Reason to Join a Local CGOA Chapter #4: Swap Meets!

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Post by Stacy Vaka of Crochet Kitten.

Welcome back to my blog series on what it's like to join a local CGOA chapter! I joined the Prince William County chapter of CGOA back in January, and I've been writing about what the experience has been like. You can find links to the whole series on this post.

Has your yarn stash gotten so large that you're beginning to consider thinning it out? Or do you ever wish you could raid someone else's stash in hopes of finding a perfect new treasure you've never seen before? Your local CGOA chapter is the perfect venue for both of these scenarios!

One of our guild officers recently inherited several boxes of crochet-related materials--I'm talking thread, hooks, patterns, yarn, cross-stitch materials, swatches, WIPS, and finished objects. Rather than take the unwanted items to the local thrift store, where their fate would be unknown and possibly under-appreciated, she had the perfect place to find eager recipients.

And believe me, our guild members were delighted to look through everything, myself included. The biggest issue, of course, being trying to restrain ourselves from taking too much home. There were some vintage gems in there that you won't find in a store. Now I'm thinking about going through my own stash so I can bring some treasures to the next meeting.


  1. I would love to join! I must find one close to Santa Fe, NM though.

  2. Go to you can search by state. NM has a few chapters


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