(Pictured above - from the 2013 Pinning Ceremony in Indianapolis, IN.
(Back Row L-R) Masters Program Co-Chairs and Senior Reviewers: Susan
Lowman and Jane Rimmer. (Front Row L-R) Program Graduate Chris Dilmore,
Program Senior Reviewer Phyllis Nabakowski, Program Graduate G. Ellen
CGOA MASTER OF ADVANCED CROCHET STITCHES AND TECHNIQUES
The CGOA Masters Committee, led by the late Jean Leinhauser, created the CGOA Masters Program offering called the CGOA Master of Advanced Crochet Stitches and Techniques. Intermediate or better crocheters are invited to enroll to stretch their knowledge and show mastery of advanced crochet techniques and stitches.
The Masters program is not a program for beginning crocheters, but is open to both members and non-members of CGOA. Best of all, it is easy to enroll — just select a Masters Course in the CGOA Store. Direct all other correspondence to Masters@Crochet.org or CGOA, 1100-H Brandywine Blvd., Zanesville OH 43701-7303.
Once you sign up, what can you expect? You will receive via e-mail or mail a program workbook that will guide you through crocheting 48 swatches and you will answer a few questions. All swatches are to be made in worsted weight acrylic yarn (Group 4) in a light, solid color. You will create a portfolio of your work by tagging each swatch with your name and swatch number, and placing them and your question answers in plastic sleeves in 3-ring binders. You will then notify Masters@Crochet.org and they will tell you when and where to ship your portfolio for review. (Note that there has been a large backlog in setting review assignments, so we appreciate your patience.) All reviewers are CGOA members who are experts trained in reviewing the program.
You may submit questions if you need help along the way in the Ravelry Group for the CGOA Master's Program. It was created to help you on your way to receiving the Master’s certificate and pin. We hope you will join us and ask any questions you have about the program there. The reviewers watch this group for questions and help answer. If you are not comfortable in a group situation, you can always contact us through Masters@Crochet.org to get help as well.
Watch for helpful crochet courses and Crochet Masters events at CGOA Conferences.
Your portfolio will be returned with a written review of your work, and with an attractive certificate upon successful completion. All who successfully complete the program are eligible to receive a Master’s pin at CGOA Conference.
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