The Quilting and Needle Art Extravaganza brings about 35 locally owned businesses together under one roof to offer products of interest to crafters. Quilting News and Events
The Quilting and Needle Art Extravaganza is a Great Day Out
for any Quilter, Sewer or Knitter
While many people are sad to see the holidays go, quilters and knitters look forward to the days after the holidays. The decorations are put away, the grandkids have gone home and there are no more cookies to bake. January means time for us, a time to burrow into our sewing rooms to combine fabric, thread and yarn into something fabulous. 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. 30 and Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015 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. Enjoy all of your favorite shops under one roof. Bring your friends, shop for a while and then enjoy our on-site restaurant, Risto’s, featuring homemade soup and artisan sandwiches. Then enjoy a loaf of homemade bread, something sweet and a cup of coffee from Peachy’s Baked Goods from Harmony.
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! However, you must be present at 3 pm in order to win either of the sewing machines.
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, 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, Freda Berry from Morganton, and Shakerwood Woolens from Rock Hill, SC.
QNAE features quilt shops from all over the South - Blue Ridge Quilts from Millers Creek, The Cotton Quilt from Granite Falls, Judy Lea’s Quilt Studio from Concord, Dragonfly Quilt Shop from High Point, Gloria Sews from Wilkesboro, H and W Fabrics from Greer, SC, Kathy’s Patchworks from Falls Church, VA, Q Bee Quilts and Quilt Patch Fabrics, both from the Charlotte area, The Quilter’s Gallery from Statesville, Quilter’s Loft Company from Mooresville, Schoolhouse Quilts from Forest City, Some Art Fabric from Atlanta and Ye Olde Forest Quilt Shoppe from Greensboro. All these shops will have booths full of fabrics, trims, notions and inspiration.
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Thanks to everyone who attended the show last weekend at the Statesville Civic Center. Mark your calendar for the next show---Friday, January 27 and Saturday, January 28, 2017. Join in us for the Quilting Expo in Columbia, SC, July 22 &23, 2016 At the Jamil Center.