Monday, August 13, 2018

SewMeSTL 2018 Announcement

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Please join your fellow St. Louis MQG members at the fifth annual Sew Me St. Louis weekend, where there will be lots of laughs, sewing, and opportunities to make memories. For the first time, SewMeSTL will take place across three fun-filled days!

Friday, Oct. 5 and Saturday, Oct. 6
8 am-midnight
Sunday, Oct. 7
9 am-5 pm

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

:: All Day / All Night Open Sew ::
:: Swaps, Raffles, and More ::

This event is open to current St. Louis MQG members. Members must register, and space is limited to the first 60 registrants. We will also have a waiting list. The registration link will be sent out via email.

The cost is $60 for all three days or $40 for just Saturday and Sunday. This fee helps to cover the rental cost of the ballrooms, swag, and other incidentals. Information on payment options will be sent after registration.

As always, don’t forget to use #SewMeSTL and #STLMQG on social media. Interested to see how much fun we've had in the past? Check out #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 Friday and Saturday and then again until 5 pm on Sunday.

Food and drink are allowed in the large ballroom, so members are encouraged to bring something to share with the group -- a batch of brownies, veggies, fruit, chips, etc. 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.

Door Prizes:: The SewMeSTL Committee has secured a number of exciting door prizes, which will be raffled over the course of the weekend. We'll be posting "sneak peeks" on Instagram in the coming weeks.

Scrap Swap:: Love scraps? Then this easy swap is for you. Just bring a quart- or gallon-size plastic bag filled with scraps and take home an equal share from the large pile of everyone's scraps. Just remember … we are a modern guild, so this is not a time to unload your upholstery and/or traditional fabrics.

Fat Quarter Swap:: The Members Swap and Challenge Committee has created a fun blind swap for us this year.  All SewMeSTL attendees can participate. Those who wish to participate should bring four fat quarters in shades of a color chosen from one spoke of the color wheel (see image). You can use the same shade in multiple FQs, but try to vary your grouping overall (for instance, two light green-blues, one medium green-blue, and one dark green-blue).
You may choose any combination of modern prints and solids. This will be a blind swap, so bring your FQs in a brown paper bag (we’ll have extras in case you forget). Be sure to include a piece of paper with your name inside the bag, so its recipient can thank you. The swap will take place on Saturday of SewMeSTL. Participants can drop off their bag when they arrive and choose another bag at their leisure during the course of the day on Saturday. 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 accidentally grab your own again ... they will all look the same).

We can't wait to see you all there!

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