Burkett's pieces for display and sale include delicate baby sweaters, coats, caps and bootees. They come in all colors and styles for both boys and girls. For adults, there are full-length heavy coats (winter's not over yet), scarves, sweaters and evening bags. But one of her most popular items is a lightweight necklace that comes with matching earrings.
Originally from England, Burkett has been knitting since her mother taught her the art at age five. And she's proud that her clothing have found owners all over the globe.
Along with Burkett, some 125 other artists and crafters, ministries, businesses and writers will exhibit their wares at the show. Among them will be Jim Hilderbrand and Mission of Hope with outdoor furniture; MobileARC with plants; woodcarver Ron Johnson; Katie's Cookies with homemade sweets; Conecuh Charlie's (with lunch for sale.) There'll be musicians, including harpists Mahlon McCracken and Emily Fife.
There are always free treats to eat, including samples from various vendors and refreshments from Cakes by Judi; Tyner's, Naman's and Sean's Creative Catering; even church members will make their favorite cakes and cookies for the visitors.
And there are always nice door prizes, too, but this year, a very special one is a $50 VISA card for an attendee AND another for one of the vendors. In addition, there'll be a booth at which guests can pick up tickets to the Mobile Passion Play at Dauphin Way Baptist, scheduled for March 27 and 28, 2015.
Expo co-chair, Ginger McCracken, also a crafter with lovely, unique pillows made from antique linens, hair bows and other crafts, encourages Mobile area citizens to attend this year's show. This would be an excellent outing for a group of friends, for a van load of senior citizens from the many centers around the county, for moms with children, for individual lookers and shoppers, she said.
She'd also like to thank co-chair Robin Murphy of the Youth Department and other church members for their support of, and faith in, this annual venture. Proceeds from the Expo will benefit youth missions and projects.
For more information on the Expo, call McCracken at 341-0773 or Murphy at 445-4163.