Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Quilting, Mixed Media and Needle Art Extravaganza

This Friday and Saturday, Jan. 28 and 29, 2011
Statesville Civic Center
300 South Center St.
Statesville, NC 28677

Quilting, Mixed Media, Fibers & creativity will rock!!!
9 am – 5 pm each day.
Admission is $5.00, but if you print this email, we’ll give you $1.00 off your admission. (limit one per person)

Don't forget. . .
Both Louise McClure and myself are teaching 2 workshops on
Friday night (28th) from 6-8 and 8-10 at our favorite
Hampton Inn in Statesville
Great get-a-way weekend with the girls.
Take a workshop, eat, and shop the show!

Floral Fragments with Louise
Tattered Bird Mosaic with Jane
8-10 pm $20

We’ve all been busy putting together new products, making kits, winding ribbon and setting our stage for Statesville. The bakery has been busy making goodies and Mayo’s has a fabulous lunch selection ready. Plan to spend the day.

Knitters, be sure and bring your yarn samples if you need to select buttons. There will be 41 shops there to inspire you to sew, knit, button, paint, quilt and just about any thing else that you choose that includes being creative.

If you are in the market for a new machine, there will be several sewing machine and long arm quilting machine dealers on site. You can compare without driving all over town.
Don’t like a crowd? Then come to the show about 2 pm. The crowd starts to thin out and you can shop with plenty of room. Sometimes the parking lot at the CC can fill up. Lastly, thank you for supporting small businesses. Your business is important to us and allows us to do what we love.

This is the list of the Statesville vendors -

Annie’s Keepsakes – #57

Auntie Ju’s Quilt Shoppe – #62 – 64

The Berry Patch – #19

Bill’s Sewing Co. – #38 – 40

Blue Ridge Quilts – #33

Loretta Bryan – #14

Cottage Quilt Shop – 1- 2

Cotton Quilt – #27 – 28

Susan Edmonson Designs- #5

Empty Pockets Alpaca Farm – #13

Featherweight Poppy – #56

Goneaway Quilting – #41

Ellen Guerrant Designs – #34

Hanzoncreativity – #36 – 37

Harvest Moon Handspun/Clay Cat – #20

Hunter’s Woodcraft – Lobby

Judy Lea Enterprizes – #54

Local Color Hues – #52

Knit One, Smock Too – #25 – 26

Knit One, Stitch Too – #50 – 51

Loving Stitches – #47 – 48

Nana’s Quilting Place – #23 – 24

Overall Quilter – #42

Quilt Patch Fabrics – #31 – 32

Quilter’s Gallery – #7-10

Quilter’s Loft – #69 – 72

Quilting Solution – #67 – 68

Quiltricks – #6

Jimmy Ramsey Photography – #11

Random Arts – #35

Rene’s Quilt Shop – #3 – 4

Schoolhouse Quilts – #15 – 18

Sew Original – #21- 22

Shakerwood Woolens – #12

Textile Treasures – #45 – 46

Thimbles Plus – #58

CF Tomchick Designs – #59

Unique Yarns – #60 – 61

Paula Woods Buttons – #55

Ye Olde Forest Quilt Shoppe – #29 – 30

YLI Thread – #49

Monday, January 17, 2011

Fragmented and Tattered

From tattered to fragmented the results remained the same... spectacular! ! !

In Sanford, at the Quilt Mixed Media and Fiber Event both Louise McClure and myself taught workshops after the show on Friday night.
Surrounded by fun loving women, Louise McClure and I soaked up the inspiration and ideas being tossed around as the workshops unfolded into a delightful evening.

Louise started out the evening with "Floral Fragments" wearable art, providing enough materials for everyone to complete 3 or 4 pieces. With heat tool and paints in hand, each of us shaped and designed our floral fragments using our own personal touches.

By the time my class started at 8:30-ish, we were ready for a no stress, no rules type of workshop. From tearing up colorful magazine pages to creating a funky bird, we all managed to get it together to complete our pieces.

What a great night in Sanford. Thanks to everyone who attended the show and thanks to our friends from the
Carolina Mixed Media Art Guild.

We are repeating the same 2 classes at
Quilt Fiber and Mixed Media Event in Statesville, NC on Jan. 28th at the Hampton Inn.
Book a room for the night, bring a friend, and come play... "Girls night out" "slumber party", workshop and sale!!!
You deserve a break!
Register by email

This event in Statesville, NC will bring you the best independent shops and artists
ready to inspire you with new projects for 2011.

Looking for Wool?
Shop with Annie's Keepsakes, Auntie Ju's Quilt Shoppe,
The Berry Patch, or Shakerwood Woolens.

Are you a Mixed Media Artist?
Hooked on embellishment? Love hand dyed fabrics?
Then you will enjoy Susan Edmonson Designs, Goneaway Quilting, Hanzoncreativity,
Judy Lea Enterprizes, Loren Fields and Random Arts.

Do you love quilt shops
and all the fabric, books, patterns,
notions and inspiration that they offer?
Blue Ridge Quilts, The Cottage Quilt Shop, The Cotton Quilt, Nana's Quiltin' Place, The Quilter's Gallery, Quilter's Loft, Quilt Patch Fabrics, Rene's Quilt Shop, Schoolhouse Quilts, Textile Treasures, and Ye Olde Forest Quilt Shoppe have been sewing like crazy to have new samples to inspire you.

Do you love buttons, trims, whimsies and antique textiles?

Spend some time with Ellen Guerrant, or CF Tomchik Designs and her raku ceramic buttons. The Clay Cat will be there with her fimo buttons.
Paula Woods will have her vintage buttons.

Do you love knitting supplies, yarns and fibers?

Harvest Moon Handspun, Knit One - Stitch Too and Unique Yarns
will be happy to help you have "3 bags full".

Shopping for an embroidery machine,
a new sewing machine or a long arm quilting machine?

Bill's Sewing Machine Co. will have Janome sewing machines, Singer Featherweight Poppy will have those sweet little black sewing machines, Bernina sewing machines from Sew Original, Pfaff sewing machines and the Grand Quilter from The Quilter's Loft, The Homesteader long arm quilting machine from The Quilting Solution, and a Gammill long arm quilting machine from Loving Stitches will be there for you to take a test run.

Need some new creative patterns?
Check out, Overall Quilter and Quiltricks. They always have new ideas.

Need a way to display all the quilts that you have?

Hunter's Woodcraft will supply you with wooden cases and ladders for quilt display.

Do you applique, knit, quilt and smock?

Knit One, Smock Too will cover all your bases.

Do you love barn quilts and beautiful photography?

Jimmy Ramsey photography is new this year.

If you can't sew it, then wear it and treasure it!

Thimbles Plus has beautiful thimbles and jewelry.
Loretta Bryan will be there with her fabulous appliqued clothing.

And last but not least, what would we do without thread?
YLI Corp. will be there with a huge selection of threads
for hand and machine sewing. YlI is based in Rock Hill. SC.