A glittering line-up of Hollywood celebrities will welcome thousands of the nation's most influential craft and hobby enthusiasts as they gather together at the Craft & Hobby Associaiont (CHA) 2011 Winter Conference and Trade Show set for the LA Convention Center 1/27-2/1.
$30 BILLION REVENUES FOR CRAFTS & HOBBY INDUSTRY:Makes sense that Hollywood VIP's would be out for the show since the Craft and Hobby industry revenues total more than $30B -- which is about double the grosses of the movie industry.
Hollywood2020 blogger Joyce Schwarz will be covering behind the scenes and up front as the spotlight shines on such names as Candy Spelling, Vanna White, Deborah Norville, Mark Montano, Suede (Project Runway Season 5) and the industry's own 'rock stars' such as Tim HOltz, Teri O and Kathy Caro-Murillo and others.
Candy Spelling CHA Craft Ambassador
Yes, those celebs really ARE crafters! Candy Spelling author of the bestseller STORIES FROM CANDYLAND excels in sewing, interor design and gift wrapping according to the CHA press release. Spelling operated a trendy gift store in Beverly Hilland also designs dolls and jewelry. According to her twitter handle she's looking forward to her official duties welcoming the visitors to the show. shown left actually tweet from Candy Spelling about CHA Winter show
Vanna's Choice -- Vanna White,Lion Brand Yarn Spokesperson
Vanna White and daughter Giovanna will be special guests at the Lion Brand Yarn Booth on Sunday.Not only is Vanna spokesperson for Lion Brand Yarn, she even has her own yarn lines including Vanna's Choice, Vannas Choice Baby and Vanna's Glamour. The good news is that Lion Brand's and Vanna have donated over $450,000 to St Jude's Research Center from the proceeds of those yarns. left Hollywood2020 blogger Joyce Schwarz with Vanna White, spokesperson for Lion Brand Yarns and of course co-host of WHEEL OF FORTUNE TV show.
Deborah Norville 'Inside Edition' Host and Knitter and Author ...Norville is back at CHA's Winter show at Premiere Yarns booth to discuss her yarn line called Serenity. She will also be promoting her most recent book " Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Positive"
OTHER CELEBS ON OUR LIST TO SPOTLIGHT IN FUTURE BLOGS:
Suede at Simplicity Patterns Booth
If you're an avid DIY TV show fan you'll enjoy future blogs we will post focusing in on such names as Suede, Project Runway's Season Five winner. Showing the changing nature of crafting --especially with traditionals like sewing, Suede will be launching his own Simpliciey SUEDEsays (TM) and also demoing how he uses eCraft from Craftwell at their exhibit area.
MARK MANTANO: TLC's WHILE YOU WERE OUT TV designer Mark Montano is at CHA promoting his upcoming book "Pulp Fiction" Paper-Paper-Paper at the Design Originals booth. His current tome is called "Big Ass Book of Home Decor which he will sign and give away at Eclectic Products exhibit.
CHA SHOW 'ROCK STARS' in addition to the major celebrity names, CHA is known as a stage for what you'd have to call CHA'S ROCK STARS such as Terri O, host of a new TV show called Super Simple, Craig Nakano, LA Times, and crowd favorites like Crafty Chica, Kathy Caro-Murillo, The Double Stitch Twins, Rebekah Meier Erika and Monika Simons, Drew Emborsky, the Crochet Dude and scores of others.
FOR MORE ABOUT CHA's Winter show go to www.chashow.com and to find out about the Craft & Hobby Association whiuch is the not-for-profit trade association for thousands of members in the design, manufacture, distribution and retail sales of the $30 billion craft and hobby industry. Check them out at www.craftandhobby.org