A week ago I was in Utah teaching a couple hundred amazingly creative women how to do a reverse applique on various mediums from tee shirts to tote bags to little baby hats. The joy of sharing this technique, which has been a signature treatment in our line since 2002, is pretty indescribable. Seeing faces light up as some had never even sewn a button before, to watching others carefully make every stitch as if it was a work of art. And indeed it was! Fiskars generously donated my favorite pair of scissors, 8-Inch Softgrip Bent Scissors to each and every person who took my class. Bazzill donated an embroidery floss set along with 2 needles.

Margie did a beyond amazing job with the entire event. Her partners, staff, and helpers went above and beyond expectation, and every detail was turned into a total delight. So grateful my cousin Cindy had a day off of grad school (what are the chances?!) and was able to help out and join in on the fun. One of our favorite parts of the entire event was chatting and meeting everyone! I am still soaking in all the magic from the 2 days...

Huge hugs to all those who attended - hoping the "Spark!" we all experienced lasts until the next one!