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/
The next exciting thing happening is the Long Beach International Quilt Festival at the Long Beach Convention center. The show runs three days- Friday through Sunday- July 24th-26th. I went last year with my mom and it was a very fun event with tons of quilts and lots of wonderful vendors. For more information on the quilt festival click here.
Don't miss these fun opportunities if you are a quilter and live in SoCal! :-)