Upcoming Events - September 2018

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Upcoming Events - September 2018

Sewing and quilting don’t have to be hobbies you can only enjoy on your own. There are a wide variety of events, guilds, and classes to participate in and an entire community online for you to share your passion with! It’s incredible to be a part of this community, and we take every opportunity we can to be involved!

Annie loves being able to teach classes at different shops, and our team enjoys participating in shows and festivals. We also think it's so much fun being able to support guilds and shops with the various events they host. Keep reading below to find out about some of those great events, happening this September, 2018!

Annual Fall Frenzy Shop Hop
September 8-15, 2018

Stop by each of the stores below for a chance to win great gift basket prizes, including goodies from ByAnnie.com! Contact any of these stores for more details:

Stone House Quilters' Guild
9th Annual Fall Retreat
Capon Springs Report and Farms, WV
September 13-17, 2018

The Stone House Quilters' Guild is dedicated to educating the public about the art of quilting.

They are also a charitable organization that donated quilts to their local Wounded Warrior Retreat, the Gainesville and Manassas Rehabilitation Centers, and larger quilts to the Prince William County Police Department for children in trauma.

As a special treat to their members, they host an annual quilting retreat where they split time working on community service projects as well as their own personal sewing projects, all while enjoying samples and freebies from donors like ByAnnie.com.

If you're interested in joining their group, visit their website or stop by Daffodil Quilts & Fibers for more information!

Marathon Quilter's Guild
Bi-Annual Quilt Show
Hopkinton Center for the Arts, MA
September 15-16, 2018

This is a great opportunity to see 100+ quilts for purchase and on display, participate in a scavenger hunt, and enjoy items for sale from a variety of vendors at the boutique.

You'll also get a chance to win premium prizes, such as ByAnnie's Soft & Stable, in raffle baskets. Sounds like a lot of fun!

The Utah Quilt Guild is the oldest state quilt guild in the United States, boasting membership of over 800 quilters!

Each year they hold an annual quilt show which offers over 70 classes, 4 national teachers, and a vendor's mall.

Don't miss out on seeing a wide variety of handmade quilts, participate in luncheons and lectures, and get a chance to win special prizes from supporters, such as ByAnnie.com!

Loving Stitches Quilting Retreat
Fayetteville, NC
September 19-23, 2018

The Loving Stitches Quilt Shop has been in business for 23 years and have developed a great relationship with quilters and makers in their area.

Each year they host an annual quilting retreat. This year they're expecting approximately 60 people and can't wait to explore the theme, "Learning About Color."

During the retreat they're planning on having participants construct small, large and even some surprise projects that will give each person a stronger appreciate and knowledge of color.

Not only will attendees get a lot of great experience and memories to cherish, but they have a chance to win goody bags and giveaways from businesses in the quilting industry, such as ByAnnie.com.  Sounds like a lot of fun!

Harvest of Quilts Show
Hosted by Heritage Quilters Guild
New Lenox, IL
September 22-23, 2018

Heritage Quilters Guild is celebrating over 35 years of quilt-making, and invites you to join them at their quilt show.

This guild uses the annual show as an opportunity to share the beautiful creations they've made throughout the year, as well as raise money for their many charitable interests.  This group actively makes and donates quilts for the SOS Children's Village, Quilts of Valor, and pillowcases for children's hospitals.

Join them for some great days of fun, and enter for a chance to win prizes and raffle baskets, including freebies from ByAnnie.com! All proceeds from the quilt show will help this charitable guild to continue making great quilts for people in need in their community.

Bay Area Modern Quilt Guild
Annual Retreat
September 28-30, 2018

All during the year the Bay Area Modern Quilt Guild works on quilts and projects that they donate to local senior centers, children's hospitals, homeless shelters, veterans hospitals, and this year to survivors of the devastating fires in the Bay Area.

This year alone the group has donated over 190 quilts to various charitable organizations and are on track to reach 250 quilts donated by the end of the year!

This guild holds a special annual retreat where guild members can come together to socialize, learn new skills, work on projects and win great prizes from sponsors, such as ByAnnie.com!

To learn more about membership, click HERE.

Friendship Quilters Annual Retreat
Oxford, PA
September 28-30, 2018

The Friendship Quilters group is made up of approximate 50 members who are active in their community making quilts for their local children's hospital, Quilts of Valor, and Relay for Life.

They've also been busy making pillowcases for pediatric cancer patients and continue to make dog and cat beds for local animal agencies.

Their annual retreat will give them a great chance to continue working on fun and charitable projects while getting a chance to win some great freebies from people like ByAnnie.com.

Get Involved!

It’s easy for you to get involved with the quilting community too! Find events in your area by going online, or asking your local quilt shop for suggestions. When possible, take advantage of locally taught classes or join a quilt guild. These are excellent ways for you to learn new skills, make great friends, get inspired and share your knowledge!

There are plenty of other opportunities to network and stay connected as well:

1. Be sure to sign up for our email list to be among the first to hear about our newest products, our best techniques, and slick new videos!
2. Check in on our blog weekly to discover tips and helpful hints, seasonal sewing ideas, and great information from Annie herself!
3. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest: @PatternsByAnnie
4. Show us your amazing projects! We love seeing what you’ve accomplished, so send your photos to marketing@byannie.com
5. Last, but not least, don't forget to comment below and tell us your thoughts and opinions!  Let us know about what you love about your local quilt guild or favorite quilt shop.  Or, share some upcoming event dates that you think others might enjoy too!

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