Monday, December 3, 2012

Sew You Think You Can Blog??

We promised you BIG, EXCITING NEW CHANGES for the 2013 Sewing & Stitchery Expo.

ONE REALLY BIG CHANGE is the Coats & Clark Charity Event on Sunday. The tickets are still only $10 -- and every dime goes to our favorite local charity, the Mary Bridge Childrens Hospital...but the event itself is ALL-BRAND-NEW-NEVER-BEEN-DONE-BEFORE-ANYWHERE-IN-AMERICA...

It is a LIVE audition for the Sew It All television show. That's right -- on the Expo Runway -- you'll see five sewing or quilting bloggers trying out for a spot on the Sit It All television show. We like to call it:

Sew You Think You Can Blog??

If you are a sewing or quilting blogger – WE WANT YOU! Come to Sew Expo to be part of the LIVE audition on the Expo Runway on Sunday, March 3, 2013. You could win a guest spot on the Sew It All Television show.

Fill out an entry form at and send it along with a high-resolution (at least 300dpi) headshot to

The deadline for submission is January 15, 2013. On Feburary 1, five finalists will be chosen from all entries received by the Sew News editors. Each finalist will be invited to the 2013 Sewing & Stitchery Expo in Puyallup, WA, where he/she will demonstrate a five-minute version of his/her proposed project/technique during the Coats & Clark charity event, benefiting the Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital.


Each finalist will have five minutes to demonstrate a portion of the proposed project/technique on the Expo Runway at the Sew it All Casting Call event at 12:30pm on Sunday, March 3, for host Ellen March, the Sew News editorial team and a live audience. After the event, the audience will vote for their favorite (you!). The top two audience picks will be announced at the Sew it All Wrap Party, taking place immediately following the Casting Call event. Videos of each demo will be posted on and the top two will be open for online voting. (Tell your friends!) Voting will cease on March 15, at which time a winner will be announced and notified.


The winner will receive an expense-paid trip to the Sew it All studio in Golden, CO to shoot their episode for season 6 of Sew it All in mid-October, 2013.

IT IS GOING TO BE SOOO EXCITING. Ellen is actually BRINGING part of the set from her television show. So be sure to plan on attending the Coats & Clark Charity event -- the tickets will be sold on the Mary Bridge Childrens Hospital website...
Stay tuned to this blog -- I'll let you know when ALL THE LINKS ARE LIVE...!!
IT IS GOING TO BE A GREAT SHOW...remember -- every dime of your $10 ticket sale goes to benefit the sick children of Mary Bridge -- where no child is turned away...
AND -- we'd like to thank Coats & Clark AGAIN THIS YEAR for providing a gift of thread for every woman who brings handmade pillowcases for our very own Pillowcase Patrol.


  1. A question - when will tickets be going on sale? A check of the website has classes available to select but I'm pretty sure they are last year's. Just getting anxious!!

  2. Good question, Diana. The PDF of the 2013 Registration Brochure will be up on the website December 17. The online registration will be live, as always, in early January.

  3. Rita, do you happen to know where the entry form is on the Sew it All TV website? I can't seem to find it!