Tulsa, Okla. (July 6, 2011) – Owners of An Affair of the Heart have announced a partnership with Uncommon Threads to provide embroidery for the benefit of Tulsa Global Alliance (TGA) at An Affair of the Heart of Tulsa July 15-17 at the QuikTrip Center at Expo Square. Oklahoma’s largest arts, crafts and antiques show will help Shawnee, Okla.-based Uncommon Threads provide embroidery services of names and initials for items of clothing or accessories (limited by machine capabilities) with all proceeds benefiting Tulsa Global Alliance. Cost will vary depending on length and detail of embroidering, but is estimated at $10 - $15. Tulsa Global Alliance, a non-profit agency, bridges cultures through awareness, education and opportunities. TGA provides a world of services that involve international visitors, Sister Cities exchanges, international business programs and global education. “We are very pleased to receive such generous support from An Affair of the Heart and Uncommon Threads,” said Becky Collins, TGA president/CEO. “We look forward to other joint ventures with An Affair of the Heart that can lead to more hearts opening up to the different cultures of our world.” An Affair of the Heart of Tulsa, sponsored in part by Verizon Wireless, will feature more than 600 booths displaying a variety of merchandise from arts, crafts and antiques to apparel, furniture and jewelry. The Tulsa show is expected to attract more than 20,000 attendees over the event weekend. “We are very supportive of the mission of Tulsa Global Alliance and are pleased to have the opportunity to support them in their efforts,” said Eleanor Blakeman, founding partner of An Affair of the Heart. “We hope to grow our relationship with TGA in the future and help them make an even greater impact within our community and beyond.” The show is open Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is just $6 at the door and is good for all three days. ABOUT AAOTH An Affair of the Heart was started in 1985 by eight women who shared a love of crafting and shopping. From their first “one-day” show in Oklahoma City, the Affair has grown from 60 booths and 800 visitors to four shows annually, two each in Tulsa and Oklahoma City. The show made its debut in Tulsa in 1995 after prompting by the Tulsa Metro Chamber and has continued to grow each year by offering women the opportunity to shop for unique and creative design ideas in a safe, friendly atmosphere. For more information and lists of partner hotels offering event discounts, visit www.aaoth.com. Two of the original eight partners have since passed away, but the spirit of An Affair of the Heart of Tulsa is as alive and bright as ever. ABOUT TULSA GLOBAL ALLIANCE Tulsa Global Alliance is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to increasing global awareness, understanding and opportunities in Northeastern Oklahoma by hosting international visitors, facilitating Sister Cities activities, promoting global education, assisting with international trade development, cooperating with international organizations and serving as a resource for area governments, business, educational institutions, organizations and residents. ABOUT UNCOMMON THREADS Uncommon Threads, a Shawnee-based embroidery company, has offered full service logo, name, and custom design embroidery for nearly 20 years. Located in historic downtown Shawnee, Uncommon Threads works with large and small businesses, schools, tribal councils, and individuals to provide custom embroidery and design. Visit www.uncommonthreadsembroidery.com for more information. ### CONTACT: Lisa Frein, Kazoo Marketing and Communications – (918) 557-3809 Eleanor Blakeman, An Affair of the Heart of Tulsa Partner – (405) 620-287 Kevin Duane, AAOTH, Marketing and Development Manager – (405) 620-1440