The Quilting and Fiber Art Marketplace in Sanford, NC
Those who enjoy quilting or knitting will find many shops to inspire their creativity at The Quilting and Fiber Art Marketplace (QFAM), which will be held on Friday and Saturday, January 10 and 11, at the Dennis Wicker Civic Center in Sanford, NC!
Bring your friends and enjoy shopping, creativity, friendship, fabric, fibers and food. Treat yourself to a day immersed shopping for fabrics, books, patterns, yarns, buttons, sewing machines and long arm quilting machines, mixed media and more. Some sweet baked goods and Mrs. Lacy’s famous chicken salad will make the day complete.
Each day will be filled with special activities. Everyone who attends the QFAM will have a chance to win hourly door prizes, a sewing machine and a huge gift basket. The first 100 people in the door each morning will get two chances to win all these prizes. Many of the shops will feature “Early Bird Specials” during the first hour of the show.
On Saturday, we will have a drawing for a Bernette 46 sewing machine at 3 pm. This drawing is sponsored by Loving Stitches of Fayetteville and the other vendors at QFAM. The Bernette 46 is a nice little portable machine with 8 stitches, a thread cutter, snap-on presser feet and an automatic bobbin winder. This is a fabulous machine for a beginning sewer, or to carry back and forth to quilting class. You must be present to win the sewing machine.
Small businesses opening their doors to you . . .
Jennifer Amor Designs will offer a selection of jacket, bag and wallhanging patterns. Patterns from Hissyfitz Designs will put a smile on your face. Paper piecing patterns from Deb Karasik will inspire you.
Quilt shops like Blue Ridge Quilts, The Cotton Quilt, Dragonfly Quilt Shop, Elaine’s Attic, Kathy’s Patchwork, The General Store at Smith Mountain Lake, Lynne’s Outlet, The Quilter’s Gallery, Q Bee Quilts, Quilt Patch Fabrics, Studio Stitch and Ye Olde Forest Quilt Shoppe will have their booths full of fabrics, kits, and lots of inspiration for your new year.
Button lovers will enjoy Dusty’s Vintage Buttons and Courtney Tomchik’s raku buttons. Vintage linens are the focal point for The White House. Stitchery and a touch of whimsy will delight visitors to Susan Edmonson’s booth.
If knitting and fibers are your thing, then you will spend most of your day with Empty Pockets Alpaca Farm, Friends and Fiberworks, Heelside Farms, and Stony Hill Fiber Arts.
Featherweight Poppy will feature a booth full of shiny Singer Featherweight sewing machines. If you are shopping for a sewing machine or a long arm quilting machine, then spend some time checking out the Pfaff machines from Find X Designs or the Bernina and Gammill machines from Loving Stitches.
Hand-dyed woolens, wool appliqué and rug hooking supplies will be featured in Karen Poetzinger’s booth. Shakerwood Woolens will feature even more colors of hand-dyed woolens with a primitive twist.
If you love “bits and pieces,” ephemera, crazy quilting, and trims you will want to spend some time in Jan Shore’s 8th State booth and Bonnie Ouellette’s Vintage Textile and Quilts booth. North Catolina Quilts features Aurifil thread and small handmade treasures like needle minders and scissor keepers. Schoolhouse Quilts will be “on the stage” with their fabulous selection of notions and books. Pappy’s Woodshop sells unique wooden notions.
QFAM hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is $6.00. A $1.00 off admission coupon and more information about hotel rates are available at www.quiltersgallery.net. The Wicker Civic Center is located at 1801 Nash St. in Sanford.
The Quilting and Fiber Art Marketplace is a day full of fun and creativity featuring many of the finest small businesses you will ever see. Sanford, NC, is centrally located in eastern North Carolina and is an easy drive from many metropolitan areas.
We look forward to seeing you and all your quilting and knitting friends. All the small businesses that are involved with this show are very appreciative of your support.
Area hotels are offering special rates, so why not plan on spending two days with us? Check our website, www.quiltersgallery.net, for all the information.
Also, mark your calendar for our Quilting and Needle Art Extravaganza in Statesville, NC. Dates for this show are Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, 2014.
Cindy and Patti
The Quilter’s Gallery