Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The Sewing Summit - a recap

The Sewing Summit has come and gone. Holy cow, it was fun. I think I'm still in a daze and trying to recover from the sewing/people/fabric/fun overload. I loved every minute of it. I don't get to hang out with sew-y friends very often, so this felt like such a treat. Sadly, I was terrible about remembering to pull out my camera. And the pictures I did take didn't turn out so hot (inside a hotel is not the best picture-taking environment.) But I have enough (and stolen a few) to give an impression.
The fun began with this group on Friday. After a morning of visiting fabric shops and running into new Sewing Summit friends along the way, I visited Art Market - a collection of handmade goods by local artists - with Amy, Amy, Dana and Leigh, where we ran into Kristie and Samantha fresh from Canada.  Kristie and I have corresponded and she had sent me an adorable Union Jack purse this summer. It was so fun to meet her in person! (Photo thanks to Kristie @OCD Obsessive Crafting Disorder)
Also oven-fired pizza was consumed and we were entertained by Dana in the process.

Here are a few more of the great folks I happened to get  pictures with. There were so many fabulous people I did not get pictures of. (Kicking self.) Including my hilarious roommate. How did that happen?From top left moving clockwise: Lee, me, Amy, Elizabeth, AnnMarie, me, Amy, Allison, Melissa, me, Amanda, Amy, Emily, Leigh, and me again.


And this is only a smidgen of the many fabulous people who were there. 
Too many sewers (sewists?), so little time!!

Can I just say that it is kind of surreal to walk into a room full of people that you "know" but don't actually recognize in real life.  It's kind of an intimidating feeling.  I wished that everyone could have walked around with their blog headers tattooed to their foreheads so I would have recognized them instantly. Instead I was trying to nonchalantly look at the name tag hanging on their chest (which is kind of awkward, as you can imagine.) But it is so much fun when you do connect a face with a blog - esp when it's someone you know well!  I felt like all weekend I was saying "OH! YOU'RE . . . (insert blog name here)!" A HUGE thanks to those who kindly introduced yourselves to me - I loved meeting every single person!
Also awsome and severely under-photographed by me were the many hand-made bags, name tags, clothing, etc. Again, a couple I finally snapped in the final hours of TSS: Jeni, Amanda's houndstooth bag (made by Colleen), Jessica  rocking the Denyse Schmidt and this AMAZING paper pieced lanyard. Tiny!

I think one of my favorite classes (and the one where I remembered to bring my camera) was Improve Piecing taught by Jess of Urban Patchwork. Jess is an amazing and inspiring quilter. I made an improv-pieced block (see photo at the top of the post) and was reminded how much I enjoy it. I need to do it more often. The gal on the right with this pretty pile of scraps is Jennifer of Ellison Lane. Jennifer was my fabulous TA/Vanna White who was invaluable helping me during the class I taught.
I think that Saturday night was my favorite.  Ate downtown by Temple Square with a bunch of great ladies including the wonderful Melissa, Trish and Amy again. (There were SO many Amy's there!) 
I also hit the BabyLock sewing room for a late night sewing binge.  That place was humming. It was so much fun to be surrounded by lots of other talented and happy sewers. (Not mention people with fabric addictions and hexagon enthusiasts. Kindred spirits.) I even completed a quilt top that has been in my 'to-do' pile for WAY too long. I'm excited to get 'er finished!
Many thanks again to Amy of Amy's Creative Side and Erin of Two More Seconds for all of their hard work pulling this conference together. I can't even fathom how much work they did to pull it off. And they're going to do it again next year! Check out these fabulous quilts created in secret by some very generous attendees. I was so impressed. 
Also, (are you still with me? Sorry, long post!) There was some fabulous loot! And GUESS WHAT?! As I was carrying my ironing board through the posh lobby again on the way out, Erin offered me another set of swag. And I want to share it with one of you who was not able to be there in person. Yes way. Leave one comment here before Saturday October 15, midnight MST and I'll pick a winner. 

(If you are a no-reply blogger please be sure to leave an email address so that I can contact you. The last giveaway I picked a winner and had no way to get a hold of her.) Also the winners of the blogiversary giveaway have been posted.  The party continues!

Giveaway CLOSED. The winner is MEREDITH! Congratulations, Meredith!

354 comments:

  1. It's been so fun to read the blogs about the summit. So much talent assembled in one place. I'm so glad everyone had a good time. Thanks for sharing the fun with us.

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  2. While it is so neat to hear all about what happened, its also sad to think I missed something this cool!

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  3. Thanks for sharing all your fun! It really makes me wish I had been there...

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  4. It was so fun to read your accounting of the weekend and loved the photos. Next year I'll be there to meet you!

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  5. I am always jealous of the Utah events! At least I got to attend an all day quilting class a few weeks ago!

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  6. everybody posts just a little more of the weekend. what a fun time! i hope i get a chance to attend next year!

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  7. Please please please pick me. I would LOVE your lute! So jealous!

    cheekydinheels(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. I'm really enjoying all the recaps around the web. Thanks so much for sharing your experience! Hopefully I'll be able to make it next year!

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  9. Fun to read, but I'll never go! I'll stick to my LQS's monthly UFO pizza parties and the occasional class.
    (and blogs, of course)

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  10. So great meeting you! No surprise, you're a total sweetheart! Let's hang out more next year!

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  11. Oh, how fun it would be to win.

    Lizzy

    elizabethlyde(at)gmail(dot)come

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  12. Thanks for sharing all the fun, its been almost like being there to read all the posts and check out all the photos. A weekend with other fabric freaks and time to sew...bliss!
    Mary Ann
    mascanlon49 at hotmail.com

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  13. Thanks for sharing the fun with us. I really would have enjoyed coming but work always gets in the way of the fun. Maybe next year! I loved the pictures too!

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  14. This looks like so much fun! As a beginner quilter, I can't wait until I can attend a summit or sewing retreat! ecamery@yahoo.com

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  15. It looks like everyone had some much fun and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Thank you so much for sharing it with the rest of us.

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  16. I've been thinking about looking into a sewing retreat near me. They always sound incredible! Until I locate one, a swag bag would be awesome. Thank you for your instructions and tutorials!

    Michmeehan (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  17. So wish I could have been there. And I live in salt lake city too! Thanks for keeping us in the loop!

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  18. A bag of swag will almost make up for the disappointment of not being able to go!

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  19. That sounds like a lot of fun! I bet it was inspiring. :)

    bamjhm at yahoo

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  20. How fun...those look like some sweet ladies. Kind of like a fab girls night out+fabric+ sewing = joy :)
    Wish I lived closer...

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  21. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful memories of what I'm sure was a fabulous event. It has been fun reading about the summit on all the blogs:) Thanks for the chance to win and thanks for all you share! You are AMAZING!!!

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  22. Oh it looks like so much fun. I was tempted to get one of the Saturday passes, but at 38 weeks pregnant my body made the decision for me. Jealous of all the swag, and all of the great people you got to meet.

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  23. Oh! How I wanted to go! I have friends who went, and just like you, they can't stop gushing about it! Kudos to Amy and Erin for putting on such a fabulous 1st time Sewing Summit! It'll be hard to top this next year! :)

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  24. Sounds like you had a great time. I think it would be neat to finally meet so many people you "know" from their blogs.

    Paige dot dullaghan at Verizon dot net

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  25. Oh, I would love to win some of that stuff.

    cindyganderson@comcast.net

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  26. You are so generous! Thank you so much for this great offer. I sure hope I am on the receiving end.

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  27. I so wish I had been there (and I even live in SLC)!

    stephydinger at yahoo dot com

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  28. wow how generous of you!!! sure hope i win ;)

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  29. so jealous i wasnt there! it looks like a blast... i'm a salt laker... i should have stalked :)
    lindseystobbe at yahoo dot com

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  30. Wow what an awesome experience, I'd love to win just to have a taste of the fun you enjoyed!

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  31. Wow!! What an amazing experience. Thanks for sharing with us!!

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  32. what a great post on the sewing summit!
    I sure missed out it sounds like--maybe I'll make it someday...but i'd sure love to win that swag! :)

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  33. I've enjoyed reading about the Sewing Summit. Thanks for sharing your extra loot!

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  34. The Sewing Summit sounds SEW FUN! I definitely want a chance for some serious SWAG! I'll have to arrange a flight or road trip down to Utah next October and see if my Blogging friend who lives there will join me...

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  35. I'm already planning to attend next year. I can only imagine how much fun it is to get so many creative minds together. Thanks for the opportunity to win this great swag bag.

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  36. wish i could have made it...looks like loads of fun!

    lily79{at}gmail{dot}com

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  37. OOOh!! Looks like you had a fab time!...and thanks for the wonderful opportunity to win a piece of the loot :)

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  38. Glad you had such a great time! Thx for the giveaway.

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  39. Thanks for the Sewing Summit post. It looks like everyone had a great time- how could you not:)
    Thanks for the chance for the swag.

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  40. I'd love to win such a fun bag of goodies!

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  41. It's been fun to enjoy Sewing Summit vicariously. I was only 3 hours away, but it wasn't possible for me to go this year. Thanks for sharing your experiences. I totally laughed imagining you carrying your ironing board through the Grand America. You rock. :) p.s. I think we have a common friend, me through high school and Jerusalem and you through the mission.

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  42. I so want to go to this next year! I'm going to start saving my pennies now :)

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  43. It definitely looks like everyone I have seen had a blast at Sewing Summit. Hopefully it will be an annual thing, and maybe in a few years I can go... after my baby is grown a bit and maybe I can afford it. :) I love all the wonderful inspiration I have seen, thanks for sharing your post, and your extra loot!

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  44. I have loved reading all the SS recaps. I am across the country, and kind of a newbie, but maybe someday! Thanks for the giveaway! jenny and sullivan and parker at comcast dot net.

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  45. Looks like everyone had a blast! Thanks for the chance to win some Sewing Summit Swag!

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  46. Sounds like such a great time! I'm enjoying reading all the sewing submit posts and hope to make it next year!

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  47. I've been reading everyone's recaps of Sewing Summit, and I'm so jealous! It sounds like it was an amazing weekend. Fingers crossed I can attend next year!

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  48. It is great to read your recap of the events and fun that took place at the sewing summit. It would have been great to go, I'm jealous I'll admit.

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  49. I'm so happy everyone had such a great time at the Sewing Summit! It's been a blast to see how much fun you were really having. Maybe, I can mark my calendar for next years even. It almost sounds like a dream come true... (kinda like Disneyland, when I was a child!)

    Thanks for sharing you're lovely swag with us!

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  50. What fun! Thanks for sharing the loot...I so hope I can go next year! I wish it could be longer...it looks like sooo much fun packed into such a short time!

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  51. I would love a Sewing Summit bag! I could't make it but the bag of loot would be the next best thing!!!

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  52. I have loved reading all the blog posts about Summit and really hope I can go next year.
    Thanks for sharing the fun!

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  53. Swag rocks! Thanks for the chance!

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  54. It sounds/looks like a good time was had by all. Thanks for the chance.
    kizaki2001 atyahoodotcom

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  55. I have summit envy! It looks like so much fun! Thanks for sharing the swag love. Thanks Amy!

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  56. Wow! you had a great weekend! So generous!

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  57. I was on at a wedding in NYC during the Summit, but I kept sneaking away to places that had free wi-fi to check up on Twitter and Flickr for picture updates! I was SO miserable that I couldn't be there! I am going next year no matter who is getting married! :)

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  58. Wow. This would really make my crappy week a little brighter! Thanks for the chance, the summit looks like so much fun.

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  59. What's fun about this little give-away of yours is that I would have commented anyway. A chance to win would just be a nice little "bonus". I was truly jealous of your trip to the Sewing Summit :) and would sure love to go someday. Thanks for sharing!
    Silly, I have no idea if my e-mail addy is available to you or not--vanillagrill@gmail.com

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  60. Looks like a blast! Glad you had a fun, safe trip. Thanks for sharing your loot!!

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  61. aaack so fun!! I really need to plan ahead to go next year... it looks so rockin'. glad you had a great time!

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  62. Thanks for sharing your experience and the giveaway :D

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  63. OH, I've been reading EVERYONE's recaps, and I'm so jealous! I'd love to vicariously live it through a spare SWAG :)

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  64. Summit looks like fun. Something to consider next time around. Come on lady luck!

    Mdgdst@gmail.com

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  65. Glad you had a great time! : )
    kellyeann (at) mac (d0t) c0m

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  66. Looks like such a fun time!! Thanks for sharing you swag!!

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  67. Looks like an awesome event! :-) Thanks for sharing pictures!

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  68. Such fun! I hope to go next year. It must have been cool to meet the real women behind so many wonderful blogs.

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  69. Looks like you had a great weekend!

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  70. Oh my goodness. That would make my week. I hope I win! :) That is quite the swag bag....

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  71. Looks like an awesome event. Hope I can go next year. Thanks for the chance.

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  72. I'm so bummed I missed this year, but I'll be there next time for sure!!

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  73. I have been reading blog entries about this summit. Looked like a lot of fun, especially having a chance to play with all those GRACE BABY LOCK SEWING machines!
    Thank you for the opportunity to win some loot :D

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  74. Oh wow!!! Was sooooo coool reading about your trip to Summit!! What grand "MOMENTS" you had....and Fun!!
    Thank you for sharing....loved getting to share with you...even tho it was like eating crumbs! LOL

    I would be delighted to win some cool surprises!! :)

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  75. Ah...my two girls....you and Dana....mugging together...be still my heart!:)
    xo

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  76. I wish I could have been there! Maybe next year.

    kstarrpower at gmail dot com

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  77. Looks like a fun trip!! wow! Sounds like a bunch of fun meeting all the "people you know but don't recognize IRL."
    thanks for sharing!

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  78. sounds like you had a glorious time! brittany_bratt@yahoo.com

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  79. I've ogled this swag bag on many blogs this week--looks so tempting! Loved reading your recap, too! I've got it on my 2012 to-do list. :)

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  80. Looks like I missed a great time! Maybe next year. :)

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  81. Looks like you had a ton of fun at your Sewing Summit. Wish I could have been there.

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  82. Gasp! What a haul. Thanks for sharing it with us, along with your pictures from Sewing Summit, it looks like a blast.

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  83. Congratulations on becoming a blogger! I really enjoyed the video today. Keep them coming.

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  84. It sounds perfect! I really wish I could have been there :(. I'd love to win the loot!

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  85. Sounds like an amazing time! While I'm commenting for this give-away, did the winners of the last one get picked? Gemme13@hotmail.com

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  86. I am so going next year! I don't care if I have to walk there, I'm going! Thanks for sharing the fun!

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  87. Wow, that looks like a lot of fun! I wish I could have been there...

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  88. Thanks for sharing - it eases the pain of not having been there myself. Maybe next year...?

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  89. It looks like you had a great time! I'd feel dreadfully out of place amongst such awesome quilters, novice that I am, but it would be a great learning experience!

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  90. Looks like you had a fabulous time. I'll have to see if i can make it next year.

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  91. It sounds like it was so much fun! I am glad they are planning to do it again!

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  92. That is absolutely so (sew) sweet of you to share with those of us that couldn't go to the sewing summit.

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  93. Oh I love reading all The SS updates and recaps! But at the same time it just kills me that I couldn't BE THERE ... and I live (as you know) just 45 minutes away!
    I hope it will always be in SLC -- maybe I can go next year (hmmm then again I'll have a 7 month old baby).

    I hope hope hope I can win the awesome swag, though!

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  94. How fun! I would love to attend next year. Thanks.
    shire777(at)aol(dot)com

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  95. Thanks for sharing all about your fun time! We all wish we could have gone and now kind of feel like we did.

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  96. Looks like you all had tons of fun. Thanks for sharing.

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  97. This looks like such a blast! I love the room with all the machines and people busy sewing. It seems like everyone had a wonderful time and it does look like a lot of work to put on. Thanks for being so generous with the giveaway of the extra "swag"- Kristy

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  98. Sounds like everyone had such a good time! What a great experience. Thanks for sharing it with us!

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  99. What a fabulous post Amy. I so wish I could have been there! But I will definitely start saving my pennies to come all the way from NZ next year! It looks like a fabulous way to learn some new tricks and meet some very clever kindered spirits! Thanks again for sharing and for the opportunity to get some loot :) THANK YOU!

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  100. Looks like fun! Maybe some year I'll get to that!

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  101. What a great 'picture' of the time you had! I would love to one day go--even if I just had to sit in the corner and watch!

    Thanks, too, for generously offering some of your treasures.

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  102. Wow, it looks like you had an amazing time!

    Also, thanks for alerting me to the no-reply blogger thing - I never knew there was such a thing or that I was one!

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  103. Thanks for sharing all that fun, would of loved to be part of it.

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  104. Wow! That's a nice haul. :)

    Looks like you had a great time. Thanks for sharing.

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  105. I wish I could go next year, but it would probably cost a fortune. Germany is just too far away!

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  106. I have loved reading about Sewing Summit...even from the other side of the world. What's so fantastic about it, is that you don't have to be 'trade' ....just a lover of fabric, quilting and craft. What a tremendous concept. Well done to Amy and Erin!

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  107. Oh wow, I'm loving reading about everyone's trips to Sewing Summit. I think I'd also have been surruptitiously trying to read people's chests to find out names lol Mind you, as someone that masquerades as a purple and yellow bear, I'll totally confuddle people if I manage to get there next year ;o)

    Thank you so much for giving those of us poor people that didn't make it a chance to win some loot!

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  108. That sounds like a fantastic weekend! Thank you for sharing and for the giveaway.
    judithlynes(at)btinternet(dot)com

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  109. Looks like it was tons of fun! I definitely would have gone had I not been 8 months pregnant :-)

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  110. Looks like lots of fun! :) I'd love to meet up with all the lovely friends I've made blogging and all those great classes would be brilliant!

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  111. Love the recap - looks like a great time!

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  112. Looks like you had a lot of fun! I wish I could go to something like that.
    Thank you so much for sharing.

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  113. I thoroughly enjoy reading your blog. Thanks for all pictures and info about your sewing summit. I would love to attend something like that one day. Currently living in the Middle East and about to move to Italy. Once I get stateside again, I'll shoot for something like this. Your blog is highly motivating. Thanks again, kesslercc@msn.com...just in case it doesn't go through. Wouldn't want you to NOT be able to get fabric to me if I win. :0
    Cristy

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  114. I loved reading about the sewing summit. Thanks for sharing all the pictures.

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  115. Thanks for the recap and thanks for sharing!! I am glad you had a great weekend! Email toots2u@sbcglobal.net thank you!!

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  116. That totally looks like loads of fun!

    Wondering...did everyone bring their own sewing machine? they all look so similar...or is it my imagination?

    Thanks for sharing with us! =) So exciting.

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  117. I have loved reading all the posts about the sewing summit. Can I just ask who made the lovely leaf quilt? It is beautiful.

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  118. I sure am enjoying all the blog recaps and pictures! Looks like soooo much fun...and so motivational!

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  119. Though attending was not in the cards for me, I am happy you did because when those who inspire me are themselves inspired, it's the next best thing!

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  120. Wow that sounds like sew much fun!! I wish I could go to something like that!,

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  121. Looks like everyone had such a good time!!! Thanks so much for sharing!:)

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  122. The Summit looked like an awesome time! Thanks for the giveaway.

    annacousin@yahoo.com

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  123. Thanks for sharing your experiences. Sounds like it was a very quilty party.

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  124. What a wonderful & generous giveaway. I'm envious of the great time you had at the Sewing Summit.

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  125. Have really enjoyed reading about the sewing summit! Thanks for all the pics!

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  126. THat looks like heaven!!!!! I would love to be able to do that someDAY!!!!Thanks for sharing

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  127. Glad you had a great time at the Summit! It looks like it was a blast!! How sweet are you to giveaway the extra loot! Thanks!!

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  128. Sounds like a fabulous time - I'm so glad you were able to attend. Thanks for sharing a little bit with us here so we can see what it was like.

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  129. I wish I had been there! Next year? Please say you'll do it again!

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  130. I'm hoping that the venue switches from year to year - like the east coast, maybe??? Sounds so fun!

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  131. This event has looked like so much fun in each and every post I've seen about it! I am seriously considering starting a blog so that I can justify going next year. akmajor (at) gmail (dot) com

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  132. Wow!!! I'm glad you had an amazing time. It must be so fun to be able to spend dedicated time with so many quilters & creative folks. :)

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  133. Looks like so much fun, I'm going to start saving my pennies to try to go next year, it's a long flight from the east coast!

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  134. Wow! Just Wow! I can't imagine just how wonderful it was and I can only hope to be able to attend one year.

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  135. I've just started getting seriously into sewing, and I'm so glad there is such a thriving community! All you sewing bloggers are such an inspiration!

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  136. Wow! That looks so awesome! I'd love to be able to do something like that someday! Glad you had an amazing time!

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  137. That sounds like an awesome and fun weekend!! Too bad we all couldn't be there!

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  138. Looks like a wonderful weekend! Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  139. Sounds like a great event-love hearing about it! Thanks for sharing!

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  140. It sounds like it was a wonderful time. Maybe I will come next year.

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  141. Looks like it was a great time. How could it not be? Fabric, fiends, quilts...

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  142. Love the SS recap - that lanyard is amazing!! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  143. I knew you ladies would have a great time! I hope I am able to go next year. And since I didn't get to go this year, I appreciate the chance to win some of the fun anyway!! Thank you :-)

    ~ meagan
    SnippetsAndYarns@gmail.com

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  144. Sounds like a great a time and a great offer of swag. It all looks great.

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  145. Wow. non stop fun. I love it.

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  146. I wish I could have been there!

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  147. Your recap was great! Looks like tons of fun. Thanks for sharing!

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  148. Love the post and love free swag!

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  149. This post is so fun to read! I've (madly) started to sew while in grad school and it's nice to have something to inspire me.

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  150. I have been reading about this fun-filled weekend from all of my favorite bloggers. Thank you for giving us a glimpse into the fun!

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  151. I'd love to win one of those bags! I've enjoyed looking at the posts ;)

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  152. Sounds like such an awesome time! and thank you for posting the pics with links to the people - it's cool to set faces to names!

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  153. Such a great bag of swag! :o)

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  154. Jealous? Me? Never!! Great bag of goodies.

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  155. What a fab event! Thanks for sharing it! :)

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  156. That looks like so much fun!

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  157. It sounds like a great time was had by all. Maybe someday...

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  158. Wow! Looks like tons of fun...maybe my friends and I should have a mini sewing summit to crank out all our Christmas gifts..no kids, no interruption sounds awesome!
    erin.n(dot)waters(at)gmail(dot)com

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  159. I wanted to go so badly but it was the same week-end as Thanksgiving here in Canada and I don't think my family would forgive me if I skipped Thanksgiving so that I could sew... I have my fingers crossed that it will be on a different week-end next year so that I can go! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  160. It would have been so much fun to go myself, but it's almost as good seeing your great pics!! Maybe next year... And thanks for the chance at some swag!!

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  161. That looks like so much fun! Thanks for sharing with us.

    Jennifer

    jennifercreech7@yahoo.com

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  162. thank you so much for sharing w/ us, I hope I could attend in the future. Thank for the give away as well : )

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  163. I wanted to go so badly! Of course Mike always seems to be out of town when anything fun is going one. I'd love some sewing loot! Thanks for the pictures so I could feel like I was there. Love ya!

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  164. Looks like you had a blast! What a great time. Thanks for the wonderful blog, you do such a fantastic job! Sara B. teach543@aol.com

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  165. Sounds like fun! Maybe when my kids are older. . . jillsstorey(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  166. Sounds fun! Would love to go to something like this sometime. :)

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  167. Amy - That looks like too much fun! I am so glad that you had a great time! Also, I got my Christmas charm squares and they are perfect! Thanks so much!

    Ashley
    ashleymjones@live.com

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  168. Sounds like a blast!!
    Tamara Asher

    tamarajoy1@msn.com

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  169. The summit looks like it was a blast! Wish I could have been there...
    jamiespackman(at)gmail(dot)com

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  170. THANKS FOR THE NEAT POST!
    GLAD YOU HAD A GREAT TIME!
    THANKS SO FOR SHARING TOO!

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

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  171. What a wonderful time you had! It sounds like a combination of quilt show/retreat on steroids! Fun and exhausting. I'm looking forward to a retreat in a few weeks, right before my birthday - can hardly wait!

    Lisa
    Lalexander733 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  172. I wish I had been there so much! This would be so amazing to win!

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  173. Looks like fun!! And great swag!

    linsey004(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  174. It looks amazing! I'm glad it's happening again next year... maybe I'll get to go too :)

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  175. Gosh that must have been so much fun! Don't ya just LOVE quilters??!
    sunshdws@yahoo.com

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  176. i so wish i could have been there too! what awesome swag fun times!

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  177. Oh, the more I read about the summit, the more I wish I was closer! Sure hope I can pretend I was there with the loot!

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  178. I love seeing everyones pictures from the Summit!! It looks like such a blast!! Glad you had fun.
    h_freund@hotmail.com

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  179. Sounds like a great event...wish I could have been there :o)

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  180. Thanks for sharing the fun! Now I will spend hours clicking on all those blog links, gathering all kinds of inspiration from some of the best!

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  181. Sounds like a fun time! thanks for sharing!

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  182. The build up for Sewing Summit was definitely worthy ---- wish I could've gone!!

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  183. Sounds like a great time was had and some wonderful sewing done! I love getting together with friends to sew, it can be so energizing!

    Thanks for sharing!
    Sandy A

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  184. It's always crazy to get in a room of people you know online but not IRL. There is never enough time but I hope you made as many face to face contacts as possible.

    Also, I'm always up for free swag. :)

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  185. I am sooo jealous of you getting to meet face to face all those people we "know" online!! I'd be overjoyed to receive some swag! Thanks for your fabulous generosity!

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  186. It looks like you had a wonderful time! I would love to do something like that. Thanks for sharing!

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  187. Oh how I wish i would have gone! Would love to win!!

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  188. holy cow - I would have loved to have gone!!!!! Hopefully next year - or if they have one closer to pennsylvania. :)

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  189. Looks like great fun! Thanx for sharing.

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  190. Awesome giveaway!!! I came here from etsy - I bought an i-spy charm pack that I made into a little quilt that I absolutely LOVE! Do you make those little charm packs often? I'd love to buy another. (Or more...)

    Also, thank you to the link for the no-email thing, my little box wasn't checked!!

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  191. Thank you for sharing. Reading about the sewing summit makes me wanna go next year.
    christin
    basteln.mit.laune@web.de

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  192. love the sewing summit recap!! Would love to get the swag bag-- so much fun!

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