The Fall Festival of Afghans is a two-week-long exhibit that will be open for public viewing from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on sunny weekdays between October 16th and 30th. The display will consist of afghan blankets personally selected and created from over 300 patterns designed by Weldon, some of which currently appear in a publication entitled “The Best of Maggie Weldon Afghans.” Guests will also have the opportunity to see Weldon’s private vintage crochet potholder collection, purchase one-of-a-kind Lace Pottery pieces produced at her shop, and enjoy refreshments.
“Most of our business is done online so people do not normally see our shop, our garden, or our product samples. Maggie has creatively set up the display to be an experience and it is breath-taking to see 30 years of afghans made during her design process,” says Cindy Kohnen, marketing director for Maggie’s Crochet. “Maggie has spent years creating original designs that later become family treasures or personal handmade gifts – the Fall Festival of Afghans is our way of celebrating the art of crochet and the journey of every stitch.”
Weldon will also hold an online sweepstakes during the Festival in which five daily winners will receive a free afghan pattern. Information on the Fall Festival of Afghans and its sweepstakes can be found at MaggiesCrochet.com/FallFestival, as well as Maggie's Crochet Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
Maggie Weldon has been crocheting for more than 30 years and has designed over 300 afghan patterns and over 1,000 total patterns for numerous items including: vintage potholders, women's fashion, baby sets, hats and gloves, hot pads, kitchen sets, and of course her specialty, afghan. Maggie has also partnered with youtube to create tutorial videos on crocheting. Free patterns, news stitches, crochet basics and more can be found on her YouTube channel youtube.com/MaggieWeldon.
For more information on Maggie Weldon, visit: MaggieWeldon.com.