We're a group of people of all skill levels who love to sew, or want to learn to sew. We're interested in all the needle arts (except tattooing - and there may be a few of us interested in even that). This group was started by a member of the Greater Seattle Chapter of the American Sewing Guild (ASG). This local chapter of the ASG has eight neighborhood groups plus special interest groups (couture, working women's couture, pattern drafting software, surface design) that meet on a regular basis - evenings, daytimes or weekends - to share skills, ideas, frustrations, solutions, new information, encouragement etc. about projects. They also have two weekend sewing retreats - nothing but sewing, sleeping, eating, sewing - field trips, semi-annual education events, and charity projects. To find out more about the American Sewing Guild, go to http://www.asg.org . To find out more about the Greater Seattle Chapter, go to http://www.seattleasg.org .
Seriously, this is a four-day full immersion experience! There are fabulous things to buy - sewing machines, sergers, fabric galore, buttons that are works of art, patterns, sewing books, quilting kits, embroidery machines and threads and patterns, yarns, knitting and crocheting supplies, basically anything your heart and fingers desire to make sewing more fun, challenging, expensive, satisfying and fun. If you've never been, go. It's affordable if you don't buy anything except classes. It's an amazing place and experience.
Online ticket sales will open Tuesday, January 8th at 8:30am PST. To access the online store, go to SEWEXPO.COM and click on the yellow ticket icon that will be located in the main menu. There is also an on-line catalogue at that same address.
This is always a fun event to go to. There are a lot of people there except for Sunday when things start winding down and you can get good deals from vendors who don't want to pay freight to send things back home. On the other hand, other items are no longer available, but will often be sent to you with free shipping. In my experience it's a good idea to take only cash, and when the cash runs out, go home.
I will probably attend on Sunday. If anyone wants to meet up at a particular time and place, go ahead and leave a comment below to let others know when and where.
Even if you don't plan to go, the catalogue of classes is fun to look through!