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Everyday at the BurdaStyle office, we are amazed at how beautiful the BurdaStyle community is. Not only do we have fantastic sewers, we simply have fantastic people, supportive of each others’ creative journeys, willing to offer help, and willing to share in each others’ frustration, fears and successes. We are an online community with old-neighborhood charm — over 500,000 strong and growing.

In celebration of this supportive environment, we had an idea: Wouldn’t it be fun to have a BurdaStyle Day?

Set for Thursday, May 12th, this day will be a celebration of the wonderful interaction we see everyday on the site, and a chance for our members to meet each other in-person.

Currently, we have over 260 Sewing Clubs (BSCs) around the world who do this regularly. Having been inspired by their passion and enriching relationships, we want more of you to experience meeting one another offline, and we wanted the process of doing so to be easier and more accessible than ever. Thus, we have decided to use Meetup’s ‘Meetup Everywhere’ platform, a wonderful way for all of you to meet fellow BurdaStylers right in your area, plan an event and date, and share meeting pictures and recaps all in one place.

What better way to launch this new initiative than with a BurdaStyle Day?! If you are already in a BSC, rally your group together for this special day and share your latest creations or works-in-progress. If you aren’t in a BSC, make one! Plan a BurdaStyle event in your neighborhood and invite friends, family and BurdaStyle members for a bit of sewing love. What you do is up to you. You could plan a craft night or show-and-tell, make it a wine-and-cheese social or a cupcake party. Host it at your favorite cafe, your nearest sewing lounge or in the comfort of your own home. You and your fellow members can decide the details.

Sounds fun, right? If you’re ready to start planning your BurdaStyle Day event, visit our Meetup page, then click the “Start a new community” hyperlink under the communities list. Enter your city name then list your venue. It’s a simple as that.

As an added benefit, the top 5 groups with the most attendees to RSVP on their Meetup page will receive a special BurdaStyle prize package! For more suggestions on what to do, check out this Sewing Club idea list.

We can’t wait to see what fun events you all plan. Happy BurdaStyle Day!

- The BurdaStyle Team

23 Comments

  • Fb_gigi_large

    May 11, 2011, 05.55 AMby paintedlady89

    Hi I started a group called Mesa Sew & Swap and planned a meet up Thursday, but I didn’t get it linked into the Burda site correctly, does anyone know how I can get the group linked to the Burda Meet up page?

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    May 6, 2011, 01.37 AMby pennieannie

    Simone & Sylvia Atelier is Seattle Washington Is celebrating BurdaStyle Day with a Afternoon Tea Party, Sewing Projects, Prizes and Vintage Pattern Collection for all guests.

  • Fb_gigi_large

    May 1, 2011, 08.22 AMby paintedlady89

    I love to meet up and celebrate BurdaStyle Day!

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    Apr 26, 2011, 06.44 PMby Statuess

    Waah, if there was one in the South West (Bristol / Bath), I would definitely want to go! (But I’m too scared to start one in case I would have to organise it. XD)

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    Apr 25, 2011, 07.26 PMby caramia-made

    I signed up for the Vancouver one – I can’t wait!

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    Apr 25, 2011, 08.52 AMby mollykatherine

    What a great idea! I have just created a sewing group in Sydney, Australia! so if your in my neck of the woods, pop by the meetup page and join in the fun! hope to see you there!

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      Apr 26, 2011, 05.44 AMby pambox

      i’ll join.

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    Apr 25, 2011, 08.27 AMby leonx

    we need a sewing club in Latvia!

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      Apr 25, 2011, 04.23 PMby rotinjab

      I totally agree! ((:

    • David_headshot_large

      Apr 26, 2011, 03.50 PMby mynameisdavid

      Hi Leonx,

      This is a great way for you to start one! Feel free to set up a Meetup group for a BurdaStyle Day event. It’s very likely that those that come to the event will want to attend future ones.

      If you would like, I can send you a leadership packet to help you get started. If interested, please e-mail me at David[at]BurdaStyle[dot]com.

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    Apr 24, 2011, 07.27 PMby tilshmil

    Sounds like lots of fun! Can’t wait to see all the pics and read the stories!

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    Apr 24, 2011, 01.28 PMby mlssfshn

    None, of the Austin,Tx leaders have done anything with the Austin group. Maybe I can set something up at my studio for the 12th, and cross pollinate from other sewing groups that have active BurdaStyle members.

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    • David_headshot_large

      Apr 26, 2011, 03.51 PMby mynameisdavid

      That sounds great! Feel free to start a club of your own.

      I am also going to e-mail the Austin leaders to see what’s up.

      Thanks,

      David @ BurdaStyle

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    Apr 24, 2011, 02.42 AMby kelepso

    I still don’t have any club members yet :-( Maybe I need to work a lil harder at soliciting friends and fellow classmates.

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      Apr 24, 2011, 06.01 PMby cantare

      If I were in Florida I would be part of your group Kelepso :)

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      Apr 25, 2011, 01.05 AMby kelepso

      Awh! That’s sweet. Thanks Cantare!

    • David_headshot_large

      Apr 26, 2011, 03.53 PMby mynameisdavid

      Oh no! I’ll see if we can help with some promotion. Have you created a Meetup page yet? It may help to attract prospective members.

      - David @ BurdaStyle

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      Apr 26, 2011, 10.29 PMby kelepso

      @ David – Are you referring to a meet up page on ning.com? If so, I believe so. I’m not sure.

      Kelepso

    • David_headshot_large

      Apr 27, 2011, 07.17 PMby mynameisdavid

      No, I mean a page on Meetup.com/BurdaStyle. This is the page we’re using to promote the BurdaStyle Day. List your club group there, and I’ll see how we can help promote it :)

      - David

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    Apr 23, 2011, 06.01 PMby bohemiannow

    We need a sewing club in Greece!

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    • David_headshot_large

      Apr 26, 2011, 03.54 PMby mynameisdavid

      Feel free to start one! :) BurdaStyle Day is the perfect way to launch it.

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    Apr 22, 2011, 12.15 PMby joost52

    Nice idea, community started :)

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    • David_headshot_large

      Apr 22, 2011, 05.22 PMby mynameisdavid

      Fantastic! We look forward to seeing what you all plan.

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