Over 100 people attended Professional Development Day at the 2010 Chain Link conference. The morning started as Kristin Omdahl shared a look at her daily life as a crochet designer and Lily Chin shared details of her daily life as a crochet instructor. Jack Blumenthal and other staff members shared information about the Lion Brand Studio and the latest Lion Brand yarns.
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The afternoon featured the following roundtable discussions:
Susan Lowman: Contract Crocheting (from an editor/designer's perspective)
Lily Chin: Design Inspiration
Edie Eckman: Designing for Publication
Ellen Gormley: The Business of Crochet
Gwen Bortner: Being a Teacher--Starting Out Right
Karen Klemp: Teaching Challenges
Robyn Chachula: Making the Internet Work for You
Suzann Thompson: A Book's Journey--From Idea to Book Signing
The day also featured a benefit to raise money for the Lyme Disease Association in honor of Tammy Hildebrand.