NatCroMo 2015, March 28: Bobbie Matela, 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: Linda Dean, Linda Dean Crochet | Marly Bird, Marly Bird Designs | Bobbie Matela, CGOA Treasurer | Daily Giveaway | Halos of Hope Hat Collection | Complete Designer Schedule


Bobbie Matela, CGOA Treasurer

Crochetville is very proud to have Bobbie Matela, CGOA Treasurer with us today, March 28, as one of the featured designers on our 2015 Designer Blog Tour in honor of National Crochet Month (NatCroMo).


About Bobbie:

If you’ve ever submitted a pattern design to Red Heart Yarns, you certainly know the name Bobbie Matela. Bobbie has had a long and illustrious career in the crochet industry, and she is currently the Red Heart Design Production Manager. In addition to working with designers who submit patterns to Red Heart, Bobbie also designs some of Red Heart’s crochet patterns. However, they’re credited as coming from the Red Heart Design Team, which also consists of other in-house designers.

In addition to serving as Treasurer of the Crochet Guild of America, Bobbie is also Co-Chair of the annual Design Competition and serves as the Board Member Liaison to the Jean Leinhauser Hall of Fame Award.


Here is what Bobbie has to say about her love of crochet and experience in the industry:

I have always loved having a crochet hook in my hands. And I’m amazed at the wonderful patterns and shapes that are possible. I have been very lucky to have enjoyed being part of the crochet industry since 1985. First as managing editor at American School of Needlework, then at what is now Annie’s as an editor of Creative Knitting and many of the crochet and knitting books. I am now at Coats & Clark and my job includes working with designers to develop designs for the Red Heart website and other design needs.

Why She’s a Member of CGOA:

I love the energy and spirit of the CGOA group. It is the only opportunity we have to get crochet lovers together to enjoy learning and growing crochet.



Why She’s Serving on the Board of Directors:

Since I have been so lucky to be employed in this industry, I wanted to have a chance to contribute in the best way I could. It is great seeing many designers grow and develop. And I know that CGOA has been a wonderful influence in their process.


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!



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