Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Quilting and Needle Art Extravaganza

The Quilting and Needle Art Extravaganza
Friday, Jan. 27, 2012 and Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, 9 am - 5 pm
Statesville Civic Center
300 South Center St.
Statesville, NC 28677
Admission - $5.00

We have the best independent shops and artists ready to inspire you with new projects for 2012.

Looking for hand-dyed wool or wool felt?
Shop with Annie's Keepsakes, Auntie Ju's Quilt Shoppe, Freda Berry or Shakerwood Woolens.

Are you a Mixed Media Artist?  Hooked on embellishment? Love hand dyed fabrics?
Then you will enjoy Judy Lea Enterprizes, and the quit patterns and one of a kind embroidery threads from Susan Edmonson Designs. Lorin Fields will wow you with her luscious hand dyed fabrics.  Goneaway Quilting will also feature hand dyed fabrics and scarves.

Do you need a wooden quilt frame, quilt rack or wooden Shaker Box for your supplies?  Blue Ridge Quilts makes their own frames here in NC.  Suffolk Shaker Shops makes fabulous one of a kind wooden boxes. All these products are hand made, not factory made imports.  

Do you love quilt shops and all the fabric, books, patterns, notions and inspiration that they offer?
Blue Ridge Quilts, The Cotton Quilt, Q Bee Quilts, Quilt Patch, Quilter's Loft, Quilter's Gallery, Rene's Quilt Shop, Schoolhouse Quilts,  Sew Together, Textile Treasures, and Ye Olde Forest Quilt Shoppe have been sewing like crazy to have new samples to inspire you.  All your quilted dreams in one place.

Do you love buttons, trims and antique textiles?
Spend some time with Dusty's Vintage Buttons and The White House Textiles,  Sue Dial and her polymer clay buttons, and CF Tomchik"s Raku Button Designs.

Do you love knitting supplies, yarns and fibers? Need crochet items?
Empty Pockets Alpaca Farm, Sue Dial with Harvest Moon Handspun , Fibre Studio at Yarns to Dye For, Knit One, Stitch Too and Unique Yarns will be happy to help you have "3 bags full".

Shopping for a sewing machine? 
Singer Featherweight Poppy, Bernina from Sew Original and Studio Stitch, Pfaff from The Quilter's Loft, Baby Lock from the Cottage Quilt Shop and Janome from Bill's Sewing Machine Co. will be happy to let you take a test drive.  This is a good time to make comparisons from one machine to the next.  

What about a long arm machine? Bill's Sewing Machine Co. will feature Tin Lizzy.   The Cottage Quilt Shop will feature the Handi-Quilter.  Loving Stitches will be available to demo the Gammill long arm machine.  The Quilter's Loft will feature a long arm machine by Pfaff.  The Quilting Solution, which manufactures their machines in Taylorsville, NC will feature the Homesteader and Sidesaddle Computer Control module.  They also have a new 24" Pro long arm machine.  

Need some new creative patterns?
Check out Hissyfitz Designs, and Quiltricks.  They always have new ideas from whimsical applique to items like purses and wallets to get your creativity inspired.

Do you knit, quilt, embroider, applique and smock? 
Knit One, Smock Too will cover all your bases.  They will have a variety of supplies and kits.  

Loretta Bryan will be here with her appliqued clothing. 
And last but not least, what would we do without thread?  
YLI Corp. will be there with a huge selection of threads for hand and machine sewing.  YLI is based in Rock Hill. SC.  Support US manufacturing with your thread purchases.  YLI not only has employees in Rock Hill, but also sources their dying,  wooden spool  manufacturing, glazing, label production and other support systems  from other US manufacturers, resulting in quite a few other additional jobs in the US.  Also, since YLI exclusively  supports independent retailers, many store employees benefit from retail jobs. 90% of YLI's Egyptian Grown Cottons are dyed, wound, finished and packaged in GA, NC and SC, resulting in many more local jobs in agriculture and manufacturing.  Take a look at your thread inventory and come prepared to buy what you need from an American company. 

Monday, January 2, 2012

The Quilting and Fiber Art Marketplace

The Quilting and Fiber Art Marketplace will be here before you know it.  Now that you have finished baking and cleaning and making lists of things that needed your attention at the last minute, think about a whole day of sewing, fabric shopping and creativity on the other side of all that chaos.

If you don't like crowds...........then come in the afternoon about 2 pm and you can shop with ease!!  

The Quilting and Fiber Art Marketplace will be held January 6 – 7, 2012, at the Dennis Wicker Civic Center, 1801 Nash St., Sanford, NC 27330.  The hours both days are 9 am – 5 pm.  Admission is $5.00.  There will be food on site and plenty of parking. Sanford is easy to get to from most of eastern NC.  It’s big enough to have a nice facility, but not so big that you will get lost.  Load up several of your friends and plan to spend the day with us.  We’ve tried to get the best quality and the best variety of vendors in one place for your shopping convenience.
Are you looking for hand-dyed woolens or wool for applique?  Auntie Ju’s Quilt Shoppe and Shakerwood Woolens will have lots of beautiful  woolens for your next project.
Do you need a quilt frame or quilt rack? Blue Ridge Quilts has racks and frames built in NC.
Do you love fabric and quilting supplies? The Cotton Quilt, Dragonfly Quilt Shop, The General Store at Smith Mountain Lake, Island Threads, Lynne’s Outlet, Quilter’s Loft Company, The Quilter’s Gallery, The Quilting Connection, Sew It Seams, and Ye Olde Forest Quilt Shoppe will have fat quarters, fabrics and all sorts of things to get your heart racing.
Do you need embroidery supplies? Dawn’s Sewing and Embroidery has the best.
Are you a button addict? Dusty’s Vintage Buttons and Textiles, and Courtney Tomchick will have fabulous buttons for any type of project.
Are yarns your thing? Empty Pockets Alpaca Farm,  and Unique Yarns will have lots of yarn for your pleasure.
Shopping for a sewing machine? Featherweight Poppy, Loving Stitches and Sew Unique will let you take a test drive on any of their machines.  Whether you are looking for a Singer Featherweight, a Bernina, a Janome, a Brother or a Viking machine, there will be a machine for every price point at our show.
Are you a mixed media artist? Fiber on a Whim and Karen Pharr Studios will have lots of treasures for you.
Do you spin or weave? Heelside Farms will have wool roving and batts.
Do you love to applique? Hissyfitz Designs will be there with her original, whimsical  pattens
If you need embellishments then Judy Lea Enterprizes will have contemporary fabrics and silks that you will love.
Do old linens make you sigh? The Linen Lady can make your dreams very sweet.
If you are shopping for a long arm machine then Loving Stitches will gladly demo a Gammill and The Quilting Solution will be happy to show you their Homesteader long arm machine.
Rug hooking is represented by Karen’s Colors from Cary, NC.
Do you need to know about T-shirt quilts?  Ask Paulette from the Quilter’s Nest.
Quiltricks will have a great selection of her original patterns from large quilts to small quiltlet trios, purses, wallets and table runners.
Do you love quilt books and notions?  Schoolhouse Quilts will have everything you could possibly want.
Are you a contemporary quilter or do you sew funky children’s clothes?  Then you will love Some Art Fabric.
Textile Treasures always has beautiful silks and Oriental print fabrics.
YLI Threads,made in the USA, will have lots and lots of thread to choose from.
We hope that you will come to our show.  All these vendors are hard working business owners with a dream.  Your support and purchases will help make their dreams a reality.  And you get bags of fat quarters and goodies in return.