USQM 2019

USQM 2019
The Utah Quilting and Sewing Marketplace was held last weekend (May 2-4) in Sandy, Utah and I headed out to work in the booth and teach a couple of classes.
I hung at out the Nuttall’s Sewing Centers booth and talked about all the different Cuddle quilt kits they had. Utah is one of the few places where quilters and sewists are completely unfazed by Cuddle. Everyone I asked “Have you worked with Cuddle before?” just smiled and told me “Oh many times” or “Yes, I just love it” or something similar.
Students made the softest, most comfortable PJ pants with Embrace double gauze. We had two pairs of students, each helping each other. It was a great class and being so small we got to chit chat a lot and learn more than we would in a large class. And everyone went away with a finished pair of PJ pants. Win-win!
Then we spent the afternoon making Pat the Penguin–so stinkin’ cute. It was great to get the chance to work through the pattern with consumers and get the chance to see their results. They both did such a great job and kept on until the last stitch was sewn, even though it was past 9pm by the time we finished. Nothing was going to stop them!
On Sunday morning, before my flight home to Los Angeles, I drove a couple hours out to the Bonneville Salt Flats. I often try to see something interesting in the area and this is one I’ve heard of but had never had a chance to see. So I headed out by myself to check it out and it was beautiful! Other-wordly, incredibly quiet and very very flat, it was well worth the drive.

Happy Sewing!