This weekend I had the pleasure of meeting Barbara, Patty, Patti, Mardel, and Diane. Most of these women are members of PR and blog as well. Marji and Carolyn were coming too but could not attend due to jury and illness in the family.
Barbara Bell at Counter in Vogue
Patti Ferguson organized this Chicago meet, greet, and shop. This kind lady is great source of encouragement and is to be commended for bringing us all together. Last fall she emailed me to introduce herself. Both she and I know one of the Assistant Vice Chancellor's for Research at the University. Patti suggested that I join the Stitcher's Guild and expressed her likes of my sewing projects.
I met the group at the Vogue store in Evanston. Afterwards we had lunch. Then everyone headed to Fishman's. This is the premier fabric store in Chicago. Whatever you are looking for, you are sure to find it at Fishman's. Mardel bought some of the most beautiful fabrics from there. I looked and watched. I've shopped there many times, but was not in the market to purchase high end fabrics this trip. lol May be later.
Notions Section (Vogue)
Zipper Corner (Vogue)
Mardel Searching for Treasures (Fishman's)
After shopping at Fishman's, we said our good-bye's. I headed for home and the ladies headed back to Skokie.
This was a wonderful meet, greet, and shop. I really enjoyed to the company of these creative women. And everyone came away with beautiful fabric either from Vogue or Fishman's. My only "two" disappointments were Marji and Carolyn couldn't make it, and I couldn't spend more time. It was great to share sewing stories and life experiences. Thanks to Deepika, PR, women all around the globe have united to form a dynamic group of creative people who may influence the market for all things sewing.
Patty and Diane at Fishman's