I’d been wanting to connect with other people like me, who love sewing and quilting immensely, but are often forced to sew into the wee hours of the morning due to all their other life commitments. Facebook has lots of quilting groups that work well, but I just didn’t feel comfortable sharing in most of them.
There’s Modern Quilting…. but there’s a little problem there – I’m not always totally modern….
There are Quilt Along groups and Swap groups, but sometimes I don’t want new projects, but just a place to ask a question and get inspired…..
And if you’ve ever belonged to any of those groups, you know that they can sometimes by a little, well, prickly. I wanted a place that was supportive, inspirational, welcoming and fun.
So that night, Kitty, Michelle and I decided to work together to launch a new Facebook group called Late Night Quilters. Last month, we added the amazing longarm quilter and Craftsy Instructor (and my mentor!), Mandy Leins to our group of facilitators.
We didn’t really know if the group would resonate with others, but we figured it wouldn’t really hurt to try. And what do you know???
Four months later, our little group added it’s 1000th member!
So we decided to celebrate. And what better way to do it than with 5 days of Giveaways!
If you haven’t joined the group, but would like to, click here. You still have time to get in on the first giveaway — something special from my personal stash — 3 yards of the gorgeous, brand-new Mint Condition collection from Camelot Fabrics. I love this fabric! I recently designed 3 patterns for it that will soon be offered as free projects on the Camelot Fabrics website. I’ll be sure to let you know as soon as they show up on their site.
If you miss today’s free drawing for Mint Condition, don’t worry! There will be more fabric and goodies to come over the next 4 days.
Since this giveaway is a favorite from my own Ikea wall of goodness, I’ll be linking up with the glittery, lively Molli Sparkles tonight for Sunday Stash.
P.S. If you missed the September Supernova question that was posted on my partner Sandra Louise’s blog at One Million Stitches, here it is (it’s to go along with your September 15th blocks):
Forgiveness is an integral part of any healthy relationship. What does forgives mean to you? Share with your partner an example of a time you had to forgive someone — or someone had to forgive you — and how it strengthened the relationship.