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Little Less Than Four Weeks to go now!

This has been a FAST year!!!  Last blog post was just before the CGOA Chain Link Conference that was held in Portland, Oregon last July.  This year the Conference is back in Manchester, New Hampshire (love that place!) and a week earlier than usual, July 10-14, at the Doubletree by Hilton.  Same building as previous Manchester conferences, but its no longer the Radisson.

This conference is going to be a busy one for me even though I'm only taking one class.  Among other things going on, I'll be giving the "speech" about this year's Chapter Challenge and announcing the winners during the Members Meeting, and I'll be helping to host what's called the Editorial Meet and Greet.  

The Meet and Greet is where crochet designers, whether professional or hobbists, can meet with editors from publishing companies and/or yarn companies.  Several from each are usually in attendance looking for fresh designs for their publications or to highlight their yarns.  It can be nerve-wracking at times to hand over your work and have it judged worthy or not by the "professionals", but when one is purchased, it's a great feeling! 

I've also donated a basket for the Designer Raffle that's going to held at the Conference.  There are 7 or 8 different designers who have donated, and a raffle ticket can be purchased for $10 that will have 26 chances for you win with.  Just place one (or as many as you wish!) into the container for each Designer basket and wait to see if your name gets drawn at the end of the raffle.

It's always a lot of fun to go to these conferences to learn new things from the classes, to meet others who enjoy crocheting as much as you do, to see what kind of creations have been made, to see old "friends and family" once a year, and to make new friends for next year.  Speaking of which, next year's conference will be in New Orleans!  How exciting!  I LOVE that city!  (just not during the middle of summer, unfortunately!)

Hope to see you there in Manchester!

Have a great day!

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