Every quilter has a story to tell, so I’m so excited about a brand new virtual monthly event called Stitched up Stories. It’s the brainchild of Jenn from The Little Shop of Stitches and is sponsored by over a dozen shops across the US. I love it whenever I see shops collaborating instead of viewing each other as competition because it fits my philosophy that there’s room enough for everyone in the quilting world.
The way it works is that the shops all chip in to pay the speaker’s fee and they all share about it to their audiences. Each time someone registers, they can choose which participating shop told them about it and that shop will get partial credit for the sale. I think it’s a brilliant way to share costs and provide an interesting and inspiring event for the quilting community. When Jenn invited me on behalf of her shop, it was an immediate yes!
A big shoutout to all of the sponsoring shops below. I’m sure this list will continue to grow!
So here’s the upcoming lineup over the next few months:
Deb Strain on December 11th
Deb and her husband Scott, currently live in their new hometown of Yellow Springs, Ohio. A designer for Moda Fabrics since 1996, Deb feels honored to have watched Moda’s growth and success over the years. Drawing and painting her fabric designs by hand, Deb has created over one-hundred collections since she began working with Moda. She loves working with different colors and patterns, the more intricate the better! Her artwork has been featured on many different products over the years – calendars, greeting cards, garden flags, books, framed prints and more.
Lisa Archer on January 15th
Lisa Archer is the Owner and Creative Director of Pickle Pie Designs. She founded her company in 2008 and brings a unique style to the machine embroidery market. Her fresh, on-trend designs earned Pickle Pie Designs a worldwide following. Lisa is a Spokesperson for BERNINA of America, and author of the popular book “Modern Machine Embroidery”. As a single mother, Lisa was able to fulfill her dream of raising her children at home, while growing Pickle Pie Designs from the ground up. She lives in North Carolina with her now-teenaged children.
Christa Watson on February 12th – That’s Me!!!
Christa Watson is an enthusiastic, award-winning quilter from Las Vegas, Nevada who enjoys teaching others to find joy in making “perfectly imperfect” quilts from start to finish. She’s an author, traveling teacher, pattern designer, fabric designer, occasional quilt judge, and quilting industry ambassador. She is a cheerleader for the “do-it-yourself-quilting” movement who believes that quilts don’t have to be perfect to be functional and beautiful. She’s been making her living in the quilting industry for over 20 years, and she believes that if you can dream it, you can do it!
Each story event happens live at 1 PM PST/4 PM EST and they are available for up to a week after the event, if you can’t make it live. They are continuing to add new and interesting speakers with a story to tell, so bookmark the website and sign up for their email to stay in the know. Past speakers have included Toni & Jenny from A Wing and a Prayer, Daniela Stout of Cozy Quilt Designs, Carmen Geddes of 10 Sisters Designs, and more!
During the live session, there will be plenty of Q&A and door prizes. It will be such fun!!
Click here to register for this amazing event. I can’t wait to “see” you there!