This was my first sewing expo experience. This expo happened early this year (march 2002) in Worcester, MA.
This is what I liked about it
1. It was in my area!!! which is so rare. There are hardly any sewing expos in new england.
2. There were numerous sewing classes to choose from and all of them seemed very informative and useful. I took two sewing classes, one with Peggy Sagers and the other one with Kathy Ruddy (of unique patterns). Both instructors were excellent but I especially liked Peggy's way of teaching. She is very cool!
3. The expo and the classes are very affordable. They also have this bring a friend option in which if you refer a friend to the expo and they buy tickets, you and your friend get a class free. That's how Ann and I got two more classes :).
4. The expo hall was not huge but ok for a first timer. I got some good deals there.