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.