Welcome to our "Crocheter Spotlight" Page!

This page is dedicated to Crocheter's from around the world who share their love of crocheting in meaningful ways!  

Do you have someone special in mind you'd like to nominate for our
monthly spotlight?
Simply complete the form below! We'll select from the nominations received for a future monthly " Crocheter's Spotlight"!

Crocheter Spotlight

Susan C. Sato ~ Kennewick, Washington

We LOVE hearing inspiring stories sharing one's love of crocheting and how they use this beautiful art! In Susan's case, she recycles vintage fabrics to create beautiful works of art!

Please take a minute to appreciate Susan's stunning vintage rugs!


 Hello!  I create Toothbrush rugs with vintage centers - Chair pads,
Two-sided Crocheted Hot Pads as examples! 


I use an older method of hand hooking with small strips of wool cut from vintage blankets to attach the centers to the toothbrush perimeters.

I do love the whole process, finding the centers, looking for vintage fabric to add and the whole creating process with recycled items!

I do a lot of trading of my rugs for other creations. It's fun that way!

My husband and I are planning on finding some more cool vintage French fabric when we go to Paris in March, celebrating our 50th!

 Thank you for sharing your beautiful rugs, Susan! We appreciate your talent & stunning rugs! 


Crocheter Spotlight

Tracy Harshman Wells ~ Rincon, Georgia

"Crochet for Cancer"

Caring For Others One Stitch At A Time is the mission of the charity my mom, Pam Harshman, and I co-founded together, Crochet for Cancer, Inc.


My mom was diagnosed with stage 3a uterine cancer in November, 2011.

A month prior to her first chemotherapy treatment we had heard about a non-profit in her community in Indiana called River Bend Cancer Services.

They donate wigs and other items to cancer fighters. She was given a wig, a couple crocheted hats and other items.

It was right then that I felt a tug from the Lord on my heart telling me to do something but I wasn't exactly sure what I was suppose to do.


It was winter in northern Indiana and my mom wanted a few more caps to wear.

 Over the next few weeks
she crocheted herself the most adorable hats.

I knew the instant I saw them that God wanted us to make more and donate them to help others fighting cancer.

My mom taught me the basics of crochet
and so began our journey making and donating hats, scarves and lap blankets to cancer patients, each tagged with an uplifting scripture.

Since that day at River Bend, God has blessed our ministry and it has grown by leaps and bounds inspiring men, women and even young children from around the world to make and donate caps to their local hospitals and oncology offices.


 Crochet for Cancer, Inc. was formed
in February, 2012
and is a registered non-profit corporation which has now partnered with various cancer centers and founded numerous chapters throughout the US, Canada and Australia.

We have answered God’s call and He has truly blessed us with a beautiful ministry helping others as they fight cancer.


My mom began her new victorious life in heaven on March 5, 2014. I miss her everyday. She was an incredible roll
model and inspiration to me.

 I have continued Crochet for Cancer in her memory and I feel like each item that is donated to a cancer fighter is a part of her legacy.


For more information about our cause, find free patterns, donation guidelines or to find a chapter near you, please visit our website:


Crocheter Spotlight

Barbara Davis ~ Palm Bay, Florida


"Mid Florida Sheltie Rescue"
I founded “Mid Florida Sheltie Rescue” in 2004 out of the love for dogs, especially shelties!
Our "Not-for-Profit" Rescue consists of a small group of volunteers who assist in rehabilitating, fostering and placing homeless Shetland Sheepdogs.

Many of our Shelties are recovering from neglect, abuse or have been abandoned by people they loved.  


Our primary concern is placing each Sheltie into a loving, FUREVER home. The Shelties we take in are owner surrenders and also come from Animal Shelters.

We then foster the Shelties in our own homes, as if they were our own. We learn their temperament in order to place them in the best matched, forever home.


I have been buying fabric since 2011 from Lora and Rags To Rugs with an idea to help raise funds for our rescue.
We make raffle baskets which include crate pads for a soft place to lay.  
They make wonderful floor mats for food and water bowls.  Not to forget make wonderful gifts for friend and family. 
The shelties love Lora's Rags to Rugs!
If you'd like to learn more about the Mid Florida Sheltie Rescue,
or if you'd be interested in making a donation, click the links below!
Or, Call or Write for more Information!
Mid Florida Sheltie Rescue
1480 Meadowbrook Road NE
Palm Bay, Florida
321 345 4527


Crocheter Spotlight

Sandy Umphrey ~ Midland, Michigan

"Sandy's Rugs for Life"
Making Rag Rugs has been my personal therapy during a long eye surgery recovery.  After being suddenly disabled with sight problems I needed something to do, quick!
Having been employed 20 plus years in the chemical industry and now not being able to work or drive, I didn’t want to be completely bonkers with boredom!  
What could I do?  I love crafts and I could SEE the knots created with a large Q hook; crafting rag rugs was my answer!  (Some people call us hookers!). Lora's awesome video instructions helped me on my way!
My Facebook page,  My Facebook page, "Sandy's Rugs for Life", showcases my work. Find a rug you like, make a donation to the "Pregnancy Care Center" in Saginaw, Michigan and you get a rug!
My motto:  If life gives you lemons, make a rug!
Click the links below to learn more of Sandy's work!
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