Last weekend I was honored to be invited to teach some of my serger classes in Kansas City! I met Jamie David at Bernina University last summer in San Antonio and we’ve kept in touch since, talking about machines (of which we now have matching 580’s), sewing blogs, new patterns, and exciting projects we’re working on. She works at the Bernina Sewing Centers of Kansas City in Overland Park, KS. I jumped at the opportunity to visit with my friend while I also got a chance to step out of my MD classroom comfort zone.
You’ll have to forgive me…my camera is being repaired and we relied entirely on iPhone photos for documentation. I had so much fun seeing what makes Kansas City unique. Shuttlecocks at the art museum!
I arrived Wednesday afternoon and was immediately whisked to Urban Arts and Crafts, where I picked up a skein of yarn that has little puff balls of goodness throughout, kind of extravagent but totally worth it. Then to a sewing night at an AWESOME well-curated sewing and knitting store, Bon Bon Atelier, stitching and gabbing. Thursday, Jaime and I drove to Lawrence to shop at the immense Sarah’s Fabrics. Lucky for me, I found some of the new Melody Miller typewriters. Score!
Plus, every night was excellent food and company with Jaime and her husband, Trey.
Friday was my first all-day class–the knit cardigan. A lot of these women had experience with their sergers so I hoped to be able to make the class not only fun but informative as well. The Jalie patterns were new to them, but I think most great projects start off with a great pattern and Jalie didn’t not disappoint. I was so proud and impressed–everyone finished! And the cardigans looked great! One of the best parts of my trip were the women in class; they were kind, gracious, and welcoming to me and I had so much fun. Luckily for me, most of them joined me the next day for leggings.
Unfortunately, I didn’t get pictures of everyone but I want to thank Myron, Joel, Karen, and Jaime of Bernina Sewing Centers of KC for having me come teach and especially to my students–Marie, Mary, Donna, Mary Lou, Shirley, Denise, Kristine, Lynn, Ellen, Amy, & Lan. I hope to visit again sometime soon!