Thursday, September 26, 2013

Sewing Summit!! (part two)

The second day of Sewing Summit came earlier and faster than I was prepared for!  I was already wiped out from the previous day, but I had a full day of fun ahead of me!

After breakfast, my mum's and my first class was the Appliqué Tea Towel class with Amy Redden.

Tea Towel Appliqué

This was a fun little class!  It was nice to finish the project entirely in class and not add to my ever expanding list of unfinished projects.

Tea Towel Appliqué

I chose to do a little fox face!  If I were to do this again, I would definitely give him solid colored eyes... but I love his little nose!

Our next class was a Metal Frame Pouch with Elena Roscoe.  This was another fun class!

Metal Frame Pouch

We finished our pouches during class time, too!  It's a pretty easy pouch, but the results are great!

Metal Frame Pouch

Our third class was an Embroidered Pocket Hoop with the darling Amanda Woodruff.

Embroidered Pocket Hoop

I didn't get very far on mine... I still need to finish the running stitches around my color wheel blocks and put it all together, but you kind of get the idea?

Embroidered Pocket Hoop

Once it's all done, I'll have a little pocket for my rotary cutter and other things!

Our last class of the day was a Photography Lecture by Melissa Esplin.  It was very informative!  Maybe I'll be able to improve my photos!

The closing dinner that night was bittersweet.  It was a lot of fun, but it was sad that it marked the end of Sewing Summit.  Our keynote speaker was Heather Bailey.  It was a lot of fun to listen to her speak and share her story of how she got to where she is.  It was definitely the highlight of the evening.

After dinner, the Salt Lake Modern Quilt Guild put on a mixer at a nearby gastropub.  Mum and I popped in for just a bit, since we were both so exhausted and had to drive home that night.


We were glad we stopped by when we received this swag!

I forgot to mention that Friday night, during open sew, Amanda, who owns Westwood Acres, staged a pop up shop in one of the sewing rooms!  Of course, I couldn't leave empty handed...

Acacia Bundle

This is Tula Pink's new Acacia!  I fell in love with the colors immediately and I had to bring it home!

Well, that ends Sewing Summit 2013... I have lots of plans and ideas to make next year's event even better and I'm already excited for it!

Currently Listening to: Convergence by Thirty Seconds to Mars

1 comment:

  1. I love reading your summaries! You finished a ton of projects... I just felt like I was adding to my WiP list the whole time - oy! That Edgy pattern is really cute and I love the Tula that you bought :) My LQ is getting some in so I figured I should wait and purchase it from them since they're being all risky ordering such modern fabric ;) I figure I should encourage them to keep it coming! I was really fantastic to meet you Megan, I wish we would have had more time to chat!


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