Thursday, July 29, 2010

New (temp) Home for HHCC Monthly Meetings

The HHCC is pleased to announce the monthly meetings for the next 5 months (Aug-Dec 2010) will be held at:
located on 81 Newtown Road, Danbury, Connecticut

From I-84 East, take Exit 8. Right turn off exit. At the first light hotel is located on the left behind Friendly's restaurant.
From I-84 West, take Exit 8.
Straight off exit in center left lane to merge straight onto Newtown Road. At the fourth light hotel will be on the left behind Friendly's restaurant.

Parking is free.

Monday, July 19, 2010

HHCC'ers at the Danbury Fair Mall

For the July meeting, HHCC'ers met at the Danbury Fair Mall located in Danbury, Connecticut.

The Danbury Fair Mall is built on the same land the Great Danbury Fair used to be held (1869-1981). When the owner died he left the grounds to his children stating that it would “always be a place for people to gather.” The Fair ended in 1981 and in 1986 they opened the mall, inclulding the carousel that at that time could be seen from the highway. (several years later they added the parking garage which now blocks the highway view of the carousel.) You can learn more about this Fair by clicking here.

How is the Danbury Fair Mall connected to the fiber world? The daughter of Laura Ingalls Wilder (author of the Little House series of books) had a daughter, Rose Wilder Lane. Rose lived in Danbury during the 1960s and is said to have been a volunteer at the Fair for the needlework entries (Rose authored the coveted book, The Woman’s Day Book of American Needlework in 1963).

In keeping with the spirit of the Fair being a gathering place, HHCC'ers enjoyed having their July meeting in the food court. "Crocheting in public is fun!" exlaimed the newest HHCC Jr. member (age 10). HHCC'ers were also encouraged to play "Crochet Bingo" with member Andrea winning for finding the most items with crochet at JCPenney's -- and for finding people at the mall who also enjoy crocheting!

Stay tuned to learn where next month's meeting location will be! :)

Saturday, July 17, 2010

HHCC'ers Receive Honorable Mention!

In the CGOA's 2010 Design Competition, HHCC members Elaine Brown and Lindsey Sephens received Honorable Mentions for their entries.

Elaine received her Honorable Mention for her Thread entry, "The Flowers are Alive; Daisy and Blackeyed Susan." Lindsey received her Honorable Mention for her Accessory Entry, "Free Spirit Tote."

To see their entries, and more beautiful winning crochet entries, visit Doris Chan's blog here for the complete listing

Friday, July 16, 2010

Congratulations Margaret!

In the CGOA's 2010 Design Competition, HHCC member Margaret Hubert won Second Prize $200 (Interweave) for her “Fantasy in Purple and Lime” entry in the Daywear Category.

To see her prize winning design, and more beautiful winning crochet entries, visit Doris Chan's blog here for the complete listing.

Congratulations Margaret!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

HHCC'ers Return from 16th Annual CGOA ChainLink Conference

Several HHCC members attended the annual CGOA Conference well known as "ChainLink" and as The Knit and Crochet Show, that was held in Manchester, NH, last week. This was the 16th Annual Conference for the CGOA of which members Margaret Hubert and Dee Stanziano were teachers.Dee wins Diane's bag

HHCC member Nancy wrote upon her return home from the Conference , "Got 10 hours sleep last nite, will probably need about another week of 10 hours worth to catch up from last week! lol"

Margaret blogged about her experience here; Dee uploaded some pictures here. Honorary HHCC'er Doris Chan headed up the CGOA's Design Contest, and with Caron Yarns she also hosted the evening Club Caron party.

HHCC'er Diane Moyer was there too -- with Dee winning her beautiful felted bag at the raffle held on Professional Development Day; the raffle helped raise nearly $1000 for the Lyme Disease Association!

In addition, HHCC'ers Andrea, Deb, Elaine, Hinda and Lindsey were there too! A fun time for all!! Join us at our next monthly meeting for more details :)