NatCroMo 2015, March 25: Susan Sullivan, CGOA

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National Crochet Month:

Welcome to Crochetville’s third annual Designer Blog Tour, taking place all throughout March 2015 in celebration of National Crochet Month (NatCroMo). Each day on our blog, you will find 1) in-depth profile posts for two crochet designers, with a link to their blogs so you can see what specials (free patterns, discount coupon codes, tutorials, etc.) they may be offering for NatCroMo, 2) a daily giveaway post with entries open from 8:00 AM CST to 8:00 AM CST the following day, and 3) during the last week of the month, daily posts from a Crochet Guild of America board member. Join us each day for a new surprise!

Today’s Posts: Andee Graves, M2H Designs | Kathy Lashley, ELK Studio | Susan Sullivan, CGOA President | Daily Giveaway | Halos of Hope Hat Collection | Complete Designer Schedule


Susan Sullivan, CGOA President

Crochetville is very proud to have Susan Sullivan, President of the Crochet Guild of America with us today, March 25, as one of the featured designers on our 2015 Designer Blog Tour in honor of National Crochet Month (NatCroMo).



About Susan:

Susan worked for Leisure Arts for 26 years. She spent 19 years managing their crochet publications. For her last seven years with Leisure Arts, Susan was Vice President & Editorial Director. Susan left Leisure Arts last year to create her own business: SWS Consulting. She provides business development, editorial direction, project management, and product development to her clients.


How She Joined CGOA:

Susan first became a member because of her job at Leisure Arts. Sometimes your job position may require you to be a member of an organization that is otherwise of little interest to you. However, Susan says her involvedment in CGOA through her job was more of a “pinch me” moment. Since she was already a crocheter herself, she definitely thought her CGOA membership was a perk of her employment!

CGOA Conference Story:

Susan says, “I’ve been to several conferences over the years, but one of the most memorable was in Buffalo, NY. I had worked with Jean Leinhauser and Rita Weiss for business. I had spent time with Rita, but at this show I really got to spend some time getting to know Jean. We talked about everything under the sun. What a smart lady! She is sorely missed!


Why She’s Serving on the Board of Directors:

Because I believe that crochet, in all of its vastly different approaches and interpretations, is a true art form. Whether the crocheter wants to learn to make a baby blanket for the first grandchild or has been crocheting since a young child at their grandmother’s knee, CGOA is a home for them. To learn new skills, perfect existing skills, or make new friends that share a love of the passion, CGOA offers the place to do that on a national level while supporting and encouraging local chapters.  As President, I am working with my board of dedicated and passionate professionals to make the organization stronger by connecting with and listening to the members. In the past 2 1/2 months, I have learned so much about the operations and challenges of the organization. I look forward to the continued journey.


Visit CGOA Now!—The CGOA Blog:

Please pay a visit to CGOA Now!, the Crochet Guild of America’s blog. For each of the next seven days, one of the seven board members will write a very special post about the organization and/or crochet. We hope you’ll get to know more about the organization and that you’ll consider becoming a member.

Members get fabulous discounts at the annual conference, which will be held this year from July 22-25 in the beautiful San Diego, California at the Town and Country Resort and Convention Center. Click here to learn more about the crochet classes and other special events coming up at this year’s conference.

Donna and I will both be at the conference. We’d love to see you there!

Link to blog post from CGOA President, Susan Sullivan

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