This was my first time at the Puyallup Expo. I went to Novi a couple of years ago so I wasn't a complete novice. Puyallup is much bigger than Novi.
I did a two day event of classes and shopping. Oh, and shopping. The booths were fabulous. I know most of the items can now be found on the internet, but this was like walking through the internet. And you could touch and play with the stuff before you bought it. Classes and vendors were scattered into 4 areas and the PNW weather actually cooperated for the most part - I never had to transferse in the rain. And having it spead out helped with crowd control. I was quite proud of myself - I didn't buy any fabric (didn't want to haul it back to the East coast) but I did find some nifty notions, zippers, interfacing, videos, ideas. I took one of my Sandra Betzina books and she signed it for me (um to the wrong first name, LOL).
My favorite class was serger class where we used the TOL Babylocks. I may be in love with the air threader. My other classes were all lectures and still very good informative. Even the "info-mercial" classes are fun.
I will likely go back again next year, as we will be moving to the Washington area soon. YEA!