Thursday, November 4, 2010

See you at the Sewing Summit!

The Sewing Summit
Last week Erin of Quilting Bee Blocks made a very exciting announcement - there's a party next October and we've all got to go!  It's The Sewing Summit, and I. AM. SO. THERE!

Check out how she described it:  "We're planning lots of stuff to do with sewing: classes on machine quilting, bag making, garment construction, improv piecing; make and take projects, question and answer panels with some of the best sewists in our industry ... but we're also having an online side to it: using social media, participating in online quilting bees and swaps, blogging."

Oh my gosh, I don't think it could get better than that!  I heard about this late one night and couldn't go to bed for all the excitement.  I've already started scheming to save my money for the flight to Salt Lake City, Utah.  The Sewing Summit is October 7-9th, 2011, and the organizers are making a point to keep the hotel and registration fees affordable.   Thank goodness!  So, tell me - are you going?  Anyone else planning to fly out of Charlotte, NC?  Let me know!

I can tell you from my experience at Skirting Couture that a major part of the fun will be connecting friendly faces with my favorite blogs.  Because, seriously, you all are so fun! And, so nice.  Really, really nice.  And, I want to meet you in person!

Speaking of niceness, do you want to see something pretty that my friend Michelle from I Like Orange, Too sent me, just cause? 

Beeeeautiful New Needle Home

Obviously, it's beeeeautiful!  My embroidery is nowhere near that good.  You'll have to give me some tips, Michelle!  But, can you guess what it is?  It's a needle holder!  (She made herself an Orla Kiely-inpsired one too.)  So, my embroidery needles get to upgrade from their shack of a piece of paper to this roomy work of art.  See the back:

Thanks, Michelle!

Ya!  She sent some other goodies too.  Aria is totally getting some of the hearts. How could I say no?

Sweet Gift from I Like Orange, Too

I'm thinking I have a year - I could totally whip up some special treats to give to my bloggy friends at The Sewing Summit. So, seriously, I want to know if you're going.  This is going to be amazing!


  1. Wowee Rachel! I'm blushing. I'm so glad you love it!

    I CANNOT WAIT TO GO!! I've already got the thumbs up on my end. Now to budget... 11 months and counting!

    Yay! :-)

  2. Wow, the Sewing Summit sounds like tons of fun! I have no sewing buddies locally but have tons of online ones...I think it'd be nice to get together and have a sewing party :)

    And I LOVE that needle creative! And those pins are to die for! Where did she get them?

  3. I hadn't heard about the summit, but I'm game. And as a bonus, I've never been to Utah! Thanks for sharing the info.

    Also, the needle holder is too cute!

  4. The Sewing Summit sounds amazing! I hope I can go!

  5. Hi Rachel,

    I've just found your blog - it's great! I am trying to email you, but the contact code keeps failing. You can find me at I have goodies I want to share with you! :0)


  6. I HATE to fly....but I am planning on going.....I am really really excited, now to save (must stop fabric spending!)

  7. I am seriously thinking about going. I put the dates tentatively on my calendar as soon as I heard about it.

  8. I hope I hope I hope I can make it!

    Awesome goodies, you deserve it!

  9. ooohhh, you're going? I would love to go. Especially if i have other quilt-y friends (like you!) going. I may have to speak to my husband... :)

  10. Oh, I'm due a solo trip this coming year! I've been thinking I'd like to go to a creative retreat of some sort, so maybe this will be the trip!

    I need to go read up on Erin's blog!

  11. This blog post makes me so happy! Seriously, its so fun to read that other people are as excited about it as we are. Can't wait to be able to share all the awesome things we have in store. Thanks so much for the blog post, Rachel!

  12. i would so totally love to go to the sewing summit. fun! i think my schedule might not allow me to do so, but i will try as hard as i can to make it!

  13. I want to go. I will have to get my husband to agree, which shouldn't be to hard. I have just gotten back into sewing after a 5 year break during college. The summit is exactly what I need.

  14. I am totally excited about the sewing summit as well...glad to hear someone else as pumped as I am!! I am sure I will explode from anticipation :-)


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