Brenda Rogerson of Highland, Michigan writes:
“The American Sewing Expo is the largest independently owned sewing expo in the country with over 15,000 people attending our three-day show from all over the U.S. In addition to classes, vendors, a sewing cafe and special exhibits, we have several challenges for sewers of all abilities and interests.
“We are having a hard time getting contestants for our Baby Lock Passion for Fashion design contest inspired by Project Runway. This a live challenge that will let avid sewers showcase their sewing and design talents complete with professional models and a fashion show. The participant will be given a design challenge scenario and have all day Friday, September 28, to create their ‘secret project.’ Expo attendees will have the opportunity to follow the progress of the designers as they work on their creations. Contestants return on Saturday, September 29, for a last-minute fitting on their professional model before the fashion show and photo shoot in the afternoon.
“We have contacted the local colleges, run ads in several sewing publications, posted several places on the web, and have information and rules on our website but have not had much response