Minneapolis, MN

Sewing's Next Generation: Youth Fashion & Project Show


Today's young sewers (ages 9 - 18) can show off their projects and share the fun of sewing and quilting with a live audience in Sewing's Next Generation: Youth Fashion & Project Show. Get an insight into the interests and talents of our newest sewing enthusiasts as they show off their latest accomplishments. Whether it hangs in the closet, hangs on a wall or hangs out on beds and sofas, the creativity involved will inspire audiences of all ages.

First, second and third-place winners are awarded in each of two age groups: 9-13 and 14-18. Winners will receive a prize from Original Sewing & Quilt Expo. Everyone who participates will get a certificate of achievement and gifts.


If you sew or quilt and are between the ages of 9 and 18, you are invited to model or display a project in the show on Saturday at 3:45pm. Here’s what you should do to get involved, or to help a young sewer (or group of young sewers) get involved:

  • Open and print the Entry Form and Rules and decide which one of your projects or outfits you would like to show off! Begin by filling out Form #1, the Participant Form. If you’re under 18, have your parent or guardian review and sign Form #2, the Rules Form.
  • Return both forms by regular mail or fax to our offices at your earliest convenience. We can accommodate just 50 entrants; so don’t wait until the last minute!
  • Each participant and accompanying adults will receive FREE General Admission passes for their day at Original Sewing & Quilt Expo. Please arrive with your project at the Registration Area between 8:00am and 11:00am on Saturday, as judging starts at 11:15am. Expo staff will be there to receive your project and help you get started on your day at the Expo.
Questions? Call us at 800-699-6309 or email info@sewingexpo.com
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