Dana Bolyard of Old Red Barn Co.
This was yet another engaging class and full of discussion. The main point of the class, however, (and I don't think she'd mind my repeating it) is to ask yourself, "what is my focus". What is my focus for my blog or tweets, etc. While I think I have a focus, I think it might be more of a soft focus. lol Anyway, I like what she had to say and I may be making some changes over the next few months but don't you worry, I'll still be me. :)
At the last meeting of the day, (basically an adjourning of the Summit) more door prizes were handed out and I won! I won a Clover Iron with a variety of attachments but since I don't applique much and a girl at my table does, I gave it over to her. I was feeling generous becuase I also won a door prize (a pattern book) in the Author's Panel
BabyLock - they brought in machines (the Grace) for us to use over the weekend and set up some other demo machines for us to look at and try. Let me tell you, I found these machines to be quiet and easy to use and the sergers (while I didn't use them) look like a great asset for those garment/specialty sewers! Take a look at what they have to offer, I guarantee you will be pleasantly surprised also. (PS - Look at the little gift baggie they gave us. We have a pattern for a simple little clutch with the fabric.)
AdornIt - I bought a couple charm packs from them. Love the price, love the fabric line, love the concept.
The Warm Company - awesome batting. Enough said.
Burda Style - oh, you won't be disappointed if you mosey over there!
Delish - a new publication that I can't wait to see! The ladies of Delish are sweet and friendly and I really like their concept.
Beebolt - their tagline says it all, "Sew. Learn. Connect." Check it out, ya'll.
Robert Kaufman - honestly, do I need to say anything? Isn't writing the name enough information about this company? -swoon-
Sullivan's - the EDGE ruler, rotary cutter and mats. We used these during the summit with lots of success. the mats are nice and lightweight, very manageable. The rulers came in many shapes and sizes (so love those) and the cutters fit my hand well. I did manage to need sharper blades but that's not a design flaw, just a lots of quilters/sewists in the room flaw! lol
Martingale Publishers - if you want a book about it, I'll bet you they've got it.
Venezie Designs - ahh, these are such fun designs. They are most definately on my market list of places to shop!
The Fat Quarter Shop - we all already love this store, right?
Lapel Stick - I have not tried this yet but I've heard really great reviews about it, if you have reviews, feel free to comment here.
Patterns by Figgy - there are some great patterns here, people.
Reliable - We used the Velocity Irons and frankly, I liked them. They were nice and hot but I have yet to figure out what the "vibrate" means. I know, sounds bad, right? Seriously, though, part way through it would start vibrating and I wonder if it was a warning that we were holding the iron too long in one place on the fabric (thus got too hot) and would vibrate to get our attention. I don't know but I'm researching it this week because if that is the case, it is FREAKING AWESOME.
Sheree's Alchemy - check out the fabrics, ya'll.
You Can Make This - such a sweet site, folks.
Generation Q - go there, now.
I want to say a BIG THANK YOU to all of our sponsors, they were the icing on the cake of a fantastic weekend and they were much, much appreciated!
Now, for your viewing pleasure, a few misc. photos.
Fabric scraps/FQ's and a patter from the LQS near the hotel.