The 44th edition of the Sewing & Stitchery Expo at the WA State Fair and Events Center in Puyallup, WA runs this week, Feb 25 to 28th. I have been attending for at least the last 40 years. I don’t remember the exact year I started but I do know it was the last year it was held in the Tacoma Dome.
I am only taking one class this year (scheduling conflicts) but look forward to wandering the aisles and drooling over all the new fabrics, patterns, and notions presented by the several hundred vendors. Some vendors are favorites and will be definite stops in my wanderings: Dolls R Sew Fun (long-time friend), Michelle Marketing, Inc (templates), Trims on Wheels (trims, zips and more), All About Blanks, Superior Threads (time to replenish) and, of course, Fine French Laces is a must! And these are just a start!
This is also a grand time to meet up with family and sewing friends ~ and make new friends. Folks come from all over; through the years I have enjoyed visiting with ladies from Nova Scotia, Texas, Oregon and Canada, just to name a few. Speaking of Canada, I am meeting a sewing friend from BC for lunch – we actually met at a Martha Pullen Licensing event in Alabama! We are really looking forward to reconnecting.
For more information, check out Sewing & Stitchery Expo for tickets, class listings, times, and location.
I will post pictures and a rundown of my visits (yes, plural – at least two days will be spent at the show) next week.
“She is energetic and strong, a hard worker. She makes sure her dealings are profitable; her lamp burns late into the night.” Proverbs 31:17-18
This is uncharted territory for me – so y’all have to bear with me! Although the tagline refers to Heirloom Sewing, I also enjoy sewing garments, gifts and quilts. I have 5 granddaughters and two grandsons for whom I enjoy sewing/creating. Journey with me as I share my love of sewing with you.
The Sewing & Stitchery Expo, held at the fairgrounds in Puyallup WA, was this weekend. 4 days of vendors, shows, classes and fun! This event is almost an annual pilgrimage for me, for over 20 years now. Dedie, a very good family friend, and I spent all day on Thursday. Saw lots of bright, colorful fabrics, wonderful (and tempting) notions, met friends – both new and old. A fun time was had by all!
I visited with another long-time friend, Nadeen Ward (on right in photo) of “Dolls R Sew Fun”. She designs patterns for 18″ dolls, carrying supplies & accessories and now ~ a book on sewing for dolls. Great work, Nadeen!