Blogger Panel at AAFCS – Giveaway

A couple of weeks ago the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences held their annual conference in Indianapolis.  Coats & Clark was having an outbreak session on The Resurgence of Sewing and the Role of Bloggers.  One of our Indy Modern girls, Lindsay (read her write up here), has worked with Coats & Clark in the past for a tutorial and the connection was born.

Lynn Browne & I at the booth.

Did you know this is the 200 year of Coats & Clark?  Visit, for more information on their history.

An interesting read.

As part of the blogger panel we discussed how blogging and social media has had an influence on what we do and getting information out to new sewists, etc.  Many of the people in attendance were home economics teachers and 4-H leaders.  I think it was great for them to see younger women to involved in sewing and see our passion.

Five members of the Indianapolis Modern Quilt Guild spoke and answered questions.  All of us have different styles for using social media.  Some blog more, some tweet, and some just use the web for inspiration.  I was so happy to be apart of the program and convince my boss to let me have some time off work that night.

These were a gift for being apart of the panel.  So I thought I would share and offer a giveaway for the thread sampler below.  One of the questions we got was who got you started in sewing.  So I will pass that question along to you, who taught you to sew?

So many colors.

Use the Rafflecopter giveaway entry form below.  You can leave comments but the answer for the giveaway needs to go in the Rafflecopter entry.  Giveaway runs 7/9-7/15.  A winner will be announced on 7/16.


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100 Posts…A Reflection

The number is finally here and I feel like it took forever.  This has been a very rewarding process.  In addition to writing on my blog, I have been fascinated with  There is so much inspiration for creativity on there.  Thank you everyone for sharing. 

Where do I go from here?

First and foremost…I am not buying any fabric during the month of September.  I have bought enough recently to start my own store.  Actually I’ve been buying up fabric to work on projects, fill my Etsy store, and have products ready for craft shows.  That’s where this blog has taken me…small business owner.

I love my hobby enough to share with the world and try to do something with it.

Recently, a couple of other bloggers have contacted me about doing a giveaway.  Great, LOVE to!!  When I’m on their site, I’ll make sure to let you know. 

I still want this blog to be about the creative process, how I pick fabric, what I choose to do with it, and the final design.  It holds me accountable for getting things done.  Sharing with the world makes me very nervous, but it is rewarding. 

There are things that I haven’t done, like continued with my charity quilts.  I have so many custom orders and other ideas, I will get to those in the coming months.

This blog has been and will continue to be my creative outlet.  Hopefully the next 100 posts will not take as long as the first 100.