World Domination Tour
Spreading laughter and MODKID style one fabric store at a time

(I know, I know, just roll with it... this is probably the closest I'll ever get to feeling like a rockstar on tour.)

Our girls left this morning for a 2-week vacation in FL with the grandparents. So, you'd think now that the kids are gone it would all be fun & games around here... but noooo. It just wouldn't be me if I planned for rest and relaxation. Ever. Let's just see... on Thursday afternoon, our Realtor is coming over to take a look at the house and take some photos for the listing. This means that in less than 48 hrs. we have to get this house in tip-top shape... steam clean the carpets, polish the wood floors, touch up the paint. And I should probably put away the piles of laundry and toys that seem to have a life of their own. Ideally I would've liked to plant a few flowers out back and spruce up the landscaping but who's got that kind of time? Kids or not.

Two days after the Realtor comes, we are headed to Chicago to spend 4th of July with Jon's family. Then 2 days after that, we're driving all the way down to Atlanta, GA for some fun, fun stuff which I'll get to in a second and 2 days after that, we'll be driving down to Orlando, where I'll be exhibiting at the Bernina University for 4 days, culminating in a Fashion Show on the 12th! Then we pick up the kiddos and drive all the way back to Central Illinois. Doesn't that sound relaxing?!?

So, what about this trip to Atlanta? Lemme tell ya... I am super excited to be going there because on Wednesday, July 7th, I'll be stopping by WHIPSTITCH in the early afternoon for a quick visit and then heading over to INTOWN QUILTERS that evening for a lecture where there will be goodie bags, door prizes and laughs galore! Check out the write up they did about it on their blog. Here are the details:

An Evening with Patty Young
Wednesday, July 7th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
1058 Mistletoe Road
Decatur, Georgia 30033

You can purchase a ticket here or try your luck at winning one on Mary's blog.

Then, here are the details for Bernina University in Orlando, FL.

Bernina University 2010
Merchant Mall -- MODKID Booth #15
July 9th - 12, 2010 (Friday - Monday)
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
One Grand Cypress Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32836

This is a wholesale only show so if you are a retailer and will be attending this year's exhibits, please stop by Booth #15 and say hi! Also, please don't forget to come to the Fashion Show on Monday, July 12th at 12:30 p.m. Sydney will be modeling 3 different MODKID designs so we want to show her as much support as possible. :)

When we get back from our Tour of the South, I have to begin preparing for my next super fun appearance... and if you live in the Midwest, you must not miss this:

is pleased to present PATTY YOUNG

Trunk Show/Lecture – Friday, August 6th, 6 pm - 8 pm
Hands-on Class (Abigail pattern) – Saturday, August 7th, 9 am - 4 pm
For more details, or to purchase a ticket, contact:
Sew Many Things
1015 13th Ave N Suite E,
Clinton, IA

So, I guess I'll start with the Southeast, then work my way through the Midwest and will conquer the rest of the World another time... ;)

And since I hate to do a blog post without photos (and I'm missing my sweet girlies already!) here ya go:

Sophie, Grandma and Sydney at the airport fountain. This photo was taken literally 5 seconds after I yanked Sophie's bottom tooth right out of her mouth. It was dangling by a string and beginning to bleed to I pretended to be wiping off the blood with a tissue and just pulled it before she could say anything. She didn't even notice until I showed it to her.

girls & grandma

Saying goodbye was hard. It was a tossup whether it was harder for us or them.


I could tell they had mixed feelings of excitement and apprehension.


But nevertheless, off they went...


So let's get this party started...


  1. Hooray! Can't wait to meet you and have you in our shop! Once you've conquered the world, we'll have to invite you back and help you hatch plans to take on: the Universe!

    Knits=selling like crazy at the shop. Love them, can't keep my hands off them!

  2. Sydney's outfit looks so cute in the photos ( and Sophie's, too). But I noticed Sydney's right off because I just received that same fabric & love it so much. I just put it in the dryer & then I'm good to go!

  3. I had this vision of Brain from Pinky and the Brain just now! You are too cute. And a little busy! Gracious! Go Patty Go! Can you swing by Texas and do a meet and greet at Quilt Haus in New Braunfels? It could only be ohhh say 20 hours or so out of your way. But would be fun!

  4. Anonymous9:05 PM

    Whoohoo Patty, we are so excited you are coming.
    We have all the knits in and the are so scrumptious it us hard not to fondle them every time I am close.
    Good luck getting the house ready!
    I get a knot in my belly watching your kids walk away in the photo because my oldest will be leaving home for college in NYC in just about 7 weeks. Agh!
    It will be good to have your visit as a little distraction.
    See you soon!

  5. When are you moving away?! We are moving from Utah to Bloomington-Normal in August! I was out there last weekend for the first time and it seems like a great community. Any plans for a class or anything in Bloomington before you move? I love your blog, patterns and fabric. Congratulations on all your fun plans!

  6. I'm so excited about getting to see you and it's not even Market, so I won't have to loiter around your booth all day. LOL!

  7. Deborah, can't wait to see the shop .. and muahahaha on conquering THE UNIVERSE!

    Jenny, Texas might be a bit of a detour but maybe that can be added to my 'Tour of the West' (TBA) ;)

    Sarah & Mary... super excited about the evening at InTown... it will be fabulous! :) I can't imagine having kids going off to college... GULP!

    Shauni, I am not sure when we're moving. It all depends on how quickly we can sell our house and buy a new one. I don't have any concrete plans for a class or lecture in Bloomington any time soon but I always stop by and visit the local shops so we could plan to meet up one day. You'll love it here! :)


  8. Have fun on your tour. I love road trips.
    LOVE the zebra striped luggage.

  9. OK- So you have to have some t-shirts made, right-- with tour dates and such?? lol. Sounds like a very fun and exciting few weeks for you. Enjoy!

  10. oh do tell us when you start doing world tours, I'd so love to find out you were coming to our quilting group! What a lucky group they are!!!!!! Emma xxx @ puddlekins ;)

  11. Wow! Just reading about your next two weeks makes me tired! You are doing some serious traveling. Have a great time, and be careful!

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