It was great! The class offerings were a good mix. I wanted to take sewing classes that would teach me new things and I certainly accomplished that. I learned English paper piecing, hand printing, foundation paper piecing, smocking, and how to draft a pattern for custom leggings. I even made a metal frame pouch. It was fun to learn new things and see all the different fabrics people were using.
There was plenty of time for socializing during meals and open sew each night. Somewhere on their website they say you can be as social or unsocial as you want to be at Sewing Summit and I will say that's accurate. I am a super unsocial person. It takes me years to be comfortable in most situations. I can small talk if I have to, but generally I'm used to sitting by myself. I only went to open sew to make some adjustments on my leggings and to do a little prep work for my clutch, a total of fifteen minutes tops. And while there were clearly a bunch of people hanging out and meeting bloggy friends, I didn't feel like I was excluded from anything by not being one of them. So introverts, don't worry, they mean it, you can be unsocial at Sewing Summit.
Okay, now on to some pictures. I didn't take many; I was busy sewing and being unsocial.
Poor Black Beauty, I gutted another book. I lined this one in batting and added an elastic loop to hold it shut. It worked out great. I hope to do more EPP and figure this will come in handy. I love that EPP is so portable, and sewing the pieces together is just so satisfying.
letterboxers so the carving was right up my alley. Since I had blue I thought I add a school of fish. Ideally it wouldn't have the messy edges of the stamp, but in person I really like the messy edges. I like handmade.