It’s all about the people
Last weekend, my Stitching Sister, Marie Zinno and I taught at Amy Baughman’s Sewing & Quilting Center in Cranberry, PA. People make a great Stitching Sisters event. The people part starts at the top – with the dealer, Amy and Ed Baughman; with the Brother Inc staff, (they sent four highly-qualified and helpful) staff members; with the students: Amy’s well-trained and loved customers and finally, with the speakers, Marie Zinno and me. Marie and I can’t do a good job without all of those other people. Amy is a blast – her customers love her and she’s full of contagious energy and joy. You can visit Amy’s website here: http://www.sewinformed.com/ The Brother staff came armed with gifts for every student and special deals for those who were interested.
Marie and I arrived with the desire to spend two days with 90+ passionate embroiderers and share as much knowledge as we possibly could. The setting was perfect – spacious banquet room, bright lighting, good food, Valentine’s Day decorations to set a party atmosphere and a plowed parking lot! We really appreciated that on day two.
We met so many new friends, had tons of laughs and learned that we’re all more alike than we are different. Isn’t that what sharing a hobby is all about? It’s finding the common ground and sharing what you know. Here’s a comment from Facebook posted after the event.
Bonnie Best Readie
Thanks for two great days! Made a new best friend and learned so much. Came home exhausted but with a new Brother. Thank you, Eileen & Marie and Amy & Ed as well as the wonderful people from Brother. You made a dreary Pittsburgh winter like a breath of spring.
We heard from other happy attendees as well:
Thank you for such an inspiring, fun filled two day event in Pittsburgh. My sister and I had a blast and enjoyed every minute. The Stitching Sisters are the BEST!
Thank you Eileen & Marie for a terrific show this weekend! I am so glad I could attend!
That 2 day embroidery event was fantastic!! Thanks Sisters and Thanks Amy!!!
Thank you for the great 2 days in Pittsburgh Area at Amy Baughmans!
Amy conducts show-and-tell at lunch and wow –did we see some awesome projects. I was so touched that quite a few were from the pages of Designs. Here’s a recent project Connie made. You might recognize this bag—it was a project featured in the Volume 72 Jan/Feb 2012 issue, “Stitch it in No Time, Use it Forever!” by Lucy Holguin.
And Connie’s sister sported a brown and pink version of a jacket we featured in Volume 36 Jan/Feb 2006: “A Jacket With A Redhead Attitude” by Katherine Artines.
Marie and I love meeting you in person and we’re hoping to see you at an upcoming event this Spring and Fall. Click here for the schedule.