Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Tote Bag Challenge - Sewing & Stitchery Expo 2011

Count down 2011 Sewing and Stitchery Expo in Puyallup, WA . . . .   If you know Rita Farro, you know that her "Hey Rita" tote bag is a well traveled tote visiting New York City to Seattle and many quilt shops, thrift shops, historical  landmarks and friends between the coasts. Here's Rita in last year's SCHMETZ booth in Puyallup.  She's with Jan and Bonne that started this tote bag craze.

Jan Potter, Rita Farro and Bonne Swett & "Hey Rita" Totes
Jan and Bonne have so much fun with totes, they designed their own totebag pattern for Ghee's.

Quick Zip Bag
Inspired-2-Sew from Ghee's
So here's the 2011 Sewing and Stitchery Totebag Challenge:
First get your FREE show logo for embroidery.  Although machine embroidery is not required on your totebag, in fact anybody that sews their own tote can enter!  Here's a pic of the design.  Doesn't it look terrific!  The logo was scanned - with the show's approval - and digitized using Creative DRAWings software.   Send an email to with Free Sew Expo Logo Design in the subject line.  You will receive a zip file of logo designs in different formats and sizes.

2011Sewing and Stitchery Show Logo
How will YOU include the logo in your totebag?
Next sew your tote.  At the show drop by the Creative DRAWings booth #150 in the Pavilion.  Your picture will be taken with your tote which also enters you into the Grand Prize Drawing for Creative DRAWings machine embroidery software.  You must be present to win.

Win Creative DRAWings!
Plus for fun on Thursday and Friday at 5:00 PM we will take a group picture of all totebag challengers.  On Saturday at 5:00 PM after the group picture the drawing will take place for Creative DRAWings - that a $799 retail value!  Are you the lucky winner?

Rita, Linda McGehee of Ghee's, with Jan and Bonne
. . . . . and their totes!

Start your Totebag Challenge projects now!  We can hardly wait to see all your creativity.  Then I just have to ask... Which SCHMETZ needle will you use on your totebag?

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