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Link to workshop application: http://www.mnhorseexpo.org/pdf/peggjohnsonapp.pdf

The Minnesota Horse Expo is pleased to host a Pegg Johnson “Sew Your Own Show Shirt” Workshop at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds on Thursday, April 23, the day before the Expo begins. The clinic will run from 9:00am to approximately 5:00pm and will be held in the DNR Building. Welcome to Pegg’s world -the world of sewing your own show clothing. You’ve seen the gorgeous shirts and jackets in the show arena – now learn how to make one! Pegg Johnson is the owner of Show Clothes Unlimited. She has presented sewing retreats in many different states as well as being a guest speaker at equine events including Equine Affaire and the Hoosier Horse Fair. Pegg has her own line of equestrian wear patterns as well as instructional DVD’s and books.

FOR WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS: Participant registration fee for the April 23 workshop is $100.00 and will include one daily Expo admission ticket good for any one day of the Minnesota Horse Expo, April 24-26. Bring your sewing machine for hands on learning as you sew a front zip western pleasure/rail shirt. The shirt will be created using Show Clothes Pleasure Shirt Pattern #1300 – Misses, #1305 – Child, or #1310 – Plus sizing. A special code will be provided for participants to receive their pattern at half off the retail price. See supply list link on previous page.

To apply to be a sewing participant fill out and return the application form (see link below) to Showclothes01@hotmail.com

Workshop is limited to 12 participants. Those selected will be notified by email. The $100.00 payment is due upon notification that you are accepted into the clinic along with a signed participant form and liability waiver. Workshop payments are non-creditable and non-transferable. Cancellations: If a paid workshop registrant requests a cancellation and a replacement is available from the waiting list, the participant will receive a 50% refund of their $100.00 fee. If there is not an available replacement there is no refund to the participant. Hardship requests (medical) would be handled on an individual basis.

Make new friends while you assemble your garment. Participants need basic sewing knowledge – thread your machine, sew a straight line, etc. You do NOT need to know how to insert a zipper – Pegg will teach you her easy-peasy method!!!! Even beginners can accomplish a great looking zipper!

We’ll start the morning off at 9 o’clock with getting to know one another. Next, we’ll cover proper measuring techniques, applying those measurements to your pattern, as well as the proper way to lay out and cut your fabric. Due to time constraints, we ask that you have your garment pre-cut to bring to the workshop. Throughout the day we will discuss different sewing techniques, interfacings and much, much more – all the time progressing in assembling your unique show shirt.

Not sure what to buy? A generic sized shirt kit will be available at the workshop for an additional $25.00. The kit will include precut fabric, interfacing, zipper, and thread. Learn the techniques before cutting your fashion fabric! Save the shopping – let us do it for you!

FOR WORKSHOP AUDITORS: A $20 charge for the workshop day will include one daily Expo admission ticket good for any one day of the Minnesota Horse Expo, April 24-26.

Pegg will also be a featured speaker at Expo during those days.

Auditors do not need to have any sewing knowledge – only a desire to watch and learn. Questions welcome! Auditors are encouraged to reserve their Sewing Workshop auditor spot by sending an email with names to kathy@mnhorseexpo.org.

Workshop Parking and Entry Thursday, April 23: Both workshop participants and auditors are encouraged to park on Carnes Avenue and enter the DNR Building thru the North side doors. Parking attendants will provide directions. Doors open at 8:30am. Auditors can pay (cash only) at the DNR entrance and receive a wristband for the clinic day. A food stand will be available for lunch No other aspect of the Minnesota Horse Expo will be open to the public on Thursday, April 23.

For more information contact:

Pegg Johnson at Showclothes01@hotmail.com or 810-516-2249

Kathy Juhl at kathy@mnhorseexpo.org or 952-356-2029

Link to application: http://www.mnhorseexpo.org/pdf/peggjohnsonapp.pdf