This last Friday there was a class held by Heather Ross here in Portland. John from Quilt Dad had flew into town for the class as well as the chance to meet some locals. All of us gals jumped at the opportunity to meet John. We had a fantastic dinner and drinks in the pearl district, and had a blast getting to know each other.
It's always interesting to me seeing the world of sewing through someones else's eyes. John was no different. As he told us how he was introduced into Quilting as well as some adventures along the way. Talent was definitely not lacking at our little get together. John is also one of the faces behind Fat Quarterly which just released there second issue of the ezine.
We also had Mo Bedell who just had her first fabric release called Party Dress available at Hawthorne Threads. Then Monica from Happy Zombie also had her first release called Holiday Happy for Lecien. You can purchase her goodies over at Kerri's Shop, or take your chance at winning the collection on her blog.
Thank you sew much for the samples you brought to Monica they are super cute.
Violet Craft a Children's Boutique specialist now venturing out into the world of Fabric and will have her first collection for Michael Miller come out sometime in January. And Tracie from Hip Fabric not only sells fabric, but she has the cutest card wallets I have ever seen in her etsy handmade store.
Mo Bedell, Monica (Happy Zombie), John (Quilt Dad), Me, Violet Craft, Tracie (Hip Fabric) taking the photo
I'm telling ya it felt good to get away and see my friends. Sometimes we all put to much time into unnecessary ventures that we forget to breath. All it takes is a little time for your self and some good friend to re-inspire you to keep on going.
Thank you to all of my friends for keeping me SEW inspired.
Who are you inspired by? Where did you learn to SEW? I would love to hear your stories as well.