Display Gallery at Original Sewing & Quilt Expo in Dallas

Dallas, TX

Display Gallery



SAQA – Studio Art Quilt Associates
All living creatures need a safe place to heal, regroup, rest, or retreat. Do you nurture your loved ones in a special place? Do you create a haven for others in need? What is your haven? saqa.com


Beyond the Mirror

SAQA – Studio Art Quilt Associates
What do you see when you look in the mirror? In this digital age, we cannot escape our own images, whether taken as a selfie or found on social media. Does our image reflect our individual identity or do we see what we are conditioned by society to see? We need to look beyond the mirror to see our strength of character, intelligence, creativity, skills, and our potential to be even more than what can be reflected. saqa.com


Inspired by The Nation's Capital

Inspired Quilts curated by Donna Marcinkowski DeSoto
To celebrate our Nation’s Capital, fiber artists from across the country have portrayed key places and events in the Washington DC area. This collection of 24” x 24” quilts showcases historic buildings, monuments, landmarks, museums and recreation areas. The collection is a fabric travelogue, enabling viewers the opportunity to see a wide variety of sites from the very familiar to the lesser-known that feature the heart of the city, from the most serious locations to the more playful. Techniques, materials and fiber art skills are as varied as the subjects of the quilts. inspiredbynationalcapitalarea.blogspot.com/p/thencaquilts.html


Quilt Contest 2022 Collection

Original Sewing & Quilt Expo
Original Sewing & Quilt Expo embarked on our first Quilt Contest in 2022 – a spectacular exhibit showcasing fifty amazing quilts juried from talented quiltmakers across the country. These remarkable works of art represent a wide range of artistic skill and ability. Thousands in cash prizes and ribbons were awarded by Sherry Massey, NACQJ certified judge at the Expo in Lebanon, TN in October of 2022. Don’t miss this opportunity to see the inspiring and beautiful quilts! sewingexpo.com/Quilt-Contest

The Voting Line
Carol Hancuh | SAQA – Studio Art Quilt Associates

“The Voting Line”  by artist Carol Hancuh shows a diverse selection of people: some are anxious, some bored, some oblivious to their surroundings, but all there for one reason – to vote! Carol builds her compelling quilt stories to trigger a response in the viewer. Her quilts encompass universal topics of history, such as the underground railroad, feeding the poor, a community coming together for a bus ride, encouraging people to vote. Neither an activist or a public speaker, Carol looks to influence people’s decisions through her art.



Blocks Among Friends

2021 Handi Quilter National Educator Challenge
Have you ever wondered what happens with a block exchange? We challenged our team of Handi Quilter National Educators to make 12 blocks, keep one and swap 11 with other educators, then take the blocks to create an original quilt. Enjoy the fun layouts, color combinations and the many different ways to finish a quilt in this fun exhibit of out-of-the-box sampler quilts.

Heirloom Quilts Made Easy

Carmen Geddes of TenSisters Handicraft

Make the Quilts you wish you could inherit! All the quilts in the display are made with EasyPiecing Grid fusible foundation. It's fun, fast, and accurate! Beginners and seasoned quilters alike enjoy this innovative way to piece quilts. From antique patterns, traditional quilt blocks, to pixelated pictures, this technique is for you! tensisters.com


North Texas Quilt Festival Judged Quilt Contest & Show

Feast your eyes on hundreds of stunning quilts brimming with artistry and creativity, competing for prizes awarded by accredited judges. Supported in part by: Bear Creek Quilt Guild, Fort Worth Modern Quilt Guild, Fort Worth Quilt Guild, Irving Quilt Guild, Quilters' Guild of Arlington and Trinity Valley Quilters' Guild. Click for details >>


From the Pages of Classic Sewing

Classic Sewing magazine

Heirloom sewing encompasses techniques for working with delicate fabrics, laces and ribbons. With step-by-step instructions, making an heirloom garment will prove to be quite enjoyable. Each issue offers a variety of heirloom projects such as children's garments, bonnets, booties, quilts, women's blouses and christening gowns. Whether you are a beginner or an accomplished sewist, Classic Sewing magazine is your source for breathtaking heirloom sewing. classicsewingmagazine.com


Vintage Inspiration from the Threads Closet

Threads magazine

It’s true – everything old is new again! Fashions and sewing techniques from the past continually resurface to inspire contemporary sewing. This exhibit showcases garments from Threads, the magazine for people who love to sew. For 37-plus years, Threads has taught sewing enthusiasts how to make custom clothing and apply classic methods. You'll see pieces made from vintage-style patterns, as well as garments created to demonstrate classic sewing techniques or timeless embellishments. Enjoy this sewn collection of vintage-inspired styles ranging from office-appropriate to casual to couture, all from the pages of Threads magazine. threadsmagazine.com


Epic Cosplay Costumes

See a selection of costumes on display at the Expo by amazing cosplayers and designers Casey Renee, Sarah Spaceman and Diana Tolin.

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