Portland event: Signing & fabric chat at Powell’s Books, Sun Nov. 20


I am extremely excited to announce that my first official bookstore signing will be at the world famous Powell’s Books here in Portland!

I didn’t want to just do a spiel about the book and sign copies. I was inspired by my friend Amy when she told me she had a cake walk at her signing! I definitely wanted to make it fun.

So I thought, how about a little fabric swap? I’ll talk a bit about the fabric section in the book, and I’m even thinking about making you guys some little “fabric guidebooks” to take home.

You bring some of the fabric that’s been cluttering up your stash, and go home with something new to inspire your sewing. Sounds good to me! This is going to be a relaxed and casual little event, more a chance to meet each other than anything else.

Please bring usable pieces of fabric rather than teeny scraps, and don’t bring more than what would easily fit in a grocery bag.

Sunday, Nov. 20 at 4pm
Powell’s Books
1005 W Burnside
Portland, OR

If you want to get a reminder about this event, be sure to join my little list of people who live in Portland. I only send stuff out when there’s an event, so not very often (actually, only once in the last four months so far).

Sarai Mitnick   —   Founder

Sarai started Colette back in 2009. She believes the primary role of a business should be to help people. Her roles include communication, strategy, and creative direction. She also edits Seamwork magazine. She often thinks and writes about the way sewing impacts our lives – through body image, identity, and social awareness.

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Comments 4


Have a nice afternoon and lot of fun ladys and gents! And don’t forget to thanks Sarai.
I am too far away to come… ;-)

Lisa S.

This sounds delightful. Oh, how I wish you would “tour” your book and come to the Midwest–Madison, WI area!

Jen R

Portland isn’t so far away from Olympia, I think I see a road trip in my future!


Got your book in the mail today!!!! So happy :-)

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