CHA Craft SuperShow – WOWIE!
GRASONVILLE, MD – Saturday night – I had such fun at the CHA Trade Show and Craft SuperShow consumer show over the past few days. I arrived back home in Maryland very late last night and have spent most of the day sorting through the catalogs and info I picked up at the show. Just wanted to share a few photos with you from yesterday’s SuperShow. I volunteered Maria Nerius (the Inspired at Home Craft Concierge), her mother-in-law Elizabeth and her friend Nancee to help in the morning at this event and here we are all ready for our assignment of crowd control at the registration area! (Volunteers had to wear the green bandannas.)
It was SO GREAT to see the overflow crowds at this event. If anyone tells you crafts are out – I beg to DIFFER with them. CRAFTS are hot and thousands and thousands of wonderful creative people were SO excited to see what the crafting world has to offer.
There were over 80 vendors sharing what’s hot in crafting right now and the attendees got to sit down for hands-on make ‘n takes that were FAB!
You couldn’t even get close to many of the make ‘n take tables including those in the I Love to Create booth. There was glitter, glitter, glitter with Crafty Chica, Aleene’s Collage bracelets with Pattie Donham Wilkinson and Tie Die with Maya (Crafty Chica’s adorable teen daughter!) Here’s the tie dye table that was filled with buckets and I think they were making tie dye t-shirts but I couldn’t even get close enough to see :)
Kids, moms, dads, grandmothers and grandfathers all got into the creative action. I caught Crafty Chica, Kathy-Cano Murillo at her make ‘n take table at the SuperShow in a rare moment actually almost looking up! Her creative students kept her on her toes and she kept them sparkling with glitter!
And crowds, did I mention crowds? They packed the aisles and tables everywhere at this exciting creative event! There were several “theatre” type areas. At Terri O’s Crafty Boot Camp, camp attendees were learning how to collage. Jo Pearson from Michaels was interviewing today’s top designers at her theatre stage. Mark Montano was signing thousands of copies of his Big-Ass Book of Crafts (yep, that’s what it’s called!)
A large crafting area awaited the kids (along with a bouncie house) that was well staffed with creative teachers and projects.
I missed many photo ops because I just couldn’t even get close enough for a photo — including the ManCrafting area but visited with one happy youngster at lunchtime who had made a leather dog collar at the ManCrafting booth. He was so proud of his handiwork.
So, if you hear of the Craft SuperShow coming to your area, you will definitely want to go. It’s a must see, must do! >>Tiffany
Entry filed under: Crafty Things, Musings, Tiffany. Tags: A.C. Moore, CHA Craft SuperShow, Crafty Chica, I Love to Create, Jo Pearson, Kathy Cano-Murillo, Mark Montano, Michaels Arts & Crafts, Pattie Donham Wilkinson, Tie Dye, Tulip.