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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: Amy Shelton, Crochetville | Donna Hulka, Crochetville | Marcy Smith, CGOA Board of Directors | Daily Giveaway | Halos of Hope Hat Collection | Complete Designer Schedule
Marcy Smith, CGOA Online Education Committee Board Liaison
Crochetville is very proud to have Marcy Smith, Online Education Committee Board Liaison for the Crochet Guild of America with us today, March 29, as one of the featured designers on our 2015 Designer Blog Tour in honor of National Crochet Month (NatCroMo).
Marcy learned to crochet when she was young, about the same time she learned to macramé and make pompoms. She has been wallowing in fibery pursuits to varying degrees ever since. Her job as editor of Interweave Crochet allows her first glance at the innovations of today’s cutting-edge crochet designers, which surprises her every time she opens a batch of submissions. As the crochet content strategist for FW Media, she places crochet across a spectrum of media: magazines, videos, Web seminars, and online courses. Her current non-fiber activities include training for a 5K and studying up on the teenage brain.
Two of Marcy’s Designs:
Jam Fest Trivets, published in Interweave Crochet Home 2014
Best Friend Finger Puppets, published in Interweave Knits, Holiday Gifts 2009
Why She’s a Member of CGOA:
Marcy says, “When I attended my first CGOA conference, I was overwhelmed by the crochet love that infused the show. I knew I needed to be near that as much as possible. CGOA is committed to encouraging growth and knowledge in crochet, and as a board member, I can help support that growth for both current and prospective members. ”
CGOA Conference Story:
A designer who shall not be named (but who wears hi-tops in complementary colors) + a skunk, outside the hotel lobby in Manchester. That’s all I can tell you.
Why She’s Serving on the Board of Directors:
I was and continue to be interested in developing CGOA’s presence in both the actual and virtual worlds. I love being a part of providing learning opportunities for both professionals in the crochet industry and crocheters who love to crochet.
This is my fourth year on the board. In 2014 I served as president, which was a rich experience. This year, I am working with the online education committee to expand CGOA’s online offerings.
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!
Find CGOA Online:
CGOA Website: http://crochet.org
CGOA Blog: http://cgoanow.blogspot.com/
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