Original Sewing & Quilt Expo: Kansas City

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Fons & Porter Communications Specialist, Sheyenne Manning, trying out the longarm for the first time.

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Photo courtesy of Kansas City Star

The Original Sewing & Quilt Expo in Kansas City was held Thursday, November 21 – Saturday, November 23. Each day of the expo featured a variety of sewing and quilting classesfeatures and events.

The expo is a great place for any sewer or quilter as there is shopping for all of the newest supplies on the market. Each booth offered everything from fat quarter packs to garment patterns. Several stations sold sewing equipment such as sewing machines and allowed visitors to see demonstrations of the machines at work.

The expo featured many different kinds of quilts such as art quilts:

  

And vintage quilt tops from that have been finished. Most were from the 1930’s and 1940’s. Cool, huh?! This exhibit was curated by Mary Kerr:

  

The Doorway Series by Marlene Glickman was nothing short of fascinating! Marlene explains the display saying, “A doorway was created for the Roots of Racism: Ignorance and Fear show. I loved making a fabric artwork that people could take part in while it hung.” Some of the Fons & Porter staff took photos with the display:

Above photos courtesy of https://www.facebook.com/SewingExpo

There were quilts of all designs a person could imagine. This expo is an excellent place to find inspiration!

In A Spin by Caroll Ivy

My Scrappy Love by Sharon Moran

This sewing and quilt show was a smashing success. It is a fantastic source of inspiration and it’s just fun to be around other people who love the same things you love! Sewing and quilting for all!

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