Coats & Clark Pro-Am Sewing Exhibition

What:      2011 Sewing & Stitchery Expo Charity Event
The Coats & Clark Pro-Am Sewing Exhibition

Price: $10 - Make check payable to Mary Bridge Children's Hospital and mail it to:
Sewing & Stitchery Expo, PO Box 11243, Tacoma, WA 98411-0243 by or before February 18, 2011. Donations will still be accepted at the Expo beginning Thursday, March 3, 2011.
Who is invited? YOU ARE
When: Sunday, March 6 – at 11:30 or 12:30
Where: Expo Runway (upstairs in the Pavilion)

Expo  “sewing stars” have volunteered to mentor young sewing “rookies” – and the Coats & Clark Pro-Am Sewing Exhibition will come down the Expo Runway at 11:30 AND 12:30 AM on Sunday morning, March 6.

There are two sessions, with different “Pro-Am” teams for each session.   We asked our Sewing Stars (from all over the world) to serve as mentors. Then we recruited local talented, enthusiastic young sewing rookies. We randomly matched the stars with the rookies and they had three months to work on their project.   Most of their communication was via the internet with occasional phone calls. SKYPE was a wonderful tool – because the Sewing Star could actually SEE their Rookie’s project as it was progressing.

2011 Coats & Clark Pro-Am Sewing Exhibition Sewing Stars: Jan Bones, Bobbi Bullard, Kathleen Cheetham, Kandi Christian, Lorraine Henry, Joan Hinds, Valora Hammond, Deborah Kreiling, Paul LaPonte, Linda Lee. Marsha McClintock, Linda McGehee, Annette Millard, Kathy Monaghan, Mary Mulari, Luveta Nickels, Kathy Ruddy, Peggy Sagers, Lorrainne Torrence, Cheryl Weidersphan, Lynn Brown, and Pati Palmer.

It will be exciting to see what our Pro-Am teams created – and they will be “hooking up” for the very first time on Sunday morning – on the Expo Runway. If you come to the show – you’ll receive a Goody Bag with some special Expo snacks – and gifts from our show sponsors – as well as Coats & Clark – the charity event sponsor.
Remember – every dime we raise at the 2011 charity event goes to Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital in Tacoma. Serving all of Southwest Washington, their mission is to provide care for all children, regardless of a family’s ability to pay. 
Be sure to follow the official Sewing & Stitchery Expo Blog.  Rita blogs about the show every week – and she will be posting updates about the Pro-Am teams!