It’s that time of year again. Creativ Festival Spring 2015 is almost upon us! April 24 & 25, creative people of all kinds will descend on the International Centre in Mississauga. As usual, I’m headed over. My goal is to meet as many lovely Thread Riding Hood readers as possible.

With that in mind, I’m pretty sure I’ll be there Friday afternoon and I’m definitely going to be there all day on Saturday. I can’t wait! If you see me, pretty please, come over and say hi! You will honestly make my day. (Yes, Really!) If you want more reasons to go to Creativ, check out these posts: Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014.

This spring Country Clothesline and Fabric Spark, two of my sponsors, asked me to create two new tutorials – both will be kitted and available at the show! I’m really excited about the projects I’ve made with them. Deadlines seem to produce great projects around here, Go figure! I’ve also got quite a few sewn projects that will be featured at the Fabric Spark booth. Two new ones and two oldies-but-goodies – see sneak peeks of the new fabrics below.

Since three of my sponsors will be at the show,  I asked them each to write up a few words about what you can expect at each of their booths, and they kindly agreed. I can’t wait to talk to them in person again. (And see the fabric in person… lots of fabric!)


“We have been waiting for Spring, and Country Clothesline has it! Kits for the “Pretty Floral Divided Tote“, “Cushy Quilted Cushion” and the “Charming Picnic Quilt” as well as a great selection of our Fresh & Pretty Fabrics!  See you at Booth #364.” ~ Country Clothesline


“Hi all, Fabric Spark is excited to be back at Creativ Festival this spring with new fabric, pre-cuts, kits, and new bundles.  We loved the shot cotton pillow Sherri made with the Kaffe Fassett charms so we’ve planned another project with her that we’ll be showing off in the booth – and will have kits available. We’d love to hear what you’re working on, come find my sisters and I in booth number 264. Sewists Unite!” ~ Fabric Spark

And for your sneak peek… check out these fabrics! The Wee Gallery is SO CUTE, and of course, Tula Pink… how could you pass up that one. I can’t wait to show you what I am making with them. (If you can’t wait to get some, find Wee Gallery here and the Tula Pink here!)


Sew Sisters is busy preparing for Creativ Festival and we’re looking forward to meeting all our friends and customers at the show! We’ve got lots of fat quarters, yardage, new kits, books, patterns, and are featuring the very popular Creative Grids Stripology Ruler by Gudrun Erla. So stop by Booth #103!” ~ Sew Sisters


How’s that for a line-up?! My favorite thing about going to Creativ is meeting you (real, live and in person!). My second favorite? Touching the fabric. Something you really can’t do when you buy most of your stash online!

If you can’t come and want to see what I’m up to, I’ll try to post on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter as I go. Hopefully I’ll do a good job and not get too distracted by everything going on around me! Follow along here:

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