Keynote Address and Banquet

Keynote Address and Banquet


Join us on Friday evening at 7:30 PM in the Grand Ballroom for our banquet dinner and keynote address. The event is included with Full and Mini Registrations. Additional tickets will be available for $75 each until April 18, 2014. Tickets will not be available for purchase at the conference.

Please mark your entrée choice when you register. No Host Bar offered.

Robyn Spady, the featured keynote speaker for CNCH 2014, will present  “Buddies in Motion,” a celebration of what we do with fiber, why versatility may be the key to maximizing our talents and a humorous look at why being with each other straddles the fence between joy and despair.

We are delighted to have a captivating and humorous storyteller in Robyn Spady who will kick off our weekend with an account of how weaving has been an inspiration throughout her life.

Robyn Spady –  A Life in Weaving

Weaving has always been a part of Robyn’s life. It started with her baby blanket handwoven by her great-grandmother. While growing up, it helped instill in Robyn a sense of creativity and confidence at a time when her self-esteem was developing. In 2001, changes in Robyn’s life provided her the opportunity to dedicate herself to weaving full time. One of the earliest undertakings that had a huge impact on Robyn’s weaving was tackling the Handweavers Guild of America’s (HGA) Certificate of Excellence in Handweaving (COE-W).

Robyn is fascinated by the infinite possibilities of crossing threads and loves coming up with new ideas to create fabric and transform it into something that has never existed before.

“For many of us, weaving is a type of ‘circle of life.’ The loom my great-grandmother used to weave my baby blanket, over forty-five years ago, is still in use on a daily basis. Using it helps me transfer my inspirations into new fabrics and hopefully inspire new generations of weavers.”