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PR Weekend Chicago - Part 3By Deepika on 7/7/11 12:44 PM

Day 3 of PR Weekend Chicago

After the whirlwind of Days 1 and 2, we needed a little break. But after coffee and breakfast, the excitement continued!

We all headed over to Fishman's Fabrics for a Very Special Event!

Illinois Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon presented us with a proclamation honoring PatternReview for its 10th Anniversary.

Press Release

Take a look at the proclamation!

We even got some press coverage by WGN!
Check it out

Update December 11th, 2011
Chicago Sun finally covered it :)

Lt. Governor Simon is an avid sewer herself. She made the jacket she was wearing, as well as the outfit she wore to her inauguration.



We presented Lt. Governor Simon with an honorary membership to PatternReview and a copy of 1,000 Clever Sewing Shortcuts & Tips. Perhaps if the Lt. Governor gets a break from her duties, she can write a pattern review for PR!



We spent some time shopping for fabric (of course!). And we posed for final pictures before saying our goodbyes.



Another wonderful PR Weekend!

Thanks to everyone who made this event possible:
amy-may
Bonnie D
JessieBear
jillnjosh
KarenTeel
KathiR
Mahogany Stylist
Maux
RobinMCPA
sewchicago
sewmuchtosew
Carol
Chicago Sarah


AND

Our Lovely Hostess craftinginmycave2




And a big thank you to our sponsors! Please thank them by patronizing their businesses:

Chicago Fabric Yarn & Button Co.
(312) 322-9094
314 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60606

Christine Jonson
www.cjpatterns.com/

Fit Nice Sew Slim System
www.fitnicesystem.com

Fishman's Fabrics
1101 South Desplaines Street
Chicago, Illinois 60607 USA
312-922-7250
www.fishmansfabrics.com/

Jalie
www.jalie.com/

Kwik Sew
www.kwiksew.com/

Loopy Yarns
47 West Polk Street
Chicago, IL 60605
312-583-YARN (9276)
www.loopyyarns.com/

Montoya Fiber Studio
2566 Prairie Avenue
Evanston IL 60201
847-869-1089
www.montoyafiberstudio.com/


North Shore Printers
535 S Sheridan Rd
Waukegan Illinois 60085
847-623-0037
www.nsprinters.com/

Paradiso Designs by Cheryl Kuczek
www.paradisodesigns.com/

Saf-T-Pockets
www.saf-t-pockets.com/

Soutache Ribbons
2125 N. Damen Avenue |
Chicago, IL 60647
773-292-9110
www.soutacheribbons.com/

StudioCherie Bags & Patterns
www.etsy.com/shop/studiocherie

Threads Magazine
www.threadsmagazine.com/

Victoria Jones Collection
www.victoriajonescollection.com

Vogue Fabrics
Flagship Store:
718-732 Main Street
Evanston, Illinois 60202
847-864-9600
www.voguefabricsstore.com/

More Links

Chicago PR Weekend Part 1, Part 2

Flickr Photo Group

4 Comments      Login to Add a Comment
craftinginmycave2 said... (7/12/11 1:14 AM) Reply
The shirt that Lt. Gov. Simon's husband (Perry) is wearing was also made by Sheila. Normally, Perry picks his own shirts, but Sheila requested him to wear this one today because she knew that only a group of sewists would appreciate the pattern matching. He has two chest pockets on the shirt...can't even see it, can you? :) Perry picks his own fabrics. I thought it was adorable that he was chomping more at the bit to go fabric shopping almost more than Sheila.
MarinaVK said... (7/8/11 12:59 PM) Reply
Congratulations! and thanks to everyone who made this success possible - I really enjoy being part of this community!
Mermie said... (7/7/11 3:48 PM) Reply
I just want to say again how much fun PR Weekend Chicago was and that it was so nice to meet so many of you. And Bravo! again to the organizers. You all worked so hard and made it such a fun, wonderful weekend.
Mermie said... (7/7/11 3:12 PM) Reply
I just want to say again how much fun PR Weekend Chicago was and that it was so nice to meet so many of you. And Bravo! again to the organizers. You all worked so hard and made it such a fun, wonderful weekend.

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