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We’re having a party!


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If you’re in Portland (or thereabouts), mark your calendars!

We’re having a fun & crafty party to celebrate both the holidays and the release of The Colette Sewing Handbook! Wear festive attire, drink fancy drinks, nibble on some goodies, and meet some of your fellow sewists.

And if you have extra buttons and trim laying around, bring them along and join in the trim swap! We’ll also have some fun hand sewing projects to make while you chat, and giveaways from our lovely friends at Bolt Fabric and Modern Domestic.

Oh, and the whole thing will take place at Ford Food & Drink, located in the Ford Building where the CP studio is. It’ll be awesome.

Thursday, Nov 17th, 2011
Ford Food & Drink
2505 SE 11th Ave, Portland, OR

We’ll have some drinks available early in the evening, with a cash bar available throughout the night.

We’d love it if you could RSVP so we can get an idea of how many people are coming. Just click the link and enter your info!

Sarai Mitnick   —   Founder

Sarai started Colette back in 2009. She believes the primary role of a business should be to help people. She loves good books, sewing with wool, her charming cats, working in her garden, and eating salsa.

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I wish I lived in Portland! I’d love to come. Can we have an East Coast sequel? :)


Crossing my fingers that my company needs me to go to our headquarters in Portland at this time! That would be awesome!


What a fantastic idea! It sounds like a wonderful party. I wish I lived near Portland so I could go!


East Coast feeling a little left out….maybe a book signing or something out here? Washington DC?


Yes! I was willing to travel to New York from DC but it’s even better if I can metro there.


Sadly, I can’t make it from The Antipodes, but I just opened an email saying that I’ll be receiving your new book in the post soon: I am very excited!! Hope you have a wonderful launch!!


wish I could come! Sadly nothing fun happens in Indiana.

Lisa Anne

Drats! Same night as the Portland Modern Quilt Guild monthly meeting. Will try to make both!

Barbara S

Sounds fabulous! Please take lots of pictures – we’d love to share them with our crowd. Enjoy and Congratulations!

Tracey Wirth

Hi Ladies! I am seriously thinking about coming to your event- to meet the brains behind your amazing products, but I would be coming by myself from San Francisco and I am not familiar with the Portland area… Is there an area that would be the best place for a hotel? What would you suggest….. anybody?
thanks so much!


I always recommend the Ace Hotel downtown! We always stayed there before we moved to Portland and it’s affordable and cozy. It’s not walking distance to the party location, but our bus system is excellent here.

Tracey Wirth

Thank you so much for getting back to me Sarai! The Ace hotel- yes! That sounds good, I will check it out. Thanks soooooo much!
Have a great afternoon

Tracey Wirth

Oh and also Congrats on your book!


Oh, I totally wish I could come!! 25 hour plane trip to get there though :-(
Have heaps of fun!


Yes please. 2 please. Another “LOVE” in the Ford Building!

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