SewDown Nashville is an all-inclusive weekend quilting getaway in the beautiful luxury Loews Vanderbuilt Hotel. Hotel, meals and all workshops are included in the attendance fee. Live it up from Friday through Sunday with a full load of workshops and tons of sewing fun! Learn from superstar workshop instructors Carolyn Friedlander, Anna Maria Horner, Angela Walters, and Victoria Findlay Wolfe. Get inspired with lectures from Alexia Marcelle Abegg, Elizabeth Dackson, and Maddie Kertay.
Attendees will also be invited to join Anna Maria Horner in her Nashville home studio for an exclusive tour and cocktails! Transportation will be provided.
Can’t make the entire weekend? Lecture packages will be available too!
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We can’t wait to see you in Nashville!
It’s time! Sign up for SewDown Portland now.
SewDown Portland is an all-inclusive weekend quilting getaway! A swanky hotel, all meals, workshops, lectures and open sew are included in the attendance fee. Live it up from Friday through Sunday with a full load of workshops, amazing food, and time sewing with your friends at open sew! Can’t make the entire weekend? Lunch and dinner lectures will be available too! Portland SewDown dates are February 7th – 9th 2014.
Portland is named the City of Roses for its vast rose gardens and was named one of the “Greenest Cities in America”. The city is also known for its abundant array of artists and arts organizations, outdoor activities, and beer and coffee enthusiasm. Ever wondered if the show Portlandia was accurate? Come to SewDown Portland and find out! (FYI-the show is pretty right on)
For workshop descriptions, schedule and pricing, please visit the SewDown Portland website.
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It’s been two days since I’ve been home from Philly and I am missing it bad. Coming back to reality is hard sometimes. It does help that Portland registration opens tomorrow. I’m excited to know that it’s only five months away!
Thank you to everyone who came and participated in the SewDown. It was a great weekend full of sewing, laughter, yummy food, and newly formed friendships.
Thank you Philadelphia!
I feel a little spoiled. I already know how awesome Elizabeth is. But now everyone who was at the SewDown knows too. She is a fantastic teacher! She really has a great ability at explaining how to do something so it looks and functions really well. Her students worked hard. Every time I popped in the only thing that could be heard was the beautiful sound of the machines humming along! Elizabeth taught her ever popular quilt as you go method for her Perfect Quilted Totes. You can read about it here.
Thanks for sharing your skills with us Elizabeth! I can’t wait to see everyone’s finished bags. (Make sure to tag it with #sewdown when you are done everyone!)
We had some pretty amazing teachers in Philadelphia. I had meet Liesl briefly at Quilt Market in Portland. But I was just a giddy giggly fan and I’m sure she didn’t even remember me! When I found out she was a teacher at the SewDown and I was going to work I was so excited to get to spend some time listening in on her classes.
Liesl is so talented! I knew this, but hearing her teach and explain steps to her students was so cool. She taught them so many different ways to add texture and dimension to their quilts. You can read about what her class was about here.
Thank you Liesl for the great time. It was a pleasure to get to know you a bit better and I know that everyone of your students learned so much! My favorite quote was “I didn’t think there was anything new that I was going to learn but I learned so much my head is swimming!” I think that’s the sign of a great class…
Oh Lizzy House, you make such pretty things! It was such a joy to finally meet Lizzy. She is not only talented but also totally awesome. Her style of teaching is very unique and the students loved her class. You can check out the Meadow Block class she taught here.
Thanks for sharing your talent with us Lizzy! We can’t wait to see everyone’s Meadow quilt develop over the next few months.
I’ve meet Alexia before but never had the opportunity to hear her teach. What a fun treat that was. Her students made use of so many different kinds of fabrics in just one block! What a great way to open one’s mind to using different fabrics from their stash in a new way. Read about Alexias class Beyond Quilting Cottons here.
Thanks Alexia for all your hard work and time spent on this class! The students walked aways with a sense of excitement and inspiration.
Well, SewDown Philadelphia is over and most of us are home. It was sad to leave our new friends but I know that a few of them will be coming to Portland! My intention while at the SewDown was to blog each day. But really what was I thinking? It was just too much fun! Trying to sit down and edit photos and recap the day just took a back seat to having fun. I wanted to sew and talk to people! We did post quite a few photos on Instagram.
We were so lucky to be able to have had three talented people speak to us during lunches and dinners at the SewDown in Philadelphia.
Michelle Engel Bencsko shared with the group her journey in Growing A Creative Business. It was great to hear how her and her partner Gina Pantastico were able to successfully create a thriving sustainable business-Cloud 9 Fabrics! Michelle gave the group fantastic insights to their business and shared a bit of what is to come for Cloud 9 Fabrics! Learn more about Michelle’s work, life and musings on her personal blog Cicada Daydream.
Victoria Findlay Wolfe a prolific quilter, author and mother shared her quilt making process with us. Her story was truly amazing. Hearing about hear design process really inspired the group to try something new. To go outside our comfort zones and “make the quilt you said you’d never make!” As well as “give you quilts some guts-make your quilts your own, you never know where it’s going to take you.” You can read more about Victoria on her blog.
Jay McCarroll was entertaining as ever! Hearing about his beginnings, travels, experiences and where he is headed (super exciting things on the horizon for him) was fantastic. Jay is as charismatic as he seems. The conversation took an interesting turn into the cost of handmade products and products in the US and where we as consumers and makers can help change where consumerism is headed. Thank you Jay for your insights and sharing your story with us. Stay up to date with Jay on his website.