Sewing With Nancy with Host Nancy Zieman at the Sewing & Stitchery Expo in Puyallup WA

One of our favorite Sewing With Nancy memories is when the Nancy Zieman team “took the show on the road”, and recorded at the 2014 Sewing & Stitchery Expo in Puyallup, Washington –near Seattle, WA– where over 30,000 sewing enthusiasts gather to share, learn, and enjoy their love of sewing! Our friends at Washington State University State Extension, along with many talented volunteer Clothing & Textile Advisors (CTAs), host the annual Sewing & Stitchery Expo.

To help celebrate the 30th anniversary of this mega sewing event, the Sewing With Nancy crew packed up their camera equipment – and for the first time ever – we took Sewing With Nancy On The Road to capture the unique camaraderie between sewing pattern designers, teachers, vendors, and event attendees.

Stitching a Sewing Community Together is this week’s Sewing With Nancy online video feature and here’s a preview of the exciting events Nancy and team captured on location:

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Learn Tips from a Pattern Designer

The episode begins with Nancy’s interview with renowned sewing author, designer, and educator, Pati Palmer of Palmer/Pletsch Associates. Pati shares the process of designing patterns—she specializes in presenting ideas from a sewers point of view.

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See the Sewing World from a Pattern Company’s Perspective

Kathy Marrone, editor of Vogue Pattern magazine and also representing The McCall Pattern Company, presents a unique point of view of what a pattern company learns from attending a sewing event. Her insight might surprise you! (Notice the thumbs-up sign from Ben, our director. It was a good “take!” Great job, Nancy!)

Sewing With Nancy Zieman/Sewing & Stitchery Expo/ Puyallup WA

Ever Wonder about the Fabric Designing Process?

Tula Pink, graphic artist turned extraordinary fabric designer and quilt designer, shares how inspirations turn into fabric.

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Learning—That’s What Sewing Expos are All About

We know you’ll enjoy Nancy’s interview with Candice Jewett, from Quality Sew & Vac in WA, an amazing serging instructor.

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Just How Did this Expo Begin?

Nancy sits down for an interview with Joanne Ross, Show Founder & Director, and reminisces about the past while looking forward to the future.

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Style Show Anyone?

Mary Collen, style show manager for the Sewing & Stitchery Expo, shares behind-the-scene activities of orchestrating approximately 14 free style shows during the 4-day event. (There’s Inga-sound tech on the left, Mike-videographer in the center, on the far right is Richard Zieman-crowd control ;-) and you don’t see Deanna Springer-because she’s always taking the behind the scenes photos – that you see here in the NZP Blog).

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Meet and Greet

One of Nancy’s favorite things to do at the Sewing & Stitchery Expo was to present her sewing seminars and meet other sewing enthusiasts. After each of Nancy’s seminars, an enthusiastic group would gather for some one-on-one time with Nancy.

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Sewing With Nancy Zieman/Sewing & Stitchery Expo/ Puyallup WA

The 2020 Sewing & Stitchery Expo is February 27 – March 1, 2020. Start planning your trip now! If you’re lucky, you might see Mount Rainier. On the day we packed up our gear and headed for airport, the mountain graced the sky. In the lower right corner of the photo Deanna snapped, you can see Mount Rainier. Nancy always shared with us that she attended the show for 10 years before she ever saw the majestic mountain, and she was starting to think that the much talked about mountain was photoshopped into pictures!

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Watch Stitching a Community Together on Sewing With Nancy online.

The Best of Sewing With Nancy TV Show hosted by Nancy Zieman

Please leave a comment below, for a chance to be the random winner of Richard Zieman’s new book, Nancy Zieman the Rest of the Story—A Memoir of Faith, Family, and Friends.

Nancy Zieman the Rest of the Story - A Memoir of Faith Family and Friends


The randomly selected winner of a copy of The Absolute Easiest Way to Sew book from Nancy’s Notions, from the Absolute Easiest Way to Sew Blog Posts on September 26, October 3 and 10 is, Helen Heise.

The Absolute Easiest Way to Sew by Sewing With Nancy Zieman

Her comment is: It has been a long time since I have done garment sewing, but I think the book would give helpful reminders of stitching, grading and ironing techniques that I have read about and tried in the past. The bottom line is to keep sewing and using the helpful methods more often. Thanks for the opportunity for this useful book.

2019 Fall Table Runner Sewing Challenge Hosted by Nancy Zieman Productions

Enter the Nancy Zieman Productions 2019 Fall Table Runner Sewing Challenge!

Join the 2019 NZP Table Runner Sewing Challenge by stitching a table runner and showcasing your sewing and quilting talents. Table runner entries may be any color palette, feature any sewing, quilting, or machine embroidery techniques, and must be a size that fits on a kitchen or dining table—use your imagination! Find challenge details in the October 1st NZP Blog Posting.


Nancy Zieman Productions I Sew For Fun Kids' Sewing Challenge Badge 2019

All youth, age 15 and under, are invited to participate in the NEW! 2019 I Sew For Fun Kids’ Sewing Challenge! Enter the challenge by purchasing the Official 2019 I Sew For Fun Kids’ Sewing Challenge Cinch Sack Kit, at the NEW! NZP Shop. Quantities are limited! Find challenge details in the September 24th NZP Blog Posting.


Show us What You’re Making! We love to hear from you, so whether youve tried one of Nancy’s Sewing Patterns, or youre planning on stitching a project you’ve seen on Sewing With Nancy or on The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog, share your experiences and photos with us on Facebook or Instagram!


Happy Sewing!

Team Nancy Zieman

Nancy Zieman Productions. LLC.


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