I met Valerie Haberer, owner of SEW MUCH MORE, what used to be only a Baby Lock dealership in my hometown a couple of years ago when I went in looking to purchase a Baby Lock Imagine. She took excellent care of me and we've remained friends ever since. She has seen me develop into the fabric & sewing pattern designer that I am today and has always been extremely supportive and excited about my endeavors.

She recently embarked on an adventure of her own and has turned her Baby Lock store into a hip & cool fabric shop, offering the latest & greatest in designer fabrics and indie sewing patterns in the industry.

This past Thursday, September 10, Valerie hosted an OPEN HOUSE to celebrate her new endeavor and it was such a fun event. Below is a picture of some of the attendees (a couple had to leave early due to prior engagements so I did not capture the full group)


Valerie and her assistant, Karen, looked so adorable in their matching Mezzanine skirts...


I just had to get in on the fun and give these sweet ladies a big hug...


After a short talk, we revealed the winners of the sewing contest. The decision was so tough because there were so many wonderful entries. I was truly blown away by the local talent... not that I didn't think there was any (haha), but just that they all came forward to showcase their skills and make beautiful creations with my fabric *sniff, sniff*

Janet Walker won in the Women's Wear category for her beautiful Clover Dot Cami


Pam Pittman won in the Bags, Purses & Totes category with her gorgeous Flora purse


Cathie Haab won in the Children's Wear category with her adorable 2-piece Mezzanine baby outfit


Carolyn Bryant won in the Home Decor category with this amazingly fussy-cut Andalucia Table Runner you see up at the top.


Congratulations again to all the winners and thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone who entered the contest... everything was breathtakingly beautiful!

A million thanks to Valerie for her support and friendship. And thank you all for attending. I had a truly wonderful night! I even walked away with one of the contest entries... a great scarf made with my Mod Blooms cord. Thanks, Kathy! I love it!!


  1. love the matching skirts!! & looks like a ton of fun!

  2. Annie7:39 PM

    Awww!!! Looks like a fun event! I agree, LOVE the matching Mezz skirts and your shoes are FAB!

    Waiting with bated breath for your new fabric reveal...


  3. That is so cool! What a great fabric store, wished I lived closer. The winners designed some lovely things with your fabrics. That has to feel so great!:)

    Ok, I gotta know where you purchased your shoes???!!!

  4. Thank you all for the comments. Yes, the skirts were FAB... I want one! And my shoes... I purchased them last year at a local dept. store called Von Maur. LOVE THEM!


  5. I just experienced a wave of "I want"

  6. Brenda7:24 PM

    Do you know what pattern they used to make the mezzanine skirts? I desperately need one!



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