The third annual Sewing Summit has come and gone. I have been home for nearly two weeks and I am just getting around to processing all that happened while I was there.
It's still all in my head but I thought I would just share the iPhone photos with you that I captured and add a comment to them. That's really all I can do right now. The fun never stopped.
My room at the Little America Hotel was big and beautiful. I loved having a room to myself to unwind and relax in. Sewing Summit is very intense. One class after another and sometimes you just need to chill.
Speaking of chillin'...this new to me beer was really good and served at the hotel bar where we gathered to chat and talk most nights.
These girls are my sweet friends. We had so much fun. They are all so talented and can make me laugh until I cry. L-R: Andrea, Heather, Trina, Amy (@instaamy on IG), Carlie (@csduhon on IG), Melissa. The friends you make at these retreats are really the best part about the entire experience.
I enjoyed Pat Bravo's lecture class on fabric design. She told of her process for inspiration and shared this quote with us.
Angela's curved piecing class was fun. I finished my pillow top when I got home but still need to quilt it and finish making it into a pillow. Bernina was the official sponsor of the Summit this year. They outfitted two rooms full of machines for us to use.
There was an official shop hop that I did not take part in, but instead my friends and I took public transportation, that Salt Lake has recently installed, to Gardner's Village where we visited Pine Needles fabric store and Camille's Yarn shop.
My yarn purchases
Then it was back on the train to Red Iguana, where we had the yummiest Mexican food for dinner.
There was a toast to friendship with our delicious margaritas.
And a little surprise singing of Happy Birthday to Trina. The Tres Leches cake was killer good!
I had room service bring me breakfast one morning.
Heather Bailey was the keynote speaker.
And then we headed to Gracie's Bar where the Salt Lake Modern Quilt Guild was hosting a mixer. We met up with our friend, Karen (@savinggrc on IG)
We received some nice swag from some of the sponsors of the guild. Dear Stella, Pat Bravo and Kona Thank you!
No one wanted to say goodbye but several girls had early flights home on Sunday, so we took this fun photo and then said goodbye.
My flight home was not until mid-afternoon, so I was able to attend mass on Sunday morning at the Cathedral of the Madeleine with my new friend, Jodi and her adorable son, Vinny.
Some additional thoughts:
I was enrolled in two garment oriented classes that I did not think I would like but LOVED them. I don't know that I will return to garment sewing (I did plenty of that in my past life) but I learned so much about pattern alterations and I even learned how to draft my own skirt pattern from my measurements.
I learned how to sew with leather from Lindsey and you can read all about my tote I learned to make in her class here.
I had Jeni's HTML class one afternoon but had to leave because I had altitude sickness and it really kicked in on Friday. I live at 270 ft. and Salt Lake City is at 4200 ft. elevation. It affected me by making me super tired, dizzy and I had a horrible headache. Nothing a 90 minute nap couldn't fix.
I saw so many friends that I had either met previously or have been following their blogs for a while. The people are always the best part of these get togethers and this was no exception.
Thank you to all the sponsors. We received some nice swag but I failed to take a photo. Olfa, Pellon, Art Gallery Fabrics, Clover and many more, were very generous.