Stroll through aisles of quilts and garments from artists across the country. FREE with admission.
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
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.
North Texas Quilt Festival 2022 Showcase
In conjunction with Original Sewing & Quilt Expo
Peruse through this exhibit to view stunning, handpicked quilts from the North Texas Quilt Festival. These quilts were selected from over 350 contest quilts created by members of six North Texas guilds, including 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. Within this diverse exhibit, you will find quilts with many forms of inspiration and quilters' level of expertise. Come and be charmed as you discover the unique story each quilter has to tell. northtexasquiltfestival.com
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.
Celebrating 40 Years of Sewing With Nancy
The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show
Each year, The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show hosts a themed challenge. 2022’s quilts all incorporated a common theme of works inspired by Quilt Show founder, Nancy Zieman (Jun. 21, 1953–Nov. 14, 2017), host of television’s longest-running sewing show, Sewing With Nancy, since 1982. Nancy was an inspiration and friend to all, as she taught a nation to sew. Enjoy this special collection of pictorial, Dresden and Nancy’s innovative carefree curves and quick column quilts. quiltshow.com
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
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
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.