Monday, July 31, 2017

Shapshots from Chain Link 2017

I just got back from 5 wonderful days at Chain Link 2017, the annual conference of the Crochet Guild of America. This year's meeting was held just outside Chicago, a short 2½ hour drive away.

Here are some favourite memories from the meeting....

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The lovely hotel:


Crocheting in the sun while making new friends:


The Marketplace (cue heavenly choir):


Yumiko Alexander's elegant booth:


Beautiful yarn and breathtaking roving:


Enticing samples and amusing pottery:


Wonderful food:


Interesting people:


A tiny ball of new yarn on my lap:


And a kindred spirit for a roommate:


Not pictured: the learning, the laughter, the fun, the late-night crochet sessions, the tea at 2 am, the airplanes flying past our hotel window at the rate of about one every minute, and the fantastic crochet fashion show. Wish you could all have been there!

Tomorrow I'll post some photos of the design competition.

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Do you belong to any craft guilds, or have you ever attended a craft conference? Do tell.

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8 comments:

  1. Looks like it was an absolutely awesome event. How could it not be with all that crochet goodness and like-minded people around. Happy August!

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  2. How wonderful!! It must have been a great experience!

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  3. Oh how awesome! I have always wanted to go to one of these. Thank you so much for sharing your adventures with us. I am looking forward to your next post. Blessings always sweet friend. :)

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  4. Chicago, one of my favorite cities. Looks like you had a great time.

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  5. Wow.. what an amazing event! It all sounds like heaven on earth. That man is quite the character!! I don't belong to a yarn group, but I do belong to several civic and patriotic groups. What a nice time it looks like you had! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  6. It looks like you had a wonderful time.

    I have not had the pleasure of going to a fiber retreat (yet). It's definitely on my bucket list.

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  7. Lou Malnati's pizza and ice cream! Heaven!

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