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Original Sewing and Quilt Expo (Sewing Expo Review)
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Posted by: Ginger
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Posted on: 3/17/03 11:18 AM
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This review is not as detailed as it should be because I dragged myself out of a sick bed to spend two hours at the expo. I had to make a deal with the, husband to only stay that long. I didn't get to take classes or watch any of the free demos and fashion shows.

I did take a quick look at the quilt, art-to-wear, and doll exhibits. They were very impressive. I think I want to learn how to quilt.

It seemed that there were fewer vendors there this year but it was still a good show. Vogue Fabrics and were both there. needs a bigger booth with more fabric. Vogue Fabric had a bigger booth than the one they had in Puyallap. Thank goodness they were there to take even more of my money.

One exhibitor, a tapestry vendor, I remember from last year was there again this year. I didn't pay much attention last year but this year I took a closer look. They had a very wide variety of tapestries from very small to very large. I bought four monogram tapestries for pillows and two for wall hangings. I plan to check them out again next next year for gifts and such.

Several pattern designers were there. Cynthia Guffey, Peggy Sagers, Louise Cutting, and Fred Bloebaum. I'm sure there were more but I was in a hurry.

I would like to see more book vendors at this show and I would like to see even more vendors but overall it is a good show.
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Carey said...
Hey! I went to this one, too. I could only go for 3 hours, too. I watched a few of the fashion shows --which only used skinny,tall, models to show the patterns! I also got to see Cutting Line Designs and realized none of her patterns would work for me. I also went by Park Bench Patterns. I was so excited to meet Mary Lou Rankin but she must have had a headache or something because she wasn't that friendly! I felt like, Hey, I was so excited to see you and tell you how much I love your patterns! But her sil was there and she was great! She answered a bunch of my questions. I wish I could have stayed longer but my hubby had the kids and he was sick. I also loaded up at Vogue Fabrics. I have tons of beaded trim, ribbon, and foldover elastic. Next time I would really like to take a class. I thought it was great--it was really neat to talk to and be around so many people who love to sew!
3/17/03 4:28 PM
jcbsews said...
I'm not sure if we were at the same Atlanta expo last week - This is the first year I have attended where the "cat show" (if you've been there you know what I'm talking about) is NOT sharing the building on Saturday, because the sewing vendors took up fully *twice* the space of previous years... The whole exhibit space, instead of just half of it! The teachers are hit and miss from year to year - the standbys are always there and always excellent, but I didn't notice any "big names" this time around (such as Diane Ericson, or Sandra Betzina, who've both taught classes at Atlanta Expo in the past). The space Vogue fabrics was in was less convenient this time (off in the corner instead of in the middle of the hall) but they brought more stuff... It made me feel more like the sewing world here in the South is picking up instead of declining! Great show,and I'll of course be back next year!
3/21/03 4:29 AM
Audrey S said...
Hi Ginger, how does this expo compare to the Puyallup one in terms of size, numbers, vendors and seminars, and anything else you've noticed? I go to the Puyallup one almost annually, but have had chances to go to the Atlanta one before, and since you've seen both, I am curious about whether it offers more than the Puyallup... Thanks, Audrey
3/21/03 7:04 AM
Ginger said...
Sorry for taking so long to answer. The Atlanta show is about a quarter the size of Puyallap. The show has more people from the lower midwest, east, and south. I hope to see it grow.
3/27/03 3:03 PM
Audrey S said...
Thanks Ginger!
4/15/03 7:41 AM

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