...... where Quilters & Stitchers get inspired!
$69 plus tax - 1 King or 2 Queens
(Silver State Pavilion)
Located on the Arcade level of the hotel
2500 E. Second Street, Reno, NV 89595
FREE Parking - Directions
Come and spend a weekend with us in the Biggest Little City!
The Sew Original Quilt & Creative Expo in Reno is now in its 15th year!
Come and enjoy learning, shopping, friends and fun. We have three days that have been designed specifically with you in mind!
The Sew Original Quilt & Creative Expo includes a large vendor mall, workshops, seminars, make-it-take-it projects, FREE stage fashion shows, demonstrations and presentations.
For the Sewing & Quilting Enthusiast, here’s your chance to shine. Win awards and ribbons! Enter today in our NEW contests; “Project Fashion Frenzy” and "The Chairtable Affair".
Come and admire 100's of quilts, part of our traveling quilt exhibits, daily prize drawings and a chance to WIN Grand Prizes on Saturday and MUCH MORE.
Special Guest Educators - Reno 2013
McGehee - Ghee's
My style is easy and fun with a flair for detail. I like to work with a basic design, generally a garment or handbag, and make several that look entirely different using a variety of thread embellishments, piecing, or embroidery ideas. I like to use the tools and feet that make the tasks easier and more accurate.
Having acquired an interest in sewing at a very early age, Linda has been teaching a variety of sewing techniques through her business, Ghee's, for 33 years. Very much a machinist, Linda likes to show her students how easy it is to acquire professional results when you know the proper techniques. She has designed numerous handbag and garment patterns. Her award winning books make stitching easy and fun. She travels the globe teaching at stores, guilds, and conventions, as well as makes TV appearances. Visit her web at www.ghees.com.
Design With Lines
Pam Clarke has been quilting since the late 1960's and sewing for 46 years. She lives in Spokane WA and grew up in Sacramento CA. Pam has been machine quilting and teaching machine quilting, piecing and appliqué classes since 1988. She is the owner of Homes Stitches a professional machine quilting business that was started in 1988. Her work can be seen in several published magazines and books. She quilts for Debbie Mumm, K-P kids, Fiber Mosaics, Mary Lou and Company, Fabric Sales, Kaufman, Bernantix, Retta Weirheim and Martingale. To this date she has quilted over 7000 quilts and has made several hundred. Pam has appeared on Quilt Central and with Linda Taylor for PBS. She has also been featured in Fons and Porter as a Celebrity Quilter.
Pam teaches all over the USA including IMQS, Innovations, Machines in Motion, The Home Machine Quilt IMQX in NH and several local shows in the Northwest. Her favorite type of quilting is appliqué mixed with simple piecing with a scrappy look that has won her numerous ribbons across the USA.
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Bezuidenhout - Lutterloh Patterns
Sonja Bezuidenhout has had a passion for sewing from a very young age and her first sewing machine was a prize won in a local competition. Born in South Africa, she first pursued a Nursing career, but then sought a change in direction and qualified as a Computer Programmer.
With the arrival of her first of three girls, she decided to follow her passion and became a Dressmaker and later established a Sewing School in the Limpopo Province of South Africa. She was introduced to the Lutterloh Pattern Making System in 1993 and was so impressed with the beautiful fit, cut and style of the outfits created using the system; she began teaching her students using Lutterloh patterns.
Six years later the Bezuidenhout family and their business moved to New Zealand, and Sonja began teaching sewing and pattern making from her new home in Auckland. The Lutterloh family in Germany approached the Bezuidenhout’s with an offer to promote the program through New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom. Trips to the USA and Canada were also undertaken to stimulate the product at Craft Fairs. Numerous articles on the Lutterloh system by Sonja have featured in the Australian Sewing with Stitches magazine
She now travels mainly across New Zealand and Australia presenting workshops and demonstrations at Fairs, Sewing Shops, Fabric Stores and Conventions. When at home, she runs Online Sewing Classes, Sewing Projects & Pattern Making Retreats.
"chairatable affair" challenge
ENTER AND WIN!
You can be a part of this fun challenge…you can make
anything that “chair” inspires in you…..make a quilt, re-do
a chair, a doll, you name it…your imagination is the limit.
All entries will be on display during the Sew Original Quilt & Creative Expo at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, NV, June 20-22, 2013.
"Sew Red" Trunk Show
Sew Red Trunk Show - Stitch Red / Jimmy Beans Wool
Thursday 3:30 PM - Friday 11:00 AM - Saturday 2:00 PM on the Free Fashion Stage
Heart disease is the leading cause of death of women in the United States, but that sobering fact is not common knowledge. Jimmy Beans Wool has created the Stitch Red campaign to raise awareness and will be displaying sample items from their second book Sew Red. Here's your chance to see some of the great garments that we have, which include: quilts by Kaffe Fassett, Mark Cesarik and Anna Griffin; skirts designed by Ellen March and Kay Whitt; the Kimono Sleeve Tunic from Suede and Amy Butler's fabulous drawstring dress.
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