Sewing Patterns, Pattern Review, Sewing Classes, Sewing Machines and Sewing Machine Reviews!
Platinum Sponsor: Stylish Fabric
Over 20,000 of high quality reorderable fabric

[SIGNUP - FREE Membership & 1 FREE Sewing Lesson ]
[Sewing Classes|Shopping Bag Your Shopping Bag|Login|Help]
Sewing Review and Pattern Reviews Sewing Knowledge Base Sewing Patterns Sewing Classes & Sewing Lessons Sewing Machine & Embroidery Machinery Sewing Message Boards Sewing merchants Blog Help/FAQ About Pattern Review


Advanced Search
Tags
New to PR?
Find a member
MY Stuff
Friends of PR Benefits
My Pattern Reviews
My Account
Edit Profile
My Page
Widget
Photo Album
Favorites
Wish List
Pattern Catalog
Notifications
Calendar
Deal Corner
Sewing Machines
Sewing Machine Central
Compare Sewing Machines
Sewing Machine & Serger Reviews
Embroidery Machines
Sewing Reviews
Sewing Patterns
Review Gallery
Sewing Books
Sewing Supplies
Sewing Websites
Sewing Stores
Sewing Class Reviews
Sewing Expo Reviews
Sewing Tips & Techniques
Sewing Podcasts
Fabric Glossary
Sewing Review Requests
Read All Review Requests
Add a Review Request
Live Chats
Chat Room
Chat Schedule
Chat Transcripts
Sewing Classifieds
See all Classifieds
Add a Classified
Sewing Contests
all contests
contest gallery
Favorite Links
reviews with comments
merchant gallery
article archive
newsletter archive
Craft Resources
contact info
shipping rates
returns & refunds
testimonials
Platinum Sponsor - Stylish Fabric
Stylish Fabric
Original Sewing and Quilt Expo - Raleigh (Sewing Expo Review)
North Carolina, UNITED STATES
Viewed 5693 times
Review rated Helpful by 2 people   
Posted by: Sandi S
photo
Friend of PR
About Sandi S starstarstarstar
NC USA
Member since: 1/15/07
Reviews written: 892
Sewing skills:Advanced
Favored by: 74 people
expos reviewed: 1
Bio: more...
Report a problem with this review
Posted on: 6/22/12 9:04 PM
Rating: starstarstar
Web site/URL: photo
This Expo takes place in quite a number of cities, but apparently it has not been in Raleigh in quite a few years. I was thrilled to get a chance to go and I signed up to volunteer as well - I will be assisting in a couple of classes on Saturday.

I went to the first day of the Expo on Thursday and attended a class on machine embroidery. It was interesting even if there was a good bit of sales pitch at the start - that's how these things work. I've been to my share of craft expos for scrapbooking so I wasn't terribly surprised. Nevertheless, I still got some good info that I had not known, so I was satisfied.

The vendor area was nice with lots of goodies and some make and takes. I didn't do any of those, but that was more an issue of time.

The highlight (for me) was the daily prize drawing. When you register, they give you a raffle ticket. Fill it out and put it in the drum, but know this: They mean business when they say MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN. Unlike some drawings, the grand prize (a Brother Project Runway sewing & embroidery machine) was drawn first. The first person they called was not there.

So, they drew another name - also not there.

They drew a third name - not there.

Then, they pulled a FOURTH name and that lady WAS there and she got up and screamed like a crazy woman getting her name called to come on down at The Price Is Right.

BTW - That crazy lady was ME!!!! I WON! the grand prize!!!!

I can't wait to go back tomorrow and I will definitely do this again next year.
Merchants on PR
SewBaby
Unique Sewing Patterns
Deals!
Budo Bear Designs
Asian Designs
Web site
Patterns from the Past
vintage sewing patterns
Deals!

<< Previous Next >>

Add Sewing Expo Review    Read All Sewing Expo Reviews


6 Comments      Login to Add a Comment
Rebecca Szetela said...
Congrats on your grand prize! Great story :)
6/23/12 6:00 AM
Rebecca Szetela said...
Congrats on your grand prize! Great story :)
6/23/12 6:00 AM
Judy Kski said...
OMG! You're so lucky. Congratulations on winning the Grand Prize. Now you have an embroidery machine to give to your daughter.
6/23/12 10:07 AM
SewPerfect said...
Oh my lordie I would have been screaming too! LUCKEE! So happy for you!
6/23/12 5:00 PM
4u2cme said...
It was so good to meet you on today at the Sewing Expo. I saw you when you won the sewing machine. Congratulations!! It was a great Expo and I'm ready for next year.
6/23/12 9:00 PM
JEF said...
Awesome!! Go post a thread if you haven't already. We all love to read these happy stories. BTW, in 8 years or so of going to these expos, I have won 2 goodie bags during the raffle. What a blast!
6/23/12 9:58 PM

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.
Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Contact Us