Wow! We had a great time at Quiltmaker‘s Block Party in Williamsburg, Virginia last week with about 120 quilters, eight teachers and six staff members.
People were greeted at registration with our Block Party tote bag filled with goodies from our generous partners and sponsors. Keep reading for a chance to win one of the goodie bags!
We kicked off Wednesday night with a peek “Behind the Seams” at Quiltmaker and a show and tell of some favorite and upcoming QM quilts. We had nine of the 12 Patch Pals to show, including Hoo Patch from the Sept/Oct ’12 issue. Those attending had a sneak peek of the Nov/Dec ’12 Patch Pal and gave us suggestions for its name. He’ll be the last Patch Pal in this collection.
It was fun to find out that most people drove to the event, with many coming from 500+ miles away. The longest drive was 2200 miles, starting in Colorado and picking up a friend “along the way” in Michigan.
I think many cars stopped at quilt shops, too! We had a registrant from Canada and another from France.
There’s so much to tell, we’re going to share the whole story in multiple posts.
In the meantime, if you didn’t get to come to this Block Party, tell me where you’d like to go for a future Block Party. Leave your comment by midnight Thursday, August 9 and I’ll pick someone to win one of the Williamsburg Block Party tote bags stuffed with goodies.
[update: for those just joining from the Quilter's Village newsletter, leave a comment by midnight Sunday 8/12 and I'll pick a second winner. #165 Robin Cole wins the first goodie bag. The goodie bags haven't made it back to our office yet, so it will be a while before we can ship them. #127 Regina wins the second goodie bag. Congrats!]
Sincere thanks to our generous partners for this event:
Red Rooster Fabrics
Here are some of the goodies given away at Block Party. (Items in this goodie bag giveaway will vary from those shown.)