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The Quilting and Needle Art Extravaganza in Statesville

January 10, 2013 by  
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Statesville Extravaganza
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The Quilting and Needle Art Extravaganza is just two weeks away!
Friday, January 25 and Saturday, January 26, 2013
Statesville Civic Center
300 South Center St.
Statesville, NC 286779 am – 5 pm
Admission is $5.00

I am so excited to tell you about this year’s show in Statesville.  The first thing that you are going to see as you  enter the hallway are the fabulous raffle quilts from several of the area’s quilting guilds. The next thing you will see is the booth from Jody’s Garden Bakery.  Can you say sugar, cinnamon, butter, coffee and cream?  What a way to start the day!  Around the corner from the bakery is Risto’s Place Restaurant.  They are going to be serving Roasted Turkey on Pecan Cranberry bread with lettuce with Pasta Salad or  Meatball Sliders (2) with home made chips.  Vegetable Minestrone Soup and Pasta Salad will also be available.  Goodness, I got so carried away with the food that we haven’t even talked about all the quilt and yarn stuff.  We have some of your favorite vendors returning and some new vendors that I know you will love.

Do you love wool appliqué and stitchery?  Annie’s Keepsakes from Rockwell, NC, Auntie Ju’s Quilt Shoppe from Wilmington, NC,  Freda Berry’s Woolens from Morganton, NC, and Shakerwood Woolens from Rock Hill, SC will have lots of luscious colors of wools and threads to go with them.

Many of your favorite local quilt shops will have booths.  Stop by, purchase a few new fabrics and check out all the new quilt classes.
Blue Ridge Quilts from Millers Creek, NC
The Cotton Quilt from Granite Falls, NC                                                                             Linderella’s Quilt Shop from Southern Pines, NC                                                                              Q Bee Quilts from Charlotte, NC                                                                                                        Quilt Patch Fabrics from Charlotte, NC                                                                                               Ye Olde Forest Quilt Shop from Greensboro, NC

Are you shopping for a sewing machine?  Then QNAE is the place to comparison shop.  The Cottage Quilt Shop from Taylorsville, NC will feature the Handi Quilter and Baby Lock Sewing Machines.  Featherweight Poppy will be here with his cute little Singer featherweights. (He can service them too if you want to drop it off while you shop.)

I am crazy about buttons and old linens – and I bet you are too.  Dusty’s Vintage Buttons and The White House from Heath Springs, SC will have a fabulous assortment of things to look through.

Susan Edmonson does things by hand and on the sewing machine that are indescribable.  Her altered world is worth a visit.

Yarn and Fibers – Empty Pockets Alpaca Farm will feature yarn and items from her alpacas raised here in NC.  Now that is buying local.
Friends and Fiberworks will be here from Asheville, NC.  They carry a wide assortment of yarn, needles and patterns.
Knit One – Stitch Too is returning for the 5th year.  Betsy will feature knitting yarns, crochet supplies, and continuous strand weaving.

Always on the lookout for a unique pattern?  Goneaway Quilting from Cleveland, NC will have her original patterns and hand dyed fabrics for sale.
Hissyfitz Designs will feature her whimsical applique designs that are sure to put a smile on your face.
Quiltricks will have original patterns for items from wallets to wallhangings to full size quilt designs.

Knit One – Smock Too from Winston Salem always has a wonderful assortment of hand stitching ideas.  Hand applique, hand smocking, and hand embroidery are three of their specialties.

Do you love Jim Shore fabrics and figurines?  Kathy’s Patchworks from Alexandria, Va. specializes in Jim Shore products.  Jan Shore will be here too, with her line of embellishments for crazy quilting.

Judy Lea Enterprizes from Concord will feature silks and embellishments for art quilts.  Textile Treasures from Winston Salem will feature batiks and prints from all over the world for your special projects.

LCM Enterprise will be in the hallway with wooden display cases and ruler racks.

Are you thinking about a career in long arm quilting?  Loving Stitches from Fayetteville will feature Gammill long arm machines in their booth.
The Quilting Solution from Taylorsville, NC will feature affordable long arm machines and computer control systems for any machine, both  manufactured here in NC

Quilter’s Loft from Mooresville will have the front corner full of Pfaff sewing machines, fabrics, gifts, notions and all sorts of quilting goodies.

Schoolhouse Quilts will be in the back corner with almost every notion ever invented and every book that has ever been written.

Sew Original from Winston Salem, NC and Studio Stitch from Greensboro, NC will be in the other back corner with Bernina Sewing Machines.  This mother and daughter duo has lots of demonstrations planned. I have heard a rumor that Bernina has new embroidery technology that will amaze you.  Stop by for a demonstration.

Some Art Fabric from Atlanta, Ga. is a new vendor this year.  She specializes in unique cotton prints and unusual patterns for children’s clothing.

CF Tomchick makes the most beautiful raku fired ceramic buttons and pins.    I could stand in her booth and dream of projects that I want to make all day long.

YLI from Rock Hill, SC will have a wide assortment of hand and machine sewing threads that are manufactured in the USA.

And last but not least, The Quilter’s Gallery will have both batik and print

We hope to see you very soon.  Remember you can print a $1.00 off coupon from the posts on our website,  or just show this email on your smart phone.  Plan to spend the day.  We’ll have a police officer in the parking lot in the am to help you find a parking place.  If you don’t like crowds, then come about 2:30 pm.  There is still plenty of time to see the show and the crowds will have gone home.  Be sure and register for our prizes as you enter.  We will be giving away small door prizes throughout both days and a large  prize basket at the end of the day on Saturday.  If you want to spend the night, and enjoy two days at the show, then check our website, for area hotel specials.

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