Thursday, October 18, 2012

A Sewing Summit Re-Cap... the People

I have returned from Sewing Summit and an extra few days in Utah and have so much to tell you. It was a wonderful week full of fun, education, some tears and new experiences. Because there is so much to share I thought I would break it down into a few different posts.

So let's call this one  THE PEOPLE OF SEWING SUMMIT

Although Sewing Summit is classified as a "Modern Sewing and Blogging Conference" it is really one big happy party where those of us who love everything to do with fabric, sewing and blogging can just chat and meet new friends and re-aquaint ourselves with the people we have met online or in person last year, at the Summit.
First up are Cindy and Lulu. They were the two people that I really bonded with last year and have continued to get to know online since meeting in person.  It was so great to see them again this year. Although Lulu wasn't attending the Summit this year, she made the effort to come to the hotel and spend a few hours with Cindy and I just chatting and getting caught up on each other's lives. 

One of the nights a bunch of us went to dinner at Red Iguana (thanks for the suggestion, Sukie). There were about 25 of us so we had to sit at three different tables. Dinner was delicious and I really got to talk with Jennifer and Katy the most and get to know more about them.

It was so fun to be a part of such a large group of women who just have so much in common and from all different age groups, different stages of life and parts of the world. My friend, Danny, was there from Arizona. She and I met earlier this year when I was visiting our son in Arizona. There were so many people at this one dinner that I didn't get to talk with everyone and to tell the truth I don't remember everybody's name.

I also got to meet the lovely and very pretty Laura Jane , who had flown in all the way from England. I could listen to her talk all day. Just love that British accent.

This is the very fun and very talented Katy, who lives in Scotland. We have been blogging buddies for about a year now and it was so nice to finally meet her in person. That's Jack on her shoulder.

Jack actually has his own blog and he is on a wonderful trip with Katy and Laura (another Laura), visiting some of the National Parks in Utah, Colorado, Arizona and California. You can follow along on Jack's adventures here.

This is Laura (the other one) who was lucky enough to win a door prize at the final night's dinner. She came from Australia to the Summit and then to join up with Katy and Jack on their adventure.

Elena had admired a framed clutch that I made and posted on Flickr. I told her I would bring all she needed to make one, she just needed to supply the outer fabric and the lining.

Framed clutch
From the look of her finished clutch, I would say she is an excellent student.

I met so many more people but just forgot to snap a photo. We did exchange cards and I collected a good stack of them.

No post about the people of Sewing Summit would be complete without thanking Erin, Megan, and the rest of the Sewing Summit Staff and teachers. They all did an amazing job and put in countless hours to make the second Sewing Summit a huge success.

Next...I will tell you about the classes and lectures.

Thanks for stopping by,



Heather D. said...

Just wonderful! Thanks for letting us have a peek into your adventures.

Lesley said...

Love the post about the people! Such a wonderful community of quilters and bloggers,

Leanne said...

Clearly you had a wonderful time!

Jennifer said...

i see me! How fun, dinner was fabulous, i'm so glad I got to know more about you! It was a pleasure and I hope we have a repeat soon!

Dianne Neale said...

Thanks for sharing your trip with us. Good to meet your buddies too.

Canadian Abroad said...

So pleased you had a fabulous time, not that there was ever any doubt of that.

Cindy said...

Such fun times at SS'12. It was great to see you again Di! Fun seeing faces from SS'11 and meeting new attendees. Looking forward to your recap of your classes.

Annabella said...

I do like the look of SS although I know I shall never get good to live it vicariously. Lovely photos and great to see Danny and Katy's smiles.

Live a Colorful Life said...

Looks like it was a lot of fun!

suemac said...

It is nice to meet people in blogland in person. Sounds like you had a great time.

Geri said...

It's always so fun when you have a common passion. I bet the conversation was nonstop! So happy you have found your passion Di. Love you♥♥♥

Run Quilt Knit Write said...

Ooooh envy, envy, envy.....but glad I'll finally get to meet you at FQR in London next year!

Mrs Flying Blind... said...

Love seeing so many of my friends together albeit ENORMOUSLY jealous!

Katy Cameron said...

It was lovely to meet you too, and glad you and Mr Romance had a great break afterwards too :o)