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I’m kicking off this weeks blog hop along with a group of Makers from Sew Pro! In September I went to the first Sew Pro Convention held in Chicago. Sew Pro is an event for Designers, Bloggers, Authors and Creatives, giving us the opportunity to meet other creative people in the industry and talk about the business!
I arrived to the event early and I’m so glad I did! I got to meet all these creative women! A group of entrepreneurs, shop owners, and designers (of fabric, bags, quilts and fashion)!!! Makers of all kinds! During the convention, we shared meals, inspiration, stories… and A LoT of notes!
Some of her presentation points elaborated on this same thought:
Don’t wait for things to be perfect.
Get your family on board.
Do the work!
Don’t stop trying the doorknob.
Thanks for the inspiration Pat!
Sara Lawson from Sew Sweetness introduces Keynote speaker Pat Sloan @ Sew Pro
Mimi G. talks about starting a creative business and brand loyalty.
Tula Pink talks about the business of fabric design.
Everyone was learning and sharing!
Alison Glass and Spoonflower gave out these pretties during one of the sessions… including some panels for a needle book.
Of course I had to make one!!! And… with a few more supplies
I made this adorable Needle Book!
I customized my needle book and added a couple pockets to store my scissors and packets of new needles. I also added some purple and gold wool to make the pages. This book will get TONS of use, I love it!
The Theme of the Sew Pro Stars hop is to share a project inspired by Sew Pro… but I thought about this and realized…
I was inspired by the Attendees AND the Teachers! So much creativity in one place!
Plus, these Teachers have been inspiring me ALL ALONG! I love to listen to their podcasts (Pat and Abby – links below) while I sew, I’ve contributed to some of their sites (sew mama sew!) and magazines (GenQ), I’ve got two Alison Glass projects going on and I’m not going to tell you how many Tula Quilts I’ve already made (if you follow me you probably already know).
I feel an even stronger connection to these projects now that I understand the stories behind their fabric.