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Sew Much Fun Northwest (Sewing Expo Review)
Oregon, UNITED STATES
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Posted by: Tere Sews
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Posted on: 9/8/08 1:43 PM
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As one of the American Sewing Guild tours, Linda Griepentrog and Pauline Richards took a group to Portland Oregon to visit textile manufacturers and, of course, the area's fabric stores. Linda's tour schedules offered a great deal of variety, both educational and sewing interests. We visited Pendleton's design team and textile testing in the corporate office and then toured the manufacturing plant in southern Washington state. We also had a behind the scenes visit at a flag and banner manufacturer. Marsha McClintock of Saf-t-Pockets patterns started off our week with a trunk show and we capped off our visit at Patti Palmer's beautiful victorian home (of Palmer and Pletsch). The Portland area offers a wealth of fabric buying choices: Mill End, Fabric Depot, Pendleton Wool's fabric outlet, Rose City Textiles, Oregon Leather, the Button Emporium, and Josephines. We also visited a fabric dyer, Jeanette's Fabric To Dye For. She allowed us to shop where she works....in her garage! Imagine doing what you love while gazing out at a spectacular view of Mount Hood. Another day was spent visiting two quilt shops on the Oregon coast and enjoying the breathtaking scenery and what had to be the world's best selection of ice cream. Portland had several artist and handcraft outdoor festivals going on during the week so I had to resort to shipping two boxes back home after filling my extra suitcase to the brim. I highly recommend treating yourself to one of the ASG tours.
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Mufffet said...
Sounds like a lot of fun!
9/9/08 1:22 PM
Little Buttercups said...
I'm so excited to have foud this information. After moving from California to the Norhtwest I've been searching for local groups and special fabric retailers. Here is all the info on one place! Thank you so much for sharing! Regards, Monica
10/10/08 12:32 PM
debbyo said...
Hey Tere-great review of your trip to Portland. We sure missed you in San Francisco!
2/10/11 7:38 AM

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