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sewing expos

suesewing | Posted in General Discussion on

does any one know of a sewing expo on the east coast not is not oriented to quilters?  i’ve seen list several for other parts of the us but none for here.

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  1. Tessmart | | #1

    There is a Sewing Expo in Worcester, MA  4/10, 11 & 12. I think the name is "The Origional Sewing & Quilt Expo".  I have attended this in the past and will again this year. I too, am more into Fashion and find this expo has a good mix and offerings for the fashion rather than just quilting.

    Teri

    1. pinkit | | #2

      Hi Tessmart:  I too live in the North East.  I have seen the MA Expo advertised before.  Do you have any contact info to get a brochure or make a reservation?  Would be nice to get off to one of these.  There is one in Ontario north of me but is quite a journey to get there from here.  THANKS!

      1. Tessmart | | #4

        Pinkit:

        http://www.sewingexpo.com and select Worcester, MA.  They do post the schedule on-line and also mail if you are on the list.  You can call them and get on the list also, very nice  people. 

        Tess

        1. pinkit | | #6

          Thanks Tessmart for the web sit address for the sewing expo.  I have been reading the site and feel really excited.  Have looked over everything but did sign up for a mailed brochure.

  2. Josefly | | #3

    The Original Sewing and Quilting Expo is going to be in Atlanta in March. Quilting is part of the show, and I guess classes for quilters account for about 1/3 of the total offering. But the other classes and exhibitions are for garment/home deco sewers. You should be able to get the schedule online, if you include Atlanta in the "east coast".

  3. SewingWriter | | #5

    Check out Convergence, to be held in Tampa FL June 22-29.  Don't be put off by the fact that it's the bi-annual conference of the Handweavers Guild of America because this one has lots of garment sewing that does not require the use of handwoven fabric. In fact, HGA embraces a wide variety of fiber arts beyond handweaving. http://www.weavespindye.org 

    Instructors for Convergence 2008 include names familiar to sewing enthusiasts. Louise Cutting, Diane Ericson, and Cynthia Guffey will be there.  (In addition, there are more instructors who specialize in sewing handwovens.)

    Even if you don't take classes, the vendor mall is to die for!  The last Convergence was in 2006 in Grand Rapids MI and I flew out just for a day of shopping. I ran into many familiar sewing vendors selling patterns and supplies.  I came away plenty of stuff for personal use including handwoven fabrics, beads, books, garment patterns, etc. as well as resources for a couple of magazine articles. Closer to June, you'll be able to log onto the website to pull up the vendor list to help make a decision whether a trip just for shopping is of interest to you.

    Edited 2/4/2008 9:43 am ET by SewingWriter

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