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PR Weekend Los Angeles - April 24th-26th Registration is OPENBy Deepika on 1/19/15 1:41 PM

13th Annual PR Weekend -  Los Angeles, California April 24th-26th


 See highlights from last year's event


Official Hotel 

Headquarters of PR Weekend will be the Hotel Figueroa in downtown Los Angeles. This is a historic property built as a YWCA in 1926, converted to a hotel in 1930.  The hotel is decorated in a Moroccan theme harking back to a bygone era.  The hotel features plenty of public space on the first floor so there will be ample opportunity to enjoy a beverage and hang out with your PR friends.  We will be ideally located across the street from LA Live and a short 4 block walk from FIDM so you can visit the Scholarship Store and the Museum. 

Room Rate: We've negotiated an awesome rate of only $139/night for all the PR Weekend attendees. To take advantage of this rate, register soon! The link to book the room at this rate will be in the confirmation email when you register. The rooms have either two double beds (ideal for sharing) or one king bed. Specify which room you'd like when you book. 




Event Schedule

Thursday, April 23rd -Pick up your program booklets, ID badges and make connections! Optional group dinners will be planned (TBD)

Friday, April 24th 

Shopping day!  Board a bus and explore a wonderland of fabrics.  We will be running buses from the hotel to Mood Fabrics, The Fabric Store and to the downtown shopping district with more fabric stores than you can count.  Your program will include a write up on members favorite stores in the district as well as listing the specialties of many stores.

Friday night – You don't want to mis this! Bernina is sponsoring a fun evening of show and tell (to share your favorite fabric purchase of the day), there will be a table for pattern adoptions, Bernina will be demonstrating their newest machines and there is plenty of space to move around and visit with all the other participants. We will be serving hors D’oeuvres with a cash bar.


Saturday, April 25th Interactive Fit Seminar with Lynda Maynard

Renowned fit expert and author of Dressmaker's Handbook of Couture Sewing Techniques, in her all day seminar Lynda will fit upto 4 garments (time permitting) on our live fit models. She will start with an A-Line Skirt, moving on to the Sheath, Pants and a Jacket! 4 volunteers will bring their pre-sewn muslins to the seminar and Lynda will show us how to fit them right there. She will then demonstrate how to transfer the alteration on the pattern pieces. During lunch break, we will have practice workstations so people can try those alterations on half-scale patterns. Lynda will be available to answer questions during this time.

Saturday Night - Group Dinner at a local restaurant.

Sunday, April 26th (optional)

Plans for Sunday will be on your own but the program will include options for bunch and other things to do in downtown LA.  If you haven’t bought enough fabric, most of the stores in the garment district will be open for business.  

Ready to Party?

Register Now 

PR Weekend Registration - $150 (Non-refundable) If for some reason you cannot attend, you can transfer your registration to another member. 


Registration will cover

1. Guided fabric shopping and transportation to Mood Fabrics and LA Garment District.

2. Friday night reception with hors D’oeuvres (cash bar) 

3. Transportation to fabric stores

4. Interactive Fit Seminar with Lynda Maynard on Saturday

5. Saturday night group dinner 

6. Information Packet and Souvenirs



46 Comments      Login to Add a Comment
NancyGT said... (2/26/15 7:07 PM) Reply
May I just confirm that you have my registration. Also, How do I check for those persons interested in sharing a room? Thank you! PS Do you need volunteers with muslins?
DorothyG said... (2/17/15 9:02 AM) Reply
Just signed up and reserved a double. Would like to share but I don't have a google email to get into the spreadsheet. Suggestions?
Deepika replied...(2/17/15 4:11 PM)
Dorothy, you don't need a gmail address to have a google account. You can sign up for a google account using any email address. Once you have that account, click on the google spreadsheet (in the confirmation email) and I'll give you access to it.
Vicki330 said... (2/12/15 9:15 PM) Reply
I have reserved a double bed at the hotel. I am willing to share the cost. Also, if we purchase a lot of fabric, should I ship it home versus paying the airline? Thanks for the feedback.
Deepika replied...(2/17/15 4:10 PM)
Yes, that's what a lot of members do. Some stores will even ship it for you right there.
Vicki330 said... (2/12/15 8:57 PM) Reply
How far is LAX from the hotel? Does the hotel have a shuttle for the airport.
Vicki330 replied...(2/13/15 9:24 AM)
No shuttle. 30 minutes from LAX.
Spaiyq said... (2/11/15 5:35 PM) Reply
Just registered! So excited to be attending again... See you all there!
Deepika replied...(2/12/15 7:44 AM)
Nice! See you there.
Sherril Miller said... (2/9/15 1:10 AM) Reply
Yea! I just registered. I can't wait to see everyone there.
lacroise1 said... (2/7/15 6:30 AM) Reply
I'm in! Just have to find a good price on an airline ticket... Yeah! I would love to share a room with someone.
Deepika replied...(2/7/15 10:53 AM)
Glad you're going. Post the request for a roommate in the google spreadsheet. The link is in the confirmation email.
Pamela R said... (1/30/15 4:44 PM) Reply
Is the room price per room, or per person? Are there others who would share?
Kathi R replied...(1/31/15 0:18 AM)
The room price is per room -- so a room with 2 double beds is $139 per night -- perfect for sharing. Or if you prefer you can a king bed for the same rate.
Kathi R replied...(1/31/15 0:18 AM)
Eunice500 said... (1/30/15 0:47 AM) Reply
Hi Deepika, I'm a beginner sewing enthusiast and am planning to attend my first PR weekend. I register last Friday but haven't received a confirmation. Could you check on that for me please? My email address is Much thanks!
Deepika replied...(1/30/15 3:40 PM)
Eunice, you are most definitely registered for the PR Weekend. You may want to check your spam/junk mail folder and allow all emails from I've just sent you another one. Let me know if you still don't have it.
madcow said... (1/29/15 8:49 PM) Reply
This will sound like a silly questions, the hotel is a little out of my price range. Are there any other hotels in the area you could recommend?
Deepika replied...(1/30/15 3:42 PM)
Could you share it with someone else? There are of course many other restaurants in the area. If you google LA Live area, you will find tons. But its really fun to stay at the same hotel. Most of our attendees share rooms and its really cost effective that way. There is a roomshare sheet where you can put in a request to share room. Hope this helps.
Deepika said... (1/28/15 1:07 PM) Reply
FYI I've updated the blog post with the room rate details.
maryfrana said... (1/28/15 11:19 AM) Reply
I registered but haven't received an email confirmation. Should I have by now? I registered on Monday.
Deepika replied...(1/28/15 1:04 PM)
Mary, the email went to you on 25th. You may want to check your spam/junk mail folder. I've sent you another email today.
cneajna said... (1/28/15 9:24 AM) Reply
Is the hotel rate based on double occupancy or is that the rate no matter how many are in the room?
Kathi R replied...(1/28/15 10:35 AM)
The rate is for the room, if you chose to stay solo, you might want to book a king room for the same rate.
Andrea Goldman said... (1/28/15 9:10 AM) Reply
Is there are special rate at the hotel?
Kathi R replied...(1/28/15 10:33 AM)
Yes, the hotel has set aside a number of double double rooms at $139 per night - this is an exceptional deal for downtown LA. The reservation instructions are sent out with your confirmation e-mail when you register.
cyxa said... (1/28/15 7:47 AM) Reply
So....this year is not possible for me and it would help out A LOT if I knew further in advance for next year's event....Because I get one trip a year (and this year is already committed) and this is one I would love love love to do...
Kathi R replied...(1/28/15 10:31 AM)
We always try to hit a weekend between Easter and Mother's Day, however the exact date is dependent on speaker availability and room rates since hotels adjust their pricing when big events are scheduled. Hope you can make it next year.
WantToSewAgain said... (1/23/15 5:12 PM) Reply
How far is the hotel from Union Station (Amtrak station)? Would it require a taxi or is there public transportation that could get me there?
Kathi R replied...(1/26/15 2:28 PM)
You can take the subway to 7th Metro and walk the last 3 blocks to the hotel, or you can take a taxi for a nominal charge. The distance is 2 miles.
sk8rcruz said... (1/23/15 10:31 AM) Reply
What is the name of the closest airport?
Deepika replied...(1/23/15 10:44 AM)
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
BlossomKyle said... (1/22/15 10:12 PM) Reply
I'm in! I think! Are the registration confirmations sent immediately after payment? I registered tonight around 8:30pm EST and have not received the registration confirmation email. I checked my spam folder too and it's not there but I did get my paypal receipt and mastercard "large purchase" alert ha ha
Deepika replied...(1/23/15 7:54 AM)
Kyle I'm not seeing your reg. let me do some digging and get back to you.
Deepika replied...(1/23/15 10:43 AM)
Found it.
BlossomKyle replied...(1/24/15 1:00 PM)
Thanks for finding it!
ElaineSweet said... (1/21/15 12:23 PM) Reply
Is there a group rate for the hotel? Do we need a code?
Deepika replied...(1/21/15 5:36 PM)
The group rate is $139/night plus tax. The code is in the confirmation email when you register. Hope this helps.
Catina said... (1/21/15 12:19 PM) Reply
Is there a limit to how many spots are available?
Deepika replied...(1/21/15 5:42 PM)
Catina, there are plenty of spots right now :)
upgrade skills said... (1/21/15 11:08 AM) Reply
Is there a way to just pay for Saturday's Fit Seminar? I live in Los Angeles, and visit the fabric stores often(!) so could get by without the guided shopping : )
Deepika replied...(1/21/15 5:38 PM)
Hi, unfortunately the partial registration is not an option. By the way, saturday is so much more than just fabric shopping. Don't forget the evening show and tell and reception at the hotel. Loads of fun.
mrsbewley said... (1/21/15 10:19 AM) Reply
Elisabeth, that's correct, the registration fee does not include the cost of the hotel.
Elisabeth Lee said... (1/21/15 9:09 AM) Reply
This does not cover hotel costs, correct?
Deepika replied...(1/21/15 5:38 PM)
Hi Elisabeth, yes that's correct, the cost does not cover the hotel room.

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