Sewing Summit:: class recap

Heading up to Salt Lake!  The 1 hour drive was nothing considering people had come from all over the world (Canada, united Kingdom, Australia).
 Opening mixer, sponsored by
I learned so much from my classes at Sewing Summit.  I especially loved Mena Trott’s handmade wardrobe class.  It was really inspiring and made me want to use a real pattern….almost.  I also learned the do’s and don’ts of blog design from expert Melissa Esplin.  I am in the process of revamping the blog, so her advice was really helpful.
The highlight for me was teaching my Maxi skirt class.  It was so great to actually be able to interact with women face to face, kick of my shoes and get down on the floor with them to show them how to cut, measure, and pin their skirts.  A lot of the women were quilters who hadn’t used knit fabric or sergers before, and it was so fun for me to help them realize that they can make clothing for themselves! 
Not to mention I got to teach in a room with 15 beautiful Baby Lock sergers.  Seriously dreamy.
We made good use of the floor space.  The knits were laid out all over the floor in the class, and up and down the hall.
I loved that I got to see all of the finished results!  Almost everyone walked away with a completed skirt.
(I tried to take pictures of as many ladies with their skirts as possible.  Check them all out of my flicker page)
with Heather and Jessica
I couldn’t believe all of the talented women who were there.  It was slightly intimidating.  But they were all so genuine and nice and willing to share their knowledge with you.  All I had to do was get up the courage to ask!
Joel Dewberry was the keynote speaker and was fabulous.  He was so real and down to earth.  I love that he told us his new fabric line was created partially because they were redoing his daughters bedroom and wanted to do it with that specific color palate.  
Erin and her team were in charge of Sewing Summit and did an absolutley amazing job.  I was seriously blown away at how well organized this event was.  They are true all-stars in my book!

back from the summit

I’m almost feeling like I am caught up on sleep from the whirlwind that was Sewing Summit.  It was seriously awesome.  I met so many crazy talented women and learned a lot.  At times I am pretty sure I was the most exhausted I had ever been in my life, but it was so worth it.  It was amazing being surrounded by other women who obsess over fabric as much as I do ( I believe “fabasm” would be the correct verbage to explain this infatuation).  Other women who also can be found glued to their sewing machines at one in the morning.  I made such fast friendships in the matter of only a few days.  And got to take a nice long bubble bath in a great big luxury suite all to myself.  A bubble bath.  With water and everything.


I’m excited to announce to you all that have been asked to be one of the teachers at the upcoming Sewing Summit 2012!  I couldn’t be more thrilled to be a part of such a great conference.  For those of you who are unfamiliar with Sewing Summit, it is a modern sewing and blogging conference held at the Little America hotel in Salt Lake.  Last year was their first year holding the conference, and it has grown substantially since then.  It’s a weekend getaway full of different sewing/blogging classes.  This year’s Sewing Summit will take place the weekend of October 11-13th.  I can’t wait to meet all the other amazing teachers and take some great sewing classes, along with teaching my own.
Wanna know what I’ll be teaching?  I will be teaching a two-hour-long class on how to make your own maxi skirt!  When I presented my class topic to Ali the teacher coordinator she asked if I would teach that class twice, since it might be pretty popular.  I’m all about spreading the love for the fabulous maxi.  I am probably most excited about teaching in a room full of 20 baby lock sergers, one for every student.  Now if I could just get baby lock to send me one…..
I wish I could direct you all to the registration page and tell you to go sign up, but yesterday was the first day of registration and it SOLD OUT already!  I seriously couldn’t believe it.  If you are interested in attending, send an email over to and they will contact you if any spots open up.   

If you were one of the lucky early birds that secured yourself a spot, let me know!  I’d love to have you come to one of my classes!