Recently I spent three amazing days at Baby Lock headquarters in St. Louis, Mo. The event, Common Threads, brings together some of the most creative people in the sewing community to share their projects, ideas, and their love of sewing.  What a warm, inviting community this is. I am always awed by their willingness to share information, ideas and help each other be better!

common threads

Baby Lock – For the love of sewing

We spend loads of time chatting and getting to know each other but we also spend time sewing! I love the time to share with these amazing women, to learn about new trends and have the opportunity to sharpen my skills and learn more about BabyLock sewing machines. What a thrill to sew on Baby Lock’s Destiny sewing machine!

Babylock Destiny

Each year BabyLock also provides an opportunity to use our skills for good.  This year my sweet friend Lindsay Wilkes of The Cottage Mama showed us how to make the most adorable appliquéd pillow case dresses for little girls in Africa.  We all worked together to create over 50 dresses to benefit children in Africa. Please take a minute to learn more about Little Dresses for Africa you too might want to whip up a pillowcase dress!

Baby lock sewing machine

Amy Barickman and I are showing off all the darling dresses!

Win a Swag Bag and Sizzix Machines

I wouldn’t tell you about all this goodness, if I couldn’t share something special with you. When we arrive at Common Threads we receive an amazing swag bag! Starting June 24th, you can enter to win of of the amazing “Swag Bags” filled with some pretty fabulous goodies. The special swag includes books, newly released patterns, special notions and even Sizzix machines. You will also want to see more from Common Threads. Just go here.


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