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Friday, January 22, 2010

Fun Times at the CHA Craft Super Show

The CHA Craft Super Show is certainly an inspirational show for all forms of crafters.  It offers the largest variety of make-n-takes that I've ever seen and a fantastic variety of craft booths.  As this show in Anaheim, Ca is currently underway, I want to encourage anyone with an opportuntity attend to go.  You will not be sorry.  This is a fantastic craft show that is extremely well organized with great vendors.  And we are lucky to have such a professional show in Southern California.

While all the vendors in this show are delightful, here are some vendors that I hope you will visit at this show. And, if you can't make it to the show I hope you'll check out their websites.  Each of these vendors provide great value & inspiration.  And, the majority of the vendors has fantastic show specials, as well as a drawing for fantastic prize. 

Lisa Liza Lou Designs
http://www.lisalizalou.com/ in booth #758
Lisa is a talented woman that inspires mixed media artists.  I'm now convinced that Lisa can take a want-ta-be like me, and enable them to create wonderful items.  Her booth is full of delightful products and items to inspire.  This is a must visit booth.  And when you pop by, check out items from C&T Publishing, Create & Treasure®, Liquitex®, and Ready-to-Go!® .  I could easily spend a day play in Lisa Liza Lou Designs' booth.  This is a designer whom you want to follow, if you are not already following.  Inspirational!  I hope to share more insights about her soon!

http://www.gotfabric.com/  in booth #1029
GotFabric is a delightful online fabric store that has a large selection of fabrics at great prices.  And they have some delightful free patterns online.   They have stores in Hawaii and a store in based in Anaheim, called "Fabric City".   I was just delighted to see them at the CHA show, as I've been one of their happy customers for many years. They also have some great show specials on machine embroidery designs and machines. Those that want to go home with a show model are going to be amazed with their prices, and if you don't want a show model, you'll still find some great prices!

Kaleidoscope Collections

http://www.kaleidoscopecollections.com/ is in booth #754.  I recommend everyone get a free demo on their software. It is an easy to use software perfect for those that want to create cards, scrapbooking embellishments, quilts, and an endless number of items.  This software is easy to use and perfect for the entire family. 

National Sewing Council
Located in the center of all the exhibits, they have exciting make-n-take projects to help teach basic sewing skills, embroidery skills, as well as to inspire the advanced sewing, quilting, & embroidery enthusiast.  You may also want to pop by this booth and ask for a coupon for $400 worth of sewing products if you plan on purchasing Elna, Babylock or Janome at this show (all at great show prices from various vendors). 

Hancock Fabrics

M'liss designer was at the Hancock Fabrics' booth to share insights on her fabric lines.  They were all absolutely beautiful.  And I fell in love with her "Fresh from the Garden" line.

All Brands
SewCalGal is quite fond of AllBrands.com and highly recommends them for any sewing, quilting or embroidery enthusiast.  Please pop by their booth at the CHA show, as they have some great show specials on many products. And, if you can't make it to this show I hope you'll check out their online store they have many great products & great prices for sewing, quilting & embroidery enthusiasts.

Simplicity Creative Group
http://www.simplicity.com/  SewCalGal loves Simplicity products and patterns.  Their booth at the CHA provides an excellent way to see all of their product.  I hope you get a chance to visit booth #829

Sulky of America
Sulky has a delightful Booth (#934) which showcases all of their delightful products for sewing, quilting & embroidery enthusiasts.  And, they have some great show special prices!

I was also pleased to meet, Lee Fletcher, a Sulky Certified Teacher.  She teaches a variety of classes  including Certification classes on being a Sulky Teacher.  And I was pleased to see a display of her delightful line of Pat-e-Patterns that can be purchased in this Sulky booth, or email her at lflecher@pat-e-pattners.com.  All of her designs look like fun.  I hope you'll check them out when you visit this show.  I hope to share more insights on her designs in the future.  I did learn that one of her most popular desgns is a Quilter's Wallet design, that has also been updated. 

A new business that has a motto that anyone can make their home decor.  The want to excite & support non-sewers to sew and make items for their home and for gifts.  They are in booth #932 I was very impressed with their booth and have taken a quick glance at their site. I love their catnip valentine hearts!  I know I'll be following their blog and watching them on Facebook.  This is an inspirational new business that offers many "free" delights.  I hope you'll check them out at CHA!
There are also more vendor booths and various make-n-takes than I could list.   Excellent Show. I do hope you can make it to this inspirational show this weekend.  I'm already looking forward to this show next year!

The CHA Show is truly delightful. I do hope you have a chance to go to this inspirational show this weekend.  And, I hope those that live a far will plan on coming to see this show next year.  I met people who traveled from Australia for this show today.  It is truly a fantastic show and worthy of traveling a great distance to attend.  Plus, this So. Cal. location is a great place to visit!  I hope you'll go and enjoy all the vendor booths, make-n-takes, as there were far more than I could visit.  But I did want to share insights on some vendors that I enjoyed and hope you'll visit at the CHA Craft Show and/or via their online sites soon.

Consumer Show Dates
January 22nd - 23rd
Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, Ca.

Trade Show Dates
January 24th - 27th
Anaheim Convention Center


Barb said...

What a wealth of information....infact I have been to "Got fabric"....and I just sent them an email asking if they would be interested in selling my octopus....thanks for the info.

Beena said...

I can tell you've really enjoyed this show! Sounds like it was a blast!

CJ said...

I have only had exposure to CHA through the scrapbooking industry. No one really gave a peek into all this other stuff! I thought CHA started sometime this coming week. Huh...go figure on what I know huh?? :D