27 Feb 2014
|Oh, what fun we have setting up our Sewing & Stitchery Expo booth!
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Here's how it goes and a few of my favorite images from the day:
Crafty Chris and I picked up a few last minute things at the PacFab office, then arrived at the Puyallup Fairgrounds just in time for lunch. Here's Janissa and Chris doing their best to look pleased about having their picture taken while they're eating. Such good sports!
Set-up was already in full swing and our hard-working crew had all the fabric, notions, books and patterns ready to be put on the shelves, so we all dug in. I snapped a few pics along the way:
We have a lot of tasty little Shops in our super-size Pacific Fabrics Block. In the Bistro Shop, you'll find Fat Quarter Sodas!
Look for the Space Needle! It's right next to the Pacific Northwest Shop.
You can't miss the Quilting Shop. Just follow the gorgeous quilts!
I found trees growing in the Forest Shop! Love, love, love this wall hanging!!!
And, if you've been following the saga of my Hedgehog Pincushion, you'll be thrilled to know she's found a friend. Don't they make a cute couple?
Down the block in the Fashion District . . . oh, my! We brought more fashion fabrics than ever before and the samples are incredible. This tunic is from Nancy Zieman's Monterey Knit Collection pattern. And you'll find an array of sweet, sweet dresses on display, too.
Marvelous jackets and one of many fabulous tops.
And, this year we brought Outerwear. Not just any Outerwear, though. Juicy Couture velour, Patagonia double face fabrics, Rainwear from Jones NY and more, more, more! We brought in Green Pepper and Great Copy jacket and vest patterns in fabulous designs, too.
The products are amazing this year and it really is like strolling through a block of inspiring little shops, but, this is my favorite part. These pictures represent the heritage of our company and who we are today. We're a company that truly values being local and family owned. A company who values every person on our team and every guest who walks through our doors.
This wall and these people - this is who Pacific Fabrics is. We're not a big national chain and you won't find everyday sales and tons of coupons, but you will find quality products you can feel confident about using, skilled staff who care about you. It's why I love working here and it's why we call you our friends.
Welcome to our neighborhood - we can hardly wait to see you!