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Fringe Sample Trunk Show; MidSouth Sewing Center, TN

Sweet Sarah models fringed samples.During the Trunk Show, Sara J. of Murfreesboro, TN  saw several fringed samples that looking interesting. After the Show she came up for a closer look. We started talking  she agreed to pose for the camera and thought it would be neat to model a few items. She’s precious isn’t she? She is the next generation of sewers. Brought to the Club Meeting by her very wise Grandmother. Thank you both for your participation in the photo shoot and feedback on the Trunk Show.

Laramie making fringe at AQS Show, Knoxville

Thanks Laramie for your help. We talked to so many people walking through The Show. Thank you to so many people who purchased My Own Fringemaker! Send some photos of your creations! Fringe on -

Laramie, did a lot of Fringe making demonstrations using My Own Fringemaker.

New friends from AQS Knoxville, Quilt Show July 2010

(Standing L to R July 2010), Joanie, Helen, Me (Debi), and Melinda These ladies were so much fun -each had such an incredible sense of humor;they had me in stitches -or should I say fringe? We just had to have a photo taken! Can’t wait to see what Melinda creates with My Own Fringemaker. Thanks for the encouragement and photo.

Red Carpet Event with Christopher Nejman at Attic Treasures, Occoquan, Virginia

Michele uses 48" fringe as a scarf to stay warm in the AC while sewing.

Walk the Red Carpet Event, taught by Christopher Nejman was a enjoyed by all June 26-27 at the Springfield Marriott. He teaches many techniques, supported by a couple of trunks full of dazzling samples. Christopher has a great sense of humor and makes the time go by very quickly interspersing music and dancing. Judie, Owner of  Attic Treasures, a Baby Lock Dealer and her Staff provided a great event, there were smiles everywhere. The staff always at the ready to lend a hand or encouraging nod. The lunch each day was very tasty Thanks to all the work behind the scenes done by Joe.   After Sunday lunch we were treated to an amazing Trunk Show by Sue Obremski, a Licensed Instructor for Martha Pullen. She only teased us with a portion of her drop jaw beautiful creations. She showcased a diverse collection of beautiful things to wear for every season. Following this act was hard very hard!  Christopher allowed time on Sunday for a trunk show and demo using My Own Fringemaker – the ladies loved it.  After which he managed to get everyone up and dancing creating the Fringe Dance – which might be posted on You Tube. “This was too funny – a sight to behold, oh NO”!  Judie, this was a great event thanks for inviting us with My Own Fringemaker to participate. Hey, sewers and quilters when in the Virginia area (just outside D.C.) stop in Attic Treasures to meet Judie and her staff and check out sewn samples on display.

Michele, a participant, enjoyed the extra long Fringe as a mini shawl – just enough when wearing to take the chill off while working/sitting in AC all day. Very nice, you look like a savvy Fashion Model.

Here’s a special shout out to Gwen and Ann who very enthusiastic fans of My Own Fringemaker – –  – you’re terrific!

Thanks to each of you for your friendship, purchases, hints, laughter, and encouragement to go forward! Fringe on~

Fringe Tiger Pillow ~ Extroidenaire!

Debi Baker, Baby Lock Educator, created this fabulous tiger pillow. It fits a 16″ x 16″ pillow form, however with flange and fringe it has a much larger presence. The tiger is a Zundt Design. The thread is a soft 40 weight metallic. Debi says it is easy to work with and doesn’t it make a statement! The fringe is made with seven – yup, seven different yarns. Debi says she wound on a few yarns but wanted more -so she wound on another one or two yarns over what she all ready had on the Rods, and at final count had wound on seven different yarns to achieve the look she wanted. Can you imagine finding this fringe – impossible! Even if you could find the fringe – what would it cost? It would cost too much! Yarn and ribbon is very inexpensive. You too can create fringe like this using My Own Fringemaker.

Debi loaned us her beautiful pillow for display in our booth during the Martha Pullen Sewing Market. Thank you Debi for creating such a beautiful fringed pillow! THANK YOU too, for the loan of this beauty during the show, many, many people marveled at your creation!

Designer Pillow created by Debi Baker, Baby Lock Educator

Martha Pullen Sewing Market 2010

Whenever you see the word sewing it’s the start of a great day!

This sign greeted everyone as we drove into the parking lot.

Travel, Tradeshows, Events

See you in Paducah at the Quilt Show Paducah 2010!

The Paducah Quilt Show was fantastic! – Quilters and sewers are  wonderful people!  The Quilts were amazing, Americans have talent! I would not have wanted to be a Judge.  Quilters do amazing fabric manipulation which includes piecing and or embroidery. There is a trending towards Art Quilts- these are beyond belief – and a definite departure from traditional piecing – both styles are wonderful to admire!

The Staff of American Quilter’s Society ( AQS ) did an amazing job facilitating the needs of vendors. There were hundreds of volunteers who help coordinate vehicle parking, managing the crowds and answering all questions.

We were located in The Bubble.  A pressurized building – when inside looks like a hollowed out large marshmellow. We liked that experience and thankful for having met many nice encouraging vendors.

We had the chance to chat with  Mike and Kari Morton.  They offer many different items all at Very affordable prices.  During the whole show Kari sat and demonstrated how to make the fabric bowls and they had THE best pricing for a coil of  fabric for this project.   Please visit their website. http://thestashstore.com

Thank you to Ann of Benton, KY who helped in the booth two days sharing her stories of making fringe.

I love the AQS Quilt Show.  Met some wonderful people! One lady came by who made a fabulous throw and trimmed it with fringe at the Martha Pullen Art School. It was the first time I had seen it – gorgeous, simply gorgeous.  Another customer,  quite a chameleon, is a quiet meek quilter by day and an awesome belly dancer by night and a motorcycle racer on weekends! Oh my gosh -another lady designs clothing and another creates costumes! These were some of the incredible ladies who I had the fortune to meet!

Thank you all!