Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Chain Link Conferences: Class Schedules

Just a reminder to check out the conference and class schedules for CGOA's two 2011 Chain Link conferences!

We hope you can join us in Minneapolis on July 27-31 and again in Greensboro, NC on September 21-25.

Click the link above for a detailed schedule of all the fun events and classes planned for each location.

You can register online now through July 8 for the Minneapolis conference, and registration for Greensboro will open on Monday, June 27.

I'd love to hear what classes you're thinking about taking! Please post a comment and share with us.

Amy Shelton
CGOA President

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Jean Leinhauser: Rest in Peace

It is with a very sad heart that I let you all know that Jean Leinhauser passed away earlier today.

I will never forget the times I spent with Jean at Chain Link conferences. I will always treasure the crochet books she personally autographed for me. I feel so fortunate to have known her.

Jean did so much through the years to support CGOA, with her most recent contribution being the redesign of our Masters Program. She is going to be sorely missed by all of us in the crochet community.

The CGOA board is discussing ways we can honor and remember Jean at our upcoming Chain Link conferences. If you have any ideas, please contact me at amyshelton AT crochetville DOT org.

Jean's business partner, Rita Weiss, has let me know of an excellent way to honor her if anyone is interested. Jean loved her dogs even more than she loved crochet, and she was very supportive of animal rescue organizations. Rita says there is no particular organization, so if you wish, please pick any animal rescue organization, especially one that works with dogs, to make a donation of time, money, or crocheted items in Jean's name and memory.

If you have any thoughts or memories to share about Jean, please feel free to post a response in her memory.

Amy Shelton
CGOA President

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Greensboro Chain Link Class Schedule Is Up!

The class schedule for the fall Chain Link conference September 21-25 in Greensboro, NC is now available here. There are so many fabulous classes, it's hard to make decisions about what to take! But no worries, registration will not open until Monday, June 27, giving us all plenty of time to change our minds over and over again before making our final selections.

There are just as many fabulous classes available at the summer conference July 27-31 in Minneapolis. Click here for the class schedule for that conference.

We'd love to know what classes everyone plans to take or is thinking about taking. It's so much fun to find out who else will be in a class with you.

I'll go ahead and get us started and share with you what I plan on taking at each location.

Minneapolis

Professional Development Day
Thursday, T207C, Crochet Camisoles that Fit with Joan Davis
Sunday, N107C, Polish Star Stitch with Pauline Turner

And I think I'm going to add one more:
Thursday, T100C, Create a Coral Reef with Marty Miller

Greensboro


Professional Development Day
Wednesday night, W404C,Lace Pottery Part I, Maggie Weldon
Thursday all day, T303C, Polymer Clay Button Boutique with Suzann Thompson
Friday, F202C, Lace Pottery Part II with Maggie Weldon
Saturday all day, S302C, Freeform Crochet Floral Brooches and Neckpieces with Prudence Mapstone

So what will YOU be taking?

Amy Shelton
CGOA President