So the Sewing Summit was amazing!!! I already plan on registering for next year just as soon as they announce the dates. It was so wonderful to get to meet people that I feel like I already knew from online but know I can say I really know them. It was wonderful to get to meet so many new friends. (Seriously, this is such an amazing, happy, embracing community of people). The classes were excellent and so inspiring. And the general atmosphere was just fun, fun, fun!!! I can't say how nice it was to get to chat fabric and quilts for hours on end and not feel guilty for boring that person to death!! Ya for quilting peeps all in one place!!!
So I did remember to take a few pictures. However, before I go to a little picture montage I wanted to bring up a little something and get everyone's opinion on it. I think the most important thing I took away from the Sewing Summit that really hit me was to break out and try new things. I know it is easy to get stuck doing what we are comfortable with but in each class I learned new things and found I loved each of them. And you never know until you try :)
**** NEED YOUR OPINION**** So . . . With that in mind . . . I am thinking about starting up a Linky Day for "Trying New Things". (The name needs some work :) Anyhow, it would just be a day (probably Thursday) where you can link up your post on what you tried new that week. It doesn't have to be anything big. Trying a new pattern, trying a new technique for piecing, trying a new free motion design, trying to add a widget to your blog. I mean, the sky is the limit. The idea is just to keep us all focused on moving forward. And I thought maybe it would be fun to bring in some guest bloggers occasionally to do some tutorials on things they excel at. So what do you think?? Sounds like something you might be interested in?? If so, just let me know in the comments and thanks in advance :)
Okay, so now onto a few of the photos that turned out from the Sewing Summit. I took lots more but sadly my camera continues to struggle after it's little excursion into emerald pool at Zion :) (Let's just say my camera had some major camera envy at the summit, I so want to upgrade :)
The Sewing Room full of Baby Lock's. This room made the hand on classes just awesome. It is so nice to try something right after you have been taught it :)
My improve piecing end result. I think this would be adorable to stitch my little girls name on it and then turn it into a little pillow to go in the crib. And I learned something new in this class, curved seams!! They were so much fun!!!
So I wish I would have taken more pictures with all of the amazing people I met. But most of the time I was so busy talking I never stopped to take photos. I did get these few though on the last morning.
Me and Amy. This lady is one of the sweetest people ever!!!
I took pictures in every class I was in by only these 2 classes turned out. Le Sigh!! The classes were so amazing. I learned so many great things and can't wait to apply them in my quilting.
Allison teaching her class on free motion quilting. I leaned some handy tidbits here for sure :)