And since I bought some new fabric during the Sewing Summit (more to come on that later - I had such an awesome time with my gal pals!), somethin's gotta go!
Out with the old...(now in my Etsy shop)
Material Girls offered all Summit participants a flat 25% off their purchase, so I ended up getting them for a little over $1/each!!! Can't beat that price with a stick.
And these are some more of my new fabrics, but they don't count because I swapped for them.
Did I tell you all about the Fat Quarter swap I helped organize at the Sewing Summit? I can't remember...
Anywho, a while back I had the idea that it would be fun for a big group of us to swap fabric in person. We've been doing it for so long online, that it only seemed right we should finally get together and swap in person :)
We had over 50 people respond, so unfortunately we had to limit it to fat quarter cuts for the sake of time and ease :( Everyone brought their fat quarters to our hotel room the night before the swap so that my lovely fabric assistants could sort them, and we handed over raffle tickets for each FQ they brought.
(picture swiped from Angela)
The next evening we laid out all the fabric according to color, and everyone showed up to shop and "purchase" fabric with their tickets.
I'd like to give a BIG thanks to my lovely swap volunteers, who really did most of the work...
...and to all the wonderful participants, who put up with my laundry list of rules and made this such a fun event :)
I wanted to thank everyone for being so awesome, so I made arrangements with some great online quilt shops for prizes! We used the ticket stubs our swappers turned in at the "checkout" to draw for some lovely fabric goodies at the end, including a 2 lb. scrap pack from Cynthia at Fabricworm, some Kona and Moda fabric bundles and charm packs from Whipstitch, a lovely custom FQ bundle put together by my friend Brenda at Pink Castle Fabrics, and a book of sewing & quilting patterns donated by some of my favorite bloggers :)
Not to mention a sweet $20 gift certificate from Kristin at Sew, Mama, Sew!, plus a FQ bundle from Hawthorne Threads of the entire Lizzie line by Anna Griffin! I was stoked when AnneMarie won the FQ bundle, because she's got a bambino on the way and the Lizzie line is so sweet and perfect for baby projects :)
More to come on the rest of our Sewing Summit shenanigans... ;)