I took my first trip ever to Salt Lake City for Sewtopia in April.That means I'm 2 months late with this post but who's counting?😉 What a beautiful city! I traveled with a friend and we arrived a half day early leaving us a little touring time. After a quick meal and a yummy gelato we walked the few blocks to Temple Square. You don't have to be a Mormon to appreciate the awe of this first glance.
Several wedding photographers were busy within the square. Can you spot the two here?
We returned the following evening for the Tabernacle Choir rehearsal - with full orchestra! It was awesome! This was not on my bucket list but it should have been. I will never forget it.
Now, onto the sewing...
This was my 3rd time attending Sewtopia. Michael Miller Fabrics always sponsors a challenge and this year's "Space Kids" fabric was my favorite.
I have 3 grandchildren, 1 girl and 2 boys, and our family is all about space so I had a blast making this fun two-sided pillow!
My first class was with Jacquie Gering. She taught her improv mid-century modern house blocks. It was a very fun and inspiring class. I used scraps I had left over from the first Sewtopia that was held in Chicago. These are all from Denyse Schmidt's Florence collection.
I added a few improv trees and turned my houses into a mini neighborhood.
The second day was with Libs Elliot. She introduced and taught her new Heartbreaker pattern. These are English Paper Pieced. Hand sewing, other than quilt bindings, is always a challenge for me but I persevered.
Libs was invited by Absolute Vodka to design a label celebrating Canada's 150th. A friend visited Canada last year and found one for me. Look how perfectly it goes with my finish! Even down to the lemon/lime binding!
Earlier I shared the pin cushion I made for the swap. In exchange I received this beautiful covered note pad, including instructions where I can find refills. I love it!
And here's a photo of all the swag I brought home! Amazing!!! Thank you to all the sponsors, especially Michael Miller Fabrics for that HUGE bundle of Everglades!
Sewtopia has just announced the teachers scheduled for next spring are Karen Lewis and Sherri Lynn Woods. Tickets go on sale July 31st. I've marked my calendar!