On November 6th – 9th, 2014, the Hilton Salt Lake City Center opened its doors and welcomed 80 sewists. Each attendee had a weekend of uninterrupted time to cultivate their creative side, ample time to work on their projects, and throughout the weekend we offered them other means to inspire them through sponsored challenges.

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SHOP HOP

The best part of getting together for the weekend is letting us take you to the best fabric and quilt stores in the area.   A shop hop is like a pub crawl only you’re shopping instead of drinking.   At the time of registration, we reserved spots on the bus, where we had prizes and games.  The shops offered special giveaways and sale prices as well.

VIRTUAL SHOP HOP

Enjoy the virtual shop hop for the week of the event.  Each shop offered special giveaways and sale prices as well.  Shop in your jammies!  After check-in, each participant received the list of virtual stores offering special discounts and prizes.  They had a whole week to take advantage.

CHALLENGES

Throughout the weekend, Sewtopia offered up sewing challenges to inspire your creativity and there were prizes.  After you registered, we emailed you more information on the challenge. Participation was not required.  Sewtopia teamed up with Michael Miller Fabrics for a fabric challenge <a href=”http://gosewtopia.com/michael-miller-fabric-challenge/”>{more information}</a>.

SEWING LOUNGE

Sewtopia’s Sewing Lounge opened on Thursday, November 6th, 2014 at 4pm and was left open and closed that night at midnight.  It reopened on Friday and Saturday at 9:00am to midnight.  Sunday’s schedule was 8am to noon.

The room is locked up every night so participants bringing their machines would not have to worry about carrying them back to their rooms. This time was used to finish up class projects and other sewing projects.

General notions were provided. Irons, cutting mats, rotary cutters, even thread!

PAMPERING

Sewtopia will have massage packages at the time of registration. You can’t spend all your time at your machine. Treat yourself to a hour massage with a licensed and experienced therapists. Prices will vary depending on the time.

#SEWTOPIASWAP

Sewtopia had one official secret swap that attendees can participate in.  After registration, we sent out an email asking questions and then with those answers we paired folks up.  We asked that participants brought their swap item to the event and we swapped them Saturday night!

Smalls Swap | #sewtopiaswap

Here were the rules:

  • If you’re on Instagram, please use this hashtag so others can cheer you on and your creative process
  • $money limit was $15 dollars, don’t break the bank!
  • Bring your swap item wrapped to Sewtopia Chicago
  • Make sure there’s something saying who it’s from, like a label or a slip of paper
  • Smalls category would be anything smaller than a 24×24 pillow or mini, mug rug, pin cushion, something for a sewing area, or a pouch
  • Make something that you love, out of fabrics you adore.
  • The folks of Sewtopia will do the secret swap Friday night after the sewing lounge closes. The swap items will be at your sewing station for Saturday morning for you to open.
  • Don’t worry if you don’t do the swap. . . we will only hand out swap gifts to those that participated.
  • Questions – email me and I’ll collect them all in a FAQs email to everyone.
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