Hey -- the Sewing & Stitchery Expo does not JUST HAPPEN!! There are hundreds of people all over the world involved in making Expo the best consumer sewing show in America. Our exhibitors work to bring you new merchandise, decorate and ship their booth to Puyallup -- and the speakers create new classes every year, hoping their topic will be the "hot ticket" at next year's show.
Our actual management team is small -- and we work all year long -- mostly through daily phone calls and emails. But we do get togheter for A BIG PLANNING MEETING every year. And it can be a pretty messy process -- in more ways than one...
Our meeting took place in the basement of a condemned building (do you think I'm kidding?)...well, that might be a slight exaggeration. But, hey, at least we could hook up our laptops!! Ann brought healthy snacks this year. (personally, I MISSED THE DOUGHNUTS..).
I am proud to be the fourth member of the Expo Team. Pictured here -- me (Marketing), Janet York (Operations), Joanne Ross (Director), and Ann Sagawa (Education).
It is a complicated process -- and we work hard to consider EVERYBODY'S POINT OF VIEW. You, the Expo audience -- our valued guests. Also, our wonderful roster of exhibitors and speakers.
We have LOTS OF EXCITING THINGS PLANNED for the 2011 Expo -- and if you aren't getting the official e-newsletter -- be sure you go to the website to sign up for it. In the coming months, there will be lots of 2011 show news comin' at ya in the newsletters!!
Please be patient -- the website is being rebuilt this summer -- and we're on our way to ONLINE REGISTRATION for 2011!!
(if you want to see PICTURES OF MY WALK across the Tacoma Narrows Bridge -- check out my daily blog at Rita's Sew Fun.)
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