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Quilt Market in Minneapolis!

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

I am finally recovered from Quilt Market and am now nursing a sprained ankle which will give me time to sit down, edit photos, write and post…which I have been dying to do but have found little time since Market to focus energy on. Emma’s Birthday Party-A Spa Party for 12 of her friends was Tuesday afternoon.  The party was manicures, pedicures, and crafting flip flops  with fabric embellishments -no shortage of fabric in the house! So back to Quilt Market. The show is a trade only event where we meet with quilt and fabric shop owners, the press, and other industry publishers and manufacturers. The pictures above are from our from our booth and several feature my upcoming fabric line from Red Rooster. It was a great show- seeing the enthusiasm for sewing and new stores opening was so inspiring!! We introduced 18 new patterns at the show. Here is a link for a closer look.

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Creative Connection Event

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

The Creative Connection Event
Have you heard about this wonderful event coming to Minneapolis? Creative Connection.

Former Editor of Country Living, Nancy Soriano and current Editor of Where Women Create, Jo Packman are hosting a conference to bring together women who are passionate about being creative in their lives as artists, business owners, bloggers, and more! Come learn, network, market, and create!

They will offer entrepreneurial panels, a vibrant HandMade Market where you can shop for great items (and sell your own), and event meals where women entrepreneurs in the tech, craft, and artisan communities will talk freely about what they love most.

There are SO many great teachers, artists, speakers and panelists that many of you know and many of you need to know (some of them featured in the image)… and I am pleased to announce that I will be a panelist for the How to Launch a Business panel.

A few of the Panelists for The Creative Connection Event

A few of the Panelists for The Creative Connection Event

Junk Bonanza

As a bonus, your Weekender Pass for The Creative Connection includes free admission to the Junk Bonanza. Shop more than 100 juried national and regional vendors of antiques and vintage wares September 16–18, 2010, at Canterbury Park just 20 miles outside of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Visit www.junkbonanza.com for more information on this great shopping experience.

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NewHouse Women’s Shelter Event - Recipes of Hope

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

On March 9th, I had the privilege of volunteering with Terry Grahl of Enchanted Makeovers at an event for NewHouse Women’s Shelter.  Enchanted Makeovers is a wonderful nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming shelters for women and children into places of peace and possibilities—not just where basic needs are met, but also spiritual needs for hope and beauty.

They sponsored an event here in Kansas City to benefit the women of NewHouse Shelter - a shelter for victims of domestic violence.  The event, called Recipes of Hope, involved cooking at Function Junction with the 30 women who live at Newhouse and sitting down to the meal at nearby Gifted Hands (www.giftedhandskc.com) while sharing laughter, tears and fellowship.

Terry & our team helped to  set a beautiful table (see the pictures of the neat vintage box centerpieces) and made it a day to remember.  The raffle prizes and gift bags were all handcrafted with a special touch of love.  A beautiful quilt created by Debbie Maddy (www.calicocarriage.com) was awarded in a drawing. Each participant also received a full-filled gift bag that included beauty items like makeup, personal items, a pillowcase (donated as part of the Harper’s Fabrics participation in the 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge) plus each received a handmade apron to use in the cooking class with Rachel Gaffney (www.rachelgaffneys.com).

It was such fun to mingle and fellowship with this courageous group of women and see how our community came together to help brighten their lives.  I encourage everyone to be a part of something in your community that helps spread the joy through crafting, sewing or just sharing your joy and love of life. Enchanted Makeovers is looking to build a partner network nationwide. Please visit Terry’s website www.enchantedmakeovers.com to learn more about this wonderful charity.

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