I'm gonna lead with pictures because thanks to my handy iPad I actually took a few...
Playing the "Name that Fabric" game
The contestants from the "Design It!" Contest
Kathleen & Liesl
Claudine, Kyle, Mary, Liesl, Bonny and Sharon
Liesl and Michael
I did have a wonderful conversation with Liesl who is the owner of Oliver & S Patterns about grading her new women's line, Liesl + Co., up to plus sizes. Thanks Liesl for putting up with me and letting me make my point! See her new women's line, here!
Holding the winnings ~ fabric goodness!
Me, Clio & Deepika
2 yards of amazing Missoni goodness!
Finally, Kathy Marrone, the Editor of Vogue Pattern Magazine and I spent quality time talking about sewing. Peoples, this was truly the highlight of my evening especially when she said that she reads my blog!
It was a great evening with friends, however, please check out my fellow bloggers take on the evening....Clio - Clio & Phineas, Peter - Male Pattern Boldness, and my date for the evening ~ the awenessness herself, Oonaballoona!
A special thanks to Matthew and Eugenia proprietors of Elliot Berman Textiles for hosting such a wonderful event and giving away such great fabric gifts!
(courtesy of Oonaballoona)
I'll be spending the evening and most of tomorrow in the sewing cave, my Vogue pattern arrived and I'd like to have a new dress before the weekend is over!!!
...as always more later!