SewPink Blog Hop Round-Up 2020
Welcome to our #SewPINK Initiative 2020 blog hop round-up! We have done best to give a quick synopsis on each of the #SewPINK 2020 bloghop posts that our sew-lebrities have put up. Learn more about this blog hop and our #SewPINK Initiative by visiting THIS PAGE.
Be sure to comment on this blog post to let us know something you've learned or enjoyed about one of these blog posts, so far.
Thank you so much for supporting our team and our friends through the 2020 #SewPINK blog hop. We look forward to this time of year where we can encourage each other to take care of ourselves and our loved ones. Be sure to schedule your mammogram, today!
ABOUT THEM: Sue is a BERNINA ambassador, instructor, YouTuber, columnist, influencer, partner, author, notion junkie, designer, and artist! Sewing has been a part of her life for as long as she can remember.
WHAT TO EXPECT ON THEIR BLOG: Sue shares her experience with the word 'cancer' and how it has impacted her life. She also sewed our Piecekeeper pattern and offers a fun review of the pattern!
YOUTUBE: Sookie Sews
ABOUT THEM: ByAnnie.com began the #SewPINK Initiative in 2019 with the desire to raise awareness of breast cancer within the sewing industry, and more importantly to raise awareness of the detectability of breast cancer. ByAnnie.com is best known for their bag patterns and the miracle foam batting stabilizer, Soft and Stable®.
WHAT TO EXPECT ON THEIR BLOG: We had the wonderful opportunity to sit down to interview our friend Pati Beck. She is a Soft and Stable cutter, a long arm quilter, and a breast cancer survivor. She retells the story of meeting Annie, sewing the first pattern, and then her breast cancer experience from diagnosis and through her treatment.
YouTube: Video Tutorials from ByAnnie.com
ABOUT THEM: Teresa is a maker and writer with a penchant for sewing, quilting, teaching, and adventure. We are so excited to have her on the #SewPINK blog hop!
WHAT TO EXPECT ON THEIR BLOG: Teresa shares her personal mammogram experience and urges you to get checked. She also shares a fun cupcake pillow pattern she tweaked AND a giveaway!
SHOP: Crinkle Dreams
LOVE YOU SEW
ABOUT THEM: Cristy Stuhldreher of Love You Sew is a proud wife and stay-at-home mom of two busy boys. Sewing and quilting are her great pastimes and she enjoys most crafts.
WHAT TO EXPECT ON THEIR BLOG: Cristy gently reminds us to get our proper screenings and tests done on her blog post. She also shares the pattern she's been working on, the 'Erin Backpack.' The pattern hasn't been released, yet, and we loved seeing the beautiful sneak-peek photos she shared and look at her thought-process. Thank you, Cristy!
TUTORIALS & REVIEWS: HERE
SHOP: Love You Sew Boutique
Meadow Mist Designs
ABOUT THEM: Cheryl Brickey of Meadow Mist Designs is an engineer and patent agent for a private textile and chemical company by day and a quilter/sewist by night! Her blog shares the latest in her best finishes, tutorials, patterns, and more.
WHAT TO EXPECT ON THEIR BLOG: The Meadow Mist Designs blog post for #SewPINK shares beautiful photos of her Bear Hugs quilt. She is running an auction on Instagram and all proceeds will be donated to Breast Cancer Research... make sure you put your bids in while you still can!
ABOUT THEM: Nancy Scott of Masterpiece Quilting is an author, designer, and teacher who loves being crafty. She grew up in a family of 'makers,' and considers herself a proud do-it-yourself/make-it-yourself enthusiast. She loves sewing, quilting, refinishing antiques, chalk-painting, and photography.
WHAT TO EXPECT ON THEIR BLOG: Nancy shares a video explaining her process when it comes to sewing 'sentiment' or 'signature' quilts. She gives you the supplies, a handy video that explains the versatile process, and a digital download pattern to accompany it.
ABOUT THEM: Jessica Barrera (Kapitanski) is the founder of Sallie Tomato and has been around sewing and quilting her whole life. Her passion is designing quality items that anyone can create, too. Having released her first pattern in 2016, Sallie Tomato has grown beyond Jessica into a team of twelve dedicated, hard-working individuals.
WHAT TO EXPECT ON THEIR BLOG: Sallie Tomato's blog post focuses on a project they feel will be useful and bring a little joy to those who may be currently going through treatments or know someone who is. Visit their post for an exciting kit sale that will see Sallie Tomato donating 20% of the proceeds to the BCRF.
HUGS N KISSES
ABOUT THEM: Helen Stubbings is a designer, publisher, distributor, stitcher, mum, partner, food-lover, and life lover.
WHAT TO EXPECT ON THEIR BLOG: Helen shares some insight into the chemo process by interviewing a few of her friends who have gone through it. You'll learn what to bring with you, a few questions to ask, and what to expect. She also sews a ByAnnie project which she fills with a few recommended chemo visit supplies! Thanks, Helen!
ABOUT THEM: Susan Marth is an avid quilter and pattern designer.
WHAT TO EXPECT ON THEIR BLOG: Susan lets u know in her blog that because of her family history she is sure to get her regular breast cancer screenings, intrusive as they are. She also shows us a fun quilt design that she offers as a distraction with the sentiment of '...for those of us that don't want the constant reminder of cancer, but instead, love.'
A BRIGHT CORNER
ABOUT THEM: Andy, from A Bright Corner, designs quilt patterns and shares quilting tip and tutorials on her blog. She has also written her first book, Fresh Fat Quarter Quilts! Andy has been a breast cancer survivor for nearly 5 years!
WHAT TO EXPECT ON THEIR BLOG: Andy shares her personal history with breast cancer in her blog post, as well as one of her scrappy quilt blocks and a tutorial. You'll enjoy her uplifting presence, as well as her beautiful pictures and easy-to-understand tutorial.
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TUTORIALS: Tutorials and Patterns
ABOUT THEM: Deanna offers a wide variety of quilt patterns, with an emphasis on scrap quilts. They also have a large variety of wool applique on fabric patterns!
WHAT TO EXPECT ON THEIR BLOG: Deanna gives a little behind-the-scenes look at her Snugg-let Hope & Love pattern. As she sews the ribbon-themed wall hanging together, she explains, "I chose the saying that I embroidered on the wall hanging, “From hope & love comes courage & strength”, because I feel that with the love and hope from family and friends, anything is possible. Their hope and love feeds your courage and strength in the battle."
KNOT AND THREAD
ABOUT THEM: Kaitlyn is a life long sewist and accomplished sewing pattern developer for quilts, bags, and clothing. Her mission is to empower women to create, connect, and discover themselves through sewing.
WHAT TO EXPECT ON THEIR BLOG: Kaitlyn not only spreads awareness for breast cancer in her post, but she shares a look at her most recent bag pattern, the Truvy bag. You'll want to take a look!
GREAT HERON THREAD CO.
ABOUT THEM: They are a small (but growing) family owned business, specializing in curated fabric bundles, quilt and bag making kits, and also have bag making supplies, sewing notions, and yardage. They love to help customers to find the perfect fabric and supplies for their project!
WHAT TO EXPECT ON THEIR BLOG: Justine of Great Heron Thread Co. shares an intimate look into her personal life and how it was impacted by breast cancer. She also decided to sew our To Market To Market sewing pattern and the results are astonishing. This post is a must-read.
ABOUT THEM: "We're a solids-specialty shop! Our monochrome and rainbow bundles provide an instant color palette, and our fabric swatch magnet kit helps to select just the right color for your quilt compositions. Our curated quilt and sewing patterns are hand-picked to be solid-friendly."
WHAT TO EXPECT ON THEIR BLOG: Angela Bowman of Sewfinity outdoes herself by sewing a pillow from her Free Patchwork Pillow Cover pattern (visit her blog for the link). Not only does it look beautiful, but you could sew it in different colors to best suit the cause you would like to support or spread awareness for.
ABOUT THEM: Sewist, Crafter, Designer, Anti-Racist, LGBTQIA+, & (Best of All) Helena’s Dad.
WHAT TO EXPECT ON THEIR BLOG: Follow along as Mister Domestic shares his experience sewing an MJ's Messenger Bag using beautiful fabrics from his 'Hooked Collection.' He also shares resources for accessing cancer screenings and other related information on breast cancer awareness.
Let us know in the comments below what you've enjoyed or learned, so far. Or, let us know which blogger you're looking forward to the most!