This was my mini vacation. Over all I had a good time. The expo was well run, and I am especially grateful to all the volunteers that collected tickets, gave directions and other help.I also appreciated the peanut man giving out samples upstairs. I did buy a snack size which lasted the 3 days. I did have a problem with pre-registration. They mailed the wrong tickets to me. After I mailed them back they mailed the correct ones. There were more vendors this year which was good. Most major sewing machines were represented. I did not see a Bernina booth. There were several quilt booths for fabric and notions.Vogue fabrics was there as well as "Golden Hands" which sold ironing aids. My happy purchase was a smaller scale tailors clapper or point presser/clapper as it was called for $22.95. They sold well. I have been looking for one for some time. I also purchased the Miracle Ironing board cover from another booth. I was disappointed that there were not many sewing books to look at except for those written by exhibitors. The bathrooms were clean and well maintained. Food was not available for evening classes. You have to save some from lunch or buy ahead.
Most of the stage demos were fine. Many were repeats from last year.The one I wanted to see for quilt notions on Friday was a no show;however, she did show for the Sat.time. I could only get to the tail end due to class schedule. She did not use a mike like the others so I could not hear and gave up. All of the classes did not start on time. The instructor came in 5 or 10 minutes late. I got used to that after a while. I will do a separate review for the classes. Most I enjoyed. A couple were not worth going to.I enjoyed the snow on Sat morning and look forward to going again next year.