Sewing & Stitchery Expo Preparation Guide

Can you believe it? The Sewing and Stitchery Expo in Puyallup is just around the corner. That means it's time to start training. You might laugh, but I am completely serious! There is so much to see and do that it is a very good idea to have a "game plan" in place prior to arrival.

First: Prepare yourself. The Sewing and Stitchery Expo is very large and there are distances to cover. It's all concrete and pavement which is hard on the feet. Weather is typically fickle in February so it's smart to dress accordingly. You are not allowed to use suitcases or rolling carts in the buildings (one look and you'll see why) BUT there is a Package Check on the Fairgrounds. Park your cart/suitcase there and use it to store your goodies.

Second: Plan your visit carefully. You will need time to eat and rest as well as learn. There are so many seminars and so little time. My first visit to Expo was a complete blur. I signed up for tons of seminars without thinking about pacing myself or even allowing time to eat. You may not eat or drink in the seminar/classrooms. Plan accordingly. Give your brain and body a rest occasionally. Schedule time for snacks and meals to avoid a "crash".

Third: Know the Fairgrounds. Page 35 of the brochure has a map of the Expo, including restrooms, food and classrooms. Just as important, the map shows where the Package Check is located. Please use the Package Check! The more purchases you are juggling, the more likely it is that you will lose one of them. When planning your day, bear in mind what is taking place in the various buildings. You will be much happier if you are not running back and forth all day.

Can't wait to have you all join us in Puyallup for this amazing event. If you'd like to share your Expo plans or ask questions there is a great Puyallup Sew Expo group on Yahoo. You can find out more here . Also, The Sewing and Stitchery Expo has a blog. Rita Farro is the blog "hostess". I guarantee you will be entertained.

See you in Puyallup!


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