Message from Doris re Design Competition

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Hi, everyone! I just got a message from Doris, courtesy of Vashti Braha. Doris is without power, so no Internet. She wants everyone to know that, she's safe on high ground with no storm damage. All contest entries she's received so far are safe and sound!

I hope all our CGOA members in areas affected by the storm are also safe and sound.

Design Competition Deadline Extended

Due to recent geological and meteorological events, the entry deadline for the CGOA 2011 Design Competition has been extended to 6 September.  If you entry will be arriving after 31 August, please let me know at the e-mail address listed in the official competition information.  No worries.  Be safe.

Submitted by Doris Chan, Chairman CGOA 2011 Design Competition Committee

Reminder: CGOA Design Competition Deadline Approaching

Saturday, August 13, 2011

It’s time! The window for shipping your CGOA 2011 Crochet Design Competition entries begins 15 August, 2011. Thanks to grants from our magnificent sponsors, the competition is the most rewarding ever, with designers vying for over $5,400 in cash prizes in seven judging categories:
1. Fanciful Fashion (sponsored by Tulip Co, makers of exceptional tools including Etimo cushion grip crochet hooks and Carry T)
2. Fashion (sponsored by Tahki Stacy Charles, bringing you fine yarn lines Tahki, S Charles, Filatura Di Crosa and Loop-d-Loop)
3. Accessories (sponsored by WEBS, America’s Yarn Store
4. Small Wonders (sponsored by Boye and the Crochet Dude brand of crochet tools and accessories)
5. Afghans (sponsored by Caron International and
6. Thread Crochet (sponsored by and, offering diverse crochet e-newsletters, e-books and patterns)
7. Artistic Expressions (sponsored by Leisure Arts, bringing you the art of everyday living)

$1000 Grand Prize, sponsored by Crochet Partners and Interweave Press.
$100 Special Technique Award from DesigningVashti for outstanding use of alternate crochet techniques and construction
$100 Peoples’ Choice Award from the Crochet Liberation Front, winner to be chosen on site by attendee voting

Judging will take place on location at the CGOA Conference in Greensboro, North Carolina, 21 September and winners will be announced during the Awards Ceremony on 22 September. You do not have to be present to enter or to win but you will want to be there to marvel at the awesome display of entries and unveiling of the winning designs.

If you are preparing to ship your design, please fill out and submit the electronic entry form now and make sure that it exactly matches the crochet pieces you are sending. You will receive an e-mail confirmation letter, which is your form returned. Please make a hard copy of that returned form and include it in your package. See the official information pages at for compete details. Deadline for entries is 31 August. Best of luck!

Submitted by
Doris Chan
Chairman, CGOA 2011 Design Competition Committee

TV Coverage for Minneapolis Chain Link

Monday, August 8, 2011

The Minneapolis Chain Link conference and Knit and Crochet Show received coverage on the local TV station, KARE 11.

Check it out! Click here to see the video and written article on the KARE-11 website. Or just view the video right here:

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