Day 31: A Tour Through Crochet Country

Today is Day 31 of Crochetville’s A Tour through Crochet Country, and and the featured bloggers are Karen C K Ballard and Gwen Blakely-Kinsler.

Karen is a crochet designer who loves to crochet jewelry, 3D and freeform designs, and historic patterns.  She is a CGOA professional who designs and writes.  Karen also is a junior reviewer of CGOA Masters program candidates’ portfolios.  Her NC Necklace won 1st place in the 2012 CGOA Design Contest in the Small Wonders category.  Would you like to win a collection of vintage antique tools?  Friend Karen on Facebook with the message “NatCroMo” by April 14, and she will enter you to win this prize.

Gwen is the founder, former President, and Lifetime Member of the Crochet Guild of America.  She currently serves as the Editor of Annie’s “Talking Crochet” newsletter.  In anticipation of the CGOA’s 20th anniversary in 2014, Gwen wrote A Narrative History of CGOA, which explains how everything all began with her writing a letter.  Her newest book, The Fine Art of Crochet – Innovative Works from 20 Contemporary Artists, is scheduled for release in June 2013.

This is the final day of the Tour.  I have enjoyed visiting all these blogs and being introduced to new crocheters, and I hope the tour momentum continues to grow.

Previous Blog Tours

Please take a moment to visit the blogs of these previous designers and show them some NatCroMo love!

Day 30:  Linda Dean and Kristin Dragos

Day 29:  Amy Shelton and Donna Hulka

Day 28: Kathy White and Lori Carlson

Day 27: Marie Segares and Brenda Stratton

Day 26: Susan Lowman and Michele Maks

Day 25: Kim Guzman and Susan Huxley

Day 24: Bonnie Barker and Marcy Smith for CGOA

Day 23: Margaret Hubert and Jane Rimmer for CGOA

Day 22: Erin Boland and Jenny King

Day 21: Alaina Klug

Day 20: April Garwood and Mary Colucci for CGOA

Day 19: Julie Oparka and Cari Clement for CGOA.

Day 18: Rhonda Davis and Tammy Hildebrand for CGOA

Day 17: Brenda Bourg and Susan Lowman for CGOA

Day 16: Laurinda Reddig

Day 15: Andee Graves and Kimberly McAlindin

Day 14: Jocelyn Sass and Jennifer E Ryan

Day 13: Tammy Hildebrand and Marty Miller

Day 12: Pam Daley and Deb Burger

Day 11: Joy Prescott and Donna Childs

Day 10: Andrea Lyn Van Benschoten and Renee Rodgers

Day 9: Dawn Cogger and Angela Whisnant

Day 8: Andrea Graciarena and LeAnna Lyons

Day 7: Jennifer Cirka and Annette Stewart

Day 6: Edie Eckman and Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby

Day 5: Mary Jane Hall and Lindsey Stephens

Day 4: Amy O’Neill Houck and Akua Lezli Hope

Day 3: Phyllis Serbes and Mona Muhammad

Day 2: Ellen Gormley and Nancy Nehring

Day 1: Jenny King and Shelby Allaho

Did you miss the This Is Crochet blog tour stop on March 18? Don’t forget to leave a comment to qualify for the Knook giveaway.

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Day 30: A Tour Through Crochet Country

Today is Day 30 of Crochetville’s A Tour through Crochet Country, and and the featured bloggers are Linda Dean and Kristin Dragos.

Linda is an Associate Professional member of CGOA.  She is a long-time crocheter who has recently starting publishing her designs.  Linda is also a winner of the 2012 CGOA Design Contest in the Accessories Category for her Vineyard at Dawn Shawl.  Linda is sharing her Tunisian Mini Shawl pattern in tribute to those who have encouraged her on her crochet journey, and as if that is great enough, she is also giving away one skein of Lisa Souza’s Glazier yarn to three winners.  Please visit her blog and leave a comment before April 2 to be entered.

Although Kristin learned to crochet in 2008, she has accomplished a great deal.  She has become a CYCA certified instructor and is now completing the CGOA Masters program.  Kristin is also a crochet instructor, and she self-publishes her own patterns.  Have you ever crocheted with tulle?  To be honest, I’d never thought about it, but after seeing Kristin’s Crochet and Tulle Bracelet Tutorial, my head is swimming with ideas.

Tomorrow’s featured designers are Karen C K Ballard and Gwen Blakely-Kinsler.

Previous Blog Tours

Please take a moment to visit the blogs of these previous designers and show them some NatCroMo love!

Day 29:  Amy Shelton and Donna Hulka

Day 28: Kathy White and Lori Carlson

Day 27: Marie Segares and Brenda Stratton

Day 26: Susan Lowman and Michele Maks

Day 25: Kim Guzman and Susan Huxley

Day 24: Bonnie Barker and Marcy Smith for CGOA

Day 23: Margaret Hubert and Jane Rimmer for CGOA

Day 22: Erin Boland and Jenny King

Day 21: Alaina Klug

Day 20: April Garwood and Mary Colucci for CGOA

Day 19: Julie Oparka and Cari Clement for CGOA.

Day 18: Rhonda Davis and Tammy Hildebrand for CGOA

Day 17: Brenda Bourg and Susan Lowman for CGOA

Day 16: Laurinda Reddig

Day 15: Andee Graves and Kimberly McAlindin

Day 14: Jocelyn Sass and Jennifer E Ryan

Day 13: Tammy Hildebrand and Marty Miller

Day 12: Pam Daley and Deb Burger

Day 11: Joy Prescott and Donna Childs

Day 10: Andrea Lyn Van Benschoten and Renee Rodgers

Day 9: Dawn Cogger and Angela Whisnant

Day 8: Andrea Graciarena and LeAnna Lyons

Day 7: Jennifer Cirka and Annette Stewart

Day 6: Edie Eckman and Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby

Day 5: Mary Jane Hall and Lindsey Stephens

Day 4: Amy O’Neill Houck and Akua Lezli Hope

Day 3: Phyllis Serbes and Mona Muhammad

Day 2: Ellen Gormley and Nancy Nehring

Day 1: Jenny King and Shelby Allaho

Did you miss the This Is Crochet blog tour stop on March 18? Don’t forget to leave a comment to qualify for the Knook giveaway.

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