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Autograph Quilt: Door Prize For Medbloggers At Blog World Expo 2009

As promised last week, here’s the autograph quilt for BWE.  The quilt is going to be used as a door prize.  It has 64 white spaces for attendee’s autograph (name and blog title).  I used batiks in blue, green, and brown shades.  The quilt is machine pieced and quilted.  It is 43 in square.

Here you can see some of the fabrics used. Read more »

*This blog post was originally published at Suture for a Living*

Medbloggers & Fans: Join Us In Las Vegas, October 15

fastandfuriousOkay, I know this photo has nothing to do with BlogWorld/New Media Expo 09, but it is so cute I had to use it.

Besides there is no Nascar this week, so I had to get my fix somehow.

And I was up all yesterday blogging “fast and furryest”, emailing right and left, Tweeting the Good Tweet and generally spreading the the word about the Medblogger track.

Just in case someone missed the message! : )

Time has just flown by and what once was nine months out, then six months out and then four months out has come down to less than seven weeks.



I am now blogging over at the BWE blog, as are all the panelists for the Medblogger track.  My first post is here.  Comments welcome!



There is the official logo.

If you have been on the fence about attending, it is not too late. The majority of those who register for BlogWord do so by the third week in September. Details are here, with links to registration.

The discount codes are still in effect.  The discounted rooms at the Venetian are still available.

Come for the day or stay for the weekend.  You can basically choose what you want, smorgasbord-style. I would suggest the whole weekend, though.  While the first day is all medblogger, the rest of the weekend will take you through the meat-and-potatoes of the art of blogging.

And, chances are, if you have a favorite non-med blogger that you follow, they will be there.

Any questions, any problems – email me.  I will either answer them or hook you up with someone who can.

This will be informative, educational….and a downright blast!

Hope to see you there!

*This blog post was originally published at Emergiblog*

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