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.

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Christmas Gift 2010

Christmas has come and gone.  What is your reflection of this year?  Mine was very different from the past years.  The husband and I agreed to no gifts especially since we just did the cruise.  Our friends adopted a family from the United Christmas Service here in Indianapolis.  We offered to help them adopt this family and were assigned to the 4 year old boy.  Toys, clothes, and shoes were on his wish list.  I had to keep the hubby out of the toy section.  Feedback from our friend says they were very grateful for the gifts.   Looking forward to doing this again. (more…)

News Thread 8.2

Wow, where has the year gone?  It’s August already. 

This whole new work schedule is great for me to sew in the mornings and get my creative energy out.  Unfortunately, I haven’t had much time to write here.  Not too much different going on in the sewing room.  I did take some time yesterday to clean it up and get more organized. 

Here is the latest fabric that has inspired me.  I picked it during my trip to NYC. 

My design wall has a completed top on it.  Now I just need to find a great backing fabric.  The top is Moda Eva and there are still some stores that sell it.  Not sure what color I want to focus on out of green, purple, or pink.  I’m leaning towards pink and green thread during the quilting. 

Eva Quilt


Eva Quilt

A Finish Finally

Groovy Girl's Quilt

Well I had this quilt completed yesterday, but had to take photos today.  I have been trying to stash bust and this is the start of some 24 projects that I found.  OH Man am I going to be busy.  More great things to share. 

I’m working on a Quilts for Kids completion to get mailed out on Saturday.  The top has taken no time, just need to get it finished then basted.

Also on tap is a baby quilt for a friend Ashley.  I’m afraid Lily might be here before I get it completed, that is my fault though. 

On the desing wall is a Moda Eva quilt.  I need to go searching for green, pink and purple veragated thread.