Evening Events

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Friday Night Live: A Taste of Hollywood

Join us in an evening of fabulous fun and fashion as Joe Vecchiarelli—fit
master at Dancing With The Stars—heads up a wild night of entertainment. From garments that have graced the stage, screen and runway to Joe’s sidesplitting anecdotes about working with celebrities from around the world—there will be something to entertain everyone. Get your tickets early; you won’t want to miss this fabulous one-of-a-kind event! Plus, you will have a chance to win a pair of tickets to Dancing with the Stars!

Quilter’s Night Out: A Photographer Who Grew Up in a Quilt Shop

Valori Wells is an Artist of Life… embracing creativity and curiosity in
her day-to-day existence to become an artist in everything she does. Being
a quilter and seamstress herself she is always designing quilts and sewing projects in the back of her mind as she draws a design. Growing up in The Stitchin’ Post in Sisters, Oregon, textiles have always been a part of her life and have blossomed into a career as a unique fabric designer. She is currently hand-printing fabric with her uniquely handcarved blocks, adding an element to the textile market that is ornate, exotic… and a style all her own. Join Valori for a fun evening packed with lots of color, pattern and creativity as she takes you on her artistic journey.

Special Sunday Offering

Shibaguyz FAB FIT Crochet & Knit Bootcamp

Strengthen your fitting skills with this six hour intensive “bootcamp” with personal trainers Shannon & Jason Mullett-Bowlsby—the Shibaguyz! During camp, you will learn the basics of fashion, fit, form and function, and how to do a “virtual try on” so you can visualize the pattern and make sure it fits your body before you ever pick up your hooks, needles, and yarn. Participants will receive a copy of The Shibaguyz’ FAB Fit System for Altering and Designing Crochet and Knit Patterns, a comprehensive series of easy-to-follow fit worksheets and templates. Shannon and Jason will walk you through their step-by-step process for taking proper measurements and applying them
to your patterns. They will also share their magic shaping formula that ensures you can make an alteration to any pattern with ease. By the end of class you will be able to make a custom crochet or knit garment that REALLY fits!

Style Shows

New patterns, trends and design ideas from leading pattern designers will be shown. Admission is free with your Expo entrance fee, but seating is limited. All style shows are held on the Expo Runway located upstairs in the Pavilion.

The Style Shows schedule can be accessed at this link: Style Shows.

Please – no food or drink, audio taping or cell phone use during the style shows.

As an additional courtesy, please put your cell phones on ‘vibrate’.

Thank you!

Free Stage

Get inspired with a selection of free learning opportunities presented daily in the Showplex. Access the Free Stage schedule page at this link: Free Stage Schedule

Participants on free stage holding dolls and sewing materials, audience in foreground

Charity Events

We have two exciting Charity Events this year: one with RARE Bears before Expo and one with the Humane Society at Expo. Check out the Charity Events webpage for more details.

Tacoma and Pierce County Humane Society Logo