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PR Weekend Chicago - Part 2 By Deepika on 6/7/11 5:04 PM

After reading about Day 1 at the PR Weekend you must be wondering, "Could it get any better?" Believe it or not, it did! Here's what happened...

We gathered at the conference center at 9:00 where we started off with recognition ribbons.

These categories and participants were chosen from the members attending.

Most Number of Reviews Written: SueV

New Kid on the Block: Laima1956

Members since 2002: Kathy in NM, Rusti, Sherril Miller, Sue Anfang, -Claudine-, Lori in MN and Moxie Carol

Farthest Travelled: GlobalMom (Germany)

Most PR Weekends Attended: ConnieBJ (5)

Lights off...

The 10 years slideshow was next: PR weekends over the years, Best Patterns, Best Reviews and so much more... I'll post the slideshow online soon so you can enjoy it as well.

We ended the slideshow to set the stage for our guest speaker. Angela Wolf who took us on yet another journey on how she got started with her custom couture business. She passed on some of her wonderful jackets so we could inspect and learn.

How time flew we didn't even realize. Kudos to Angela for sharing her knowledge with us. But wait... its not over. After a lunch break we were back in the conference room for yet another presentation by Angela. We learned how easy it is to create our own custom dyed fabrics. We also announced Angela's new online class at the PR weekend. Sign up now!

Two lucky members got free class giveaways, and many others got free scissors, courtesy of Kai Scissors.

Towards the end of the evening we shopped for patterns! well we just took 'em. Many generous PR members brought patterns to give away. What a treat! I guess I am not the only pattern-o-holic!

Our host, Tina surprized us with her corn outfit! I am not the only one who'll say this. The corn outfit made my day! When asked, Tina admitted to spending more than 10 hours on that outfit one halloween. Goes on to show sky is the limit to creativity.

We ended Saturday with announcing the winners of the Show your PR Love contest,

many other fun contests and prizes

and, of course, pizza and cake! After all, it was a birthday party!

We laughed, we did show and tell, we made new friends, and we made plans for next year's PR Weekend. Vote here for next year's city.

Now, do you agree? Was this the best PR Weekend or what? Will you attend next year's PR Weekend? Will you attend PR's Birthday Dinner in MA this November?

Next up... Proclamation to PatternReview by the Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon.

If you missed Part 1 of PR weekend, you can read it here.

More PR Weekend reports at these blogs...

Part 1
Part 3

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Deepika said... (6/8/11 3:45 PM) Reply
Carol, let me see if I can find that ribbon. Can you send us your mailing address ([email protected])
Deepika said... (6/8/11 3:45 PM) Reply
Carol, let me see if I can find that ribbon. Can you email us your mailing address? [email protected]
Deepika said... (6/8/11 3:44 PM) Reply
Connie, I've added your blog. I dont know how I missed it. Lakaribane, I fixed the link and Mahogany Stylist, I added yours.
Moxie Carol said... (6/8/11 2:23 PM) Reply
Oh my goddess! I won a ribbon and didn't know it! Sadly I missed the Saturday morning session due to a migraine. So, can I still collect my ribbon for being a member for 10 years? By the way, the pattern swap was a feeding frenzy!
lacroise1 said... (6/8/11 2:17 PM) Reply
It was fantastic!! Can't till next year!
Mahogany Stylist said... (6/8/11 1:24 PM) Reply
It was a fantastic PR Weekend. Another report can be found on my blog -
dotes said... (6/8/11 12:20 PM) Reply
This conference was fantastic! It is so cool to meet up with people that we only know online! I can't wait until next year's conference.
Laurie Lou said... (6/8/11 11:39 AM) Reply
MNBarb, you must make it next year. You would have had a great time!
lakaribane said... (6/8/11 9:19 AM) Reply
I think the correct url for Sew Stash Sew is : rather than the one listed.
MNBarb said... (6/8/11 7:21 AM) Reply
It looks like fun. Wish I had been there.
ConnieBJ said... (6/7/11 9:46 PM) Reply
You forgot my blog Deepika! Here is a link to the Chicago rundown..

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