July 8, 2009

Quilters' Run 2009

      It's a fun time to be a quilter in Southern California! The 2009 Southern California Quilters' Run starts tomorrow July 9th and runs two consecutive weekends. (July 9th-12th, and 16th-19th) This is the 11th year of this quilt run and there are 42 shops participating! It would be a challenge to get to all 42 but if you do you are eligible for the grand prize- a trip for 2 to the quilt show in Kentucky.  The great thing is you don't have to do that to win something. Each time you to go a shop you will be entered into a drawing to win a basket, and also for a gift certificate.  And if you complete all the shops in one of the 4 sections you are entered to win a basket worth around $1100!  It my section- section 1- that means I would need to go to 9 stores.  That's a little more doable that 42 and you still can win a huge prize!   For more information go to http://www.quiltersrun.com/    
     Don't miss these fun opportunities if you are a quilter and live in SoCal! :-)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I just finished it tonight. All 42 shops!

I started in Woodland Hills and ended in a little shop in Ramona where they were completely excited to have someone who had run the whole circuit. They said that had never happened to them before and it was fun to see that because, for my own part, I was just exhausted and relieved to have made it and made it by 5pm on Sun so I didn't have to drive all the way down to San Diego again. ;>

I have never seen so much of SoCal before and I had some adventures along the way. ...like getting stuck up in the mountains around Arrowhead when they closed the road down and I didn't have so much as a map to figure out an alternative way home.

Mostly it was great fun and the shop owners and staff were so nice and encouraging. When I got down to San Diego county and didn't know if I could get to all the shops before they closed, they were excited and cheering me on and happy to speed me out without a concern about my not taking the time to buy anything.

I had fun!