sewing summit recap

So I went to Sewing Summit last month to teach a photography class. I even took along my "big" camera and lens. I ended up only taking a few random iPhone photos. But I guess that's what happens when you're too busy having fun! I had an amazing time. I got to spend some much needed quality time with three of my favorite people (amylyann, and anna), got to meet lots of new cool people, take some really interesting classes, and most importantly, eat tons of amazing food! No, really, the food was amazing. Should you find yourself in SLC, make sure to stop by Cucina Toscana for dinner. It was so good we went twice. 

I spent two long days traveling from airport to airport. Lots of time for people watching! No major snags so both my bags and I arrived in SLC in one piece. Luckily I was able to meet up with two friends at the airport so we were able to head to the hotel together after a Starbucks pick me up. The hotel, Little America, was quite swanky. There were lots of pretty chandeliers and an amazing fireplace in the lobby perfect for warming up and relaxing. The Grand America across the street was our view from the balcony and serves a great breakfast. 

The classes at Sewing Summit were very cool and many included great swag like the Michael Miller Cotton Couture Color Card we received in Jeni's class. The ladies over at Kelly Moore Bags sent over discount cards for those who attended my photography class. Aside from all the swag (seriously there was more than I ever expected) the classes were interesting and I feel like I learned a lot. I took: Handmade Wardrobe with Mena Trott, Finishing Details with Anna Graham, Creative Fabric Selection with Jeni Baker, Website Design with Melissa Esplin, Successful Blogging with Tauni Everett, and Pattern Making for Childswear with Carrie Lundell.

If the stars align next year, I'd love to go back. If you were on the fence this year about going, just go already, you won't regret it. I absolutely loved the opportunity to hang out and meet people with similar interests. 

Below, a peek into my trip...


  1. Those are great pictures! I had so much fun, and WE are going again next year.

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    1. It really was a great trip with lots of fun memories :)

  4. Hi! I'm a Vanessa-blogger, too! I think I'm going to pull the trigger next year and just go! Thanks for all the fun advice! :) It'd be cool to meet another Vanessa that loves to sew so much! ha!