The Puyallup Sewing & Stitchery Expo took place in the end of February…and I am just now getting to the blog to tell you all about it!
For those of you who aren’t familiar with the Sewing & Stitchery Expo, it is a five-day sewing extravaganza in Puyallup, WA, just south of Seattle. Usually it rains the entire time, but this year we were blessed with good weather (until the last day!). Each year, we spend the entire time taking classes, watching fashion shows and chatting with our loyal readers.
The Expo takes place at the Puyallup Fair Grounds, so there are cow figurines, cowboy images and a lot of dirt surrounding the daily activities. Here’s a photo of me with the first cow you see in the parking lot–a sign that we’ve made it to the fairgrounds!
I always enjoy seeing Linda MacPhee (a frequent Sew News contributor and owner of the MacPhee Workshop). We first met in Puyallup about 3 years ago, and every time we see each other the creative juices start flowing! Here’s a photo of Linda at her booth with some of her fans. She’s showing off a crystal zipper, which she sells at macpheeworkshop.com.
Another great thing about the Seattle area: CHOWDER. This is a photo of some of the best chowder I’ve ever eaten. It’s a bread bowl full of bourbon corn chowder from Duke’s Chowder House. I still dream about it…
Here’s a woman demonstrating some metallic embellishing pens. How cute is she in her crown?
I learned a lot at this year’s Expo, and I met a few new teachers who have agreed to write projects and technique articles in upcoming issues of CME. I know you’ll enjoy hearing from some new people and learning about all the new techniques being developed in the embroidery world. So keep reading CME!
Thanks for reading,