Friday, May 10, 2013

Nancy's Notions Sewing Weekend 2013

Nancy Zieman is a jewel.  And last weekend's Nancy's Notions Sewing Weekend in Beaver Dam, WI was no different. . . a cherished weekend of friends and a love of sewing all brought about by Nancy's unwavering business savvy and passion for sewing.

From Nancy's humble kitchen table to this massive shopping and educational event, the Nancy's Notions Sewing Weekend was impressive to say the least.  This was my first trip to Beaver Dam.  The product selection was extensive from Gingham Square bobbins to Roll The Gold Rotary Blades, SCHMETZ needles along with every notion ever made, fabrics, books, patterns galore and of course, Baby Lock sewing machines.  Designers, authors, educators and consumers from around the world found the love of sewing at feverish level.

Look at this pattern selection!  And this was just a single of multiple rows of patterns for garments, quilts, home dec, crafts and much more!

Nancy's Sewing Weekend is a three day event, but I stayed for only 24 hours, so I had a chance to catch up with Rita Farro and Mary Mulari of the Midwest Ya Ya Sisters.  Well, it was actually more than that since earlier in the day they volunteered me along with Nancy Zieman to model for their evening performance "All Wrapped Up".  Lots of laughs here as Rita and Mary unveiled their whimsical wraps and stylish shawls with stories.  Above Rita and Mary expose their high tech teleprompter - yes, you are right . . .  Magic Marker on scrap cardboard!  

Add this date to your calendar - May 1 - 3, 2014 for the next Nancy's Notions Sewing Weekend in Beaver Dam, WI.  Now I'm off to go sew some of the fabrics and patterns I picked up last weekend!

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