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The Quilting and Needle Art Extravaganza

January 25, 2023 by  
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The QNAE is this Friday and Saturday.  Mark you calendars. Schedule some vacation time.
Call your quilting and knitting friends.  Admission is only $5.00.  Please bring correct change.
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Hello Everyone,
We had a big big time last week at the Myrtle Beach Quilt Party.  Mardell pulled off another great quilting event.  Everyone in our classes worked hard and had good results to show.  I’ll show pictures next week.  Tired?? You bet.  Everyone remarked how tired they were after 3 days of sewing. But it was a good tired.  The kind that makes you want to go home and start a new project.
Just so you know that I am feeling my age – My AARP card and my Medicare card were in the mail this week.  Please be patient and kind with me at the show this weekend.
This newsletter is all about The Quilting and Needle Art Extravaganza show in Statesville, NC, which is this Friday and Saturday.  We just got back from doing the “walk through”.  All the booths are ready.  Pipe and drape is up and tables are in place.  Vendors move in tomorrow.  Enclosed is a list of our vendors, and news about the door prizes.  I hope you are ready for a Big Quilter’s Day Out.  Plan to come early and stay all day.  Parking is free and we’ll have food in the lobby from 220 Cafe.  Dorcas Troyer and her fabulous baked goods will be there too.
For those of you that have never attended, it’s a vendor show.  Lots of shops showing off what they do.  We decided a long time ago that we had better sales if we worked together rather than working against each other.  We want to keep “brick and mortar” stores open.  Your support is what keeps us going.
Not sure how you feel about crowds?  Keep in mind, the show is less crowded in the afternoon than it is in the mornings.  It’s also less crowded on Saturday than on Friday.  If you are there in the afternoon, that’s when we give away the sewing machines.  Who doesn’t need another sewing machine?
Here is a complete list of the vendors in Statesville in 2023.  For more information, click https://quiltersgallery.net/the-quilting-and-needle-art-extravaganza-2011-vendors/Annies’s Keepsakes, Kernersville, NC – wool felt.

Carolina Quilt Studio, Greenville, SC  – Innova longarm quilting machines.

Concord Sewing, Concord, NC – Juki,  and Brother sewing machines.

The Cotton Quilt, Granite Falls, NC. – Fabrics of all kinds.

The Designer’s Workshop, Duluth, Ga. – Original pattern.s

Dusty’s Vintage Buttons, Monroe, NC – Buttons – 1870-1980.

Elaine’s Attic, Landrum, SC – Fabrics, kits, wide backs.

Empty Pockets Alpaca Farm, Climax, NC – 100% alpaca yarn.

Epicurean Boutique, Occoquan, Va. – All about handwork!  We are so happy to welcome our new wool vendor.

Featherweight Poppy, Salisbury, NC – Singer Featherweight machines.

Friends and Fiberworks, Candler, NC  – Yarn, needles, fiber and patterns, finished products and kits.

Gloria Sews, North Wilkesboro, NC- Quilt shop.

Goddess Rags, Weaverville, NC – One of a kind jackets handmade from hand quilted kanthan blankets.

Just Sew Happy, Gastonia, NC – Quilt shop.

Kathy’s Patchworks, Springfield, Va.- Vintage chenille squares.

The Last Stitch, Lenoir, NC – Quilt shop.

Loving Stitches, Fayetteville, NC – Bernina longarm machines.

Mountain Top Fibers, Ennice, NC – Hand dyed yarns and rovings.

Quilt -n – Code, Burnsville, NC – Quilt shop.

Quilt Patch Fabrics, Matthews, NC – Quilt shop.

Quilter’s Gallery, Cleveland, NC –  Batiks and prints.

Quiltricks, Cary, NC – Original quilt patterns.

Quilts Like Crazy, Wake Forest, NC – Quilt shop.

Ruby Ribbon, Holly Springs – Shapewear.

Schoolhouse Quilts, Forest City, NC – Books and notions.

Sew Beautifully Creative, Graham, NC – Doll clothes.

Sew Original Bernina Sewing Machines, Winston Salem, NC

Studio Stitch, Greensboro, NC – Bernina sewing machines.

Sewingly Yours, Lewisville, NC – Husqvarna Viking sewing machines and embroidery machines.

Stash Tools, Huntsville, Ala. – Acrylic templates

CF Tomchick Designs, Clemmons, NC – Raku and stoneware ceramic buttons

U Can Quilt, Raleigh, NC – Quilt kits.

Wood Quilt Blocks, Manassas, Va. – Wooden turned sewing tools.

Door Prizes!

Sew Original from Winston Salem, NC will be giving away a Series 3 Bernina sewing machine, Friday at 3 pm.  This machine has a MSRP of $1300.00 (You must be present to win).
On Saturday, we will be giving away two prizes –  a basket full of goodies  and a travel size Brother machine.
Concord Sew and Quilt will be giving away a $300 shopping spree to a lucky visitor at their booth for test driving a machine and filling out an entry form.


Pop Up Shop
Thursday, Feb. 16 and Friday, Feb. 17
1601 N. Ocean Blvd.
Surfside Beach, SC

All you beach quilters, join us for two days of shopping at our “pop up” event.  We’ll be there with Featherweight Poppy, Empty Pockets Alpacas and The Cotton Quilt.  PLEASE NOTE – this is a Thursday and Friday event.
Note – if you are a beach guild and would like to schedule a workshop, we have Saturday, Jan. 18, 2023


Our class dates for February are Feb. 24 or 25.  Cindy will be teaching Alaska.  It’s a pattern by Edita Sitar.

More details next week.

Donkey News

This has been a hard day to be a donkey.  Lady Mary is worried how her hair looks in this photo.

Mr. Carson takes it all in stride.
He says “Go to The Quilting and Needle Art Extravaganza.  We need more carrots around here.”

Call Cindy – 704-376-2531 if you would like to order anything.
As most of you know, we are not a brick and mortar shop.  We are just a studio.

We are available by appointment.  Call us if you need directions.  We are located off I-40 between
Statesville and Mocksville, NC.
Our address is 186 Page Farm Road, Cleveland, NC  27013.
We are not anywhere close to Cleveland, NC, even though that is our mailing address.

Cindy – 704-376-2531
Patti – 704-807-6992

Email: [email protected]


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