then created and assembled the tree, which was then showcased at the Big Springs Park. The project is reported to have people participating from 23 countries, and 39 states from the U.S. The tree, measuring approximately 28 feet tall & 25 feet wide, with over 7000 leaves, will be taken down and installed at the Earlyworks Childrens Museum in Huntsville, AL, for display in August.

To see the tree in all its glory, click here. It was an honor for the HHCC to contribute to this Interdependence Tree Project.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Crochet Display & Demo A Success!

Yesterday, members of the HHCC participated, for the third straight year, in the annual Connecticut Sheep & Wool Festival. Although the weather was unusually hot, this did not discourage the HHCC in showing how wonderful crochet can be with both crochet stitches & techniques, but also with natural fibers such as alpaca, corn, silk, soy, and wool. In addition, what made participating this year even more special, was that it was the 100th anniversary for the Connecticut Sheep & Wool festival, having first begun way back in 1909 -- before the invention of the radio or television, and when only 8,000 cars were on were on American roads (a total of 10 miles of which were paved)!

Our reception at the festival was great! We met many new people, and got to talk with many people we met at previous festivals, such as with Tammy who learned about Tunisian crochet and crocheting with unspun roving. Changing people's minds about what crochet is -- and can be -- is a very rewarding experience! We were not alone: it was also great to see Lady Shirret there promoting crochet!

Visit Dee's and Nancy's blogs for more information and pictures from this event.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

EVENT: April 25, 2009 CT Sheep & Wool Festival

Members of the HHCC will be participating in the 100th Anniversary of the Connecticut Sheep & Wool Festival being held in Tolland, CT.

This will be the third attendance as volunteers for the HHCC. Members of the HHCC will be in the White Barn, offering free beginner crochet lessons, a demonstration on Tunisian Crochet, and a demonstration on crocheting with unspun roving.

For more information about the Festival, please visit:

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Monday, April 13, 2009

May Meeting 2009

The May meeting is going to be on the third Sunday the 17th, same time, 1:00 - 4:00,same place, at the Danbury Hospital in the conference room next to the phamacy.We are proud to annouce our guest speaker Willena Nanton of the NY City crochet Guild.She's going to be talking to us about her crochet designs and inspirations that havebeen wowing many at the fashion shows in Manchester, Chicago, etc....Bring a project to work on. Vistors welcome....bring along a friend or two.

Willena Nanton does not have a website. You can see some of her work featured at sistahcraft

Images below from the 2008 CGOA Fashion Show where the crowd was "Wow'ed!" by her one-of-a-kind creations: