Flamies 2011: The Winners! 3


April 18, 2011 was THE crochet event of the year! The 3rd Annual Crochet Awards (The Flamies) started off with a bang on both the Getting Loopy Podcast, hosted by Mary Beth Temple in New York, and for the first time a live red carpet party was happening in Georgetown, Texas with “Fearless Leader” Laurie Wheeler!

What an evening! My apologies for socializing when I should have been podcasting! Talk about an evening of multi-tasking!

We had guests fly in from Washington State, North Carolina, and folks drive in from around Texas, and the local Georgetown crochet and knit crowd did themselves proud. It was a packed room! We created magic wands for Annie’s Gifts for Chemo (I’ll do a story just on those), and of course at any CLF event there are goodies and prizes! Not bad for an idea I whimiscally came up with all of a month ahead of the event! Next year? It’s gonna be magic!

I sat on the balcony of the Landmark podcasting, enjoying the warm Texas evening, while the revelers partied the evening away!  Couldn’t stop their cheers for our Flaming Hook of Justice Award winner though, it was deafing! I still have video to edit, and that my friends will happen later. Today, this blog post is all the work I am going to do. My schedule includes a walk to the square in Georgetown, a nibble at the wonderful Cafe “Laurie’s” (gotta eat at a place that shares your name, it’s a rule) and then I’m going to sit and crochet with the wonderful people at The Needlearts of Georgetown!

Later at some undisclosed time and date I will have video and photos up of the Red Carpet party.

Want to know who won? Have I teased you long enough?

2011 Flamie Winners

Best Crochet Magazine 2010 Interweave Crochet

Most Crochet Friendly Yarn Company 2010 Red Heart

Fearless Leader Award ~

Fearless Leader Award for Haute Couture Kathleen Greco for Annie’s Gifts for Chemo

Shannon Mullet-Bowlsby

Best Event NY Stitch and Pitch

Best Crochet Hook by a Corporation Boye Aluminum Hooks

Best Online Crochet Magazine Crochet Insider

Best Crochet Blog Designing Vashti

Best Crochet Podcast Getting Loopy

Best Crochet Hooks (handcrafted made by individuals and available for sale or by auction)

Dyak Craft

Best Commercial Video Robyn Chachula Designer Spotlight – KDTV 111 and the Maggie Wrap1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTTJn1AeVxQ

Best Amateur Video June Gilbank http://www.youtube.com/planetjune

Best Tech Editor Marty Miller

Best Instructional/Technical Crochet Book

Crochet Lace Innovations by Doris Chan

Crochet Pattern Book 2008

Crochet it! Love it! Wear it!  By Drew Emborsky

Best Crochet Instructor 2008 Kim Guzman

Best Crochet Design for Adults (men’s and women’s fashion, plus accessories) Petal’s Wrap by Kristin Omdahl

Best Design Home Décor Bargello Throw by Kim Guzman

Best Design for Children Tulip Baby Set by Jennifer Cirka

Best Design for 3-D Objects Dragon Ship by Susan Lowman

Best Design for Adult Accessories Gathering Leaves by Lily Go

Best Design for Thread Projects Dragonfly Shawl by Kristin Omdahl

Best Designer Women’s wear Kristin Omdahl

Best Designer ~Accessories Double Stitch Twins

Best Crochet Designer (men’s wear) Peter Franzi

Best Designer – Children Robyn Chachula

Best Designer ~ Home Decor Kim Guzman

Best Free Form Designer Myra Wood

Best New Designer Linda Skuja

Flaming Hook of Justice Doris Chan

Individual Life Time Achievement Award Winner Carol Alexander


About Laurie A. Wheeler

Laurie A. Wheeler is a blogger, crochet addict, yarn designer and champion for independant artisans and crafters. She is also known as Fearless Leader of the Crochet Liberation Front.


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