Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Hooking-Up at the Conference: July 30 5th Saturday Outing

The excitement is building as members anxiously await the arrival of the CGOA Chain-Link Conference and Knit/Crochet Show which is being held July 28 through July 31 at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis.

This is the first time the conference has been held in the Twin Cities and it's a fabulous opportunity to increase your skills by taking first-rate classes not to mention shopping for the latest yarns and tools in the marketplace. But even an more important opportunity - and one that's free - is the chance to meet and mingle with other people who are just as enthusiastic about crocheting as we are.

To help make the most of meet-and-mingle opportunities, here's a guide to "hooking-up" with other Twin City crocheters - both existing members and potential members:

  • At the last meeting, Carol distributed stickers (similar to our "business cards") that anyone attending can slap on their bags or badges - that way, we might attract the attention of other Twin City crocheters who do not know about our chapter. Click (was link, expired now) to view and download the PDF file if you want to print your own - formatted for an 8.5 x 11 sheet with 4 stickers per sheet.
  • If you'd like to know what classes other members are taking - or if you want to let others know which you're taking, we've created a GoogleDoc to share this information. A GoogleDoc is similar to a Word doc file but online instead of on your computer; this one can only be assessed and viewed by people on the Crochet Twin Cities email list. (Link was here but expired.)
  • Our July 30 5th Saturday outing will be held at the conference hotel during the Noon-2PM break. LOCATION CHANGE: We will be meeting in the Nicollet registration area (tables near escalators).
If you have any other ideas for "hooking-up", please add comments. We hope to see you there!