Here is the press release about the upcoming fun in Sanford next week. Hope to see you there! Click here to receive a $1.00 off coupon for admission!
After the holidays, many people put away ornaments and decorations, but quilters and knitters plan a new project to keep their creativity going during the cold months ahead.
A good place to get a creative jolt is The Quilting and Fiber Art Marketplace. This shopping experience will be held Friday, Jan. 9, 2015 and Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015 at the Dennis Wicker Civic Center, 1801 Nash St., Sanford, NC 27330. Hours are 9 am - 5 pm on Friday and 9 am - 4 pm on Saturday. Anyone who enjoys quilting or knitting will find many shops to inspire creativity. Bring your friends and join us for a day of shopping, creativity, friendship, fabric, fibers and food. Treat yourself to a day immersed in fabrics, books, patterns, yarns, buttons, sewing machines and long arm quilting machines, mixed media and more. Some sweet baked goods and famous chicken salad from Mrs. Lacy’s Magnolia House will make the day complete.
Each day will be filled with special activities. Everyone who attends the QFAM will have a chance to win hourly door prizes, a sewing machine, and a huge gift basket. The first 100 people in the door each morning will get two chances to win all these prizes. Many of the shops will feature “Early Bird Specials” during the first hour of the show. Arrive early and spend the day.
Friday afternoon, at 3pm, Find X Designs from Sanford, NC will sponsor a drawing for a Smarter 140s Pfaff sewing machine. Find X Designs will also feature quilting and knitting supplies.
Saturday afternoon, at 3 pm, Ye Olde Forest Quilt Shop from Greensboro, NC will sponsor a drawing for a Magnolia 7330 Janome sewing machine. Ye Olde Forest Quilt shop will also feature quilting fabrics, patterns books and notions. They will gladly answer any questions you have about APQS Longarm quilting machines. You must be present to win either of the sewing machine drawings.
Visitors to the The Quilting and Fiber Art Marketplace will enjoy the varied selection of a “shop hop” without the stress of driving from shop to shop. Parking is free and good food is available on site. At the QFAM more than 30 shops are under one roof for your shopping pleasure. Stroll our aisles and enjoy what each shop has to offer. Small businesses will open their doors to you…….
Angelia Christine from Smithfield, Va. - Hand-dyed fabrics and wearables.
Auntie Ju’s Quilt Shoppe from Wilmington, NC - Hand-dyed wools, punchneedle and stitchery.
Batting and More from Mooresville, NC - Threads for machine and handwork and batting.
Freda Berry from Morganton, NC - Wool fabrics for small projects.
Blue Ridge Quilts from Millers Creek, NC - Quilting fabrics, kits and patterns.
Cary Quilting Company from Cary, NC - Quilting fabrics, patterns and kits.
The Cotton Quilt from Granite Falls, NC - Quilting fabrics, notions and puzzles.
Dragonfly Quilt Shop from High Point, NC - Quilting books, patterns and kits.
Empty Pockets Alpaca Farm from Climax, NC - 100% alpaca yarn and alpaca items like socks, gloves and shawls.
Featherweight Poppy from Salisbury, NC - Singer Featherweight sewing machines and service.
Find X Designs from Sanford, NC - Quilting, knitting and Pfaff sewing machines.
Heelside Farms from Four Oaks, NC - Yarn, batts and roving from their own sheep.
Hissyfitz Designs from Cary, NC - Very cute original applique quilting patterns.
Kathy’s Patchworks from Falls Church, Va. - Quilting fabrics and chenille.
Lone Star Mercantile from Fuquay Varina, NC - Civil War and 30’s prints, hand-dyed floss and wools.
Loving Stitches from Fayetteville, NC - Bernina sewing machines, Gammill Longarm quilting machines, fabrics and kits.
North Catolina Quilts - Aurofil thread, and fabulous handmade sewn accessories.
Pappy’s Woodshop from Lexington, SC - Wooden ruler racks and binding winder.
Q Bee Quilts from Charlotte, NC - Quilting fabric, patterns and books.
Quilt Patch Fabrics from Charlotte, NC - Quilting fabric, patterns, notions and books.
Quilter’s Loft Company from Mooresville, NC - fabrics, books, notions and patterns.
Quick Qut Quilts from Clinton, Tenn. - Precuts for quilting.
Quilter’s Gallery from Cleveland, NC - Quilting batiks and prints. “Pizza” kits.
Real Time Pain Relief - to sooth our achy hands and joints.
Schoolhouse Quilts from Forest City, NC - Books, books and more books.
Shakerwood Woolens from Rock Hill, SC - Hand-dyed wools, applique patterns, books and threads.
Studio Stitch from Greensboro, NC - Bernina dealer, fabric, sewing and embroidery notions.
CF Tomchik from Clemmons, NC - Raku fired buttons and shawl pins.
Twin Birch Products from Siler City, NC - handcrafted birchwod knitting needles, crochet hooks, yarns and fair trade baskets.
Two Birds from Greensboro, NC - Fine handmade bags and purses.
Vintage Textiles and Quilts from Seneca, SC - Vintage textiles and notions.
Wood Quilt Blocks from Manassas, Va. - Quilt designs in wood marquetry. Jewelry, mirrors, clocks and wood handled sewing notions.
Ye Olde Forest Quilt Shop from Greensboro, NC - Janome Sewing machines, fabric, patterns and precuts.
The Quilting and Fiber Art Marketplace is a day full of fun and creativity featuring many of the finest small businesses you will ever see. Sanford, NC is centrally located in eastern North Carolina and is an easy drive from many metropolitan areas. Admission is $6.00.