Are you guys as tired as we are? Whew! What a Meet Up!! Now that the furor has died down, the first thing we want to do is thank all the fabulous sponsors who made this event possible.

Prize table

First up: The Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild and the Saint Louis Modern Quilt Guild for all the work that went into planning and all the volunteers who made the event run smoothly. Special thanks to: Mary Anne Williams, Sarah Mosher, Kristy Daum, Lynne, Marilyn, Tammie, Carol, Paula, Nancy, Melissa, Marsha, Monica, Kristin, Jenny, Sharon, Denise, Linda, and Stephanie! (if your name is not here and you helped out, we apologize for the omission and we appreciated your help!)

Second: HUGE SHOUT OUT to QuiltCon, who secured the ballroom that we held the Meet Up in. Without them, we probably would have been milling around in the streets instead. Special thanks to Heather Grant, who did all the phone tag legwork!

And finally (though definitely not least): ALL OUR SPONSORS!

Donated a GO! Baby, flower die, and cutting mat.
Donated an entire set of shot cotton fat quarters, a charm pack, and a color card.
Donated $250 worth of gift certificates.
Donated a large basket prize including 1 Essential solids fat quarter, 1 essentials design roll, 2, 6″ charm packs, 1 Anna Maria Horner Pearl cotton set, 1 fabric covered journal, 1 Tanya Whelan Sew What you Love book.
Donated a large basket prize including 2 Kaffe Classic Fat Quarter bundles, 1 Kaffe Classic Design Roll, 1 Box Rowan Thread, Stone, 1 fabric covered journal, Kaffe book: Quilts in Sweden.
Donated fat quarter bundles of organic fabric lines.
Donated Fat Quarter Set of Stars & Stripes, Apple of My Eye, and Cotton Chevron; 3 Charm Packs, 2 cards of Crochet Accessories/Ornaments, and 10 cards of varying buttons.
Donated gift bag including Work Apron from Modern Quilts Unlimited Magazine, 1 Certificate for a one-Year Charter Subscription to Modern Quilts Unlimited Magazine, 4 one-half yard cuts of Moda Fabric, designed by Malka Dubrawsky, Snippets scissors by Martelli, Ergonomic Rotary Cutter by Martelli, 5 ½ inch Curved Embroidery scissors by Havel’s.
Donated 50 copies of their new magazine.
Donated $250 worth of gift certificates.
Donated two complete sets of fat quarters of their cotton couture line and 35 charm packs of the same line.

Amy Butler Designs (sewing patterns and a book)
Angela Walters (Free motion quilting book)
Aurifil (lots of thread)
Bernina (tote bags)
Bon Bon Atelier (fat quarter set of fabric)
Cluck. Cluck. Sew. (patterns)
Denyse Schmidt Quilts (travel-sized sewing kits)
Empty Bobbin Sewing Studio (patterns)
Fabricworm (fat quarter set of fabric)
Fresh Lemons Quilts (pattern certificates)
Fresh Modern Fabric (fat quarter set of fabric)
Fresh-Squeezed Fabric (fat quarter set of fabric)
Gears for Guys by Emily Herrick (three copies)
Gütermann of America, Inc. (thread)
Interweave (Quilting Modern book)
Jaybird Quilts (patterns)
Kristy Daum (patterns)
Marmalade Fabrics (half-yard QuiltCon fabric stack)
Martingale Publishers (lots of books)
Melissa Stramel (patterns)
Missouri Star Quilt Co. (set of rulers and fabric bundles)
Moda Fabrics (notions bag and cake layer gift bundles)
Modern Patchwork by Elizabeth Hartman (three copies)
Modern Quilt Studio (copies of their new magazine)
Pink Castle Fabrics (fat quarter set of fabric)
Pink Chalk Fabrics (one-yard QuiltCon fabric stack)
Quilt Sticks (rulers)
Robert Kaufman (charm packs and fat quarter sets)
Sew Fresh Fabrics (fat quarter set of fabric)
Sew, Mama, Sew! (gift certificate)
Sew Sweet Quilt Shop (two gift bundles of fabric, rulers, and more)
Spoonflower (two gift certificates)
Stash Books (lots of books)
Sunflower Quilts (patterns)
Swell Cloth (fat quarter set of fabric)
Quilter’s Dream Batting (several rolls of miscellaneous batting)
Zipit (large bag of assorted zippers and zipper pulls)  

These sponsors were fabulous. They really made our Meet Up awesome! We’ll do a Part 2 blog post that includes pictures from the Meet Up and some of the prize winners. Look for it soon.