|When I got to my gate in Phoenix and saw "Salt Lake City" on the board, I almost squealed!|
|Mountains in SLC|
|Gorgeous pillow from AnneMarie!|
|Amazing roommates - Lee on my left and AnneMarie on my right|
Amy was fabulous, too, showed us some great fabric shops, and was an awesome friend all the way around. Amy carted me (and my ridiculously heavy bags) to and from the airport and kept us all cracking up throughout the weekend. After our mini shop-hop, we headed to the Little America...but we had a minor problem along the way. There was quite a thunking sound coming from the front of the car, and we all started to get a bit spooked. We all dutifully hopped out of the car when we got off the freeway and kicked the tires, trying to track down the mystery noise...but none of us thought the front passenger tire was about to come off the car. It later pretty much did, on her way home that night, but I'm happy to report that her car now has a clean bill of health, and she's none the worse for the stress of it.
|Amy is even funnier in person!|
|Um...maybe I went a little overboard with the fabric??|
|Saturday Night Dinner, photos by Faith|
I also had the awesome pleasure of getting to give a swap item in person - Darci was my partner in the Pretty Little Pouch swap, and I got to hand-deliver her pouch, which was a ton of fun. And let me just tell you, Darci is the sweetest! She kept swinging by to tell me how much people loved her pouch throughout the weekend. So glad she liked it!!!
|Me and Darci, photo by Amylouwho/Amy Webb|
The fat quarter swap that Kaelin hosted on Saturday night was a boatload of fun. I had visions in my head of chaos (think Sample Sale chaos), but we were all really civilized and grown-up about it. I got some super fab new fat quarters for my stash. Speaking of my stash, I have often joked that SLC is quilting mecca, and their fabric shops did not disappoint in the least. I found tons of goodies! My suitcase was positively filled to the brim on the way home, between all of the fabulous new fabric finds and the goodies from friends.
I loved all of the awesome classes at the Summit, especially Amanda's awesome Marvelous Minis class. She has so much personality and is so passionate about fabric and sewing, you can't help but feel inspired after listening to her talk. Jeni did an awesome talk on fabric and color as well, and I loved getting to spend some time in the Sewing Room, practicing some new FMQ stitches and trying some new improv techniques.
|Amanda is so inspiring! Her love for mini quilts is contagious.|
|Rocking out some FMQ with Lee and AnneMarie|
|Colleen, Amy, and Jennifer improv-ing|
|My work from the improv class|