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Travel Crayon Holder Make It-Take It @ Jo-Ann!

POS slideWe’re betting that a lot of you have already experienced the fun of a Make It-Take It Class at Jo-Ann ;). We love that they offer such fun classes and place such a strong focus on education.

This Saturday, September 13, from 2-3pm, ALL Jo-Ann stores across the country will host a free Make It-Take It to show students how to make a Travel Crayon Holder.

The pocket-sized project holds 3 crayons along with a pint-sized paper pad. It’s perfect to throw in your purse or even stow in your back pocket, handy for anytime your kids need a new activity. The project requires a bit of hand-stitching (or machine stitching if you’re making multiples at home), but most of it comes together with a few well placed pieces of fusible interfacing… Pellon®, of course;).

All materials needed are supplied with the FREE class which will walk you through the step-by-step to create your very own Travel Crayon Holder. It makes a great gift or party favor and your kids will love it!

how to sheetThis Make It-Take It is made possible by Pellon® (all interfacing), Spring’s Creative (Fabric) and Prym/Dritz (Elastic). Find your local store and head on over to Jo-Ann this weekend to join in on the fun! You may want to call in advance as classes are limited to 20 students.

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Happy Sewing!!




#SewYourStyle — Jo-Ann + Pellon®


Have you been following along with the Sew Your Style contest by Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores? We are SO excited to be a part of this one and get a little giddy every time a new inspiration project is revealed;).

Your challenge (should you choose to accept it):
Create something unexpected from quilting fabrics. It could be something to wear, something to carry, something to share or to play with. The ‘what’ is truly up to you!

Next steps:
Post your project here, share on Instagram and Twitter with the #sewyourstyle tag (+ tags to Jo-Ann and Pellon® if you’d like), share on Facebook, and of course, tell all of your friends about the super cool thing you made so that they’ll vote for your design.

What’s in it for you:
An awesome new project, of course;). But ALSO… the chance to win $1,000 and a GIANT prize package from Pellon®. Trust us… we may have put together the prize package to end all other prize packages for this one;).

Important Links
the contest
the inspiration 
the pinterest board

Looking for some inspiration? Check out some of the fabulous projects made by featured bloggers on the Sew Your Style blog tour this week AND for your daily #SewYourStyle inspiration, don’t forget to check in with Jo-Ann every morning!

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Happy Sewing and GOOD LUCK!!

Quilting Live! with Rose DeBoer + Giveaway!


Next week, on September 11, 12 & 13, Atlanta GA will be host to Quilting LIVE!, a 3-day event featuring workshops, make-it- take-its, trunk shows, quilt exhibits, industry celebrity meet-and-greets, shopping, and other special events. Classes will be offered in a variety of fields, including quilting, bag-making, home decorating and more and attendees will have the opportunity to meet industry icons like Maryann Fons and Liz Porter. To learn more about Quilting LIVE! (perhaps even to plan a last minute trip down?) click here.

We are especially excited about one class in particular — Make a Village: 3-D Fabric Houses with Rose DeBoer, Managing Editor of Quilting Arts Magazine. Rose adapted from Jacqueline deRuyter’s village in Quilting Arts Holiday 2014 and uses our Pellon® 50 Heavyweight Stabilizer as a base. We were thrilled to provide product for the class and are SO looking forward to seeing the gorgeous pieces that her students create. Check out Rose’s post about her class.

3036.3D Houses.LR.jpg-550x0(Jacquelyn deRuyter’s Village Houses.)

Will you be attending Quilting LIVE!? What classes are you most excited about attending?

We’re pleased to offer 2 yards of our Pellon® 50 Heavyweight Stabilizer + a copy of Quilting Arts Holiday, which contains the pattern and template for the Village houses. To enter-to-win, please leave a comment letting us know how you might embellish your own fabric house. We’ll accept entries until 11:59pm on Friday, September 5th. A winner will be randomly drawn and notified on Saturday, September 6th. Good luck!


Congratulations to mcwflint for being our winner, randomly selected by :). Have a great weekend all!!

Sew South

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The Sew South Modern Sewing Retreat starts today in Charlotte, NC! If you’re not familiar, the Southern weekend retreat was founded and is produced by Jennifer Mathis of Ellison Lane. It is a boutique, modern sewing retreat where attendees will sew, create, learn, and connect with other passionate sewists. Its small size (50 attendees + teachers) is designed to help make connections and become inspired on a personal level. [text taken from]

It is in its second year and we are a proud 2-year sponsor! We won’t be there to say hello in person, but if you’ll be in attendance, you’ll have little Pellon® sightings all weekend… from the handy samples in your gift bags to the interfacing & batting in your classes!

Sew South Swag Bag Inserts

Just because we’re SO excited, we’re hosting an additional giveaways for all attendees. The giveaway will run via Instagram and details can be seen via our account today. If you’re not already following us, you may have missed the announcement, so take a peek below, make sure to follow us, and then submit a photo before midnight on Monday! We want to see what you’re making!!



Hope you all have a blast!!


For those not able to attend, don’t worry! We’ll be hosting another giveaway here on the blog soon:).

11 Prize Giveaway!!

Today, we’re excited to share the fabulous giveaway presented by Me Sew Crazy as a follow-up to last weekend’s Jo-Ann Craft & Fabrics Girls Night Out Get Together — LA! See below for details and good luck:)

We always like to follow up our Girl’s Night Out Events with a fabulous giveaway.

Its no fun just sharing a recap post, we like to share the goodies as well!

The fabulous Sponsors of the Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores Girl’s Night Out Event have teamed up, and we are offering eleven incredible prizes for you to win.


2 Winners will receive (1) Dear Stella Designs Charm Packs of their entire Spring 2013 Fabric Collection.


1 Winner will receive (1) Bundle of Pellon Products – including: 1 pkg Pellon® SF101 Shape-Flex® (15″ x 2 yards), 1 pkg Pellon® 906F Fusible Sheerweight (15″ x 3 yards), 1 pkg Pellon® 931TD Fusible Midweight (15″ x 3 yards), 1 pkg Pellon® 805R Wonder-Under® (15″ x 2 yards), 1 yard Pellon® 420G Fashion Fuse™ Grey, 1 yard Pellon® SK135 Sheer-Knit™, 1 yard Pello® XE-45 Xtreme Elastic® Fusible Stretch Interfacing.


1 Winner will receive (1) Phoomph for Fabric Stiff and (1) Suave, Fat Quarters of the new ìEclectic Elementsî fabric by Tim Holtz.


1 Winner will receive (1) Coats & Clark Dual Duty All Purpose XP Thread Assortment 50/pkg.


2 Winners will receive (1) McCalls Pattern Bundle, including 4 Sewing Patterns each.


2 Winners will receive (1) Box, filled with mystery ‘Summer Fabric’ courtesy of Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores.


2 Winners will receive (1) Girl’s Night Out Gift Bag. Gift Bag includes: Fabric from Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores, 3 spools of thread from Coats & Clark, Phoomph Product from Coats and Clark, Pellon Interfacing, Dear Stella Designs Charm Pack, Michael Miller Fabric from the new Violet Craft line, 4 Pattern bundle pack from McCalls, Notebook, and Burlap and Chalkboard Gift Bag from the Sewing Rabbit.


So much fun – right?



No purchase necessary. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Google Docs. We hereby release Google Docs of any liability. No purchase necessary. For alternate entry, e-mail jgerblick(at)hotmail(dot)com with your full name and the subject line ìGNO Los Angeles Giveaway.î All prizes will ship within 7 days of the end of the giveaway. Giveaway starts Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 6:00 am EST and ends Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 6:00 am EST. Once the giveaway ends, winners will be chosen using and contacted within 24 hours by e-mail. A post announcing the winners will go live at with winnersí names on Thursday, June 13th. Winners will need to respond within 48 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be chosen. This giveaway is open to US contestants only.


A Helping Hand…


When disasters occur, it’s often hard to know where to begin, what to do. Worry, fear and heartache can be paralyzing. We’ve all seen the news reels on the recent tornado activity that has affected Moore, Oklahoma and it’s neighboring counties. The footage is heart-wrenching and the devastation unthinkable… Particularly when there are children involved. The collapse of the elementary school left many wondering what could be done, how the families could be helped. In the face of such hard times it’s helpful to know that there are organizations that are built to respond, to offer immediate support and care. Quilts For Kids, Inc. is one of those incredible organizations.

An exemplary organization, Quilts for Kids consistently rallies their forces of volunteers to make comforting quilts. They donate their works of beauty to those in need, in this case to children who have lost everything.


Linda Arye, Founder and President, has been working directly with the Oklahoma DHS (Department of Human Services). They have access to the local children in need. Because of the tornados, many of them have lost their favorite stuffed animals, their favorite grandma-made quilts, and even have no bed to sleep on. Quilts for Kids has been hard at work and now each child will have a patchwork quilt to provide comfort, warmth and to wrap them up in a big warm hug.


Through their partnership with P&G and the Downy Touch of Comfort Program, Quilts for Kids was able to donate 1,500 quilts to injured children currently housed in Oklahoma hospitals.  The charity has many connections and is using them to make certain that all donated quilts get to where they belong.quiltsforkids2

There are other towns in the neighboring areas of Moore, OK that have been badly hit but are not getting as much press.  Quilts are still badly needed.


We hope that you’ll be able to help. There are still children waiting for that hug from you. Please send a quilt (lap or crib size is fine). You can donate to:

Quilts For Kids, Inc.
494 Lincoln Hwy
Fairless Hills, PA 19030

If you are local to Oklahoma, you may also want to check in with The Stitching Post. With three locations in The Village, Moore, and Oklahoma City, this local business has been working hard to help and have been in close contact with Quilts for Kids.

For more information or if you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Quilts for Kids directly via email at or via phone at 215-295-5484.

AQS QuiltWeek™ — Paducah 2013


It’s that time of year again… time for the Quilters to take over Paducah! That’s right, it’s QuiltWeek™ in Paducah, KY, a time when the city comes alive with creativity… when thousands of quilters and educators will arrive, all because the AQS Quilt Show & Contest is in town. Carloads of quilting buddies will be motoring across Kentucky, stopping at quilt shops along the way. Residents will share their homes with return visitors and tourists will swarm, sampling the local food and shopping the quaint downtown shops. The National Quilt Museum will be filled with folks eager to see top winners from past years. Caryl Bryer Fallert’s Studio, The Bryer Patch, will be lit up with visitors. BBQ and lemonade will be served under tents on the grounds while golf carts and buses transport giddy quilters from one event to the next. It’s truly a magical week for the quilting community, one not to be missed!

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Festivies kick off tonight with the awards dinner and we can’t wait to get a peek at some of this year’s winning quilts. You can see a list of the semi-finalists right here. Legacy™ by Pellon®’s sponsored category is Small Quilts, Handquilted. Good luck to all involved!!

Legacy™ by Pellon® can be found in the main Convention Center at booth 1204. Our batting expert extraordinaire, Darlene Christopherson, will be there to answer all of your questions. Looking to drive home with some rolls of batting? Legacy™ by Pellon® will have 48″ boards, 30 yard rolls, 96″ boards (who wouldn’t want to own ‘the whole 9 yards’??) and more.

[images by Darlene Christopherson -- L: Legacy™ Batting Rolls ready to be taken into the convention center. R: Outside the National Quilting Museum]


AQS – Paducah
April 24 – 27, 2013
Paducah Expo Center
415 Park Avenue, Paducah, KY 42001

Wednesday :: Thursday :: Friday :: Saturday

Show Info:
Place to Eat at the Show
Getting Around
Photography Policy
Sanctioned Events
Vendor List

Local Destinations & Info:
All About Paducah
The National Quilting Museum
Hancocks of Paducah
The Bryer Patch
Paducah Tourism Info
Local Quilting and Fabric Shops

What are the attendees pinning?
Paducah on Pinterest

[image from Far Outliers from Paducah's Men in Quilts]