by the fountain.


hello philly folks.

looking for something fun to do today? come on out and visit me at Bang! Boom! CRAFT! show on east passyunk and tasker avenue by the fountain. the show will feature over 30 artisians with handmade clothing, jewelry, artwork and other crafted goodies. the show goes from 12 noon to 5pm today!

there is also the 6th annual antique car show and street festival taking place today on east passyunk from broad and dickinson streets. the car show will feature live music on every block, street food, vendors, and fun for the whole family.

come by, say hi and enjoy the south philly neighborhood festivities!

let the games begin.

hello folks. as you may or may not know, i am participating in a wonderful event with the alliance for american quilts at FIT in new york city next saturday august 6th.

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now here’s the fun part….for you! if you have been debating on whether or not you would like to attend, let this be the opportunity to change your mind. i have been informed that i can give away 2 tickets to a lucky fan. the tickets would grant you admission to both the quilter’s save our stories event that i am participating in and the cocktail reception at the city quilter, both in new york city. the day is sure to be super fun for any fabric and quilting enthusiast.

after some thought about how to pick a winner, i have decided to have a little fun with it. here is what i would like from you in order to enroll yourself in the contest and be eligible to win the 2 free tickets. if you are a true “me” fan, you will know about my new fabric line HABITAT. i thought, in honor of fabric design and quilting, we could do something with HABITAT in mind.

i would like you to present anything HABITAT to me. its all up to interpretation. be creative and have fun with it! a poem about HABITAT, a photo of a project you have done using HABITAT, a description of something you have made with HABITAT, reasons why you hate HABITAT(although i can’t guarantee you will win), whatever. ps: a good ass kissing never hurt either. :).

i will need to have any entries to me by monday august 1st at 12 noon. i know it’s a bit short notice, but it will help to get your creative juices a flowin’. you can post any written entries on this here blog or you can send any visual entries to contact@jaymccarrollonline.com.

oh, one last thing, although i would love for my california buddies to be able to attend the event, this will only be open to those who can get to the event on their own volition. i guess that means any of you, but not limited to, tri-staters.

good luck, have fun and i look forward to reading and seeing what you come up with!

xox, j.

me at f.i.t

hello there quilt and fabric enthusiasts of the blogosphere.

no, im not studying or teaching at F.I.T in NEW YORK CITY, but i am participating in a great event with the alliance for american quilts.

the alliance for american quilts is a fabulous organization whose mission is to document, preserve, and share our American quilt heritage by collecting the rich stories that historic and contemporary quilts, and their makers, tell about our nation’s diverse peoples and their communities.

the event will take place on SATURDAY AUGUST 6th from 1 to 6pm. it is just a month away so you’ll want to make sure you reserve your tickets ASAP! please check out WWW.ALLIANCEFORAMERICANQUILTS.ORG for more info regarding the weekend of events and for ticket information.

it will definitely be an exciting and informative evening for all and i look forward to seeing you there!