Tuesday, August 6, 2013

The Quilting and Knitting Expo Columbia, SC

The Quilting and Knitting Expo in Columbia, SC

Friday, August 16 and Saturday, August 17, 2013
from 9 am - 5 pm
at the Jamil Shrine Center, 206 Jamil Road, Columbia, SC

This is a fabulous shopping opportunity for anyone that loves quilting or knitting!  This is our newest show and we are very excited to be in Columbia with all the fabulous quilt guilds there.  And we didn't forget the knitters.  There will be vendors selling cotton fabrics, hand dyed wool fabrics, books, patterns, notions, threads, kits, yarns, sewing machines, long arm quilting machines, stained glass quilting designs, gifts, buttons, vintage linens, embellishments and more!  We hope to see you in Columbia for the first event of the fall quilting season.

Breaking News!  Quilts of Valor has organized a display of their quilts.  As you probably know, many, many quilters in SC (and NC) make and donate quilts to be given to our service men and women.  Representatives of this organization will be on site to answer your questions. The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover all combat service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor. We are very proud to support their efforts and look forward to seeing their quilts.

The Early Bird Will Get the Worm!  (or a sewing machine!)  
Creative Sewing Machine Centerfrom Columbia has donated two sewing machines.  On Friday at 3 pm we will have a drawing for a Husqvarna Viking Emerald 118 (msrp $599.99) and on Saturday at 3 pm, Creative Sewing Center will sponsor a drawing for a Brother 650Q Sewing Machine (msrp $1099.99).  Everyone who attends the QKEX will get a chance to win, but the first 100 people in the door each morning will receive two chances to win that day.  Visitors must be present at 3 pm in order to win the machine.  In addition to the sewing machine drawings, we will be drawing for hourly door prizes.  If that's not enough, many of the vendors will have "Early Bird Features" from 9 am to 10 am.  QBee Quilts will feature 25% off of precut yards and books. Schoolhouse quilts will feature one yard cuts for $5.25.  The Quilter's Gallery will feature their baby quilt pizzas for $25.00. (reg. $39.95) Many of the other shops will be doing selected specials during this first hour.  Be sure to arrive early to take advantage of these specials. Early Bird will end at 10 am.

Here is a list of our vendors.  Check our website, www.quiltersgallery.net for the complete list.
Do you love wools and primitives?  Then Auntie Ju’s Quilt Shoppe and Shakerwood Woolens will delight your imagination and creativity.
Quilters will love the variety of traditional shops that will be vending fabrics and notions.  The Cotton Quilt, Dragonfly Quilt Shop, Elaine’s Attic, Gold Star Stitchery, Heirloom Child, Kathy’s Patchworks, Q Bee Quilts, Quilter’s Loft, The Quilter’s Gallery, Quilt Patch Fabrics, Pieces and Patches, and Some Art Fabric will have yards and yards of fabric from which to choose.
Are you shopping for a sewing machine?  Creative Sewing will be featuring Babylock, Bernina and Viking sewing machines.  Featherweight Poppy will have a selection of Singer Featherweight machines.
Do you like embellishments, vintage items or buttons?  Susan Edmonson Designs, Vintage Textiles and Quilts, C. F. Tomchik, Dusty’s Vintage Buttons, The White House, Jan Shore, Paula Woods and YLI will have specialty threads, vintage trims and lots of buttons.
Do you knit or spin? Easy Knits, Empty Pockets Alpaca Farm, Friends and Fiberworks, and Stony Hill Fiber Arts will feature a wide selection of yarns and fiber supplies.
Loving Stitches will feature the Gammill Longarm Quilting Machine and The Quilting Solution will feature The Homesteader Longarm Quilting Machine.
North Catolina Quilts will feature Aurifil thread, patterns, kits and fabulous handmade sewing accessory items.  Schoolhouse Quilts will be at QKEX with all their books and notions.  Working Hands will feature their Stained Glass quilting kits.  Hmong Pa Ndau Needlework will feature their fabulous stitching and handmade items.
We hope that you and your friends will join us for a fun day of creativity and shopping.  Our vendors are the nicest and hardest working small business owners that we could find.  You can go to www.quiltersgallery.net and click on the $1.00 off icon and print additional coupons.  If you have any questions, email us at qkexcolumbia@gmail.com or call us.

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