In the fall, I attended Sew Pro in Chicago, which was truly inspiring. Please click here to read the details. Pat Sloan and Tula Pink, were fabulous key note speakers. And the breakout speakers were so outstanding, it was hard to choose which presentation to attend. Fortunately, many of the speakers shared their PowerPoint presentations with all of the attendees. Brenda Ratliff of A Little Bit Frayed, and Pink Castle Fabrics, and Sara Lawson from Sew Sweetness, did an amazing job of planning and coordinating an event for about 150 attendees.
Abby Glassenberg @whileshenaps and Kristen Link @sewmamasew, attend and represented the Craft Industy Alliance. Both are co-founders and leaders of this wonderful organization. They were both at the conference and spoke about how much this non-profit has to offer to all crafters. The fee is well worth what they have to offer.
Today is my day to share with you more about how Sew Pro inspired me. I had several take-a-ways, but I have chosen to focus on just one right now, which covers a lot of the others; Do The Work!!
You can read my entire post about the conference, which also shows you the incredible speakers that presented at Sew Pro by clicking here.
I have drawn up patterns and made some sample blocks, which I can’t share with you quite yet. I have been working harder with each spare minute, (along with three part-time jobs outside my home, as a public librarian). I have several quilts that are WIP’s, and I finished one of them since I came home.
This called Dorie’s Diamonds.I love this pattern. And I’m happy to say my young cousin, Marigold, is enjoying it too.
I officially migrated to WordPress, which was a big fear for me to get over. Actually, I am really enjoying the interface much more than Blogger. It is not that difficult to use. I had a WordPress class in 2008, and it was a different platform back then. It’s much more user-friendly now than it was, and more sophisticated.
I have been sewing, and creating some of my own quilt patterns, which I can’t share at this point.
I have started to learn cross-stitch and embroidery. These have always been goals of mine. But I have signed up for two classes, one in each medium, bought the supplies, and begun to practice a bit of cross-stitch. Stay tuned for photos and fun.
I have been so focused on holiday gifts that are quilts right now, and it’s coming fast. So my priority has been on sewing another baby quilt for Maggie Jane, and a grown-up quilt for my nine-year old cousin, Hannah.
Another item I have tackled, is something I have wanted to, at least start for a long time. #100 blocks #100 Days.It began in July, and is a quilt-a-long. I knew when I began I was way behind. But if I started, the quilt it would get finished sometime next year. I had a little set-back at first. My color scheme and fabrics didn’t pan out the way I wanted. So I rethought it, and came up with different fabrics from my stash, and bought two fabrics, (yardage), from Karen Lewis’s Blueberry Park Collection. These are my first two finished blocks.
Finally found fabrics that work together for #100days#100blocks100days #hudsonvalleyquilts #modernquilting
Thank you to Trinia @penguinfeats. I met Trinia at Sew Pro, and she is a lovely and talented quilter and blogger. She is doing an incredible job on her #100 blocks, and will finish on time. Trinia really encouraged me to begin anyway. So glad I did. And, you can look forward to an interview on this blog in the future.
Of course there are wonderful give-a-ways in this blog hop, which you can enter by rafflecopter; a Rafflecopter giveaway
Please enter. Lots of great prizes are up for winning.
And below is the Sew Pro Stars Blogger’s Button.
Lastly and most importantly, there are many other bloggers who are participating this week in the Sew Pro Star Blogger’s Hop. The list of participants is below. Check out these talented bloggers work and blogs. You won’t be disappointed. You will be star struck and inspired, much like I was.
SewPro Stars Blog Hop Schedule
Monday Nov 14
Lisa Peterson – https://lisaandlorelai.com/
Sherri Noel – Rebeccamaedesigns.com
Andi Stanfield – http://truebluequilts.com/
Brooke Gilbert – http://stitchedprintingcompany.com/p/blog
Tuesday Nov 15
Vanessa Behymer – https://vintagebarngirl.wordpress.com/
Pam Cobb & Lynn Rinehart – http://www.thestitchtvshow.com
Sherry Shish – www.poweredbyquilting.com
Joanne Kerton – www.canuckquilter.com
Lisa Nielsen – http://thequiltjam.blogspot.com/
Wednesday Nov 16
Carmen Ross – seecarmensew.com
Anne Beier – http://www.hudsonvalleyquilts.com/
Jessica Caldwell – www.desertbloomquilting.com
Pamela Morgan – mysweetlittlestitches.com
Thursday Nov 17
Maryanna Powell – www.marvelousauntiem.com
Cathy Smith – www.aquiltingchick.com
Lissa LaGreca – lovinglylissa.com
Paula Mamuscia – https://creationsbypaulamamuscia.wordpress.com/
Angie Tackett – http://www.mystitchstory.com/
Friday Nov 18
Becca Fenstermaker – prettypiney.com
Holly Stockley – www.lighthouselanedesigns.com
Teri Seal – daymoonquilts.blogspot.com
Trinia Braughton – www.penguinfeats.com
Deanna Wall – https://www.stitchesquilting.com/
#sewprostars #bloghop #inspired #tulapinkslowandsteady #patsloansplendidsampler2016