Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The Quilting and Needle Art Extravaganza

It's a new year so it's time to start enacting your most important New Year's resolution and start a new project. Nothing makes us happier than the feel of newly purchased fabric sliding through our fingers or the feel of crisp paper as we open that new pattern or book and prepare to make that first cut. Imagine the feel of that new yarn wrapping around your favorite needles. A surge of pure joy! How can you experience this excitement?Join us for the very first....

Quilting and Needle Art Extravaganza
Friday, January 9, 11am-5pm and Saturday, January 10, 9am-5pm
Statesville Civic Center
300 South Center Street, Statesville, NC 28677

Statesville is conveniently located to both I-40 and I-77. Save time and gas, forget those traffic headaches by shopping at 23 of your favorite shops in one location. All the shops are working hard to make this a great experience for our customers. Many of the shops will offer special items, such as quilts and quilt tops, buttons, beads, yarns, thimbles, retired shop samples, and one of a kind items, so shop early for the best selection. Fabric, sewing machines and long arm machines will be there as well. There will be demos and door prizes too. Two days of creative overload!Please remember that in this time of economic uncertainty your local shops are depending on your support more than ever. We appreciate your purchases, your participation in our classes and workshops and it is your continued participation that will enable us to weather these rough economic times. We hope you will come out and show your support for all the vendors--- quilting, sewing, knitting, smocking---all the creative outlets we enjoy. This is your chance to see many of the best vendors in this area, under one roof, and to let them spark your creative fire.

The Statesville Civic Center is located at the intersection of Front and Center Streets in downtown Statesville.

From Northbound I-77, take exit 49A and turn left on highway 70 to highway 115/21 (Center St.). Turn right and the Civic Center is on the left.

From Southbound I-77, take exit 50 and turn right on East Broad Street. Go straight into town and turn left on South Tradd Street then right on E. Front Street. At the light turn left and the Civic Center is on the right.

From I-40, take exit 150 and drive south on highways 115/21 (Also, known as Center St.). Travel one and a half miles and the civic center is on the right.

Participating Shops:

Annie's Keepsakes
Rockwell, NC
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Special features for the show - Door Prize, Needle Felting Demos, Wonderful Wool Appliques

Auntie Ju's Quilt Shoppe
Wilmington, NC
Special features for the show - Door Prize, Fabulous Folkart Designs, Punchneedle Demos and Retired Shop Samples for sale!

Freda Berry
Morganton, NC
Felted wools, wool and silk remnants

The Cottage Quilt Shop
644 East Main Ave.
Taylorville, NC 28681
Special features for the show - Handiquilter Longarm Quilter, Quilts, Fat Quarters, Wall Hangings, Notions, Door Prize

Dixie's Quilting
203 Elm Ave.
Hudson, NC 28638
Special features for the show - General Quilting Items, Door Prize and clearance items.

Featherweight Poppy
565 Timberlane Trail
Salisbury, NC 28147
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Special features for the show - Singer Featherweight machines

Goneaway Quilting
Cleveland. NC 27013
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Special features for the show - Quilts, Clearance of hand dyed fabrics, and Unique patterns

Concord, NC
Special features for the show - Fibers

Vicki King
Mooresville, NC
Special features for the show - handpainted yarns

Knit One, Smock Too
4003 A Country Club Rd
Winston Salem, NC 27104
Special features for the show - Knitting and smocking

Knit One, Stitch Too
9709 - C Sam Furr Rd.
Huntersville, NC 28078
Special features for the show - Knitting Kits, Threads, Needlepoint, Shop Samples, Door Prize and clearance items.

Needle and Thread
236 W. Broad St.
Statesville, NC 28677
Special features for the show -Tin Lizzie 18 quilting machine, fabric and quilt tops

Overall Quilter
6580-A Old Monroe Rd.
Indian Trail, NC 28079
Special features for the show - General quilting items

Quilt Patch Fabrics
1017 Stallings Rd.
Matthews, NC 28104
Special features for the show - Quilts and quilt tops for sale.

Quilter's Gallery
Gastonia, NC
704-376-2531 (Cindy) or 704-864-4894 (Patti)
Special features for the show - Door prizes, Retired Shop Samples and Quilt Tops for sale, Antique and Modern Buttons, Clearance Items!

Quilter's Loft
188 N Main St.
Mooresville, NC 28115
Special features for the show -Sewing Machines and fabric, also Grandquilter and frame and Creative Vision Embroidery machine.

Cary, NC
Special features for the show - Fabulous, creative sewing patterns

The Quilting Solution
277 Devil Track Rd.
Taylorsville, NC 28681
Special features for the show - New computerized longarm quilting system called Homesteader and Side Saddle-
22" machine, king frame and computer system

Rene's Quilt Shop
195 West Statesville Ave.
Mooresville, NC 28115
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Special features for the show - Finished quilts for sale.

Schoolhouse Quilts
399 Sunset Memorial Rd.
Forest City, NC 28043
Special features for the show - Door Prize and Clearance Items!

Sew Original - Bernina Sewing Machines
3443 Robinhood Rd # DWinston Salem, NC 27106(336) 760-1121
1586 C Hwy. 421 South
Boone, NC 28607
Special features for the show - Sewing machine, Door Prize, Fabrics

Suffolk Shaker Shop
Suffolk, VA
Special features for the show - Shaker boxes and carriers

Paula Woods
Clyde, NC
Special features for the show -Vintage buttons

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Quilt Pink Donation Quilt

Stop into the shop and purchase your ticket for the Quilt Pink Quilt. Our goal is to raise $500.00 for the local chapter of the Susan G. Komen foundation. We are selling tickets for $1 and will draw the name of the winner when we reach our goal. The proceeds are going to a good cause. These quilts were made with the loving hands of our customers and staff. Many who have survived breast cancer. Please help us meet our goal and perhaps you will be the lucky winner of this beautiful quilt. It is hanging in the shop above the cutting board.

Quilts of Valor Sew-In

We had a wonderful time at our Sew-In on Nov 11 for Quilts of Valor. Everyone who came made several blocks and we have enough blocks to make about 4 quilt tops. Janet Graham has volunteered to put all the blocks together and so far she has completed two tops. Below is one of the tops. It is currently hanging in our hallway. We appreciate all who came to our first ever Sew-In for the troops. These quilts are to honor our very special service men and women who have given so much to our country. These quilts are not going onto a battlefield.

We have decided to become a site for making blocks for the Quilts of Valor. I will continue to donate fabric for our Sew-In. Janet will be working on the paperwork to designate us as a site.

We would like to hear from you as to when the best time for you to volunteer to come and make blocks for these quilts. We are considering making it an educational event, focusing on a new block for you to learn and make for the troops. These blocks need to be made with love and care. Speed is not our goal! These are honor quilts and we would like to make them with pride and appreciation of our troops. Thanks again to all who gave of their time and sewing skills. We very much appreciate your support.