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.


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Sewing Mania

There is a lot going on currently in my sewing room. 

Most of the weekend I spent time making many more potholders.  I am very blessed to say I have been wiped out of many that were in my current inventory. 

The rest of this week I am working on a very special project for a charity very close to my heart.  There will not be many posts from me this week.  I have LOTS of details to work on. 

Don’t forget about the potholder giveaway over at Rachel’s Cottage House, you have until the end of the week.