Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Randomness #5

Hi Everyone,

Here's some things going on that you might want to know about.

  • If you visited the STLMQG Flickr page this morning, Mary Claire mentioned the 100 Quilts for Kids campaign.  There will be giveaway opportunities and best of all, it's all for a great cause.  If you would like to learn more about this campaign, please click on the button below.

Swim, Bike, Quilt

  • Have you heard about the Modern BOM (Block of the Month) going on over at Sew, Mama, Sew!  Alissa from Handmade by Alissa, will be presenting a new block tutorial each month.  It's a great way to learn some new techniques and create some interesting blocks.  Head on over and check it out.  There is also a Modern BOM Flickr Group if you'd like to share photos of your finished blocks.

  • The new DS Quilts Collection, titled "Sugar Creek" has started showing up at several Jo-Ann's locations around town.  You can see a preview here.

  • You might remember us talking about The Sewing Summit; which is a Sewing and Blogging conference in Salt Lake City, taking place on October 7th-9th.  To learn more about this event and it's organizers (Erin from Two More Seconds and Amy from Amy's Creative Side) click here.  Recently in cooperation with The Sewing Summit (Megan from Canoe Ridge Creations and Jeni from In Color Order) have created a fun series called Travel Handmade.  This series is about bags of all varieties and is filled with tutorials, pattern reviews and additional information to satisfy the sewist in all of us. 

Travel Handmade with The Sewing Summit

  • Our 2nd Sew-In Saturday is this weekend (August 27th) and it's sure to be a blast.  We have 27 attendees expected; which I believe is more then double our 1st Sew-In back in May.  If you missed the opportunity to sign up, or could not make it because of a prior engagement...we have good news.  We will have 1 more Sew-In this year.  Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 24th from 9am-6pm.  Sign-Ups will open in a few weeks and again will be "First Come - First Reserved".

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