Sunday, March 08, 2009

Sewing Expo Weekend

My weekend was filled with good friends,good food and a good sewing event. I went to the Original Sewing & Quilt Expo,in Atlanta Ga. It was so much fun and educational also. I think it is a great way to get inspiration and learn the new techniques and tools to take your sewing to the next level.
It get even better when you can take in the activity with friends who enjoy sewing just as much.

I spent my time with Ebony(in the purple top),Linda(in the rust jacket) and met Carla(in the white top). Here's my haul. I purchased four pieces of fabric,four patterns from Cutting Lines, a tailoring board and a box of Steam-A-Seam.I also took two classes and won a door prize from Kathy Ruddy. It is one of her instructional booklets and it is filled with wonderful fitting alternatives and style options.
The minute we got into our hotel room,Ebony went right into cutting and sewing.

Linda and I read blogs,sewing books until wee hours. We were still rested enough to enjoy a late breakfast and head out to the expo.

As I mentioned earlier,I took two classed. The first one was Kathy Ruddy's "The Fit You Need & Style You Want". The second one was Sandy Miller's "How Many Ways Can You Make A Jacket". Both classes were good. I plan to put the things I learn into action immediately. If you have not gone to a sewing expo,you should make plans to attend one. You'll be glad you did. On a different note some wonderful blog friends have nominated me for this award.


I feel totally honored. Thank you Linda, Julia ,Knit Machine Queen, Mimi Satin and Cindy. I will pass the great honor on to 10 other sweet sisters and list the rules in my next post.

12 comments:

Charlene McGill said...

I'm glad you had a great time. I would love to attend a sewing expo one day. I see you wore you knit set. It fits well and looks good on you.

I have been sick for a while. I just had surgery. Nothing life threating. Hopefully, after my follow-up doctor's visit in two week, I will be able to get back in to sewing.

Antoinette said...

How fun! I would love to have a sewing getaway sometime. I see you were already tagged with the sisterhood award and I guess I have tagged you again! LOL

http://www.clevergirl.org/2009/03/119-sisterhood-award.html

Lisa Laree said...

Oh, I'm lovin' the post-expo post! Sure missed it this year. Glad you got to go and have a good time!

gwensews said...

Yahoo! I'm sure you went home with lot of inspiration. Sewing expos are my favorite vacation. Coming home tired with brain overload is part of the deal!

ebbyj said...

I loved it so much that the next day i did not want to take my wristband off. It was so organized and so well though out that it made it real welcoming for the customer.I almost want to request the days off for the next show now. I enjoyed going with you guys. We can talk about sewing for hours and no one ever gets bored. what a dream.

Susan said...

I'm jealous of all the Expo attendees. lol. Very cool.

alethia said...

Going to a sewing expo with great sewing friends was such a special treat. Glad you had a great time. Oh, the Guy Laroche jacket looks greattttt

Anonymous said...

I must admit I'm a little jealous--it looks like you had great fun!!! I wish they would have a sewing conference/expo here in NJ. I would love to attend. Can't wait to see what you make with your haul.That pink/paris print looks gorgeous!

Jeannie W.

Sheila said...

You had a fantastic weekend and will keep my eyes out for a sewing expo.

Cennetta said...

You and your sista' girls look like you had a ball at the expo!

A Work In Progress said...

Glad you all had a great time!!!! Your jacket is great. Happy you hung in there with this project.

Terri said...

You are so talented! I simply cannot believe the lovely things you make with a simple pattern and a little fabric - thank you for the inspiration.