Hi Friends!  How’s the Festival treating you?  I hope you all are enjoying the hop!  I had hoped to share my quilt with you all today, but I ran out of thread while quilting.  Stink…I’ll be working on getting more today.

So, I thought I would share an exciting project I’ve been working on!

My friend Erin from Quilting Bee Blocks, and I have spent the last couple of months researching and planning, an event that’s just for us!  We haven’t been able to say much online about it yet, but we have been planning it since July and are absolutely bursting with all the great stuff we’ve got going so far — you are not going to want to miss it!

We’re planning lots of stuff to do with sewing: classes on machine quilting, bag making, garment construction, improv piecing; make and take projects, question and answer panels with some of the best sewists in our industry … but we’re also having an online side to it: using social media, participating in online quilting bees and swaps, blogging.

Who should attend? You!  We’ve wanted from the start for this event to be for the people that sew as well are somehow are involved with the online community (if you’re even reading this blog — that’s you!).  Imagine gushing with your online friends about your favorite newest fabric line, in person! Or stay up all night and chat and sew with friends in our all-night sewing room packed with sewing machines! Or enjoy dinner and explore the city with a group of friends that you’ve been in quilting bees with, and have known online for years – but have never met face to face!  Sounds like a complete blast to me…what do you think!?

It’s scheduled for October 7-9, 2011 in downtown Salt Lake City. One of our main goals is to keep it accessible for lots of people to attend, so we’re trying to give you plenty of time to plan for it. We hope you’ll want to make a girls vacation out of it and come along with a big group of your bloggy friends! We promise we’ve got more awesome details coming soon – but here’s a few hints: our venue is a 4-star hotel in downtown Salt Lake City with a room rate under $100 per night!  Swag bags that are going to be filled to the brim with awesome stuff, probably worth more than the ticket price alone!  Famous sewing and quilting bloggers!  We’ve got them – some already committed to coming in and we’re on the look out for more!

What you can do right now —

  • Start saving a bit of your fabric money each month, so you can come!
  • Help us spread the word – blog, tweet, share on Facebook!
  • Grab a button from our site!
  • Complete our survey.  We are planning this for YOU and want to know what you want!

What do you think?  Can’t wait to see what you think!