I can’t think of a better way to describe the Sewing Summit. It is just like summer camp – a real break from your normal life. You meet amazing people. You write home. And you don’t want to leave.
I was so excited about Sewing Summit – I had my heart set on going for more than a year before it happened. So when I landed in Salt Lake City, I had all kinds of expectations. The event itself more than met those expectations! So, here’s a list of my favorite moments from the weekend.
Hearing Joel Dewberry speak, who is not only one of my favorite fabric designers, but he’s also a cutie pie!
I got to go fabric shopping with my amazing twitter friends! Spending time with these lovely ladies was my favorite part of the entire weekend.
My Favorite Class:
Handmade Wardrobe with Mena Trott from The Sew Weekly. I had no idea this session would turn out to be my favorite, but Mena’s sense of humor and attitude about sewing and life is simply inspirational. I left wanting to sew more garments, which hasn’t been my strength, but Mena gave me hope!
An unofficial tutorial from Liz from Goddess in Progress, who showed me how to sew hexies with paper pieces. It’s my new addiction, and I wouldn’t have learned without her!
Favorite Jaw-Dropping Artistry Moment:
I got to see some gorgeous quilting in the Foundation Paper Piecing class, which I managed to sneak into after swapping with my friend Lorelai.
My Favorite Finished Piece:
A new iPad case, made with a Serger!
Most of all, I will remember Sewing Summit for my friends, ones I have known online for at least a year but finally got to meeting in person.
See, it’s just like summer camp! You make BFF’s and just don’t ever want to leave!