Sewing & Stitchery Expo

Friday & Saturday - March 3-4, 2017

Puyallup, Washington



Sew Many Options Tours is offering our annual getaway to the largest sewing show in the USA. Our tour will depart on Friday, March 3 from Portland, Oregon on a lovely, restroom-equipped bus for two full days of shopping and seminars. You will be in the capable hands of guides Elizabeth Miles and Wendy Miller. On Friday evening, we will check into our Auburn hotel, where a delicious buffet dinner will be served. Join the fun! There will be door prizes and a great opportunity to spend time with other sewing enthusiasts. Plan to take classes, shop 'til you drop, then relax and leave the driving to us!

Friday, March 3
6:30am Arrive at the Radisson Hotel - Portland Airport (6233 NE 78th Court, Portland OR). The bus will be parked on the street. You can park a car for $14 for the two days. This fee must be paid at time of registration.
7:00am Bus departs promptly.
9:30am Arrive at the Sewing Expo (Western Washington Fairgrounds, Puyallup WA). Usually, we arrive by 9:15, but we cannot guarantee arrival for the 9:30 seminars.
6:00pm Sewing Expo closes. Meet outside the front gate, where the bus will be waiting to take the group to the hotel.
6:20pm Arrive at and check into Guesthouse Inn (9 14th Avenue NW, Auburn WA).
7:00pm Buffet dinner will be served in the breakfast room off the lobby. After dinner, you can show off something you have made. Everyone loves to see each other's creations and get inspired!

Saturday, March 4
6:30 - 8:00am Continental breakfast in the breakfast room.
7:55am Board bus. Please check out and bring your luggage to the bus.
8:00am Bus leaves the hotel.
8:30am Show opens. Please do not sign up for classes that start before 8:30am.
5:40pm Meet at bus near front gate. A boxed meal will be served on the return trip to Portland. Sit back, relax and enjoy all of your new sewing friends.
6:00pm Bus departs for Portland.
8:30pm Arrive back at the Radisson Hotel in Portland.

Tour Price: $279
Single room supplement: $35
Quad room: Deduct $14
Parking at Radisson Hotel: $14
Tour Includes:
  • 1 night at the Guesthouse Inn (double occupancy)
  • Continental breakfast Friday and Saturday
  • Round-trip transportation by bus
  • Transfers to & from hotel
  • Driver gratuity
  • Friday evening buffet dinner
  • Saturday boxed meal on the bus ride home
  • Door prizes and lots of fun

Portland Fabric Shopping Tour: $90.

A day of fabric shopping in Portland with Elizabeth is available on Thursday, March 2 for $90 per person. Visit many of Portland's great fabric stores like Fabric Depot and the Mill End Store. Remember: there is no sales tax in Oregon! The tour includes transportation, a guide and lunch. Please call 503-761-6460 for more details.

Minimum group size 30, maximum 54. We want to make this trip available for our customers, but we must have at least 30 people to make it financially possible. We have set January 1, 2017 as the trip cancellation date. If we have not reached the minimum number by this date, the trip will be canceled and deposits refunded. Please, get your friends to sign up so we can continue to offer this fun weekend.

Reserve your place today by sending the registration form along with a deposit of $30 without parking or $44 with parking ($15 non-refundable in both cases). Balance is due by January 15, 2017. No refunds after final payment unless a replacement can be found. State your roommate preference or we will make every effort match you with a suitable roommate. You will receive an email confirming your reservation.

Reservations are on a first come, first served basis. Seating on the bus will be assigned by postmark starting at the front of the bus. If you want seats together, please mail your reservations together.

Each person is responsible for their own Expo admission and seminars. The Expo flyers will be mailed in late December or can be found online at Be sure to sign up early to reserve spots for the seminars as they fill up quickly.

If you are coming to Portland from another city, call the Radisson Hotel - Portland Airport at 800-994-7878 to make a reservation for the nights before or after the tour. Mention you want to make a group reservation under Sew Many Options Tours for a $117 single or double room, which includes the breakfast buffet.

Please read our General Tour Information for more information regarding reservations and cancellations. If you have questions about this or any of our tours, please contact owner Marsha McClintock.

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