National Crochet MonthToday’s Stop 1: Visit April Garwood
April is a very busy full-time mother of 4 who is very active in her local church yet still has found time to have a career as a crochet designer. She has a special love for natural fiber yarns and enjoys playing with color. Her favorite color combos are those she puts together in unexpected ways.
Many of April’s designs appear as free patterns on the Red Heart website. Her designs have been published in Crochet Today, Interweave Crochet, and Crochet World magazines. April has also self-published a number of patterns that can be found on Ravelry and on Etsy under the name Banana Moon Studio.
The colors in the Beautiful Arches Bolero remind of the pink and green always found in the beachwear designs of Lily Pulitzer.
We had a wonderful sunny day, making me think of spring, and now the cold freezing weather is back. This project is perfect to work on while I’m waiting for spring to get here, so my old, tired flowerpots will be ready and waiting, newly refreshed, when it’s time to fill them with fresh spring flowers.
Today’s Stop 2: Visit Mary Colucci for CGOA
Today, CGOA board member Mary Colucci is going to talk to us about the importance of local chapters. She may share information about what current chapters are doing along with information on how to start a chapter of your own.
Mary has also served as Executive Director of the Craft Yarn Council and Warm Up America for the past 14 years.
See You Again Tomorrow!
I hope you enjoyed today’s stops visiting with April and Mary. Please come join us again tomorrow when we’ll visit with Alaina Klug.
Our Little Giveaway: Autographed Pattern Postcard
Each day of A Tour Through Crochet Country, we’ll be giving away two promo postcards, one to each of two winners. These are only available at our 2013 consumer show booths, and will be autographed by both of us, Amy Shelton and Donna Hulka, co-owners of Crochetville! The postcard includes Amy Shelton’s exclusive X Marks the Spot scarf pattern.
To enter, please leave a comment below answering this question: What is your favorite spring flower? Have you ever crocheted one?
The fine print: Must be 13 or older to enter. Entries must be received by 12:00 midnight Pacific time on the date of this post. Winners will be selected by random drawing and notified by email the following day. Void where prohibited by law.
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