Hey there boys and girls, gents and ladies, damen und herren!
It’s National Crochet Month (International Crochet Month to the CLF), and I would like to do my part as a very proud CGOA member to say that if you aren’t a member of the Crochet Guild of America then what better month to join!
The Crochet Guild of America (CGOA) takes members from around the world, so you don’t have to be from the USA to join! Why join? Well, if you love crochet, and want to connect with others who love crochet then this is the group for you! If you have professional aspirations this is a grand group to join, and if you aren’t wanting to go pro it’s still a grand group to join!
I never knew how much I craved the company of other crocheters until I went to my first event. There I was thinking I was perfectly fine with my private and public crochet solo efforts. Then I sat with a group of people who loved their hooks, and yarn, and understood when I ripped out my project 16 rows, and we all said, “Rip it, Rip it, Rip it!” Suddenly I met brothers and sisters that I hadn’t even known were lost to me!
I didn’t join for the magazine, or the newsletter, I do love the internet community, and it’s worth going to just one CGOA event, or finding a chapter…I stay a member because I not only love my craft and long for it’s promotion, but I value you the dear friendships that I have made as a result of finding the CGOA in 2005. I am so glad I joined! I hope you do too!
If you are a member, you could gift your friends and relatives that crochet with a membership! I’m buying my daughter’s membership, and we’re going to the CGOA regional in Portland, Oregon this May. We’re going to take a few classes, and can’t wait to meet up with new friends and old alike…and we’re going to party with CLFers in Portland too 🙂 WHOOT!