Announcing the Craftsy opening mixer : sponsor spotlight

Posted by on October 8, 2012 in Sponsors, The Sewing Summit | 2 comments

One of the things I loved most last year about Sewing Summit was the opening mixer. We keep it pretty casual -just light apps & drinks because we know most of you are going to go to dinner afterwards – but it’s a fun way to kick off the weekend by getting everyone to mingle & start to get to know each other. If you’re not the mingling type, please at least come join us for a little bit, there will be chances to win some prizes & get a goody bag by our fabulous opening mixer sponsor – which we’re excited to announce is Craftsy!

Craftsy at Sewing Summit

If you haven’t heard of Craftsy, they’re a super fun & exciting online class hub, pattern marketplace, project sharing site, and so much more. For one, they’re a huge community – they have over a million registered users across the world. Secondly, they offer the most amazing range of classes (can we say cake decorating? Not to mention sewing, quilting, knitting – with other great things to come!). And they’re affordable!

We think that Craftsy is a perfect partner for us, because while we are excited to have expanded the hands-on sewing sessions at Sewing Summit this year, our classes are bite-sized and definitely more of a high-level overview type deal than super in-depth and detailed. Sewing Summit wanted to offer you a lot of different intro’s to different ideas & skills, and then have you practice & perfect them at home. And we think that taking some of the Craftsy classes at home is the perfect thing to help you with that! (Ahem – all you attendees might be getting a free Craftsy class in your swag to try them out yourself – we’re just sayin!)

So make sure to come by sometime during the opening mixer on Thursday night – 5:00-6:30 in Ballroom C – it’s a casual, drop in anytime type thing, so don’t worry if you’re out later shopping or want to hang out in your hotel room with your friends!

Craftsy at Sewing Summit

Then Lisa Anne, Lyric & Susanne from Craftsy will be on hand the whole weekend & they want to talk to you! They’ve got a great blogger outreach program & they want to hear what they can do for YOU! Affiliate programs, sponsorships for your blog, prizes for your giveaways – they want to hear what they can do for you. If you’re attending Sewing Summit, they’ll be hanging out at their table in the sponsor area during Open Sewing at night, and then they’re also hosting a Salt Lake City blogger get together on Sunday morning for anyone in the SLC area that wants to attend. Here’s the invite & more info for that get together!

Make sure you connect with Craftsy on Twitter (@beCraftsy) or Facebook here! Let them know how excited you are to have them involved!


  1. Thanks for the lovely post, Erin! We can’t wait to see old friends and make new ones this weekend at Sewing Summit. See you soon!

  2. Yes! Finally someone writes about granleys.

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