Craft Industry’s Premier Cross-crafting Consumer Event

 Chicago-area crafters, with interests from sewing, to knitting, to scrapbooking and more can come and learn new craft skills, try out new craft techniques, meet craft celebrities, enter prize drawings and participate in professional-grade craft workshops and Make-n-Takes at the Craft & Hobby Association (CHA) Craft SuperShow at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. Held July 30-July 31, over 100 companies and 8,000 crafters are expected to attend the Chicagoland debut of the Craft SuperShow.

“The Craft SuperShow is truly a unique crafting experience. While most craft shows focus on one area of the craft industry, the Craft SuperShow was designed to expose people to a broad range of crafts: introducing knitters to scrapbooking, painters to quilting, scrapbookers to sewing,” said Steve Berger, President and CEO, CHA. “It’s also a great opportunity to get special bargains on craft supplies and discover new techniques all while spending quality time with the family.”

Special features of the SuperShow include:

  • Kids Zone featuring a variety of hands-on projects, face paintings and games just for kids
  • The “Super Crop” all-day scrapbooking charity event and demonstrations
  • Dozens of workshops on everything from scrapbooking to jewelry-making
  • Celebrity appearances and demonstrations from top crafting personalities
  • Free knitting, crocheting and scrapbooking lessons
  • Dozens of free or low-cost Make-n-Take craft projects
  • Special “show discounts” on hundreds of products
  • Free prize drawings for hundreds of door prizes, thousands of dollars worth of product give-aways and free goody bags
  • “Fashion Fever” sewing competition where contestants create their own fashion designs

For more than 30 years the Craft & Hobby Association has held its annual Summer Convention & Trade Show in Rosemont, launching some of the hottest craft products to the trade.  However, this marks the first year that CHA is holding its newly introduced Craft SuperShow for consumers in Illinois.  The first Craft SuperShow debuted last summer in Orlando, followed by the Craft SuperShow in Anaheim in January of 2009.

For more information on the CHA Craft SuperShow including discounts on show tickets, workshops, Show floor events and celebrity appearances, visit,, and Tickets for the Show are on sale now.

Admission is $15 for a one-day pass, $20 for a two-day pass and kids under 10 years are free with paid adult admission. Special discount coupons are available at participating retailers, including area Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, Michaels Stores, and many local craft retailers.  


The Craft & Hobby Association in an international, not-for-profit trade association consisting of thousands of member companies engaged in the design, manufacture, distribution and retail sales of products in the nearly $30 billion U.S. craft and hobby industry.  For more information about CHA, visit


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