We’re are proud to announce our 11th event We are proud to announce our 11th event for Spring of 2019. April 11th- April 14th , 2019. This event is structured exactly like our past Chicago, Atlanta, and Denver locations. Included in your registration fee, you’ll have the opportunity to take classes taught by extraordinary and influential women from the modern quilting/sewing world at the Hilton Salt Lake Center located in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah.
SHERRI LYNN WOOD
Sherri Lynn Wood is the recipient of a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant for Painters and Sculptors, two MacDowell Colony Fellowships, as well as arts residencies at the Headlands Center for the Arts, Blue Mountain Center, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and most recently at Recology San Francisco in 2016. An interdisciplinary artist based in Oakland, CA, she has exhibited and performed locally at The Lab, Southern Exposure, Adobe Books and the San Francisco Museum of Craft and Folk Art. She holds an MFA from Bard College and a Masters of Theological Studies from Emory University.
Her 2015 publication The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters: A Guide to Creating, Quilting & Living Courageously (Abrams) provides frameworks for creative exploration, along with practical instruction in stitching techniques and color theory. Sherri teaches and speaks about improvisational patchwork and flexible patterning at art and craft schools, guilds, and conferences nationally and abroad.
Karen is a screen printer, author of Screen Printing at Home, a Robert Kaufman fabric designer and quilter. Her work is regularly seen in Love Patchwork and Quilting and Quilt Now magazines. As well as running workshops in her home in Leeds, she has taught at the Fat Quarterly Retreat and around the UK, as well as in Denmark and the US, including Quiltcon. Karen is one third of the UK based The Thread House with fellow quilters Lynne Goldsworthy and Jo Avery.
Karen was born and brought up in Leeds, West Yorkshire in the UK where she learned to sew and knit with her grandmother. It was several years later, after turning her back on her formal education and teaching career, that she came back to her crafting roots.
While living and teaching in London, Karen met her husband and together they brought up their 3 children there, but when they moved back to Leeds in 2004 she left her teaching career behind and started her crafting business Blueberry Park. Karen always had a passion for textiles, pattern and color and after a brief silkscreen printing course in 2011, she set about teaching herself more about this technique in order to design her own fabric.
Karen’s obsession with screen printing set in and soon she was printing and designing all day every day perfecting her skills. She was using her fabrics in her own work as well as selling to other quilters and crafters.
With her passion for screen printing and her skills as a teacher, she started to run screen printing workshops, passing on her skills and teaching others how to design fabric and screen print, particularly at home with little specialist equipment and space. In 2014 Karen brought out her first book Screen Printing at Home, teaching the reader all they need to know and what to do to produce great screen prints from the kitchen table. Her second book Wabi Sabi Sewing is due out this summer.
In 2015 Karen brought out her first fabric collection, Blueberry Park, with Robert Kaufman and has just released her third, hitting the shops in May.
Much adored Cockerpoo Scout has recently joined the clan and when she isn’t knee deep in paint and fabric and designing for Robert Kaufman, Karen and Scout can be found around and about the fields by her house.
Sewtopia + Juki
Sewtopia is partnering with Juki and will be providing (60) sewing machines for attendees to use (first come, first serve). Stay tuned for online promotions with Sewtopia as well.
Throughout the weekend, Sewtopia will offer up sewing challenges to inspire your creativity and there will be prizes. After you register we’ll email more information about the challenges. Participation is not required.
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 will ask whether you want to have a spot on the bus. There will be prizes and games on the bus. The shops will offer special giveaways and sale prices to you as well. Shops will be announced after registration.
Sewtopia’s Sewing Lounge will be open Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 5pm to midnight. We’ll open the lounge again in the morning for classes. We will leave it open and it will close that night at midnight. Here’s the general format that an attendee should expect if they’re attending Sewtopia Salt Lake:
For classes we will split the room into 3 sections. Teachers will teach Friday and Saturday. Twenty (20) attendees in the morning session, we’ll break for lunch for one (1) hour. After lunch teachers will swap rooms/sections and teach another 26 attendees. We will open all walls for evening sewing at 5pm to midnight. The larger section will be in Open Sew time free to work on their own projects. The next day the attendees that were in open sew will be taking the lessons from the teachers and the attendees that took classes on Friday will be in Open Sew on Saturday.
If you’re bringing a machine or items don’t worry about carrying them back to your room -- we’ll lock up every night for you. This time is yours to finish up class projects and other sewing projects.
General notions will be provided. Irons, cutting mats, rotary cutters, even thread.
Hotel & Travel
Sewtopia | Salt Lake takes place at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center. The hotel is located downtown in the entertainment district of Salt Lake City.
$185.00 ( taxes & fees are not included) | (2) Queen Beds Suite
$185.00 (taxes & fees are not included) | (1) King Bedroom Suite
RESERVATION LINK WILL BE AVAILABLE AFTER REGISTRATION
If you’re flying in, the airport you want is the Salt Lake International Airport code SLC.
DRIVING FROM THE AIRPORT
Follow signs to I-80 Eastbound. Take I-80 East to the 600 South exit. Exit and follow 600 South to West Temple. Turn left on West Temple. Hotel will be 3 blocks on the right side of street.
Distance from Hotel: 7 miles
Drive Time: 10 minutes
Recommended shuttle service is Haroon Transportation -- please call 855-316-6888 ($12/per person each way)
UTA Trax | TRAX Light Rail from the Airport and exit at Gallivan Plaza and hotel is located 1 block west of the station