Saturday, March 24, 2007

Sewing & Stitchery Expo 2008

Deadline: September 4, 2007

Sewing & Stitchery Expo 2008
February 28, 2008 to March 2, 2008
Washington State University in Pierce County (Sponsor)

The Sewing & Stitchery Expo is the largest, most comprehensive consumer education and trade event for the sewing industry in the United States.

The Sewing & Stitchery Expo is a juried show. Very few booths open up each year and the jury's goal is to fill those booths with new and innovative products or with something that the show is lacking. Please send a packet of information that best explains/describes your business or product. This packet can contain pictures, descriptions or if possible, actual product.

Booth Size and Fee: 10 x 10 booth is $750.00

Packet must be received by Thursday, September 4, 2007.

Send to:

WSU Conferences & Professional Programs
7612 Pioneer Way East
Puyallup, WA 98371-4998

The jury usually meets in October and invitations to new vendors are sent out in November (after the deadline for existing vendors to return their contracts). If you wish to have your packet/samples returned to you, you must include a postage-paid envelope.

Please do not send fee with your packet. If you are chosen to be an exhibitor, you will be contacted and invoiced.


In order to be considered as an exhibitor for the Sewing & Stitchery Expo, you must meet the following criteria:

1. Must be a bonafide sewing related business. The emphasis of the show will be sewing as opposed to other needlework entities.

2. The majority of products sold in the booth must be raw products such as fabrics, materials, patterns, equipment, etc. to do sewing or needlework.

3. Speakers must be exhibitors or connected to an exhibit booth where they can be available for attendees to enhance educational nature of this event.

4. Due to the educational format and priorities of this show, exhibitors must promote a balance between products and education.

5. Must be an example of high quality and integrity in the sewing industry.

6. The management reserves the right to make decisions regarding involvement and participation of exhibitors and seminars that are deemed best for "The Good of the Sewing and Stitchery Expo".

If you have questions, please call us Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (PST) at 253-445-4575.

If you are interested in being a speaker, please look at the enclosed speaker criteria and submit your information to Ann Sagawa. You may reach Ann at 253-798-3261.

Vendor Criteria Information 2008 (PDF)

Vendor Application 2008 (PDF)

WSU Center for Distance Learning and Professional Programs
(253) 445-4575