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State Fair and MinneSEWta

September 18, 2014

Two real life events that I wanted to share.  First the Minnesota State Fair was at the end of August and the weather couldn’t have been more perfect!  We ate a lot of (unhealthy) food and walked until it felt like my legs were going to fall off, but it was so much fun.  Mostly I wanted to share pictures from the Arts & Crafts building:

Solid line of people into the distance

Solid line of people into the distance

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The Creative Activities building

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FYI, this is a quilt made of tiny squares

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Weaving demonstration

Weaving demonstration

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Then just last weekend the MinneSEWta group had it’s first meet-up!  I’m not sure the group name sticks since I forget to write it correctly all the time, maybe something more simple like Midwest Stitchers would work better… Anyways the meet-up was super fun!  A lot more people came than I initially expected!  We spent about 2 hours at a coffee shop just talking and a couple people brought vintage patterns to give away, then we headed over to SR Harris fabric warehouse and shopped for fabric I didn’t need.  I’m especially excited that people from outside of MN were able to come, Sheila from Canada and Hillary from Fargo!  If we just kept having meet-ups to socialize I’d be completely happy.  Meeting for cocktails or brew wouldn’t be a bad idea either 😉

These first 3 pictures are shamelessly lifted from the Facebook group

These first 3 pictures are shamelessly lifted from the Facebook group

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Top row: Wendy's daughter Abby (?), Wendy, Hillary, Michelle, Joy, Deborah, and Doreen Bottom row: Tina, Sheila, Me, Nakisha, and Kathy

Top row: Wendy’s daughter Abby (?), Wendy, Hillary, Michelle, Joy, Deborah, and Doreen
Bottom row: Tina, Sheila, Me, Nakisha, and Kathy

I think most people found the group through Pattern Review, I tried to link to as many people as I could but I don’t know everyone’s PR name.

Hillary and Sheila

Hillary and Sheila

Joy, Dorenne, and Nakisha

Joy, Doreen, and Nakisha

And here’s what I took home:

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Some really neat pleated/ribbed poly, southwest printed knit, and purple wool (Nakisha got some of this same fabric)

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~Molly

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  1. September 30, 2014 6:21 pm

    I had a great time at the meet up! Thanks for organizing it! Looking forward to next time…

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