Professional Craft Bloggers to Award Craft & Hobby Association 2011 Best in Show and Craft Bloggers name "Crafties Awards" finalists in 2011 Craft and Hobby Association Winter Trade Show. Special Emphasis on Social Media Relations.
By: Heather Mann
Feb. 16, 2011 - PRLog -- (Portland, OR, Los Angeles, CA) -- Leading professional craft bloggers and craft blog networking website today announced the finalist in their 2011 Professional Craft Bloggers Awards ("The Craftie Awards") to the Craft and Hobby Association ("CHA") for its Winter Trade Show, which was held in January.

Professional craft bloggers will vote for finalists in each of eleven categories including Best Blogger Outreach, Best-Looking Booth, Friendliest Staff, Best Tweets, Best Swag, Most Exciting New Product, Most Buzzworthy Product Overall, Most Inspiring Designer, Best Product Demo, Best Make and Take, and Best in Show. Awards will be announced and presented on February 28.

"We want to share the excitement of the Craft and Hobby Association Trade Show with the blogosphere. CHA's Winter Show is the Superbowl of the craft world, and we want to share the best of the show with our readers," said Heather Mann, Co-Founder of "At the same time, we want to show the manufacturer members of CHA the power of social media, and how much craft bloggers can do to promote them."
Finalists for the awards are:

Best Blogger Outreach: Plaid and iLoveToCreate, Charity Wings

Best Tweets: iLoveToCreate, Plaid, Panstoria, Charity Wings and American Crafts

Best Looking Booth: Charity Wings, GCD Studios, Graphic 45, iLovetoCreate, Die Cuts With a View, Plaid

Friendliest Staff: Charity Wings, iLovetoCreate, Plaid, ProvoCraft

Best Swag: ICE Resin, iLoveToCreate, Provo Craft, We R Memory Keepers, Westcott

Most Exciting New Product: Smash by EK Success, Silhouette Fabric Interfacing, ICE Resin, Hot Glue Gun Helpers

Most Buzzworthy Product: Cricut Expression 2, Hot Glue Gun Helpers, ICE Resin, Smash Books by EK Success

Most Inspiring Designer: Donna Downey, Kathy Cano-Murillo, Mark Montano, Tim Holtz

Best Product Demo: Ranger, Scrap Perfect, Tim Holtz at Sizzix, Cathie & Steve's Hot Glue Gun Helpers

Best Make & Take: DecoArt, Jilibean Soup, iLoveToCreate

Best in Show - Most Outstanding Product: Crate Paper, ICE Resin, Tim Holtz Dies for Sizzix

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