Don’t forget, this Sunday we’ll be throwing SIX release parties for our newest issue. Hope you’ll join us for some crafty fun and delicious snacks. You may even win a CRAFT: The First Year box set while you’re hanging out with us! Here’s a list of cities, hosts, and venues–if you’re anywhere nearby, we hope you’ll join us.


HOSTS: Jenny Ryan (CRAFT blog, Felt Club, SewDarnCute) & Cathy Callahan (CRAFT’s “Old School” columnist, Cathy of California)
VENUE: Handmade Galleries
14556 Ventura Blvd. (just W of Van Nuys)
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
PH: 818-382-3444
TIME: 12-4pm
HOSTS: Faythe Levine (Handmade Nation, Paper Boat Boutique, Art vs. Craft) & Janelle Gramling (Fasten Co-op Clothing Gallery)
VENUE: Fasten Co-op Clothing Gallery
2224 S Kinnickinnic Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53207
PH: 414-747-9229
TIME: 12-3pm


HOSTS: Susan Beal (susanstars, West Coast Crafty, Bead Simple) & Sister Diane (Church of Craft, CraftyPod, DIY Alert)
VENUE: Twisted
2310 NE Broadway
Portland, OR 97232
PH: 503-922-1150
TIME: 1-4pm
SPECIAL GUEST STARS: Made by Moxie (who did our 06 cover monster project!) & Shawn Connally (Managing Editor of CRAFT)
HOST: Alison Simonian (Miss Alison, Felt Club)
VENUE: The Needleshop
2054 W Charleston BF
Chicago, IL 60647
TIME: 1-4pm
HOSTS: Michelle Kempner (CRAFT blog, Robot Clothes) & Becky Stern (CRAFT & MAKE blogs, SternLab)
VENUE: Make Workshop
195 Christie St., Suite 502
(btw Stanton & Rivington)
New York, NY
PH: 212-533-9995
TIME: 12-4pm
HOSTS: Christy Petterson (Indie Craft Experience, a. bardis, GetCrafty) & Becky Striepe (Atlanta Craft Mafia, Glue & Glitter)
VENUE: ParkGrounds
142 Flat Shoals Ave SE
Atlanta GA 30316
PH: 678-528-9901
TIME: 1-5pm

Jenny Ryan

Jenny Ryan

Jenny Ryan is an artist, crafter, and maker of things. She lives in Los Angeles with a pack of various animals (including her husband) and writes about her adventures in creating at Exit Through the Thrift Shop.

  • LucyBug

    Darn! Nothing cool ever goes on in Phoenix!

  • knittergirl

    How could I not go. There is one just around the corner from me.

  • Dana

    I’ll be at the Milwaukee one! Yay!

  • abby

    I made it to the New York one- nice to meet Michelle and Becky, fun group of ladies. Throw more parties!

  • Becky Stern

    @LucyBug: I live in Tempe, I just happened to be in NYC for this one. Next time I’ll try and host one in Phoenix, never fear!!

  • LucyBug

    That’s too funny Becky! I am originally from NYC, which is why Phoenix is such a crafter-bummer for me!
    e-mail me lucybug33 on gmail when you have a plan or maybe some cool Phoenix crafty things going on. thanks!!