Salt Lake City and Sewing Summit were so wonderful and fun and amazing! I seriously cannot even think of enough superlatives to describe how great this trip was. From the fantastic people to great classes to delicious food, it was definitely a trip I'll remember for a long time to come.
I'm so happy to tell you that the classes Lee and I taught went really well! It was great to get to work one-on-one with so many students and share tips and tricks, and to see them plugging along at their blocks. I definitely enjoyed teaching, and hope to have more opportunities to do that soon.
|L-R: Lee sharing samples; our samples on display; me and Lee after our first class; students hard at work; more students hard at work|
|L-R: Joel Dewberry speaking at lunch; hard at work in the sewing room; me with the SLMQG girls Kara, Amy, Marci, and Sarah; Amber sharing her creative journey; bunting explosion!|
No surprise, but the swag and swaps and shopping were sensational! I can't believe I managed to fit everything in my suitcase, with two pounds to spare before the 50 pound limit :) I was able to visit a few quilt shops with the Salt Lake locals, and found several wonderful new fabrics, including some great purples for me to put to use in my 4x5 hive. It's going to take me a while to find new homes for all of my goodies!
|L-R: nametags; new reading material; Great Granny Says Boo block for Cindy; charm packs and a mini from the SLMQG mixer; new Moo cards; my metal frame pouch made in Kelly's class; stacks of fabric from shopping and swapping|
This year, I managed to spend some time in the sewing room, which was a lot of fun. I worked on a bee block for Cindy, a great granny Halloween block, as well as some more EPP star flowers, but I didn't spend as much time as I'd like to down there.
|L-R: Teaching the TSA what Travel Handmade means; the view from over Salt Lake City, getting my caffeine on at the airport|
It's great to be home, and to get back in the swing of things, and to be with my family. The first thing my son wanted to do when I got home from the airport was play with some pieces on my design wall, while dressed up in his Robin costume, of course. It put a big smile on my face, for sure. I can't wait to get started on a new quilt for this little guy. Happy Tuesday to you all!