Cheryl and Gretchen are two of the original chicks and they also are the organizers of the show. They are great friends who share a LOVE of buttons!!
Cheryl will have her 'Letter' painted canvases, unique little address books, one of a kind frames, vintage button collages and journals.
Gretchen will have vintage button collages, sterling silver button bookmarks, and button bracelets. This will be her 9th year to create a sculpted folk art creation. These 'Merry Mates', a sweet Penguin and his Cardinal friend capture the spirit of the holiday.
Cheryl and Gretchen have both created unique 'Treasure Boxes', their new item this year. Each small, metal, embellished box is one of a kind and comes with a surprise inside. A perfect gift for someone you treasure!
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.