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Featuring Betty Christiansen,
author of "Knitting for Peace"

Knitting For Peace book

Betty Christiansen is a freelance editor and writer who has knitted since she was eight. She has written articles for the magazines Interweave Knits, Vogue Knitting, and Family Circle Knitting, as well as the books Knitting Yarns and Spinning Tales and KnitLit, Too.

Friday, February 8, 2007
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
Pappajohn Pavillion Lobby (near Elevator "I")

Day Long Marathon Crafting for Preemies

Join us in support of critically ill infants at the UIHC! Bring your favorite preemie project or purchase supplies at the event. See our exciting schedule of events below, including visits from former NICU families, NICU nurses and special guest Betty Christiansen

Drop-In Knitting Lessons

Volunteers will be on hand to give knitting lessons throughout the day (Starter kits will be available for $5).

Clothing and Diaper Drive

We will be accepting donations of newborn sized clothing and diapers for donation to the UIHC NICU social services program.

Special Crafting Technique Sessions

Crazy Girl Yarn Shop and other local craft stores will be teaching special classes during the day. Click here for session and registration information.

Crafting for Preemies Contest

Be sure to enter the Crafting for Preemies Contest for a chance to win one of the wonderful prizes donated by our generous sponsors. Click here for contest guidelines and the official entry form.

Book Sale Sponsored by Wild Rose Books!

Wild Rose Books will be selling craft books. Wild Rose Books has generously offered to donate 10% of all craft book sales on February 8th to The Preemie Project (TPP). This means that 10% of sales at the Craft-a-thon and 10% of all craft book sales in Wild Rose Books on Feb. 8th will be donated to TPP. Thank you Wild Rose Books!

Special Guest Betty Christiansen

We are thrilled to announce that Betty Christiansen, author of Knitting for Peace, will be attending our event. We hope you will attend her trunk show, talk and book signing. Wild Rose Books will be providing copies of Knitting for Peace for sale! Again, 10% of the proceeds from the sales of Knitting for Peace will be donated to The Preemie Project.


8:00AM Open
8:30 Welcome
9:30-10:30 CRAFT SESSION 1: Beginning Knitting - Ann Rushton/Crazy Girl Yarn Shop
10:00 Deadline for contest entries
10:40 - 11:00 Nurse talk
11:00 - 12:00 CRAFT SESSION 2: Gauge/Pattern Reading - Ann Rushton/Crazy Girl Yarn
12:30 - 1:30pm March of Dimes (tentative)
2:00 - 3:00 CRAFT SESSION 3: Fair Isle Knitting - Edyie Stika/The Knitting Shoppe
3:10 - 3:30 Nurse talk
3:30 - 4:30 CRAFT SESSION 4: Lace Knitting - Edyie Stika/The Knitting Shoppe
4:00 - 6:30 Girl scouts knitting workshop
6:30 - 7:30 Presentation given by UIHC NICU/TPP mother, Brandi Hood, & Laura Aker
7:30 - 8:00 Announcement of Crafting for Preemies Contest winners
8:00 - 10:00 Betty Christiansen talk,"Knitting For Peace" trunk show, & book signing
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