The Sewing Summit Coming Soon!

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011
The Sewing Summit

It’s not too late to register for an amazing event — The Sewing Summit! We’ve asked the creative team behind “The Sewing Summit” to share with our readers and viewers what they have in store!  Take it away ladies!


In just a few short weeks, sewists and bloggers from all over the country (and even the world!) will be making their way to Salt Lake City, Utah. Why, you might ask? For the first ever Sewing Summit!

Founded by Amy Ellis and Erin Singleton, this modern sewing and blogging conferenceis a dream come true for lots of members of the online sewing community—it gives sewists andbloggers a chance to get to meet, face-to-face. And that’s why we are here, to share all of the exciting details with all of you DIY Dish readers!

The Sewing Summit, a modern sewing and blogging conference, will take place this October 7-9, 2011 and the fabulous Little America Hotel  in Salt Lake City. Our conference is all about connecting and inspiring the modern sewist! Whether you are an aspiring author or want to learn the basics of bag making, we have a diverse selection of classes for you to choose from.

Check out our complete list of teachers! We know you are sure to find something you love! Maybe garment sewing is more your thing? Then be sure to check out our Burda Style classroom led by Gretchen “Gertie” Hirsch! Amy and Erin have also lined up a BabyLock sewing room for you to sneak in some late hours sewing, especially for those of you looking for a bit of uninterrupted sewing time!

Be sure to check out our The Sewing Summit Facebook page and follow us on Twitter  for more exciting Sewing Summit details! Thanks Kim and Kris for having us and we hope to see some of you at Sewing Summit!

Create Your Own “My Girlfriend’s Breakfast Club”

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Hello friends!
We recently had the opportunity to share an idea with readers of Where Women Cook Magazine. As you may know, Kris opened a new brick and mortar store (online, too!) called, “My Girlfriend’s Quilt Shoppe.”

Not only is this a place to find fabric, patterns, notions, and more, but Kris really wanted it to become a “gathering place” for friends to learn new things and be inspired. As part of the many events being held at the shop, we’ve also started a “My Girlfriend’s Breakfast Club.” We are even more thrilled that this club will be featured over the next year in the Where Women Cook Magazine!

You see, what it entails is that we gather groups of friends, make a DIY project, and of course, EAT! So each issue of the magazine will include photographs of the event, the project, and definitely the breakfast recipes!  The Fall 2011 issue is on news stands now and we couldn’t be more excited.

We also outline a 9-step guide for creating your own “Girlfriend’s Breakfast Club”. We’d love to see women all over the country (and world!) getting together with old and new friends, creating, laughing, eating, and enjoying one another’s company.

The other cool part is that all of the projects we make will also be a free download that you can receive at The first project is this darling apron — appropriately called, “My Girlfriend’s Breakfast Club Apron.”

Download your free apron pattern here.

Fabric kits for the aprons are found here.

They’re so easy to make, you’ll want to make them for all of your girlfriends for gifts!

We hope you have a wonderful week. Our first episode of Season 4 begins Monday, October 3rd! We can’t wait!

-Kim & Kris