Thursday, February 16, 2017

CGOA Conference and Chapter Challenge

The buzz of CGOA is in the air. What is CGOA you ask? It stands for Crochet Guild of America and they offer a huge Conference each year for crocheters. Those in Crocheters of the Lakes and other crochet fans in the northern Illinois area are particularly excited because this year’s CGOA conference is taking place in Chicago! The CGOA Chain Link Conference will be held from July 26th-July 29th and will feature a variety of classes by amazing crochet teachers, a huge vender hall, and a lot of crochet comradery. As more information becomes available, I will let you know.
As we rev up for the Chain Link Conference, CGOA has brought back the chapter challenge. Per CGOA’s website; the challenge is to create as many 7” x 9” rectangles as you choose for lapghans for Warm Up America by June 30th 2017. The squares will be counted up in ratio to the amount of members in a chapter so all chapters can participate evenly. Once there are enough squares, they will be joined up into lapghans and contributed to the charity of our chapters choosing. So, if you have a little time to spare, why not whip up a rectangle. You can crochet 1 or 100, it’s up to you!
For fun patterns, visit warm up America’s Website: The Challenge: Vicky Finch-Martin