Did you know the nation's largest event for sewing enthusiasts takes place right here in the Pacific Northwest? The Sewing and Stitchery Expo is a non-profit educational event that features over 100 seminars daily, hands-on workshops, style shows and over 400 booths that specialize in the latest in fabrics, tools, and supplies! This year Sew Expo will be taking place March 3rd-6th at the Puyallup Fairgrounds. In addition to all the daily happenings, special guests Nancy Zieman and Ricky Tims will be flying in to make special appearances. Nancy will be presenting an exclusive never-before-seen program for the Expo audience. Ricky will be on the Expo Runway playing a grand piano, singing and quilting!
The Sew Expo has a new website that has all the details you need to know about the show. You can download a registration brochure which features all the seminar and class descriptions. Additionally you can register for the daily seminars on the Expo website. You can purchase Sew Expo tickets at all Quality Sewing locations while supplies last. Pre-sale tickets are only $10.00, they will be $12.00 the day of. The Sew Expo website also features an updated blog and some fun links including:
Pillowcase Patrol As a part of the “Million Pillowcase Project”, the 2011 Sewing & Stitchery Expo will be a collection point for handmade pillowcases. Create cheerful pillowcases for the children who are undergoing treatment at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital. Plus Buzz Tools Embroidery Designs has provided fun, juvenile embroidery designs for the pillowcases, these designs are available for download on the Sew Expo website. Every person who brings pillowcases to the Expo will receive one free spool of Coats & Clark thread and will be eligible for a door prize! Totebag Challenge- Make Your Own 2011 Souvenir Totebag Contest rules and free optional embroidery designs are available on the Expo website!
Be Sure to Visit the Quality Sewing Booths - This year we will have an expanded notions and thread booth in the Pavilion. We have been shopping and negotiating with our various vendors for several months to bring you an amazing array of hot buys! We have combed our stores for close-outs and one-of-a-kind items that will all be priced to sell fast. We will also feature the new items that Nancy Zieman will show in her seminars, all at special Expo prices. We have many sewing experts on-hand this year and this will be a great opportunity to meet them. Across from the notions booth in the Pavilion, we have multi-needle embroidery expert George Moore and special guests long arm quilting experts Donna Springer and Denice Applegate Schober. Be sure to visit Angela Mullins, our guest digitizing expert from Floriani in our main booth in the Showplex. Across from our main booth, we will have special guest Ed Moore, the lead designer for Koala Cabinets. This event is not to be missed as it only happens once a year! View our 2011 Sew Expo Buyers Guide that showcases all the fabulous deals to be had at this year's event.