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!)

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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.

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

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

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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Happy Sewing!

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