Julie grew up in Pennsylvania, but now lives in Kansas City along with her boyfriend and two Scottish Terriers. By day she works for a scrapbook, craft company as a graphic designer/art director, by night and lunch hours, she makes things. Julie loves to knit, crochet, felt, create jewelry and make paper objects. This is Julie's 12th Crafty Chick show! Visit her blog to see and read more about her and what inspires her. www.bricolage-julier.blogspot.com
Directions from downtown KC: North to Liberty on I-35 to Hwy 152, exit 16, turn right (east) toward Historic Town Square. Hwy 152 turn into Kansas St. Heritage Hall is located just east of Kansas and Prairie.
Crafty Chicks was started in 1999.
So what came first...the chick or the egg? It was a sweet chick in China that a co-worker was adopting. Our friend wanted to raise some money to help with expenses so we decided to have an arts and crafts sale. We began as Crafty Chicks and Jim, but Jim retired and we got tired of being asked "Where's Jim?".
The event has evolved into a venue for creative individuals with most having a connection to Hallmark Cards. We have many participants who have been in Crafty Chicks from the beginning and each year it continues to grow.
Crafty Chicks is a yearly event and celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit and creativity of all the participants.