This blog is for NE Bubbles and Blazes. We enjoy making soap, bath and body products and candles. We meet once each year to share our skills and come from NY, PA, the east coast and Eastern Canada. Join us!

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Woo hoo for 2022!

Posted by Beth Byrne on February 21, 2022 at 11:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Finally, we can plan a gathering! It's been a long time and it is time to get back to normal.

We have no idea of what Covid mandates will be in September when the gathering arrives, of course, but we are optomistic. We will follow any official guidelines in place at that time and do the best we can to keep everyone safe. This applies to any public health situation that may arrive. But, let's think optimistically.

To get more details about the gathering, go here: 

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Gathering 2019

Posted by Beth Byrne on February 3, 2020 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (0)

A number of attendees enjoyed dinner at a local restaurant the Friday prior. It was a good opportunity for attendees to get to know one another and for old friends to catch up. The food was delicious, too!

Zandra Cunningham conducted a fantastic workshop on making masks for various skin types. We all got to make a few to take home and enjoy. In the afternoon, she presented a talk on starting a business. We were impressed at her poise and her success in the business world!

In be...

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2018 Gathering Review

Posted by Beth Byrne on September 19, 2018 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (0)

It was our first venture in Goshen, New York. The Senior Center was a lovely place to hold the event, with a large room to hold all of us, with plenty of room to switch activities. Our attendees, a mix of first-timers and veterans, were full of fun and enthusiasm for everything the gathering entailed.

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2018 Gathering Registration Begins!

Posted by Beth Byrne on March 10, 2018 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Registration for the 2018 NE Bubbles & Blazes Gathering has begun! Don't miss getting your spot. Swag bags are filled in the order that you sign up;so the earlier, the better.

Gathering Cost:

$70 through June 1, 2018

$80 through July 25, 2018

$90 At the door (You may register online and pay at the door. Cash preferred.)

Don't miss Cathy McGinnis! Cathy is the founder and mastermind behind Soaping 101 and has been in the soap business for 15 years....

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2017 Gathering a Foamy Success!

Posted by Beth Byrne on February 15, 2018 at 1:05 AM Comments comments (0)

The 2017 NE Bubbles & Blazes Gathering took place on two lovely summer days in July. Fortunately, the Moose Lodge was air conditioned!

A group of us met at a local restaurant on Friday night. It offered an informal time to get to know each other and a few prizes were given out. What fun!

Noted author of Make it Fizz, Holly Port, taught attendees to make bath fizzies and bubble bars, such luscious goodies for the bath!

We enjoyed a lunch catered by the ladies of th...

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2017 Registration Open!

Posted by Beth Byrne on March 27, 2017 at 10:25 PM Comments comments (8)

Registration is now open for the 2017 NE Bubbles & Blazes Gathering. Take advantage of our Exclusive rate of $60 until April 30 at 5pm, EST.

This is a jam-packed day of learning, networking, growing and even dining with new and old friends. See our Home page for information on our workshops speaker, and the What You Need to Know page for details of the gathering.

It's Time to Register!

Posted by Beth Byrne on April 28, 2016 at 1:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Hurry, only a few days left to register before the price goes up! On May 1, the price will be $30.

Plans are coming along well for the upcoming gathering and we are looking forward to seeing friends, old and new. Well, not old. . .  :)

Meet like-minded people who love to talk shop. Shop garage sales (and skip the shipping); get fabulous door prizes and swag bags from our amazing suppliers. Get your ugliest soap ready for a contest, learn how to felt soap and how to use herbs ...

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NE Bubbles & Blazes 2016 Gathering!

Posted by Beth Byrne on February 6, 2016 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (2)

Come join us for the 2016 gathering!


Date: August 5&6


It will be held at the Fenton Town Hall,

44 Park ST

Port Crane, NY 13833


Dinner at a local restaurant on Friday; gathering on Saturday

The dinner is optional and not included in your registration fee


Time: Registration begins at 9:30 am

Ends 4:00pm


Demos, door prizes, goody bags, raffles, food, garage sales,...

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2015: Another Successful Gathering!

Posted by Beth Byrne on August 31, 2015 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (0)

The 2015 gathering, held in McGraw, NY was a huge success! We had a large number of attendees from NY, PA, the east coast and Canada.

On Friday, a good number of us met for dinner at a nearby Cortland restaurant, Central City Bar & Grill. The food was delicious, and we had a great time. We were even able to dine outside. For the first time, we gave out prizes to a few lucky people.

Saturday dawned sunny and warm and remained that way all day, which we a...

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Preparation for the 2015 Gathering Underway!

Posted by Beth Byrne on March 23, 2015 at 9:10 PM Comments comments (0)

We are so excited about the upcoming gathering!

The location is near scenic Cortland, New York, a small college town nestled in a valley of the Finger Lakes Region. Should you decide to make a long weekend of it, you'll find no shortage of outdoor activities to enjoy.

We will enjoy dinner together on Friday, July 24th at a local restaurant, and Saturday with garage sales, vendors, a delicious lunch, swaps and three demos: lotion and cream making, candle making and shaving soap.

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