The Quilting and Fiber Art Marketplace in Sanford, NC
The date and time of the show is Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 and Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, from 9 am – 5 pm at the Dennis Wicker Civic Center, 1801 Nash St., Sanford, NC 27330. Admission is $5.00. This show is all about Quilt and Yarn Shops! This show is a celebration that features small businesses and the people that run them. Join us for a day of creativity, fabric, fiber, and food. We have tried to feature the best vendors, with the best selection of merchandise available. We have assembled more than 30 vendors for your shopping pleasure. If shopping for fabric and yarn is not enough to entice you to Sanford, then let me tell you about our food! Mrs. Lacy’s Magnolia Tea House will be doing our food this year. She will have wonderful sweets and coffee ready as you arrive and fabulous sandwiches and more sweets during the day.
On Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 we will have a drawing for a Bernette 46 sewing machine at 11 am. 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 beginner, a grandchild, or to carry back and forth to quilting class.
Loving Stitches has also donated a gift basket, valued at $200 that we will draw for at 4 pm on Friday.
On Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 we will have a drawing for a Pfaff Hobby 1122 sewing machine at 11 am. This drawing is sponsored by Find X Designs of Sanford and the other vendors at QFAM. The Pfaff 1122 has a great selection of stitches, including a buttonhole. It also has easy threading, many accessories and a hard carrying case.
At 4 pm on Saturday, we will give away a gift basket donated by all the vendors.
In order to win either machine, you must have your entry in the box by 11 am each day and the drawing will be held shortly thereafter. You must be present to win either the machine or the gift baskets. If you REALLY want to win, be one of the first 100 people in the door each morning and get two chances to win that day. All entries collected throughout the day will be entered to win hourly prizes and the gift baskets at 4 pm each day.
The Grand Prize Basket will be drawn on Saturday at 5 pm from all the names and phone #s/emails collected during both days. The winner will be notified and arrangements made to collect the prize.
So plan to get up early and spend the day with us, shopping, eating and just having fun. You might even win a prize, and if that’s not enough, many of the vendors will be featuring early morning specials on selected items from 9 am to 10 am. The Quilter’s Gallery will be featuring our “Baby Pizzas” during this time. These pizzas are regularly $39.95, but will be $25.00 during the first hour of the show. Each pizza contains everything you need for a baby quilt. The pattern, fat quarters, backing, and binding are all included in these easy kits. Who knows what else we might come up with? It will be worth the early arrival just to see what else might be specially priced.
Many of your favorite vendors will be here and there are some new vendors to inspire you.
Do you love wool appliqué and stitchery? Then Auntie Ju’s Quilt Shoppe, Freda’s Berry Patch, and Shakerwood Woolens will warm your heart. (Shakerwood will be giving away a special kit to each person that spends $20.00 or more in her booth between 9 and 10 am on both Friday and Saturday mornings.)
Do you love quilt shops? All the different fabrics and patterns? What about all their wonderful samples and classes? We will have several shops to inspire you:
Blue Ridge Quilts from Millers Creek, NC.
The Cotton Quilt from Granite Falls, NC.
Dawn’s Sewing and Embroidery from Albemarle, NC.
Dragonfly Quilt Shop from High Point, NC.
The General Store from Smith Mountain Lake in Va.
Kathy’s Patchworks from Falls Church, Va.
Lynne’s Outlet from Siler City, NC
North Cat-olina Quilts from Angier, NC
Quilter’s Loft Company from Mooresville, NC
The Quilting Connection from Boones Mill, Va.
Quilt Patch Fabrics from Matthews, NC
Sew it Seams from Morehead City, NC (Diana will have her fat quarters at $1.25 during the first hour.)
Ye Olde Forest Quilt Shop from Greensboro, NC
Are you a Button Junkie or crazy quilter? I am! I could spend hours looking and planning projects with Dusty’s Vintage Buttons and Courtney Tomchik’s Raku Buttons. Also, Jan Shore will be right around the corner with all her Crazy Quilt Embellishments.
Do you love fabulous, unusual yarn? Diane from Empty Pockets Alpaca Farm would love to show you the yarn from her alpacas, raised right here in NC. Now that’s buying local.
Are you thinking about buying a sewing machine? This is a good time to comparison shop. Featherweight Poppy will be here with his cute, little Singer Featherweights. He is featuring a 10% discount off everything in his booth during the first hour on both days. John also services featherweights. He charges $50 for a basic service that includes a new drip pad. This service would also be 10% off for featherweights that are brought in during that first hour.
Find X Designs from Sanford will feature Pfaff sewing machines.
Loving Stitches will feature Bernina machines. Also for those of you thinking about a longarm quilting machine, Loving Stitches will be featuring Gammill Quilting Machines.
Are you always looking for original patterns and creative ideas? Then you will love the designs from Hissyfitz Designs and Quiltricks.
More fabrics will be available from H & W Fabrics, Some Art Fabrics and The Quilters Gallery. Lots and lots of prints and batiks.
Old linens, hankies and unusual needlework will be available from The Linen Lady and Dusty.
Got a question about T-shirt quilts? Paulette at the Quilter’s Nest will be glad to help you.
Schoolhouse Quilts will be at the show with all their books and specialty notions. Their early bird special will be a 2 1/2” x 6 1/2” Creative Grid Ruler. Regular price $5.95 for $4.00.
YLI will be at the show with all their fabulous sewing and specialty threads Buy thread from them that is made in the USA.
For complete vendor info check our website at www.quiltersgallery.net.
We hope that we have excited you about the Quilting and Fiber Art Marketplace in Sanford, NC. We look forward to seeing you there, early in the morning, to increase your chances to win a prize. If you don’t like crowds, then come about 3 o’clock in the afternoon. By then the crowds are gone,but there is still plenty of show to see. If you want to spend the night, see our website, www.quiltersgallery.net for hotel specials.
Save the date – Our sister show, The Quilting and Needle Art Extravaganza will be Jan. 25. and 26, 2013 in Statesville, NC. Attend both our shows for a creative overload!
Show this email on your “smart phone” and get $1.00 off your admission to either show. Or go to www.quiltersgallery.net and print the coupon from the recent posts.