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CGOA Hall of Fame

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Tues. October 5, 2010
I was honored to be invited by Cari Clement of Caron Yarns back in August to participate in a new Crochet Guild of America committee: The Hall of Fame. Since then our committee has met a couple of times and we have established the guidelines for this great idea that Cari has initiated.

It's got me thinking about all those wonderful crocheters from the 70s that I so admire. I still have their books and find inspiration from them each time I take a peek. Who do you admire in the crochet world? Who has inspired you? Who has made a lasting impression on you?

Here are the basics: "The CGOA Hall of Fame will reconize those who, over the years, have made a significant and lasting contribution to the art and craft of crochet. We invite all CGOA members to send us suggestions of people to nominate. Don't neglect to consider..... Who inspired your teachers? Who runs your favorite art-to-wear shop? Who wrote your favorite books? The possibilities are endless.....

Who has paved the way for crochet to become what it is today? There are the crochet artists, those who take crochet in a totally revolutionary direction. There are the promoters and educators who have been instrumental in expanding the reach and knowledge of crochet to all of us. There are all the other promoters including gallery owners, authors, editors and many more. Think BIG, think CREATIVE, think ICONS!

This project will not only be a lot of fun, but it will make us all really think, really research and really get inspired!

Please send your suggestion, along with a few sentences that describe why YOU think he or she deserves to be nominated by the committee, to: CGOAHallofFame@gmail.com
If possible, please include contact information for that person."

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