National Crochet MonthToday’s Stop 1: Visit Margaret Hubert
Margaret Hubert has probably designed more crochet patterns than many of us could ever crochet in our entire lifetimes! She’s one of the original members of the Old Broads Club, a club so exclusive there will never be any members beyond the original three: Margaret, Rita Weiss, and the late, great Jean Leinhauser. (If you ever see Margaret at a conference, look for her “Old Broads Rule” rhinestone pin!)
Some of my fondest Chain Link conference memories are of late-night dancing with Margaret at the Club Caron Dance Party.
In 2012, Margaret was honored as the second recipient of the Jean Leinhauser CGOA Crochet Hall of Fame.
Margaret has written dozens of books on both crochet and knitting: pattern books and technique books alike. She’s had designs published in just about every crochet magazine that has ever existed. She’s even self-published her own designs.
Margaret is very well-known for her free-form designs. I absolutely love this jacket that uses free-form techniques.
We don’t really see a lot of good quality men’s fashion crochet designs. I really like this Entrelac Pullover sweater.
Today’s Stop 2: Visit Jane Rimmer for CGOA
Jane is the co-founder and current President of the Harrisburg CGOA chapter, also known as Those Yarn Crocheters. Jane has served on the CGOA board of directors since 2010, and she is currently serving as Treasurer. The Treasurer position is the perfect fit for Jane as she loves math. Jane teaches crochet, edits patterns, and also works as a contract crocheter.
If you want to know more about Jane, check out her blog at Jane’s Hooked on Crochet.
Jane is very passionate about Tunisian crochet, as you can see in the following designs, which appeared in the 2010 and 2011 editions of Across the Board Crochet, a book of crochet patterns designed by then-current members of the CGOA board of directors. This book is published each year, and every member who joins or renews gets a free PDF copy of the book.
See You Again Tomorrow!
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: Where do you do most of your yarn shopping and why?
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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