The Sewing Summit.

The Sewing Summit was better than I ever could have imagined.

The morning I was leaving I finally finished my weekender bag and threw together a little pouch for my Q-tips and band aids, a new tea wallet, and a little book for my bobby pins, all out of my Habitat fabric (well, except the weekender which is made with Amy Butler Lotus).

The first morning there I awoke to a beautiful sunrise over the amazing mountains.There was nothing planned for the conference on Friday so Lindsay and I went with the perfect group of ladies, Amanda, Angela, Jessica, Jeni, and Amanda, on our own little shop hop.  We went to a Halloween village (Amanda just about died),a couple great fabric stores (more pictures on Stitched in Color, including one of me) where I bought these beautiesand a wonderful yarn shop called Blazing Needles.(when the wind blows, the knitting needles in the sculpture move back and forth as if they are knitting)I bought a skein of alpaca/wool yarn in Swimming Pool blue and started a herringbone cowl (which I love so far, I can’t wait to finish!).  Angela, Lindsay, and Jessica bought yarn and needles and along with Katherine and Karyn, learned how to knit.

We also got a bunch of free things, half of which was not so exciting, but a few things that were awesome (I think that was the word of the weekend)The best thing was probably a gift in Jeni’s color class, that lovely booklet at the back, a Robert Kaufman Kona cotton color card!  Between the batting sampler and Amanda’s wonderful mini quilt class, I’m ready to make seven minis!

So I took Jeni’s color class, Amanda’s mini quilt class, a class on photography from Vanessa of V&Co, blogging and social networking from Dana of Old Red Barn Co, and improv piecing with Jess of Urban Patchwork where I proudly made thisIt was so inspiring, I really want to make an improv quilt now (like this one of hers)!  I might make this block into a commemorative pillow and dig into my scraps and make more blocks!

The weekend flew by too quickly and leaving didn’t come without a few tears.  Our lovely group (save Lindsay and Angela who had left already) took some pictures together that make me so happy.  (My camera was a little blurry for some reason but I don’t mind too much.)I’m waiting for more pictures to show up in Flickr because there are so many more lovely ones.  Karyn (above right) is from Toronto, along with Katherine, and I adored them both;  I really want to go visit them.

It was a sorrowful goodbye but we all stayed hopeful that we’ll see each other again soon.

Thank you immensely to Erin and Amy for putting this whole weekend together and I can’t wait for next year!  Time to get to work with my spoils.

12 thoughts on “The Sewing Summit.

  1. Kait I am so jealous you got to go! I know you had fun! I have alread seen you in 3 or 4 pictures on twitter. I love your fabric haul! I saw some pips! I want to go next year!

  2. you’re fast! i’m still trying to figure out what time it is now that i’m home. i had so much fun with you this weekend and you MUST come visit. i’ll work hard on posting my photos asap. xo

    1. If I didn’t do it right away my photos would have languished on my camera for too long. I’m sad they’re all a little blurry though, I think I need to clean my lenses. I can’t wait to see your pictures, you take lovely ones. I will definitely make a visit happen. ♥

  3. oh, I know you! I didn’t connect you in person with your blog! It was so nice to meet and stitch by the fire. :0)

    1. I know, haha, I didn’t realize you were you until too late as well! Still, it was lovely to meet you and I’d just about give anything to go back and knit by the fire.

  4. Kait! I wish we had hung out more at Summit! So glad we were able to share rides to/from the airport :)…and I’m bummed I missed that knit shop – it looks amazing!

  5. Oh how I hate that we didn’t connect until the return trip to the airport!! That knitting store looks divine. I desperately want to learn that skill. Amanda’s class was my favorite – I’m ready to crank out some minis, too! Hopefully I’ll see you around locally soon!

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