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The Columbia Quilting Expo

July 16, 2015 by  
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The Columbia Quilting Expo

Jamil Shrine Center, 206 Jamil Rd.. Columbia SC 
Friday, July 24, 2015 from 9 am – 5 pm
Saturday, July 25, 2015 from 9 am – 4 pm
Join us for two great days of shopping and vendors.  There will be fabrics, notions, books, patterns, yarns for you to buy. Sewing machines and long arm machines will be all in one place for you to test drive.   Many of your favorite vendors will be there and some new ones too!

The Early Bird Will Get the Worm! (or the sewing machine!)  Creative Sewing Machine Center, from Columbia has donated a sewing machine for a drawing each day.  On Friday at 3 pm we will have a drawing for a Baby Lock Amelia.  The msrp is $699.00 for this great little machine.  At just 11.2 pounds, this lightweight sewing machine is easy to carry.  Take Amelia to classes, on road trips or to a friend’s house.  This machine is lightweight, has a large stitch selection, a drop-in bobbin, push button features, a built-in needle threader, and free arm sewing.

On Saturday at 3 pm, Creative Sewing Center will sponsor a drawing for a Bernina Aurora 450.  The msrp for this machine is $3399.99.  Wow!  What a prize.  The aurora 450 is the ideal machine for especially creative custom sewing projects. With over 163 stitch patterns, including cross-stitches, a host of floral stitch patterns, and quilting-, hem- and satin stitches, the 450 lets you create a new work of art from any fabric with ease. The sewing alphabet allows you to letter fabrics or sew monograms.
Everyone that attends the show will get one chance to win.  However, the first 100 visitors in the door each morning will get 2 chances to win all day long.  Two chances for all the door prizes!  Two chances to win a machine.  You must be present at the 3 pm drawing to win.  You will also be entered twice to win the big gift basket at the end of the show.

Creative Sewing Machine Center is located at 519 12th St., West Columbia, SC 29169.  803-936-1624.

Many vendors will feature an “early bird special” from 9am – 10am each morning. Check the doors as you enter for posted specials in other booths.  Plan to arrive early and stay all day.  We will be featuring our baby quilt kits for $29.95 rather than $39.95.  Save $10 during the first hour.

Other Vendors –
Auntie Ju’s Quilt Shoppe from Wilmington, NC – Featuring hand-dyed wool and punch needle supplies.
Buy The Inch Fabrics from Huntsville, Ala. – Featuring “Quilt Stashes”.  The Cotton Quilt from Granite Falls, NC – Featuring quilting fabrics, notions, books and patterns.
Dragonfly Quilt Shop from High Point, NC – featuring quilting fabrics, Wool flannel, books, patterns and kits.
Susan Edmonson Designs from Concord, NC – featuring original patterns, embellishing threads and handmade original jewelry.
Empty Pockets Alpaca Farm from Climax, NC – featuring 100% alpaca yarn. Also roving and batts for spinning, felting and crafts. Featherweight Poppy from Salisbury, NC – featuring Singer 221 and 222 Featherweights, parts and service.  Contact John at 704-639-1326 to schedule some loving care for your featherweight during the show.  He can service your machine ($50.00) while you shop!
H & W Fabrics from Greer, SC – featuring fabulous fabrics from Northcott, Benartex, Red Rooster, Clothworks and Studio E.
Kathy’s Patchwork from Falls Church, Va.   – featuring vintage chenille squares, jewelry and fat quarters.
Loving Stitches from Fayetteville, NC – featuring Gammill and Bernina Longarm Quilting Machines.
Moonlight Designs from Myrtle Beach, SC- Boutique quality sweatshirt jacket patterns.
My Garage Art from Marietta, Ga. – featuring fabric art, buttons, beads, embellishments, original embroidery designs and one of a kind gifts.  Pappy’s Woodshop from Lexington, SC featuring wooden ruler racks and binding winders. Also sewing caddy and rotary cutter stand.
Plain Jane Threads from Charlotte, NC featuring Cherrywood hand-dyed fabric, Oakshott cotton, Studio 180 Design tools and patterns.
Primitive Originals Kumihimo from Leesburg, Ga.  featuring Japanese Kumihimo supplies. Demos in our booth all day long.
Q Bee Quilts from Charlotte, NC featuring quilting fabrics, notions, books, patterns, and tools.
Quick Qut Quilts from Clinton, Tn. featuring bright, modern fabrics that “play well” together. 

The Quilter’s Gallery  – lots of batik and print fabrics.

Quilt Patch Fabrics from Charlotte, NC – featuring quilting fabrics, books, patterns, etc.

Quilter’s Express from Lexington, SC featuring Swarovski hot fix crystal products, shine by Swarovski (European bracelet beads).

R & K Fur and Feathers from Summerville, SC featuring handspun yarns from Alpaca, angora rabbit, Merino, silk, & bamboo.

Real Time Pain Relief with Sherri Stone will sooth your achy wrists and hands.
Sew Suite Studio from Lexington, SC – featuring the hottest Juki Quilting Systems in town.  Juki Longarm and “sit down” longarm.
Shakerwood Woolens from Rock Hill, SC – featuring hand-dyed wools, wool appliqué, patterns, books, valdani and aurifil thread and other related items.
The Show Guys from Columbus, NC – USA made shoes and sandals.
Some Art Fabrics from Marietta, Ga. featuring unique cotton quilt fabrics, pattens and hand dyed yarns.
Twin Birch Products from Siler City, NC featuring hand crafted birch wood knitting needles, crochet hooks.Handwoven baskets.
Bonnie Ouellette with Vintage Textiles and Quilts from Seneca, SC – featuring vintage quilts, tops, blocks, crochet, embroidery, buttons, books, beads and patterns, etc.
VLN – The Longarm Network/Innova from Oilville, Va. – featuring Innova Longarm quilting machines.
We’re Sew Creative – from Concord, NC – featuring kits, patterns, fat 1/4s, notions and books.
Wood Quilt Blocks from Va. – featuring wood inlay quilt designs, pins, magnets, mirrors, turned seam rippers and magnetic pin holders.
Ye Olde Forest Quilters from Greensboro, NC featuring laser cut appliqué kits, patterns, pre-cut fabrics and notions.

Admission is $6.00. Hotel information, a $1.00 off admission coupon and more vendor information is available at

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