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The Quilting and Needle Art Extravaganza in Statesville, NC

January 14, 2014 by  
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The Quilting and Needle Art Extravaganza is a Great Day Out

for any Quilter, Sewer or Knitter

December might find us cleaning, ordering gifts, wrapping and baking, but the New Year is the time to treat ourselves to a new project and indulge our creative spirits.  January is the time to burrow into our sewing rooms and combine fabric, thread and yarn into a new project.  Visitors to the Quilting and Needle Art Extravaganza will find just the right supplies and inspiration to keep busy most of the winter.  The QNAE dates are Friday, Jan. 31 and Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 from 9 am – 5 pm each day.   The location is The Statesville Civic Center, 300 South Center St., Statesville, NC.  Easily accessible from both I-40 and I-77, Statesville is the perfect small town in Piedmont NC for your “Day Out” adventure. You won’t have any big city traffic headaches here, just lots of vendors with booths full of fabric, yarn, buttons, vintage textiles, sewing machines, notions and much more for your shopping pleasure. Bring your friends, shop for a while and then enjoy our on-site restaurant, Risto’s, for a bite or treat yourself to something sweet and a cup of coffee from Peachy’s Baked Goods.

Each visitor will be registered for hourly door prizes and a huge gift basket at the end of the show.  Each day at 3 pm, Sew Original from Winston Salem, NC and Studio Stitch from Greensboro, NC will be giving away a Bernina sewing machine.  If you are one of the first 100 people in the door each day, you will receive two chances to win!

No matter what your interest, some vendor at QNAE will have a unique idea to inspire you…..

If you love unique patterns that not everyone else has, then you will enjoy The Designer’s Workshop from Atlanta, Jennifer Amor from Columbia, SC, Susan Edmonson Designs from Concord, NC, Hissyfitz Designs and Quiltricks, both from the Cary, NC area.

Wool appliqué and primitive stitchers will love Auntie Ju’s from Wilmington, NC and Shakerwood Woolens from Rock Hill, SC.

QNAE features quilt shops from all over NC – Blue Ridge from Millers Creek, The Cotton Quilt from Granite Falls, Judy Lea’s Quilt Studio from Concord, Kathy’s Patchworks from  Falls Church, VA, Linderella’s Quilt Works from Southern Pines, Q Bee Quilts and Quilt Patch Fabrics, both from the Charlotte area, The Quilter’s Gallery from Statesville, Schoolhouse Quilts from Forest City, Some Art Fabric from Atlanta and Ye Olde Forest Shoppe from Greensboro.  All these shops will have booths full of fabrics, trims, notions and inspiration.

Hand embroidery stitchers will feel at home on Primrose Lane from Black Mountain, NC.  They feature their own stitching designs and Valdani perle cotton.  Knit One Smock Too from Winston Salem, NC  will also feature their very special kits and stitchery.  Plain Jane Threads from Charlotte, NC will feature even more goods for hand stitchers.  Even more thread for hand or machine stitchers will be available from YLI Corp. from Rock Hill, SC.

The White House and Dusty’s Vintage Buttons from Heath Springs, SC will have the best selection of buttons and old linens that I have ever seen.  Bonnie Ouellette from Seneca, SC always has an interesting selection of vintage goods.  Jan Shore shops all over the world for unique goods for your embellishment pleasure, for her booth, 8th State.

For knitters and weavers, all types of yarn and fibers will be available from Easy Knits from Black Mountain, Empty Pockets Alpaca Farm from Climax, Friends and Fiberworks from Asheville, and Stony Hill Fiber Arts from Tryon, NC

If Santa didn’t fill your stocking with a sewing machine, then shop for one at the show.  Featherweight Poppy will feature those shiny Singer Featherweights, Sew Original from Winston Salem, NC and Studio Stitch from Greensboro, NC will feature a selection of Bernina sewing machines.

If you have ever considered having your own business by investing in a long arm quilting machine, then compare the quilting machines offered by Loving Stitches from Fayetteville, NC and The Quilting Solution from Taylorsville, NC.

North Catolina Quilts from Angier, NC features Aurifil thread and many unique, handmade gift items.  Courtney Tomchick from Clemmons, NC will feature her handmade raku buttons and jewelry.  Two Star Designs from Atlanta, will feature their dye-cut, ready to appliqué shapes and Working Hands from Dobson, NC will feature their unique stained glass quilting designs in their patterns and kits.

Mark your calendar for a mini vacation in Statesville, NC.  Relax, enjoy our shops and food, support small businesses, enjoy a day with friends, and plan a new project for 2014 all in one location.  Plan to spend the weekend with us.  Statesville has an old fashioned downtown that invites window shoppers.  Hotel information, a $1.00 off admission coupon and more vendor information is available at


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