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October 24, 2011 9:11 AM | Patty Foley

Yesterday  I donned by NELG name badge and headed to the Convention Center in downtown Hartford, CT.  It was the final day of Stitches East.  I had three goals - First meet Kristi Miller of Knitting Universe - she is the organizer I spoke with in getting an educational non-profit two booth space. Unfortunately our group decided not to attend - we truly missed out.  As I spoke to vendors - they said the show was bustling with business and overall a great show.  I learned some of the in's and out's about the set up of a show and great ideas that will benefit NELG in its future.

 Second goal was to meet yarn shops from the New England area.  It's nice on Sunday morning, a little be slower, as I was able to meet with the shop owners.  They were interested in having us demonstrate or put on an event.   I also had time to renew my acquaintance with the Exec Director, of the Crochet Guild of America - their conference, The Knit & Crochet Show is back to New Hampshire this summer beginning June 27th. Hmmm, maybe we could attend? 

Third, spread the word of NELG.  I had people stop me in the aisles and ask about NELG - I may have two more individuals interested in our group. 

All in all - what a great show.  Bonus - purchased two skeins of recycled saria silk 'yarn'. 

Having fun....  Patty




  • October 24, 2011 2:24 PM | Anonymous
    I saw your name up on the board having won a prize that wasn't picked up.
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    • October 27, 2011 11:08 PM | Patty Foley
      I forgot to check the board before I left - Oh well! Hopefully they re-pulled the prize for another lucky individual. It was a great show! See ya at the Fiber Festival,
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  • October 27, 2011 9:24 PM | Betty Ann Pfaefflin
    I went on Sat. hoping to find a lace group ,none to be found.I was telling my husband in how much room there was , and how groups like the lace group missed out. Including the other groups like spinners and Quilt group. Cause when back when the women used yarn to tie their quilts .
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    • October 27, 2011 11:10 PM | Patty Foley
      Betty Ann,
      Hope you enjoyed yourself at the event. Hopefully next year we will be present at the event. It is a great show - and in our 'market' of fiber enthusiasts. check the calendar - we will be in West Springfield for the Fiber Festival Nov 5th and 6th
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