Sewing Summit was AWESOME!
It was so fun, and inspiring, and exhilarating. It was so great to be around so many people who all love the same thing that I do! I could show them something I made and they all appreciated it. The entire event was just a lot of fun.
I arrived in Salt Lake City and had been texting one of my roommates, Jessie at a Tiny House so we were able to meet up and take a shuttle to the hotel. If you heard someone saying “That’s a weekender! That’s a handmade bag! Are you going to Sewing Summit?” while in the airport, then you probably heard her.
I’m so glad my flight got in earlier then when the conference started. This gave me a chance to meet people and join the shop hop. We grabbed a shuttle to the hotel and after a quick unloading, we grabbed a bite to eat and walked to a couple of thrift stores. We also found a great shop that had cupcake shakes! Jessie had one but gluten free me did not. Basically you take a frosted cupcake and add it and soft serve ice cream to a blender and turn it on. I imagine that tastes SO good!
The shop hop was a lot of fun. I got a seat on the bus and we went to three shops. The first sold mostly (all?) apparel, and since I don’t sew clothes I didn’t look around too much. The next two were quilt shops and they were so fun!
Yes, I got a lot of fabric. But that’s okay! It was all on sale, and I haven’t been to any local quilt shops so being in a couple was just too fun. I need to get out more here I know. Plus the shops we stopped at generously offered a 25% discount!
After the shop hop Jessie and I met up with our other roommates, Rebeckah and Stephanie, and along with the fabulous Leigh, we went to the mall and grabbed a snack before the mixer sponsored by Craftsy. There was so much going on in just those first two days, I was really tired. I stayed up late every night and woke up early, and it was nothing short of fantastic.
This was my first time attending so I have a few (yes a few!) more posts coming.