Interesting update from The Sewing Summit - taken directly from their blog:
So. Sewing Summit 2012 is officially sold out. Yes, our tickets went on sale at 9:00 am this morning, by 9:01 there were 100 tickets sold. Throughout the rest of the day, I watched the registration stats like a hawk and incredulously, about 10 hours later, I realized that we were going to sell out & I needed to take the registration link off our website.
10 hours - isn't that insane? I emailed them last week and they said they were expecting to sell out in Summer at the earliest - even tho last year they sold out only a few weeks before the conference and even offered "one-day" passes for locals. I was expecting them to sell out at the end of the week since the first 100 tickets went so fast but they surpased even my estimates - so awesome!
They are starting a wait list while they consider the possibility opening it up to more people, I really love what she says here tho:
When Sewing Summit was formed, we always had in mind a smaller, niche, approximately 250 person event where people could genuinely connect & you weren’t just cattle-called through big ballrooms & halls. I want to provide a place where you can do that – and it’s a delicate balance.
I agree - a lot of the classes at big sewing conferences or shows make you feel very anonymous and you don't have a chance to get to know more than 1 or 2 people, and that only if you are lucky and they feel chatty. I love that they are trying to accomodate as many as people as possible, but at the same time keep it small enough to give everyone that personal "get to know people from the online community and share" experience - which is one of the main reasons for this conference.
If you didn't get a ticket - definitely check out the link to their blog I provided above and sign up for the waiting list - you never know, you might just get lucky! And if not - plan, save, and sign on REALLY early for next year lol. They are seriously going to have to do a lottery or something next year - they will probably sell out within 2 hours in 2013 at this rate!
And to give you something fun to look at instead of just a big long ramble about Sewing Summit - here is a picture of my newest favorite fabric - a FQ that is going to be AGONIZING for me to cut up eventually lol.
I spent too much on this FQ but I am so glad I chose this color - it is simply fantastic! Seriously if the house is burning down and I already have the hubby, dog, and other essentials out of the house - this is the piece of fabric I am grabbing to save from my stash - thank goodness it lives in the same box with all of my other Heather Ross! lol
If you could only save 1 FQ from your stash - what would it be?
Happy Wednesday - 2 more days til Friday!