This is the panoramic view from the ballroom at the First Slow Stitching Movement Getaway. It was held from April 21st to April 24th in beautiful Lambertville, New Jersey at the Lambertville Station Inn. Below is a shot of the Inn taken from the bridge returning on foot from New Hope in the early evening on Thursday.
Below is only part of the ballroom where most activities took place.
Here is my station with the Janome Skyline S5 that was on loan to me for the duration of the event thanks to Pocono Sew and Vac.
The demo units were offered to us at the low price of $899.00, and upon returning home I decided that I wanted to purchase my unit, which happened to be unit #1. They shipped it to me and it arrived the following Wedesday.
This event was fantastic. It was filled with activity, yet we had time to do our own thing. I managed to make some friends and will stay in touch with them via the Slow Stitching Movement Facebook page. If this event is offered again, I will be sure to be there, and I recommend it to you as well. There was no pressure to be modern, and there was respect for hexagons. It was nice to see some people embracing hand work over machine work, although machine work was certainly in evidence as well.
During the Wednesday evening trunk show we were each encouraged to share one piece that represents our slow stitching journey. I shared my Batik Flower Garden Quilt. The photograph below is credited to Mark Lipinski. It shows the back of the quilt, which he wanted everyone to see. This photograph was originally shared by Mark on his Slow Stitching Movement Facebook page. Thank you Mark for appreciating my work.
There was no pressure to participate in any of the activities, which was really nice, so you could be as active as you wanted at the getaway. I spent a great deal of time sitting in the best lit area of the ballroom hand stitching with others.
I felt as if I had found a group of kindred spirits at this getaway, and I hope to see them again in the big stitching community.