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V and Co: proper sewing summit recap


last week i felt like i was run over by a truck. phew! so my recap was pretty lame. but now i have some more steam behind me (and some stolen pictures from here and here love ya guys!) and i feel like i’m getting back on track with life…just in time to yup, do it all again, at fall quilt market…october is going to put me under i believe.

no i can put on my big girl pants and do this.

there’s no looking back now.

so here’s a little recap of my time at sewing summit:

first off the swag bag was amazing. the sponsors involved did a wonderful job of making it a pretty awesome loot bag. erin wanted me to take a couple more home, but i declined thinking “i’m not going to be able to fit that in!” stupid me. oh well.

only thing not pictured above is the chocolate truffles by utah truffles which btw i ate on the way up to my hotel room, yeah before i even unloaded my stuff.

don’t judge. most of you know my love of chocolate and how it makes everything okay, except the waist and thighs. but some of us are willing to take that sacrifice.

anywho, it was pretty amazing to see so many women there all with the same love of sewing. this was the first day which i wasn’t even there for, but more of us trickled in throughout that day and the next. it was a pretty impressive crowd

this is me actually teaching a class. notice the clenched face look. yup, pretty relaxed, i was not. but i am thinking of getting a mike for our house, so that i can get my point across to the whole house no matter where the family is trying to ignore me.

in my class we spoke about lighting and setting up shots, props, and other things. when preparing i was pretty sure i was going to blow through it in about 2 minutes. but while up there i felt like we didn’t even scratch the surface on so many things. pretty funny how i really don’t think of myself as an expert…yet i could talk an hour on the matter and still feel like all we did was cover the tip of the iceberg on the matter and what you needed to hear. :/


 i got to meet in person a lot of women who are just blog names or that look like writing on my computer screen one was jennifer of ellison lane quilts. thanks for the picture as well!

while not freaking out about teaching or teaching, there was the opportunity to free sew on like 100 sewing machines. notice how i’m just sitting there working on my “talking”.

all was fine and dandy till little miss Leigh (to my right) brought out her grandmothers garden quilt.

they say my kids are kind of theatrical or as some would say “dramatic” i have NO idea where they get this from. must be the husband’s side of the family. yup, not us colombian firecrackers. nope. pretty sure not so much. no wonder my kids have so much “personality” sorry kids.

as i was working on my “talking” my roomate finished her WIP. pretty sure she did it just to rub it in my face that i brought nothing. cause that’s how amy is…vicious and all. 😉

on the last day the quilt b that amy and erin are in presented them with sewing summit quilts. pretty sure that’s when it happened because by then i was a walking zombie, and i needed to find MY bed for the next two days.

i’m no spring chicken any more and it was made even MORE apparent when i apparently was so zombi-ish that i walked away from my camera as i was getting out of the car of a very nice gal i had just met who was dropping me off at the airport. really scary part was i couldn’t even remember if it was in her car. i was just hoping. a few frantic phone calls and yes a few good laughs at my expense, and it made it back to iowa with a new good friend.


onto the next adventure.