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Comment to win three tickets to the Original Sewing & Quilt Expo in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA!

Here is a brief description of the the event:

From the very beginning, Original Sewing & Quilt Expo has been committed to producing high quality events where participants feel welcomed and comfortable, and find inspiration and motivation to enhance the personal fulfillment and self-satisfaction pursuing their sewing interests yields.

In the Expo’s classrooms, seminars and workshops are crafted to provide an atmosphere of exploration and creativity in all areas of sewing, quilt making, machine embroidery, embellishment and related arts. More and more hands-on experiences show up in class programs each year in response to demand by the public.

Sounds cool, right?!

Until Friday, November 4th you can win tickets to this fantastic event! To enter, answer the following question in the Comments section below: What sewing achievement are you most proud of?

Two winners will be selected to receive three tickets each. Good luck!


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    Nov 15, 2011, 01.53 AMby Tracey McGowan Wirth

    I did the bombshell dress tutorial with Gretchen Hirsch, and I have to say, that dress fits me like a glove! I started and finished the dress and I am really proud of this. I learned many new techniques- it was absolutely awesome!

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    Nov 8, 2011, 08.54 PMby sodivine

    I’m proud of myself for happy clothes out of remnants. It’s a wonderful challenge that sparks my creativity—not to mention it’s good for the earth. I write this wearing a wrap dress made from a jersey knit.

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    Nov 6, 2011, 08.12 PMby Shannon Kramp

    I am proud that I learned basic draping and am continuing to learn flat patternmaking through lessons.

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    Nov 4, 2011, 01.31 AMby Kristin Orth

    I am proud of myself for learning to sew and making things my kids love!

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    Nov 3, 2011, 09.18 PMby adriprints

    My proudest achievement in sewing has to be that I finally finished my first quilt after 2 years! It is just a baby quilt, and was started when my niece was born. It was supposed to be a gift for her. Now she has a little brother on the way, and I finally signed up for an online quilting course, bought a roll-cutter and pulled up my boot straps, and finished it! It’s not the most beautiful of quilts, but it certainly is eye-catching! ;)

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    Nov 3, 2011, 02.58 PMby omgheart

    I’m currently looking into making my first quilt and I would LOOOVE the chance to attend the quilting and sewing exp o in Minnesota!!

    Hmm, what I’m most proud of is not only discovering a lovely hobbie (sewing) that I can see myself doing for years and years to come, BUT that sewing taught me alot about taking risks and having some courage oddly enough! As a beginner Sewer my biggest hurdle was just taking the plunge and DOING IT. Whether it be taking my first class, trying a new pattern with pockets, or working with a new fabric material. I learned and grew by just trying it and not being afraid to fail! Funny how something so “non-extreme” can teach people about themselves and gain some courage and self-empowerment!

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    Nov 3, 2011, 11.38 AMby iin

    I just love sew and craft. Like crack heroin addictive, more you do i ,more you want it.

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    Nov 3, 2011, 09.34 AMby Adrienne Hendrix

    I am proud to have picked up sewing after 30 or more years and have enjoyed it tremendously. And that my daughter has caught my passion and has asked me to teach her to sew. But I believe what I am proud of most is that my daughter thinks highly enough of what I make to allow my granddaughter to wear what I have made her and even tells those who ask where she got it “my mom made it for her” with a smile on her face. It melts my heart!

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    Nov 3, 2011, 03.42 AMby Phyu Myo Hlaing(Jasmine)

    I am proud of winning the prize for the best designer for February, 2011 in the crown magazine in Myanmar. I won the best designer for my project jas 1(my blouse and pants).

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    Nov 2, 2011, 11.24 PMby jenniferinlongbeach

    This year I made a promise to my husband (and also myself) that I would finish up all the unfinished sewing projects that were stuffed in various closets around the house. Between kids, work and several moves lots of things have been started and then put aside. I am proud to say I have done several quilts, lots of clothes, and a slipcover. I am down to the last two bins! I am not sure how I will reward myself but a trip to the Quilt Expo would be an excellent way to conclude this journey.

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    Nov 2, 2011, 05.45 PMby Lea Bishop

    For my daughters 2nd birthday I decided to make her a quilt. I had never done this before but I had some ideas of what I wanted it to look like. I researched on-line how to quilt and then set out to follow through on my design. I decided that I wanted to do everything by hand to make it extra special. The project took about a year but in the end I was/ am really pleased with the results and glad I took it on. Every time I tuck her in I feel proud of myself :)

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    Nov 2, 2011, 05.08 PMby heidilea

    I’m proud to have learned in the last year not to focus on the task at hand rather than the end result. I have had a more enjoyable time sewing and my garments come out better and are more likely to be completed.

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    Nov 2, 2011, 02.52 AMby llh

    That I have taught my kids the love of sewing…

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    Nov 2, 2011, 12.59 AMby Abigail Smith

    I’m proud of the fact that I’ve matured enough that I have the patience to finish more advanced projects. As a kid/teenager learning to sew there were quite a few temper tantrums thrown. These days, I’m still learning, but I enjoy that part of the process!

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