Despite my quilty tendencies, I took primarily garment making classes at Sewing Summit. I wanted to use it as an opportunity to expand my horizons and skill set a bit.
|Amy, Trina, and Di in a class we took on drafting a skirt pattern.|
I also took a class on making a blouse with Jessica at Running With Scissors. It's not finished yet, but I can see myself making more blouses out of this simple pattern that comes with many variations (I think she's going to release a PDF pattern of it soon).
By far my favorite class was Fitting Patterns with Sunni Standing. Sunni was a wealth of information and her class was really well put together. She even had us "practice" adjusting our patterns!
Some other highlights of the trip included our after-shop-hop at this beautiful quilt shop called Pine Needles.
I so wanted to take that home with me! I was good though - just a few fat quarters and a Florence jelly roll (and 20% off - woohoo!).
And of course the swag . . . we had a few things waiting at our places for each meal, and also the SLC Modern Quilt Guild gave us swag bags at a mixer they had for us. How sweet!
I'm not sure if it was the time change (Sewing Summit is two times zones later than mine) the non-stop schedule, or all the travel, but when I got home last Sunday I was beat. And then I got sick. :(
I think one thing I've learned from going to QuiltCon, Sew South, and Sewing Summit, is that I am definitely more of a "retreat" girl than a con/summit girl. I brought projects to Sewing Summit and really didn't sew at all outside of my classes. I also like the more intimate feel of a retreat.
|Project from Embroidered Tea Towel class|
|Swag Package 1|
|Swag Package 2|
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