Friday, September 19, 2014

ADORNit Fabric Giveaway

ADORNit logo

I was first introduced to ADORNit fabrics back when I bought yardage of Burnish for my STAR'D quilt in the Fall of 2013.  I don't know about you; but I love a good subtle textured print that can lend some interest to the background of a quilt and Burnish fit the bill.  I think I nearly bought the entire bolt over a few visits to my local shop.

STAR'D has had a whopper of a year and today (Friday), I would love it if you would hop on over to ADORNit's blog to check out it's journey.

ADORNit Designer Spotlight

Then tomorrow (Saturday), they will be sharing the story of the TwoTen crib quilt that I made using a mix of several fabrics from their collections. Because they know that YOU like fabric just as much as I do, they are offering up the chance to win a few Fat Quarters, similar to those that I used in the quilt seen below.


Modern Quilt Kristy Daum

If you are unfamiliar with ADORNit, go check them out on social media.  They dabble in a little bit of everything including Fabric (obviously), Scrapbooking, Accessories, etc.


If you would like a chance at the little Fat Quarter bundle they put together, please leave one comment below answering this question...

What is one thing you are looking forward to making this Fall?

Giveaway closes : Wednesday, September 24th - 9pm CST.  
 Random Generator will help me choose 1 winner at random.  

Sorry International friends, this particular giveaway is open to US addresses only.

Your comment will appear throughout the day, so don't worry if it doesn't show up right away.

Thanks ADORNit !!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

My Bedroom Renovation & Finally Getting Some Zzzzz's.

My bedroom has technically been a work in progress since I moved into my home back in 2007.

I finally had enough last year (keep in mind that is 6 years later) and decided to tackle it once and for all.  While it wasn't a full gut-job, it was pretty darn close...we tore up the carpeting, took down the ceiling tile (don't ask), ripped down the door and ended up skimcoating the entire 12 ft. x 13 ft. room.

Things moved super fast; but came to a screeching halt after I completed my pallet ceiling.  Yet, I was determined once and for all to finally relax and fully live in the room again.  While there is still decor to hang, things to buy, a door to install and a rolling rack to build, I am thrilled with the results so far.

Bedroom Renovation - Before
Bedroom Renovation -After

Bedroom Renovation Before
                      Before  (2007)                                                                     After  (2014)

Bedroom Renovation After

                      Before  (2007)                                                                  After  (2014)

Pallet Ceiling

After  (2014)

Not too bad, eh.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

MQG Leadership Conference - Will you be there?

There were limited resources back when I first became President of the St. Louis MQG and most of my knowledge came from Google searches or was something I made up on the spot. When I found something that worked for us, I posted about it on the MQG's Leadership Forum (the one prior to the Community site).  I emailed with other MQG leaders and learned of their successes, hurdles and even failures. Yet, it still felt like something was missing...

...It Was

Fast forward to earlier this year, when the MQG announced a Leadership Conference the Monday following QuiltCon 2015.  I raised my hand right away and am happy to sit on the committee and be leading one of topics in this first of it's kind event for the modern quilting community.  

QuiltCon Leadership Conference

There is a General Session and five excellent topics from which attendees can select three:

(General Session) A to Z: From Administration to Zombies, Everything You Need to Know About Managing Your Guild
Stitch & B*tch: Conflict Resolution for Your Guild
Speakers, Teachers & Sewlebrities: Finding & Contracting Quilting Talent
Quilting Behind Bars: The (Il)legal Stuff
Keeping it Zentresting: Developing Programs and Guild Fun
Where’s the Swag Bag? A Guide to Sponsorships and Partnerships for Your Guild

We learned at our last committee meeting that registration is half full right now; which means that space is definitely limited.  Each MQG can send up to two Officers; which is a great way to "divide and conquer" the topics and ensure that your guild gets the most out of your attendance.

If you are a current MQG Officer and haven't signed up for this event yet...what are you waiting for? Registration is transferable, so if your guild has upcoming elections it still makes sense to sign up now and then transfer later.

If you are not an officer; ask your local guild leaders if they will be attending this event.  Not, only will it will help them be even more amazing leaders; but will provide your group with tons of new programming and event ideas.

So, will I see you there?