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The Knitterati 
Debbie Macomber 
Our Special Guest Speaker
New York Times Bestselling Author, Debbie Macomber 
Debbie Macomber will be giving her special presentation on Saturday evening. 

Debbie Macomber is a New York Times best selling author and one of today’s most popular writers with more than 200 million copies of her books in print worldwide. In her novels, Macomber brings to life compelling relationships and enduring friendships, uplifting her readers with stories of connection and hope. Macomber’s novels have spent more than 990 weeks on the 
New York Times bestseller list. Twelve of these novels hit the number one spot.

In 2017, Macomber’s all-new hardcover publications include If Not for You, Any Dream Will Do, and Merry and Bright (October). Macomber has also published two best selling cookbooks, an adult coloring book, numerous inspirational and nonfiction works, and two acclaimed children’s books.

Five Christmas-themed books by Macomber, widely celebrated as “the official storyteller of Christmas” have been crafted into original Hallmark Channel movies. Macomber is also the author of the best selling Cedar Cove Series, which the Hallmark Channel chose as the basis for its first dramatic scripted television series. Debuting in 2013, Cedar Cove was a ratings favorite for three seasons.

Macomber serves on the Guideposts National Advisory Cabinet, is a YFC National Ambassador, and is World Vision’s international spokesperson for their Knit for Kids charity initiative. A devoted grandmother, Debbie lives in Port Orchard, Washington, the town that inspired the Cedar Cove series, with her husband Wayne.
Alice Hoffman
Our Special Guest Speaker
New York Times Bestselling Author, Alice Hoffman
Alice will be giving her special presentation with designer Lisa Hoffman, on Friday evening 
Alice Hoffman is the author of more than thirty works of fiction, including The World That We Knew, The Rules of Magic, The Marriage of Opposites, Practical Magic, The Red Garden, the Oprah’s Book Club selection Here on Earth, The Museum of Extraordinary Things, The Dovekeepers and Faerie Knitting. She lives near Boston.

Lisa Hoffman

Lisa Hoffman will be speaking with Alice Hoffman on Friday evening
Lisa Hoffman, knitwear designer and knitting teacher, lives in New York City with her husband, Andrew. She has three grown children living near and far, and one adorable granddaughter. Lisa’s designs have been published in Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits, and Knitwear magazines, along with many other publications. She has designed for Artyarns, Be Sweet, Blue Sky Fibers, Long Island Yarn and Farm, Tahki Stacy Charles and others. Her book, Faerie Knitting, in collaboration with her cousin, novelist Alice Hoffman, was recently published by Adams Media. She also has projects published in books including Alice Hoffman’s Survival Lessons, Vogue Knitting: Mittens and Gloves, Iris Schreier’s One+One series, and 60 Quick Baby Blankets. She has original patterns for sale on her Ravelry under Lisa Hoffman Knitting. She teaches classes at String in New York City.
Cecelia Campochiaro 
Cecelia Campochiaro started knitting at age twelve as a hobby. She has a doctorate in physical chemistry and has lived and worked in Silicon Valley for more than twenty years, developing different kinds of microscopes for finding problems with computer chips. Cecelia began experimenting with new ways to create fabric when flying on business trips. These ideas grew, and eventually the book Sequence Knitting was born. Textiles, photography, and the arts have been lifelong passions, and she loves thinking about how these different creative areas intersect with math and science.​