Thursday, May 8, 2014

Swag, Totes, and Goodies - The Stash Bash, Part II

Yesterday, I gave you a run down of all the fun stuff we did at Stash Bash and what I accomplished.  Sadly, it doesn't seem like much, but I will lay hold to the fact that I made huge progress on some stuff that has been haunting me for years.

We got some super fun swag at Stash Bash.  It seemed like every time we turned around someone was winning something.  It was awesome.  Among other things, everyone got:

A 9x9 Omnigrid square up ruler {Omnigrid is my personal favorite, and I don't have one this size - SCORE!}

A new {turquoise} Olfa rotary cutter

A nifty Oliso tote bag (Okiso also donated irons for use at Stash Bash - Yay!)

Needles, pins and buttons donated by Dritz

A pair of {really sharp} embroidery scissors from Famore'

A fat quarter from Art Gallery Fabrics

A pack of 6 spools of Aurifil thread

A Kona mini charm pack

A Moda charm pack (mine was Fleurology by Stephanie Ryan)

A sample of Soak handmade wash (the Soak Company also provided bottles of Flatter for every ironing station - they're awesome!)

Patterns by Two Kwik Quilters and May Chappel {I got to meet Karie and Lee in person at Stash Bash!  Super fun!)

A very cool Stash Bash t-shirt by Georgia Belle Designs.

A fat eighth of our choice from Beth at Stash Fabrics.

And a cool little screen printed pouch kit by Amanda Hall who was also one of the attendees.

I know there were other sponsors, but these are the ones I remember.  One lucky attendee won a copy of EQ7!   I would have been jealous, but I managed to snag a used copy of EQ7 earlier this year.  (Now if I could only figure out how to use it!)

Ella, who sat behind me, made fun little needlebooks for everyone who was there Thursday night.  I love the selvages!  (I was much more selfish with my sewing.)

And Sharon, my table-mate, made these nifty Kleenex holders for everyone who came to Stash Bash and these bright, fun cord holders for those of us who shared a table with her.  That was amazing.

And then there were the two amazingly fun Secret Agent gifts from my new friend Charity (how did she ever find time to do this with two sets of twins??)

Yesterday I promised to tell you about my amazing new tote bag from my friend Marcy.  Look at the lovely and thoughtful package she put together for me.  M&Ms are my all-time favorite. =)

The bag itself is super cool.  Love the pieced pocket with the sewing machine.  The purple square in the lower left says "Keep Calm and Stitch On".  Cute!

 The back is super fun too.  And the tote is so very sturdy!  It will hold a ton of stuff.

And check out the super cute lining with the fun pieced pocket.  I think I'm in love!!

 And she made this super fun clear pouch (with ric rac!) to match.

And finally, I snagged these two new UR Here mugs to add to my collection, bringing my total to 7.  I think I need to make another new friend and bring the total to an even 8.

So thanks to Ella, Sharon, Charity, Marcy, and all the Stash Bash sponsors for everything.  It was wonderful!


  1. Looks like fun! I hope I can join in next time. My friend Windy was there and also my friend Lee. I have two mugs if you are interested. Indianapolis and Detroit.

  2. It looks and sounds like fun. I love that tote bag.

  3. It looks like you had a wonderful time! I have eq7 and love it, they have tutes to help if you need it. :)

  4. Wow! Sounds terrific! How does one join in?

    1. Shemie, did you know that you are a no-reply blogger? I would have answered you personally but for that.

      Next fall, watch for announcements on IG by Frecklemama (Chris W). I think I bought my ticket in October or November. Here's the website:


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