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The Quilting and Fiber Art Marketplace – Directions, Vendors, and Hotel Info

May 10, 2010 by  
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We are sorry to announce that our 2021 show has been canceled due to Covid 19. For updated info, please sign up for our mailing list on our homepage, In the meantime, please support your local, small shops.

The Quilting and Fiber Art Marketplace

Friday, Jan. 15 and Saturday. Jan. 16, 2021

9 am – 5 pm on Friday and 9 am – 4 pm on Saturday

Dennis Wicker Civic Center

1801 Nash St.

 Sanford, NC 27330

$6.00 admission

One stop shopping for the best vendors from NC and SC.  This is our 10th year for this show and we get better every year.  We have tried to bring you the best local and specialty shops available.  Save your gas and spend the day shopping with a variety of vendors.  This is not a “shop hop” but a shopping stroll.  Take your time and browse with all our merchants.  You will see lots of fabrics, yarns, books and patterns.  Several quilt shops will be here with quilting supplies.  Vendors with wool and floss for stitchery, will be here also.  Are you shopping for a sewing machine or a long arm quilting machine? There will be several choices.

The Early Bird will get the Worm!  

Again this year! Early Bird Specials!

Get to the show by 9 am for specials and chances to WIN!  The first 100 people to buy an admission ticket each day will get two chances to win all day long.  So, that is two chances for hourly door prizes, two chances for the daily sewing machine drawing and two chances for the big basket that we draw for at the end of the show.

Many of the vendors will be featuring “early bird specials” on selected items from 9 am to 10 am.  Many of your favorite vendors will be here and some new vendors that you will love!

On Friday, we will have a drawing at 3pm. This drawing is sponsored by Find X Designs located at 719 Carthage St., Sanford, NC. Details to be announced

On Saturday, we will have a drawing at 3pm as well. Details to be announced.

In order to win either machine, you must have your entry in the box for the drawing held at 3 pm.  You must be present to win.  If you really want to win, the first 100 people in the door each morning with get two chances to win that day. All entries collected throughout the day will be entered to win hourly door prizes and the sewing machine drawings at 3 pm each day.  You must be present to win.

If you don’t win a machine, then test drive any of the several machines that will be displayed.  Sewing machines, embroidery machines and long arm quilting machines with be featured so that you can shop and compare without having to drive from shop to shop.At 4 pm on Saturday, we will draw for a gift basket donated by all the vendors.  You do not need to be present to win the “big basket”.

So get up early, pack your car with your sewing and knitting friends and join us for a fun day.  Mrs. Lacy’s Magnolia Tea Room from Sanford will be doing our early morning food and lunch, so you can have a coffee and something delicious to get you started and then some fabulous chicken salad and famous chocolate cake for lunch to keep you inspired and shopping all afternoon.

Such good food..

Our list of vendors follows on this page, but there will be wools for appliqué and stitchery supplies. Quilting patterns will be available from many sources, some from the designers themselves.  Local quilt shops like Cary Quilting Company and Find X Designs want you to see what they have to offer.  Other shops like The Cotton Quilt feature a variety of fabrics, especially Civil War and Feedsack fabrics. Fiber lovers will enjoy Alpaca products from Empty Pocket Alpaca Farm.  If you are shopping for a sewing machine, there will be several sewing machine dealers on site.  You can sew on everything from a tiny Singer Featherweight to several brands of long arm quilting machines.  

We promise you will leave inspired and well fed. Whether you are looking for a small project or a large one, you will find something at the QFAM.

Hotel information for Sanford

Hotel Information: Please call the hotels directly and ask if they have a  QFAM rate. Don’t wait until the last minute.  Make your reservations early,

Hampton Inn –

1904 South Horner Blvd., Sanford, NC – (919) 775-2000

Rate – Check internet for the best rate.

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites – 

2110 Dalrymple Street, Sanford, NC – (919) 776-6600

Rate – Check the internet for the best rate.

Comfort Suites by Choice Hotels 

1891 Bragg Street, Sanford, NC – 919-842-5600

Rate – Check the internet for the best rate.

Directions  This page has a map.

For additional information contact

The Quilter’s Gallery

call 704-376-2531 (Cindy) or  704-807-6992 (Patti)

2020 Vendor List  – New vendors will be updated as info arrives.

Angel Oak Stitchery

Cottageville, SC


Fabric, kits, patterns, thread

Auntie Ju’s Quilt Shoppe

Wilmington, NC


Hand-dyed wool, wool off bolt, wool appliqué, pattens, books, kits, and punch needle patterns, kits and supplies.  WDW, Gentle Arts and Valdani flosses.  Rustic Moire Wool threads.  Weeks Dye works, Aurifil Lana Wool, Diamond Textiles wovens and brushed cottons.

Bear Hug Quiltworks

Winston Salem, NC


Original patterns, fabric and precuts, kits, Yardage from Hoffman, Free Spirit, Cotton and Steel, Art Gallery and more. 

Cary Quilting Company

 935 N. Harrison Ave, Cary, NC 27513


Our booth will be a mini version of our shop!  We will have patterns, kits, fat quarters, etc.  Visit our shop in DT Cary.  We offer classes and longarm quilting.

The Cotton Quilt

4900 Troy Road, Granite Falls, NC 28630



Fabrics and fat quarters, wide backing, 5 yard bundles, fabric, books, wholecloth quilts. Also wide backings. 30?s and 1800’s.  TCQ was just featured as a Quilt Sampler Shop.

Dragonfly Quilt Shop

High Point , NC 27265


Quilting fabric, flannel, wool, kits patterns and supplies

Susan Edmonson Designs

Concord, NC



Original patterns, hand-dyed threads from Germany, hand-dyed fabrics, trims, vintage pincushions, hand made jewelry and more!

Empty Pockets Alpaca Farm

Diane Adams

Climax, NC 27233


Award winning alpaca yarn from our animals raised in NC.  Yarn available in natural colors as well as hand dyed colors.  Alpaca wearable items such as socks, hats, scarves and shawls. 

Featherweight Poppy

Salisbury, NC


Singer 221 and 222 Featherweight sewing machines, parts and supplies.  Featherweight servicing during the show. Contact John for an appointment.

Find X Designs

719 Carthage St., Sanford, NC 27330


Yarn, fabric, cotton fat quarters, kits, Pfaff, Janome and Necchi  sewing machines.  Arrow sewing furniture and Sew Steady products.

Heart’s Desire

Joan Garbee

Cornelius, NC

Quilts, quilt tops, tablecloths. bedspreads, chenilles, doilies, aprons, fabric pieces, trims, ribbons, laces, vintage sewing items, and much more.

Kathy’s Patchwork

Springfield, Va.  


Chenille, jewelry and fat quarters

Loving Stitches

7076 Ramsey St, Fayetteville, NC 28311


Bernina sewing machines, embroidery machines, and long arm quilting machines. Also full service quilting supplies.  Fabric, notions, rulers, accuquilt, threads

Memory Lane Quilting

Brecksville, Ohio


Threads, rulers, pantographs, backing fabric and Nolting long arm quilting machines.  

Mountain Top Fibers

Ennice, NC


Luxury yarns and fibers of domestic and local origin, felted sheets.  Home grown and hand dyed yarns.  roving and accessories to enhance your fiber experience.  Luxury yarns from our mountain top.  

Primrose Lane

Black Mountain, NC


Original patterns for quilt, embroidery, children clothing and doll clothing.  Valdani 12 wt. perle cotton.

.Quilt Patch Fabrics

Matthews, NC

704-821-7554 or

Fabrics, books, patterns, sewing and quilt notions.  Also quilting services.

Quilter’s Express

Lexington, SC

Take your project from “Fabric to Finished” with QE.  We carry a variety of quilt patterns, fabric kits, threads, a full range quilting notions, and lots more to complete your next project.  New this year – Dear Jane using English Paper Piecing.  Learn a new way to make an old favorite.  We also offer quilting services at our studio and carry a wide variety of Swarovski Hotfix crystals for that perfect finishing touch.  

Quilter’s Gallery

Cleveland, NC

704-376-2531 or 704-807-6992

We’ll have plenty of our freshly made Fabric Pizzas and our new 1/2 yard fabric “flatbreads”.  Quilting kits, rulers, patterns and templates. Lots of fabric – prints and batiks.


Cary, NC

Original quilt patterns, featuring “quiltlet” trios, seasonal “woolies, purses, wallets, table runners, wallhangings and full size quilts.  

Schoolhouse Quilts

399 Sunset Memorial Rd.

Forest City, NC 28043


You can find supplies that meet the needs of the beginner to the art quilter at SHQ.  Our shop is the quilting “hardware” store as well as a “library” book selection that is second to none.  This booth is always well stocked and always packed. Got a question about what book has a certain pattern?  Just ask Brenda.

Sew Perfect Tables

Salisbury, NC


Featuring height adjustable sewing tables, proudly made in the USA.

Shakerwood Woolens

Rock Hill, SC 29730


Hand-dyed wools, wool applique patterns and books, threads – Valdani and Rustic Moire,  rug hooking supplies and other necessities.  Civil war cottons and homespuns.

Studio Stitch

3215-B Battleground Ave., Greensboro, NC 27408


Bernina sewing machines and fabrics.  Sewing and embroidery notions.  Machine repair and classes.

U Can Quilt

Raleigh, NC


Pre-measured, custom cut quilt kits, designed so you can quilt and sew.  Each packaged in a special “container”.

Wood Quilt Blocks

Manassas, Va.


Wood marquetry in quilt patterns as jewelry, all hangings, ornaments and clocks.  Also wood turned seam rippers and tools.

YLI Thread

Rock Hill, SC

Quilting threads – hand or machine – cotton or poly.

Decorative threads and braids, Specialty yarn

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