Well, The Stash Bash was amazing! It was truly a dream come true for me. Thank you first and foremost to those of you who took a chance and registered for a fledgling first-time event. Not knowing how many people would be there or what the facility would be like, you still believed that getting a group of quilters together in one room for a weekend would be worth it. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
We also could not have had such a successful event without the generosity of our super supportive sponsors. They provided supplies, giveaways and discounts to help make our retreat even more exciting and productive.
Thank you to Oliso for providing their innovative Smart Irons. Several of our attendees fell in love with them and Suzy even nicknamed one of them her Lover. I hope he cheats on her with me.
Thanks to Stash Fabrics and owner Beth for providing a scrumptious selection of fabric to purchase on-site. Her online shop has lots of gorgeous lines to choose from. She brought piles of cut FQs and wasn’t even in the door before we attacked her stash! I think her huge inventory was practically all grabbed before she even had a chance to put down her car keys.
Thank you to Pink Castle Fabrics for putting together some nice giveaway fabric stacks including a Stash Stack pack. We were able to take tons of giveaway breaks throughout each day which really added to the excitement and fun. Pink Castle included several of the text prints they carry which are so popular right now.
A big thanks to Fat Quarter Shop for a super-fast response to my call. They immediately jumped on board supporting The Stash Bash by sending some goodies for the goodie bags. Within an hour of our phone call Debbie had something put together and sent out to me!
Special thanks go to Art Gallery Fabrics for sending us a beautiful gift bag full of fabric rolls for our attendees. If you have sewn with them before, you know that Art Gallery Fabrics have a velvety soft hand. When you feel them you just want to jump into a bed covered in Art Gallery Fabric.
Thank you also to my friend and LQS (local quilt shop) Andi Barney of Our Epoch. Andi supplies all of my long arming thread in addition to my piecing Aurifil, Kona solids and great new precuts. She provided FQs for all of the attendee goodie bags from the new Comma line!
A gigantic thanks to Amanda Hall at The Craft Junky for volunteering to teach people how to screen print. Amanda spent lots of time helping people make their own screen-printed T-shirts, bags and fabric. She also made a special screen design for us and made up zipper pouch kits with it for each attendee! Thanks again Amanda for being awesome.
Thanks to several of our attendees for contributing to the giveaways as well. Jacey made a lovely tote bag and brought a fat stack of scraps. Tammy brought a great big Mama Said Sew Moda Jelly Roll from her Etsy Shop.
I am sure I’m forgetting someone but thank you to everyone who helped make this event a big success. Stay tuned for information about next year’s Stash Bash!