It was such an honor to have the opportunity to interview Vanna White for Create Share Inspire Podcast episode 610. I have admired Vanna for decades for her determined focus and career choices; her kindness, optimism and grace under pressure; and her desire to give back. This episode will premiere on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 9am ET HERE.
Vanna White is a pop-culture icon who came onto the scene as the game show hostess on Wheel of Fortune 37 years ago. She came from a hard working, humble childhood and dreamed of being a TV star at a very young age. Determined and not afraid of doing whatever it took to always better herself, she eventually made it to Hollywood. Despite overcoming hardships and obstacles along the way, she never gave up on her dreams.
Being in the spotlight for decades, Vanna White had the opportunity or choice to use her celebritydom for anything. And she chose to not only spotlight her love of crocheting, but she also discovered a way to use her platform to generate millions of dollars for St Jude Hospital through her Vanna’s Choice by Lion Brand Yarn collection.
On Sunday, June 14, 2020 on ZOOM, Lion Brand Company will present #StitchAroundTheWorld: Fashion Edition, the stylish second installment of the largest virtual crafting event in history. There previous event attracted nearly 800 participants, gave back to worthy causes, and was covered by Good Morning America (GMA). This second event promises to be bigger and better!
Presented by Lion Brand Yarn Company, and featuring Vanna White and other special guests and surprises, this global ZOOM event will show off the finest creations of knitters and crocheters across the globe, and stream live on Facebook to Lion Brand’s 500K-plus followers. Five lucky winners will walk away with prizes for their designs, while other participants will be encouraged to help donate and raise funds for the Red Cross’s COVID-19 relief efforts.
THE FIRST TRIUMPH
This event comes on the heels of the inaugural #StitchAroundTheWorld, which attracted nearly 800 Zoom participants from all 50 states, and from countries including Australia, Germany, Egypt, England, Israel, and more. Hosted by Lion Brand ambassador Shira Blumenthal (who’ll be hosting again), the event drew attention to Blumenthal’s anti-bullying campaign #HatNotHate, helped to raise funds for the It Gets Better Project, and has garnered 20K views (and counting) on Facebook.
For the official highlight video, CLICK HERE
For GMA’s coverage of the event, and preview of the next, CLICK HERE.
HOW YOU CAN BE A PART OF IT!
#StitchAroundTheWorld: Fashion Edition is poised to be the world’s craftiest virtual runway, and we’re excited to showcase the design finalists in the following categories: Home, Sweaters, Accessories, and WILD CARD. The finalists will each be presented, before the winners in each category are announced!
There will be additional info to come, including the Zoom login. It will be available on Lion Brand’s Facebook Page, as well as the Instagram accounts for Lion Brand and #HatNotHate.
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I would love to see your creations. Just as much fun as making these myself is the satisfaction I get from seeing my designs come to life and other crochet fans wearing them too. There are now 2 ways you can share what you have done!
- Share yours by joining Create. Share. Inspire on Facebook where you can interact with me as well as many other members who have a love of knitting and crochet just like you! It is a wonderful and safe place to share your photos of finished projects in my knitting or crochet patterns or yarns, and to see what others are making, too.
- I have recently added a wonderful new interactive section to the website which I invite you to take part in, it has been a smashing success and such fun so far. It is the new “Share Your Project” section. You, my creators, can upload images and descriptions of your creations to share with the ever growing community! To upload simply click here.
Additionally, I host a livestreaming podcast weekday on my YouTube Channel called Create Share Inspire Podcast. You can join the audience and even ask me questions LIVE! I often do a show and tell, or quick demo and I always interact with the live audience. It is a lot of fun!
You can browse through close to 1000 previously recorded episodes HERE: Create Share Inspire Podcast Playlist . Make sure to subscribe to my YouTube Channel to get reminders when the next episode airs LIVE.
I look forward to seeing what you create!
Kristin donates a portion of every sale to her charity Project Kristin Cares, which supports survivors of domestic violence. Learn more at KristinOmdahl.com/PKC