It used to be that Quilters Newsletter could spread the news about the goings-on in the quilting world in each monthly issue and if something exciting came up, it would have to wait until it could be featured in the next issue, by which time the event or happening might already be over. But now we live in a world of constant events and information, so I have some quilting happenings to share with you now.
There is to be an online event called The Sewing Party. Starting Saturday, November 8th, 2014, it’s the first ever online-all-day sewing and crafting event in the US. Participants will enjoy a fun-filled day of immersing themselves in more than 30 interactive, fun and innovative classes taught online by leading bloggers, designers and educational experts.
The Sewing Party is about connecting, crafting and creating. Sponsored by Burda Style, Etsy, HUSQVARNA VIKING®, Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, PFAFF® and SINGER®, classes will be available on the day of the event and for an additional 90 days; and will feature topics for every creative passion, such as home décor, fashion sewing, quilting, upcycling, and costume design, among others.
Participants can attend classes; chat with participants from across the country; interact with top bloggers and educational experts who are teaching; and explore the latest crafting and sewing tips, techniques and products in the virtual marketplace. Space is limited and likely to fill up fast. To see a full schedule of classes, read teacher biographies and register, visit www.thesewingparty.com.
Speaking of quilting and excitement, have you looked through the Quilt & Sew Shop recently? We’ve been increasing stock quite a bit recently and in addition to your favorite magazines like Quilters Newsletter and our sister publications like McCall’s Quilting and Quiltmaker, there are great ebooks, patterns, kits, fabrics, web seminars, quilt-alongs and much more. The Deal of the Week is always fun, and a good reason to keep checking back.There’s also plenty of great stuff on clearance, as well. If you haven’t browsed recently, you may want to check it out and see what’s new!
Even though I have a quilt finish that I really want to share, this is timely information so my quilt will have to wait till next week.
So, essentially, the internet is your oyster and these are only a few of the many pearls to be found in it. Some other internet pearls are our little corners on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+ and our website. Have a treasure of a weekend!