Shop for materials, crafts kits and equipment from the many stalls participating in this year's fair. With a number of stalls introducing new products, it will give you a chance to find out what's new in crafts.
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Roll up to free workshops (bookings are not required) and learn how to make gorgeous creations. Workshop topics include making beautiful handmade cards, quilting, sewing, appliqué, handbag making, embroidery, paper crafting and much more. In addition, you will have the chance to pick up handy tips from the experts at demo stations at the fair.
For the cost of a kit, you can also participate in one hour Make and Take classes. Make something special to take home with you.
Make and Take classes include Double-opening 3-pocket Sashiko wallet with Easy Snap Button; Liberty Tana Lawn Scrappy Hexagon Quilt; Boro Coasters; High Quality Felt Cross Body-Tablet Bag; So Succulent!; English Paper Piecing; Sashimi Brooch; Quirky Bird; Smartphone Shoulder Case; New Illusional Star Pin Cushion with fancy cover button; Mixed Media Plaque; and Silk Ribbon Embroidery Techniques. There are also a number of pop-up classes as well.
Take in the exhibits and displays to inspire you to push your work to the next level. The theme of this year's Quilt West exhibition is "A New Heart".
I went here on Monday. Lady went 4 years ago which I really enjoyed. This year not so much. The crafts were pretty much old fashioned. There needs to be some more up to date crafts included. I saw a couple of younger exhibitors . It was all sewing, sewing machines , fabrics , bit of knitting . Scrapbooking . Even the quilting exhibitors have dwindled with only a handful on show. The place was dull. There's needs to be maybe a novice area for people to sell/ show off their skills . A boutique market maybe.