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Posted on: 11/10/06 10:07 AM
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I am also going to review the individual classes I took, but here I am reviewing the vendors' mall.
This was such a disappointment for a garment sewer. There were even less garment oriented vendors than last year. I found only 4 booth's carrying garment fabric-and one was Hancock's! The selection at Vogue Fabrics was more limited than I had expected (they had a smaller area than last year) and I found nothing truly special. The Wool House did have some lovely wools, linens and cotton shirtings.
My impression as I walked through was that machine embroidery and long arm quilting were the dominant vendors.
I would really love to see more diversity at the vendors' mall.

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Laurie Lou said...
I'm a little late with this post. I was wondering if I had missed something also. Where were all the great button vendors and such???I agree with your review. Hopefully next year will be more promisng for the garment sewer!
12/15/06 3:53 PM
The Sassy SEWer said...
Agreed, Chantilly Va was just a disapointing
11/11/06 11:52 PM
SusanClaire said...
You forgot the knitters!!!!
11/11/06 7:44 PM
sailor girl said...
Maybe that was a good thing. I spent much less than I had budgeted. I wanted to be impressed with my restraint...but there just weren't that many temptations.
11/10/06 6:26 PM
BeckyC said...
I agree totally with you. Vogue had some nice fabric, but their selection was definitely less than past years. I bought less fabric this year than ever before. I too feel that embroidery and quilting vendors were the dominant vendor. I found myself not shopping as much this year.
11/10/06 10:34 AM
 
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