My first sewing expo was marvelous! Hands-on workshops were offered Thursday and Friday and concurrent seminars on Saturday, with the show ending on Sunday at 5pm. A Threads fashion show was scheduled Sat evening, but I didn't stay. The absolute highlite was the Decades of Design booth--I was able to try on their samples and talk about sizes and fit. They were delighted to hear I was a PR member and gave me a discount on the spot. I bought some of their patterns, as well as some from LJ Designs (http://www.ljdesignsonline.com/) that has a new line of patterns for knits. I attended Louise Cutting's (Cutting Line Designs http://www.fabriccollections.com/) full day tips and techniques class and it was exceptional. I attended an excellent 1-hr seminar called Serger 911 taught by Unique Patterns/Kathy Ruddy. She also teaches the full day version, which I will take another time. Bought a 3-pair set of Kai scissors (http://www.kaiscissors.com/) that cuts all the way to the tip/point. There was an extensive display of decorated bras, which was very entertaining to view. Haberman Fabrics (http://www.habermanfabrics.com/) from Detroit area had some awesome and $$$ yardage for sale. Their store would be worth a visit. Most major machine manufacturers had large displays for hands-on trial. About 20% of the show was related to quilting, which I am not really interested in. It was fun to people-watch, as there were many creative clothes worn by attendees and vendors.
I will go again next year.