Saturday, February 13, 2010

Lyla Messinger's Three-Needle Class

Okay -- here's the fun thing about doing a show "blog" -- I get to share stuff with you that I hear about -- no matter HOW MUCH ROOM IT TAKES UP. I have the opportunity to put up pictures, share testimonials, etc. I LOVE IT...

And -- guess what -- the Sewing & Stitchery Expo is not the only show our teachers do. Most of our speakers have a busy year-around travel schedule. I run into them at Quilt Market in Houston -- and many of them recently taught at a consumer show in Denver, Colorado. THEY ARE A WELL TRAVELED GROUP...believe me!!

Nobody works harder than a "Sewing Star". They work to develop new patterns, write books, create lines of fabric. AND every year, they create a new class.

What's really cool about this is that most of them LAUNCH THEIR NEW CLASSES at our show. We are honored that Puyallup is the perfect time and place people in the sewing industry come to see the NEXT BIG THING...

Which brings me to Lyla Messinger. One of Expo's most popular speakers -- Lyla does business 365 days a year. She manages a very busy website, The Sewing Place , travels extensively, and comes out with new patterns and products every year. Here's a picture of the hands-on projecct Lyla is teaching at the show:

The class description says:

Create a unique necklace in class, using a beautiful Riri zipper from Switzerland. Completely transform the zipper's look, so some might say "where's the zipper?" Leave class wearing your creation and ready to try your hand at another. your kit includes everything you need to complete your necklace.

The class is on thursday & Saturday, from 8:00 - 10:30 AM in the Restaurant Building. the cost is $25 for the class, and a $25 kit fee.

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