I’m fresh off the plane from the American Sewing Expo in Novi, Michigan, which I attended to emcee the Inspired by Threads finalists fashion show and announce the challenge winners. Janet Pray and her team do such an excellent job of bring this huge expo together each year. It was a great experience to see reader’s garments come to life and to meet each of the finalists as we prepared backstage. We will publish the winning entries in an upcoming issue and have a video that includes the fashion show and finalist interviews posted on the Web site soon.
I want to encourage all of the members of Gatherings to participate in this contest, as it is a wonderful place to showcase your inspiration to us and to readers. If you are a finalist, you can model your garment at the expo. It’s not too early to get started–you can take your inspiration from the Aug/Sept 2006 through to the June/July 2007 issues. Look for next year’s rules to be posted soon at Threadsmagazine.com and in the meantime you can use the current rules as a guideline.
Was anyone else at the expo or the fashion show? Would love to hear about your Novi experiences.