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.