If you like quilting, felting or cross-stitching, mark your calendar for the Quilting and Needle Art Extravaganza (QNAE) in Statesville. The show will be held Jan. 9-10 in Historic Downtown Statesville at the Statesville Civic Center located at 300 South Center Street. You can even bring your old quilt to learn how to finish and care for it.
The show will run from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is $3 per person.
The Quilting and Needle Art Extravaganza features 23 shops under one roof that will interest any quilter, knitter, or fiber craftsperson.
Shoppers will find lots of fabric, both cottons and wools, as well as quilting supplies at the QNAE. Several dealers with sewing machines, embroidery machines and long arm quilting machines will be there as well. Knitters will find yarns and a variety of fibers. Shaker boxes, thimbles and buttons will round out the variety of merchandise. Some shops will have shop samples, quilt tops and quilts for sale.
This is the perfect time to pull out those quilt tops in your closet, bring them with you to the show, and talk to some of the long arm machine quilters who provide finishing services. Machine quilting is now a beautiful and practical alternative to hand quilting. It is strong, durable and cost effective. Many machine quilted examples will be on display in the different booths.
The show is organized by The Quilter’s Gallery which is owned by Cindy Page and Patti Cline, sisters that operated their quilt shop in Charlotte for over 25 years.
They chose Statesville for the show because of the easy access from I-77 and I-40. Knowing that many customers don’t like the traffic in Charlotte, or even Mooresville, they chose to bring shops from Charlotte, Winston Salem, and Mooresville to the Statesville Civic Center. Shops from as far away as Raleigh and Suffolk, V.A. will also participate.
For more information, call 704-864-4894.