Monday, September 26, 2011

2012 Coats & Clark Pro-Am Sewing Exhibition

2012 Sewing & Stitchery Expo
Coats & Clark Charity Event
Pro/Am Sewing Exhibition

WANTED: Youth sewing enthusiasts!

Twenty lucky young sewists will be paired up with a Sewing Star mentor for a fun and creative sewing experience.

Who: YOU. If you are interested in sewing, and are between the ages of 8 to 22.

What: A Pro-Am Sewing Exhibition, sponsored by Coats & Clark.

Where: The 2012 Sewing & Stitchery Expo, at the Puyallup Fairgrounds.

When: Sunday, March 4, 2012


1. You are creative! Sew your own outfit to be modeled at the charity event of the biggest consumer sewing show in the USA. You will be mentored by a local sewing expert and a national sewing star.

2. You like free stuff! Each sewist will receive a “Swag Bag” from Sew Expo and the Pro-Am Sewing Stars.

3. You are generous! All the money raised at the charity event will be donated to the Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital. This is a VERY GOOD CAUSE…and your participation can make a difference in the life of a child.

If you are interested, contact: Ryliss Bod—253–380‐6915 or

Monday, September 19, 2011

Sister's Sew Expo

My sister Deborah is the best. As you know -- she embroiders ALL MY EXPO SHOW CLOTHES. She is the Empress of Embroidery...and like many of you -- every single thing she sews or embroiders ends up being a GIFT she gives to somebody...

A couple of months ago, we had a chance for a rare dinner out -- and before I knew she did it, she PICKED UP THE BILL...which was sooo wrong....and I'm still kicking myself that I let it happen...

Deborah is always planning the NEXT thing she can do for somebody. Remember the "Deborah New York City Trip"? Here she is with her granddaughter Ally...

She paid for ALL OF US to have dinner at The American Girl...

Deb's posse of girls in NEW YORK was a once-in-a-lifetime trip.

Deb embroiders more than anybody I ever personally met...every single day....jackets, shirts, blankets, quilts, cars, water heaters. You name it -- and SHE HAS EMBROIDERED IT...

Deborah is one of the most generous people I know. Even though she doesn't talk about it -- she does something kind for another person every single day. Here I am, wearing one of the MANY outfits she embroidered for me. (it says: I'm creative, you can't expect me to be neat, too)


I am soo excited!! It's going to be wonderful. I'm PUTTING HER TO WORK...and in the next coupla months -- you'll hear about some projects or events she will be attending.

Because -- at Sew Expo -- WE'RE ALL SEWING SISTERS...!!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Look Who's Coming!!

Things are moving at lightening speed for the 2012 Sewing & Stitchery Expo.

If you VISIT THE WEBSITE -- you'll see the cover for the 2012 registration brochure. Hey -- the cover is not the hard part...

Of course -- the HARD PART is picking the hundreds of vendors, seminars, style shows, and free stage events that will make up the biggest and best jam-packed, action-filled-four-day-sewing party IN AMERICA.

We're off to a great start. Two of the biggest names in the sewing world will be coming to the 2012 show. It is with great pleasure that we are officially announcing our special event roster:

Alex Anderson will be our special entertainment for Quilter's Night OUT.

AND -- drumroll please -- the fabulous Martha Pullen will be doing our Friday Night LIVE event!

You know it is our mission to make every Sew Expo BETTER THAN THE LAST ONE...and we're working night and day to come up with exciting topics, new seminars, and interesting topics and techniques. Our intention is always that Sew Expo will provide you with the sewing inspiration you need to keep your creative juices going for THE WHOLE YEAR.

I'll keep you posted on what's happening with the show -- and your ONLY JOB is to get there. So mark your calendar -- it's March 1-4, 2012. Bring your friends...plan an outing...make it a sister event.

2012 is the YEAR OF THE SISTERS. Because my sisters, Ronda, Deborah and Deena are all planning to come to the show. I AM SO EXCITED...we are going to have the BEST TIME EVER!! BRING YOUR SISTERS...maybe we should have a Sister Celebration??

Cuz, after all -- we ARE ALL SISTERS IN OUR SEWING...