Sunday, September 11, 2016

SewMeSTL 2016 - Announcement

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Please join your fellow St. Louis MQG members at the third annual Sew Me St. Louis weekend, where there will be lots of laughs, lots of quilting and lots of opportunities to make some memories.

Saturday, October 8th 8am – Midnight
& Sunday, October 9th 8am – 5pm

Drury Inn & Suites Brentwood
8700 Eager Road
Brentwood, MO 63144

:: All Day / All Night Open Sew ::
:: Workshop Opportunities ::
:: Swaps, Raffles & More ::

This event is open to current St. Louis MQG members and registration is a courtesy, so we know how many to expect. The link was sent out via email on Wednesday, September 7th; but please note that there is room for all of our members.

The cost is $40 a person; which helps to cover the rental cost of the ballrooms and our Teacher's fees. Payment is due at the door via Cash or Check, so please come prepared.

And as always don’t forget to use #SewMeSTL and #STLMQG on social media.

New to our guild and interested to see how much fun we have had in the past, check out the hashtag #sewmestl on Instagram.


Your registration secures a place for you in the All Day/All Night Open Sew Room. It’s a large ballroom fitted with standard-size tables, chairs, access to electricity, and way more fun than you can imagine. This communal room is where everyone will be hanging out, chatting, quilting, hand-sewing, knitting, etc. until midnight on Saturday and then again until 5pm on Sunday.

We are happy to report that food and drink is allowed in the large ballroom, so as before we would like to encourage our members to consider bringing something to share with the group, whether it is a batch of brownies, veggies, fruit, etc. Otherwise for your main meal, consider ordering a pizza, or checking out any of the fabulous restaurants in the surrounding area for lunch and/or dinner.

Basket Raffle:: We will have at minimum 3 baskets of goodies, so bring a few extra $$ should you wish to take a chance.

Scrap Swap:: The rules are simple, bring in a Quart or Gallon bag filled with scraps and take home an equal share from the large pile. Just remember…we are a modern guild, so this is not a time to unload your upholstery and/or traditional fabrics.

Social Media Prep:: Are on Instagram? Be sure to follow along with us @STLMQG starting Monday October 3rd, as we will be posting prompts each day encouraging you to play along. Things like “Show Us Your Machine”, “Packing Up”, etc.

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Paper Bag Swap:: The Member's Swap/Challenge Committee has created an excellent "Blind Swap" for us this year.  All SewMeSTL attendees can participate, just grab a standard brown lunch bag, or bring the below items to the event and we will have bags on site.
  • Each participant will put together a "mini-bundle" of four coordinating fat quarters (so everyone knows a least a little about what they are getting).
  • Each participant will also include a small item ($0-10) that they Can't Live Without when sewing: chocolate, tv or music recommendations, small notion, etc.--no need to spend additional $ on this, the point is to be creative and share with the rest of the group something fun about your own sewing habits. Participants will include a little note with their name and their reason for choosing the secret item they did.
Participants can drop off their sealed bag of goodies when they arrive, and choose another bag at their leisure during the course of the event.  This will be done via the honor system, and we ask that members Do Not Peek and/or swap out the bag they choose for another (unless of course you accidently grab your own again...they will all look the same).
See You There!!!

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