Friday, September 29, 2017

Adventures at the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo

Original Sewing and Quilt Expo Adventures

Yesterday (Thursday) I attended the Original Sewing & Quilt Expo in Illinois at the Renaissance Convention Center. It was a blast of a day and sew fitting (pardon the pun) that it was held here during National Sewing Month!

I was able to meet up with Angela Wolf.  We spent some time chatting and I attended her Jacket Embellishment class and picked up a lot of great tips. She is such a great instructor!

I also finally had the opportunity to meet Rhonda Pierce from Schmetz Needles in person...we'd been chatting back and forth on Facebook for a while, but yesterday we finally met!  She is a wonderful and joyful person!

And...I also met 2 people from my Facebook Group Endless Sewing with Carrie, May Murdoch and Barbara Murray.  Barbara, we forgot to take a picture. 😞

I participated in the Sew News and BurdaStyle "Sewing Mad Libs Relay".  This was completely unplanned for me, but I couldn't resist it - the key word was "contest"! So, me and my competitive spirit joined in!

Ellen March and Meg Healy from Sew News and Burday style lead this fun relay sewing project.  In the pics below are the "clues" to design the project.  I had the last 2 clues and 30 minutes, which were to add fringe and sparkle. I decided to tie in the pocket fabric (which Meg and I cut into fringe) and Meg added hot fix crystals to the pocket trim! And TADA! We were 26 minutes!  SEW FUN! 

Looks like we also created a bit of a mess on the table!  LOL!

This was my prize package for participating:

Of course there was shopping! Vogue Fabrics has the most amazing display of fabrics.  I met a lot of new friends there! 😍

This is part of my fabric haul!  Yummy fall fabrics!  What to make first??

What are you doing/sewing for National Sewing Month?

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