FAQ

What is Sewing Summit?
Sewing Summit is a sewing and blogging conference for the modern sewist who wants to connect with others in a fun and inspiring setting.

Who should attend Sewing Summit?
You should! Anyone involved in the online sewing community is invited. Are you connected online? Are you a sewist? Take this opportunity to meet your friends face to face and improve your skills too! Sewing Summit is non-exclusive & open to garment sewists, quilters, bag makers, children’s clothing creators – anyone with a love for sewing.

When is Sewing Summit?
September 19th – 21st, 2013 at the Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah.

When do Sewing Summit tickets go on sale?
Sewing Summit 2013 tickets will go on sale April 16th, 2013 at 10:00 am MST. We are capping the amount of tickets sold & we expect them to sell fast, so plan on purchasing one right away if you want to attend.

How does the class registration process work?
Our registration is a 2-part process. On Tuesday, July 30th, our final class agenda will be released. On Tuesday, August 6th, our enrollment process will begin, which will consist of ticketed attendees sending us their prioritized lists of classes, for each class time slot / session. Then each class will be filled using a randomized allocation process based on the priorities given to us by each attendee. On Tuesday, August 20th, we’ll begin emailing out the attendees their Sewing Summit 2013 schedules, giving them 1 month to plan for classes & gather supplies.

Wy did you change the registration process?
We constantly want to evolve & change Sewing Summit for the better. Based on the feedback received from attendees in the first 2 years of Sewing Summit, as well as our team’s observations & ideas, we are trying out a random assigning of class schedules this year, versus a first-come-first-served model.

How will I know I’ll get the classes I want?
You won’t – not 100%! (But we think this is part of the fun!) We will do our best to give you as many of the highest prioritized classes on your list as we can. We also will guarantee that each attendee will have at least 2 sewing workshops / hands-on project classes. We are confident that each of our classes & teachers will deliver strong & valuable classes that you’ll learn a lot from!

When should I fly in/out?
The conference will officially start the evening of Thursday, September 19th, 2013 with an opening party. There will be events happening during the day on Thursday, such as the Fabric Store Shop Hop, so plan on flying in on Wednesday night if you don’t want to miss anything. If you can’t arrive until Thursday – don’t worry, you’ll still be there for the full Sewing Summit experience. The conference will end on the evening of Saturday, September 21st, 2013, with a community dinner & keynote speaker, leaving the full day Sunday for exploring Salt Lake City or flying home.

Where is it being held?
The official conference hotel is the Little America Hotel in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. We have secured a special room rate for Sewing Summit attendees only – watch for information soon.

What is included in the conference ticket?
The conference ticket includes two lunches, one dinner, opening reception, two full days of sessions (8 classes), most classroom materials, open sewing time, parties & a VIP gift bag.

Help! I bought a ticket but now I can’t attend. Can you refund me and sell my ticket to someone else?
Sewing Summit tickets are non-refundable, but are transferable. What this means is that while we can’t refund you, you are more than welcome to sell your ticket, coordinate the exchange of payment between yourself & your buyer, and then let us know & we can change the name on your ticket. We encourage you to post on our Facebook wall or mention @SewingSummit in a tweet on Twitter so we can help you get that word out that you’re selling! If you need to change the name on your ticket, email info@sewingsummit.com.

I’m thinking about attending by myself – will I feel left out?
No! We had a lot of people attend solo last year. We’ve got plenty of activities set up to get you mingling & meeting new people. We’ll make sure no one is hanging out alone – that is unless they want to be!

What if I don’t have a blog / Twitter account / Facebook page / Flickr page?
You don’t have to be a blogger, Twitterer, Facebooker, Flickr-er or any other “er” to come to The Sewing Summit – just have a love for sewing! If you’ve got interest in Social Media and blogging we’ll have resources to help you learn about those things, too.

Will I receive any materials before the conference?
You will receive a confirmation email when you register, but you will not be sent anything else. Please plan on checking in at the conference on Thursday to receive your name badge and registration packet.

Oops! I bought to much when I was Shop Hopping / Shopping / swapping with my friends!
We’ve got you covered! We will have USPS flat rate boxes available for you to use to pack your stuff in. Then just pay us for the shipping, address it to yourself & we’ll take them to the Post Office for you on Monday!

I’m flying in – do I need to rent a car?
The conference venue and hotel is a 15 minute drive from the Salt Lake International airport – making a short taxi ride affordable at approximately $20.00. You can also take TRAX – the public light rail system from the airport directly to a stop in front of the hotel for about $8.00 round trip. You definitely don’t need a car! All conference activities will be held at the hotel and if you want to explore the city & for dinners out, there’s a lot within walking distance or you can use TRAX – it’s free within the downtown area! More about transportation here.

What’s the policy on infants?
We love babies! Babes in arms are most certainly welcome.

Can I volunteer?
We will put out a call for volunteers later this summer! Watch our Facebook page & Twitter stream for more information.

I have a question that’s not answered here!
Please email us so we can post your question and answer here!

Do you have a button I can put on my blog?
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