Making Friends at CHA with FaveCrafts!

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For anyone that doesn’t know yet, the Craft and Hobby Association puts together a lovely trade show twice a year where all the craft companies come to sell and show off their newest products to retailers, bloggers, and the press. Lucky for us, Team FaveCrafts get to go every time and take in all the newest trends and products. Unfortunately, we work with tons of companies and bloggers and getting around to seeing everyone can be tough at a huge trade show like CHA. So this year for the 2013 winter show FaveCrafts put together a little get together with the help of some wonderful companies and invited all our favorite bloggers to stop by eat, drink, and chat!

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We wanted to give an opportunity for some hard working bloggers to meet some great craft companies and it was a hit! The room was full of delicious food, good chatter, and meeting new faces. Everyone was really excited to be at the event and to have a casual opportunity to meet up and chat.

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Prime Publishing, the company that makes FaveCrafts, AllFreeKnitting, AllFreeCrochet, AllFreesewing, and all of our other sites possible was the official host of the event so our president Stuart Hochwert and our Craft Editorial Director/ Director of Social Media / Soon to be Mom Simone Collins gave little speeches thanking everyone for coming because we were so excited to meet with all of them and  get a chance to put a face to an email address. You may recognize (or will soon recognize) a lot of the faces and company names from FaveCrafts.com. It’s amazing how quickly the time flew by!

CHA Networking 5 Making Friends at CHA with FaveCrafts!

CHA Netowrking 11 Making Friends at CHA with FaveCrafts!Design Originals had an adorable tree decoration at their table!

CHA Networking 6 Making Friends at CHA with FaveCrafts!The Westcott team loves being the center of attention.

CHA Networking 7 Making Friends at CHA with FaveCrafts!Design Master was super busy all night!

CHA Networking 8 Making Friends at CHA with FaveCrafts!The Clover table was having lots of fun!

CHA Networking 9 Making Friends at CHA with FaveCrafts!Xyron in deep conversation.

CHA Networking 10 Making Friends at CHA with FaveCrafts!Who didn’t want to talk yarn with Coats & Clark?

CHA Networking 12 Making Friends at CHA with FaveCrafts!The crew from Spellbinders is chatting it up with some very talented designers!

CHA Networking 13 Making Friends at CHA with FaveCrafts!The team from Fiskars had a line of people waiting to chat with them!

CHA Networking 151 Making Friends at CHA with FaveCrafts!Bloggers at Oliso testing out the products.

CHA Networking 161 Making Friends at CHA with FaveCrafts!An in depth conversation at CraftArtEdu.

CHA Networking 17 Making Friends at CHA with FaveCrafts!Lots of busy bees chatting with Lion Brand Yarns!

CHA Networking 14 Making Friends at CHA with FaveCrafts!We got a chance to catch up with some designers too! If you haven’t checked out FaveCrafts Radio, you should because Vickie Howell, Kathy Cano-Murillo A.K.A. The Crafty Chica, and Steve from Cathie and Steve have all been guests on it!  Maybe, we can convince Liz Hicks to be a guest too!

CHA Networking 15 Making Friends at CHA with FaveCrafts!Jenny, editor of AllFreeCrochet, and Melissa, editor of FaveCrafts, got to meet the fabulous Mark Montano!

CHA Networking 16 Making Friends at CHA with FaveCrafts!Naturally, we got to get a little crafty with the name tags at the end of the night!

Thank you to all our wonderful sponsors who helped make this event a total success!

Spellbinders

Fiskars

Coats & Clark

Clover

Design Master

Westcott

Xyron

Design Originals

CraftArtEdu

Cosmo Cricket

Lion Brand Yarns

Oliso

Plaid

Thermoweb

 

All of our blogger and designer attendees recieved a special goodie bag filled with products from the companies that sponsored! Want a chance to get your own? Jenny from Craft Test Dummy is giving one away!  Enter over on her blog for your chance to win this exclusive prize pack.

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Now we’re busy planning our next projects with these companies and bloggers. So tell us:

What projects do you want to see more of this year?

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Comments

  1. Mixed media projects

  2. I would love to see more about quiltinmg and beading projects in cardmaking.

  3. Michelle Kosek says:

    I like anything crafty….We had a store where I used to live – Tom Thumb Craft Store….it had everything! I loved to wander through it and see all the crafts they had amassed over the years. Had a lot of vintage stuff – they never threw anything away….somewhere someone wanted that and they HAD IT! Personally, I never met a craft I didn’t like. Sure, I like some better than others, but they all feed our creative souls!

  4. Faith Mayburry says:

    I love to crochet and wouldn’t know what to do if I couldn’t. I have just finished two plus-size sweaters for me. The first things I have ever made for myself in the last 40 years.

    Has anyone else done this!

  5. Renee Cruell says:

    I am a crochet beginner, but I also like to see more Mod Podge crafts.

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