You should have Forked & Talked!

If you came to the Spring 2012 Fork & Talk Blogger Meetup sponsored by EK Success and CraftGossip: Aren’t you glad you did! If you didn’t make it this time, these photos by Sewing Editor Anne Weaver will probably make you want to sign up for the next event. We had so much fun!

Old friends Scarlett Burroughs (CraftGossip Quilting) and I (Denise Felton, CraftGossip Needlework) see each other for the first time in several months. Screams ensue.

I explain why I renamed my demo project from “Origami Business Card Holder” to “How to Recover from a Craft Fail.”

See the I Love CraftGossip button on my collar? Leslie Anderson of Leslie’s Art and Sew–who traveled from Williamsburg, VA, to join us–made a button for everyone at the event! So sweet!

Each guest introduces herself. We realize that Brandy Davis of Ekioart provides us a perfect excuse for some baby crafting!

Wait! Suzanne Godbold of Be Unruffled shares the news: There are two CraftGossip babies in the room!

Guests get to know one another over a tasty Trio’s lunch.

Thanks to Suzanne and her fancy phone, Jeanne Gwin of Missouri (The Learning Curve) Skypes in to the event despite being in bed with pneumonia.

Scarlett gives us a gander at an awesome prize donated from her personal stash: a 50-year-old embroidered table topper.

Jewelry-making Editor Stacie de Klerk grabs some photos. Check out the amazing necklace she’s wearing, which she made especially for this event from melted hors d’oeuvres forks!

Sarah Bird-Bogner (East 9th Street), Codie Pope (A Pope’s Creative Journey), and Kimberly Eagle (keagle, Splitcoast Stampers) play “Give Your Editor a Makeover.”

Scarlett’s team wins the makeover contest. What swayed our judge, Julia (the Goddess of Servers who wrangled all 24 of us single-handedly)? The fork earrings, of course!

Each guest took home a bag of EK Success products with a retail value of $253!!!

Janna Jennings checks out the contents of her goodie bag and votes on her favorite products. Heads-up EK Success: Every product you sent got at least one vote for favorite, but there were three clear winners: (3rd) Dimensions embroidery kit, (2nd) 2-in-1 edge punch, (1st) K&Co 12×12 paper.

Guests also received a business card from each participant–like these by Suzanne Godbold–so it’s easy to keep in touch after the event.

Guests wind up the day by trying out an EK Success kit for making a felt coffee cozy and matching coaster. Simple stitching made for more time to chat.

You wish you signed up, now, don’t you? Check out our flickr photostream to see more of our rollicking day. And keep an eye out for the next event so you can sign up early!

Thanks a million EK Success! You rock!


  1. says

    This looks like a lot of fun. Although I am not a crafter I would Love to come and meet all you wondeful ladies and share the things you do on my blog as I wish I had a craft blogger on it.

  2. Debbie Nelson says

    I am so very sorry that I was unable to attend because of this leg! I so enjoyed going to the first one and hope to be able to come in the future. The pictures are great!!

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