Before leaving for St. Louis Quilt Market, Jean and Val decided to host a Studio Cat Creation Party for the Stitchin’ Post Team. We all had a great time and want to share our advice for hosting your own.
Once the store closed, the team all gathered in the classroom for an evening of fun, social sewing. We started with a pizza dinner and Jean brought homemade lemon bars. I created a cat-themed playlist that played the whole time.
After dinner, everyone got sewing! We had a few Studio Cat experts to answer questions and help with sewing on the arms correctly. Here is a playlist of videos that walk through how to make the kitties.
Jean had the fusible eyes and nose, whiskers, and stuffing ready for everyone so all people had to bring was a quarter yard of fabric. Just a little preparation made for a super fun and easy night.
This cow print kitty will be going to be donated to Oregon Equestrian Trails for a poker ride fundraiser prize. What a great idea!
Jill had been fostering one of the Studio Cats that Val took to market, so she knew that she wanted to make a fancy kitty. If we are really nice, maybe she will share some of her tricks to making the tutu and shirt.
A wild Lawry has appeared in her natural habitat!
We created a downloadable Studio Cats in the Wild form so each person could think about their kitty’s personality and what history the kitties had. This same form can be used for a Studio Cat Contest. The adventures the Studio Cats have gone on can be found on social media by searching #StudioCatsintheWild. We would love to see what your kitties have been up to, so remember to include that hashtag when you share photos of your Studio Cat.
Our Studio Cat Creation Party was scheduled to be an hour and a half. We found that was not quite enough time to eat and finish a kitty. In the future, we would plan for two or two and half hours with dinner. But, several of the kitties were very close to being finished in the time we had.
Val made a very special kitty for Tula Pink. Look at that fab hair!
We had a great time making these fun Studio Cats and would highly recommend hosting a Studio Cat Creation Party. Here is a free PDF download Studio Cat Contest Shop Guide to help you plan your own party. The pattern is currently available exclusively through the Stitchin’ Post.