Friday, April 29, 2011

Canton Village Quilt Works

Canton Village Quilt Works

We'd like to thank Jackie at Canton Village Quilt Works as one of our sponsors of the Quilt Market Meetup.

Closeup of Jackie's Diamonds Down Under quilt - an original design for Quilt Magazine's most recent issue. Kits are available in the Canton Village Quilt Works shop.

Jackie is an amazingly talented quilter and has a wonderful online shop. She carries a large selection of fabric, books, and kits. I think my favorite is her amazing selection of Kona solid.  Jackie also offers machine quilting services. And speaking from personal experience, Jackie has great customer service.

She is currently hosting a giveaway of this fat quarter bundle of Art Gallery Oval Elements collection at Diary of a Quilter.  Click here to enter the Giveaway.

Finally, Jackie has a sale through the rest of today (Friday April 29) of 15% off everything in her shop (excluding Kona solids). Enter the code entire15 at checkout to get your discount.

Thanks again Jackie! Looking forward to seeing you in Salt Lake City!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


Our reservations are SOLD OUT. 

We may be able to open more space if the weather is great and we can open onto the patio. If you'd still like to come, please stay in touch! We're keeping our fingers crossed because we'd love to see anyone who'd like to be there!

And let us say here, thank you SO much for the interest in this event. This is the first time any of us have planned something like this. It has been quite a learning experience and one very much outside our comfort zones! We are so grateful to the sponsors who are making this possible. When we first started talking about the idea last fall, we thought, "wouldn't it be nice if we could get a couple dozen bloggers together during Market."  

Now, for the first time, we are worried that we can't accommodate everyone who would like to come. And that is sad because we all typically feel like "the more the merrier!" So please know that, but for logistics, fire codes and the fact that we are newbies at this whole 'Blogger-meetup-world' we would have opened this up to the whole blogosphere. Maybe we could try live streaming? Anyone want to take that on?

Monday, April 25, 2011

Meetup Details!


We are excited to announce the details 
of the Bloggers Meetup during Quilt Market in Salt Lake. 

We will be meeting on 
Saturday, May 14 from 5:00 to 7:00pm 
at the Blue Lemon restaurant. 

The Blue Lemon is a brand new, swanky restaurant 
in Salt Lake with fresh, fabulous food and is located
just around the corner from the Salt Palace Convention Center.
Here is the location (map)


Reservations are $6 and will be available starting Wednesday, April 27 at 9:00 AM MST. We will have a link at this site.  Sadly, due to limited capacity at the restaurant, there will only be 80 reservations available.  
We are looking forward to sharing fun swag for everyone, entrance into our many sponsored giveaways, but most of all a chance to visit face to face!  We can't wait!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Girl's World by Jennifer Paganelli

We are so excited to announce another wonderful sponsor for the Quilt Market Meetup. Thank you to the very talented Jennifer Paganelli of Sis Boom.

A few weeks ago, we received a package with copies of Jennifer's new book Girl's World: Twenty-One Sewing Projects to Make for Little Girls to giveaway at the Meetup.

Her book is so lovely it could not just sit in the box. So I gently untied the ribbon and leafed through it. The lucky winners are in for a treat. Girl's World is absolutely beautiful... I can't wait to get my own copy and get sewing.

I also wanted to pass along the word about Jennifer's upcoming virtual sewing class with Dolin O'Shea on the Virtual Radio Network. They will be teaching the Mary's Fancy Sash Dress (a dress I would love to make for my girls). The class includes an autographed copy of Girl's World.

Thank you Jennifer for your sponsorship and giveaway! We are getting more and more excited for Market and the Meetup.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Green Fairy Quilts

Many thanks to Green Fairy Quilts as another sponsor of the Quilt Market Meetup! Green Fairy quilts is owned and operated by Judi Madsen and her husband Clint.

Their shop carries all the latest Moda precuts at GREAT prices - in fact they are having a sale on all the latest Moda precuts right now- as well as Judi's patterns, Bella Solid yardage, and quilt kits.
Judi is also a gifted and award-winning machine quilter. 
You can contact her for information regarding her long-arm services.
To keep up with Judi and Green Fairy Quilts, sign up for their newsletter here or follow their blog. You can also find them on Facebook. Judi has donated a $100 gift certificate to her shop for a lucky Meet-up attendee! We're excited to see you at the Meet-up, Judi!

Monday, April 11, 2011

The Fat Quarter Shop

We'd like to thank the Fat Quarter Shop for being a sponsor of our Meetup in May.  The Fat Quarter Shop is an online fabric retailer with a huge selection of the latest in fabric offerings. If you've ever shopped from The Fat Quarter Shop you know that they have phenomenal customer service and super fast shipping.  I just recently purchased a bundle of goodies and was again impressed by how quickly it arrived.

Did you also know they have exclusive Quilt Kits, Quilt and Block of the Month Clubs, and a large selection of Fat Quarter Bundles? You can keep up on the latest from the Fat Quarter Shop on their blog, The Jolley Jabber, or follow them on Facebook.
Fat Quarter Shop button
The Fat Quarter Shop has provided 3 $75 gift certificates to be given away the night of the Meetup! Thanks again FatQuarterShop!