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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!

[image from AQS]

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]

Accuquilt’s 2013 4th Annual Barn Quilt Contest


As a proud sponsor of the 4th Annual Accuquilt Barn Quilt Contest, we couldn’t miss the chance to give a giant shout out! There are still 2 days left to submit an entry, which means you still have a chance to win;).

This year, there are $8,500 in total prizes and more than 100 winners! Take a peek at what’s at stake:

Grand Prize Package worth more than $5,000
One Winner will receive:

  • $750 AccuQuilt Shopping Spree – Your choice of AccuQuilt product!
  • Round trip for two to Omaha, Neb. for an unveiling ceremony for their design at the AccuQuilt offices. The unveiling date is scheduled to occur June 7, 2013 with special guest, Ricky Tims!
  • 2 tickets to the 3rd Annual Let’s GO! Quilt Retreat in Fremont, Neb. on June 4-6, 2013 for themselves and a friend.
  • Trip includes 4-night hotel stay (one room for four nights) in Fremont, Neb.
  • All meals included except dinner on June 7.
  • Baby Lock Grace Sewing Machine (Model # BL40A)
  • 130-Show Library (40 DVDs)
  • Riley Blake Assorted Fabric Bundle
  • Pellon® Legacy™ 80/20 Batting with Scrim – 9 yard board

Runner-up Prize Package worth more than $1,000
One winner will receive:

  • $350 AccuQuilt Gift Certificate – Your choice of AccuQuilt product!
  • 1 ticket to the 3nd Annual Let’s GO! Quilt Retreat in Fremont June 4-6, 2013.
  • Madeira® Quilting Thread & Susie’s Basket
  • Pellon® 805 Wonder-Under® Fusible Web – 35 yard board

100 Prize Packages for Top 100 Blocks
Each winner will receive:

  • $25 in AccuQuilt Rewards Points

On top of all that, if you’re the winner, or the runner-up, your design will be admired by the masses;). Take a peek at last year’s winners:

[Design by Belinda Karls-Nace from Des Moines, Iowa]

[Design by Carol Johnson from Ontario, Canada]

The unveiling event will take place on Friday, June 7 at the Accuquilt Headquarters in Omaha, NE.

A few handy links:
How to enterThe History of the Barn Quilt Movement

And don’t forget to follow along with Accuquilt so that you don’t miss any big news!
Website :: Facebook :: Twitter :: YouTube :: Pinterest

If you’re entering, good luck! If you’re following along, get ready for a little greatness! Happy Friday All!

Sew South Giveaway

We were incredibly proud and honored to be one of the sponsors for the very first Sew South Modern Sewing Retreat. A weekend of classes, fabric shopping, and online friends having the chance to meet face to face, the retreat was a wild success. We provided all of the interfacing needed for the weekend’s classes and adored seeing all of the photos of the students’ creations. Founder Jennifer Mathis did a terrific job in pulling everything together and we’re hoping to see this turn into an annual event.

[image by Ellison Lane on Instagram]

[image by slidbom on Instagram]

[image by maychappell on Instagram]

Take a peek at this little video for a sneak peek into the weekend’s activities:

For those who didn’t have the chance to attend, Sew South has been kind enough to offer a fabulous swag giveaway!

Three lucky winners will receive a Sew South Swag Bag full of amazing sewing products that we’re sure you will love! Each swag bag is valued at over $200!
Sew South Swag Bag Contents!

Here’s a closer look:
Sew South Swag Bag Contents Part 1Sew South Swag Bag Contents Part 2

Here’s what you get:
Dritz Rotary Cutter, Dritz Flower Pins, Omnigrid Cutting Mat, Free Spirit Notting Hill Bundle, Jo Ann Fat Quarters,  Insulbrite Batting, Warm & Natural Batting, Steam-a-Seam Sample, Baby Lock Pattern Books, Andover Charm Pack, Michael Miller Cotton Couture Charm Pack, Fabricworm Fat Quarter, Art Gallery Fat Quarter, Alison Glass Fabric Sample, Spoonflower Quilt Label,  Windham Fabric Samples, Modern Patchwork Magazine, Generation Q Magazine, Aurifil Thread, Coats & Clark Thread, Phoomph Sample, Moda Mini Charm Pack, Downtown Tape Washi Tape, Pellon® Interfacing Charm Pack Guide, Green Bee Pattern, Straight Stitch Society Pattern, Kati Cupcake Pattern, Favorite Things Pattern, & Block Party: The Modern Quilting Bee Book.

AQS Lancaster


The AQS Show in Lancaster, PA kicked off this morning and we’re thrilled to be a vendor! Our fabulous batting expert, Darlene Christopherson is there today through Saturday to answer questions, tell you everything you ever wanted to know about Legacy™ by Pellon® battings and maybe sell you a few boards while you’re there;).


She’s joined by Roseann Noll, owner of Phoenix Rose Quilts, a local Legacy™ distributor.


We do hope that you’ll pop in to say hello if you’re walking the floor of the show! More details are below:

2013 AQS Quilt Week™ in Lancaster, PA
March 13 – March 16, 2013
Lancaster County Convention Center
25 South Queen Street

Show Hours:
Wednesday – Friday, 9am – 6pm
Saturday, 9am – 5pm

Full Program
Getting to Know