Explore the Floor: The Quilt Patch with Shelley and Jeanne

Creativ Festival

New Book by Shelley Wicks and Jeanne Large of The Quilt Patch

Shelley and Jeanne of The Quilt Patch are pleased to announce the release of thier second fabric collection – Wallflowers.
The collection is designed by Shelley and Jeanne for Clothworks fabrics.

Watch for quilts and kits made using Wallflowers at the Fall Creative show!

Visit them on the Creativ Festival Show Floor at Booth #700.

Designer Profile: Janet Pray

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Janet Pray

Janet Pray has an educational background in business and fine art. Working as a fibre artist, fibre arts teacher and sewing instructor, she has exhibited her award winning works across the U.S. at many fine juried art fairs, Renaissance festivals, galleries and boutiques. In 1998 she produced patterns for three of her most popular coat and cape designs and in 2003 she assumed the Islander Sewing Systems business from her aunt, Margaret Islander. She now publishes professional shirt and garment patterns, which include revolutionary pattern guides designed with the Islander Sewing Systems techniques.

Janet recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of Sewing and Design Professionals. The ASDP governance board selected Janet for the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award because of her leadership within the sewing industry, her contributions to sewing education, and her support of new professionals and their development.

Ms. Pray authored the book Islander Sewing Systems I, For Personal and Professional Sewing and is the president of The American Sewing Expo Inc., which produces the largest independent annual sewing consumer show in the United States. She co-authored a DVD Easy Zippers with Rosebud, a certified sewing instructor with extensive industrial sewing experience. www.islandersewing.com

Stay tuned for details on Janet’s fall 2013 classes tomorrow…

Pastime Pieces – Enthusiastic about Quilting

Pastime Pieces Retail Store At Creativ FestivalIntroducing Pastime Pieces from Blehheim Ontario Canada. Owner, Marlene Wymenga, has a shop that is out of her home. Her website also has a shopping cart so you can buy some of her products through her online store and have it shipped directly to you.

Marlene offers an assortment of products which includes patterns, books, and notions. She has recently added space in her home to facilitate classes to teach others on how to quilt.

Marlene also hosts a terrific blog. You will fall in love with the research and time she has dedicated into designing and maintaining it.

Pastime Pieces will be at Creativ Festival this spring. Marlene will be bringing quilting supplies, tempting fabrics and notions. Find her in booth# 273.

The Needlework Pages: Online Resource for Needlework Crafters

The Needlework Pages at Creativ FestivalThe Needlework Pages is your online resource for everything for needlework. Whether you quilt, knit, cross stitch, sew, embroider, rug hook, bead, spin or weave, this website is dedicated to you.

It’s easy to navigate this website as it has all the crafting genres broken down into sections to make finding exactly what you are looking for that much easier.

Are you looking for free patterns or maybe an event that is related to needlework crafts? Start here as a great resource to help you navigate quickly to other websites that you care about.

Content is always being updated to serve crafters. The Needlework Pages joins us at Creativ Festival this spring and fall to highlight the benefits of using their online resources.

The Needlework Pages, John, is back at Creativ Festival this Spring Creativ Festival Show. Find him at booth# 343.

Hamels Fabrics & Quilting: Quilt Shop & Online Store

Hamels Fabrics and Quilting at Creativ FestivalHamels Fabrics and Quilting is located in Chilliwack, British Columbia. You can find them at 5843 Lickman Road.

Their website is loaded full of good stuff such as their quilting kits, fabrics, books, patterns and quilting notions. They’ve even gone a step further in providing videos on their website.

Take a tour of their store to see products first hand. They’ve made it really easy to shop with them.

Hamels Fabrics and Quilting joins us at Creativ Festival this spring. They will be bringing fabrics, patterns, kits, books, notions and quilting related goods. Stop by their booth for some quilting inspiration.

You can find them in Booth# 108.

Quilters’ Line: Shop In Person, Online & at Creativ

Quilters' Line - Your on-line quilting store

Quilters’ Line, featuring fabulous quilting fabrics, notions, books, patterns and kits, is located in Markdale Ontario at 57 Main Street West. Or, shop online for shipping to both Canada and USA.

Check out their website, to see their fabric collections, year round classes and wonderful awards of recognition they have won.

In addition to their fabulous selection of quilting items, catch their “free” quilting sessions in April. Owner, Chrissie Nash will present, William Morris: His Life & Legacy to Quiltmakers on Friday at 12:30 pm and Saturday at 9:30 am.  Plus, Let’s Twist with one simple tool… discover many fascinating possibilities for table runners, full size quilts and everything in between. It’s fun and fast with the L’il Twister Tool. Drop by their booth to see how easy it really is. Can’t wait to see what they’ll have in store for spring! Find them at booth 240.

Contemporary Illustrations Prints with Kiriki Press Embroidery Kits

Creativ FestivalKirikí Press embroidery patterns pair classic stitches with contemporary illustration.  Whether you’re a complete beginner or an embroidery expert, you’ll love stitching our vibrant, hand-printed patterns.  Kirikí Press will be at Creativ Festival with kits for stitching heirloom-quality plush dolls and embroidered pendants.
Visit their website. www.kirikipress.com

Find them at Creativ Festival at Booth 612, Table 3.