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CONTACT: Vickie Hundert, 775.971.9266info@qscexpos.com


WHAT: Lincoln Sew Original Quilt & Creative Expo


WHEN: November 7, 8 & 9, 2013 / ThursdayFriday-Saturday / 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


WHERE: Lancaster Event Center (Take Havelock Ave. to Pavilion 1)

Enter building through the BUSINESS CENTER

4100 N. 84th Street, Lincoln, NE 68507, 402.441.6545


Parking: FREE


ABOUT: Vendor booths filled with the latest products offered today AND those hard to find tools and gadgets you been searching for. There will be lots of opportunities to learn new skills or sharpen an old one in make-it-take-it project booths, workshops, FREE stage, demonstrations and presentations.


Be inspired by the fabulous traveling quilts on display and attendees can register for the daily prize drawings and a chance to WIN Grand Prizes on Saturday and MUCH MORE.


Special displays, vendors from across town and across the country and all the activities, come together to make the Expo a truly wonderful experience.


ADMISSION: $10.00 per day ($1 off coupon available at

3-day passes is $20.00 discount coupons do not apply.

Ages up to 12 with parent FREE

Group rates are available


CLASS TICKETS: To pre-register; Go to, tickets my also be purchase at the Expo for any classes not sold out.


BERNINA Sewing Machines by Bernina Sewing Studio

Gammill Long arm Quilting Machines by Canton Quilt Corner, LLC


FEATURED Longarm Quilting Expert


Pam Clarke - Designs 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.  In 2009 Pam was voted Teacher of the year for the Home Machine Quilt Show in Salt Lake City, UT.

Pam will be offering two & three hour workshops each day of the Expo.


Also appearing at the Expo, national and internationally sewing and quilting designers and educators sharing their tips and solutions that include; Anne St. Clair, Bobbie Bergquist, Linda McGehee, Barbara Crawford, Linda Winner  and Mike Shetter.


Attendees have a chance to sign up to WIN daily prize drawings and a chance to WIN Grand Prizes on Saturday that include;


Multi-Purpose Cutting Table – sponsored by Unique Sewing Furniture

Value $1,579.00



This multi-purpose work station is a great addition to any sewing room it gives you a huge 36" x 60" work surface.

One Pass thru drawer, makes sure your never on the wrong side of the table.

  • Features:
  • Wood Trimmed White Melamine Tops
  • Top - 36" x 60" - Fully Extended
  • One EXCLUSIVE Pass-thru Drawer.
  • Sturdy Solid Wood Frame Construction
  • On Twin Wheel Plate Casters
  • Standard Height - 37 3/8" with casters

 GO! Baby Fabric Cutter

The AccuQuilt GO! Baby Fabric Cutter is a fast, precise, affordable fabric cutter that allows quilters and fabric crafters to cut fabric up to 90% faster than scissors or rotary cutting.

Perfect for the beginner and occasional quilter.

Sponsored by accuquilt


Fitting Video Series Box Set

Sponsored by Threads

A complete how-to guide to achieving the perfect fit

This 4-part video series was created by our Threads magazine staff based on requests from readers who know the importance of fitting. This series shows, step-by-step, exactly how to achieve a fit that's just right from top to bottom and it includes:

             •step-by-step instruction

 •all-new content

 •timeless techniques

 •4 essential fitting topics


Amber Eden, Editor in Chief and Judith Neukam, Senior Technical Editor, walk you through the finer points of achieving a custom fit. Plus, you'll get expert advice from N.Y.C. fashion designer Kenneth D. King.

The series offers a comprehensive course in fitting while each video focuses on a specific area, including:

             Torso -- Discover the ins and outs of a great fit from neck to waist.

 Arms -- Learn the secrets of fitting a sleeve with ease.

 Bust -- Drape and shape for a fit that flatters every body type.

 Waist & Hips -- Custom-fit or alter pants and skirts like a pro.


You'll learn how to apply timeless techniques used by designers and professionals to solve fitting problems, make alterations for each body type, and achieve a flattering fit every time.

Produced by the editors of Threads magazine, this instructional series will serve as a trusted sewing resource with valuable information for all skill levels.


Quilt Love book

Sponsored by Threads

Simple quilts to stitch and treasure

Every quilt tells a story. But when scraps from personal items are incorporated—a baby blanket, a vintage T-shirt, Dad’s favorite tie—that quilt becomes a cherished keepsake. Quilt Love offers today’s quilters a modern twist on free-form, scrap, and patchwork quilting by combining a welcome blend of quilting technique and pattern ideas for incorporating fabric mementos into quilts large and small. And with inexpensive stash quilting gaining popularity, this contemporary resource is sure to please.


Quilt designer extraordinaire Cassandra Ellis guides both novice and savvy quilters through an array of exciting projects that are perfect for celebrating friendships, weddings, births, and for commemorating people and important events. Packed with 200 detailed photographs, Quilt Love shows quilters how to easily create modern heirlooms to be passed down from generation to generation.


Scrap Therapy – Cut the Scraps!  (7 steps to quilting your way through your stash.)

Sponsored by Threads


All quilters know one thing for sure: a fabric stash is a living thing. It grows imperceptibly at first, but soon takes over your sewing room, and, if you’re not careful, your life. Joan Ford is a quilt designer who recognized a need to clear the clutter among her fellow quilters and came up with a fun and effective way to deal with it. Enter ScrapTherapy, Ford’s feel-good method for organizing the mounds of fabric — from yards and fat quarters to skinny scraps — and turning them into quilts and a wide array of accessories. In this innovative book, Ford offers step-by-step instructions for cutting a fabric stash down to size — quite literally — and provides 20 original patterns for quilts, pillows, table runners, and more. Innovative quilt designer Joan Ford cleverly founded the ScrapTherapy program in 2006 as a way to help quilters get organized and cope with the clutter of fabric collected over the years. Ford travels around the country lecturing and teaching quilt classes and cutting workshops. Visit her website at


SEE SPECIAL Visiting/traveling Quilt Displays from all across the United States.


Children—Hope for Tomorrow Quilt Exhibit

Buckboard Quilts’ new “Children—Hope for Tomorrow” Touring Quilt Exhibit with teddy bears, puppy dogs, sunbonnet sues  and baby dolls evokes  merriment, warm fuzzies and nostalgic memories of yesteryear as it inspires us to love and teach our children well. They truly are our Hope for Tomorrow.

This exhibit also provides underprivileged children with Hope for Tomorrow since 100% of sales of donated quilts feed needy children. Priced from $15 to $100 for 9”x12” wall art quilts to crib size, these adorable quilts make the perfect gifts for your precious darlings. Write your checks out to the food charity of your choice and take the full tax deduction.


To learn more or to donate quilts contact Judy Howard at


The Omaha Modern Quilt Guild Walks the Madrona Road


Members of the Omaha Modern Quilt Guild participated in a Modern Quilt Guild fabric challenge.  We were given fat eighths of Michael Miller's Madrona Road fabric line by Violet Craft, and the only rule was to only add more Madrona Road (in any color way) or solids to the projects.



Quilt Clay’s Mariner’s Compass

By Patty Showen, Melbourne, FL


Lincoln Quilters Guild presents

Quilts from our Quilt Show Committee Chairs “Lincoln Quiltfest 2014: Colors from the Prairie”


 “My Kind of Fall” Quilt by Sheila Green

Be inspired by the artistry and wide range of traditional to "modern" to art quilts made by Quilt Show Committee Chairs for the “Lincoln Quiltfest 2014: Colors from the Prairie”, July 10-12, 2014.



The SewBatik Challenge 

Currently in its fifth year, the Annual SewBatik Challenge has become a favorite for both participants and attendees of the National Quilting Association Show.  Sponsored by SewBatik, participants receive a quarter yard of the selected Challenge fabric, and create small quilts based on the Annual Show Theme.  Ten awards are given each year for a variety of workmanship and design accomplishments.  This Mariner’s Compass exhibit is from the 43rd Annual NQA Quilt Show held in 2012 in Columbus, Ohio.   


“Old Quilts Made New” Special Quilt Display

sponsored by Pam Clarke, Teacher, Quilter and Collector!


Pam has been collecting vintage quit tops since she started quilting in1970. She just loves the older fabrics and loves finishing quilt tops whether by hand or machine. In her collection she has tried to keep the quilting in the traditional style of that era. She uses her quilting talents and makes no changes or re- sets the top unless it is in really poor condition. Pam says, “I feel that every quilt deserves to be finished, and it is my goal to complete all the ones I’ve collected.”


Her favorite quilts are Log Cabins, Dresden Plates and Grandmother’s Flower Garden. She has found these tops everywhere she travels; in antique shops, on E-bay etc. Pam has a few appliqué quilts in her collection, but these are very rare to find and in good condition. She teaches a class called, “Blending the Old with the New,” and it is one of her favorites. In this class she discusses how to finish these tops, fixing any problems before quilting and cleaning, along with a slide show of over 50 quilts. Check out all of Pam’s classes on the class schedule. Be sure and stop by this special quilt display area and see Pam’s fabulous quilts!



ROUTE 66 Quilts Traveling Exhibition-Showcase of "The Mother Road"

Kelly Gallagher-Abbott and Patt Blair ( are co-curating this new quilt challenge.


This juried exhibition includes quilts sized 24" x 30" portrait & landscape orientation and will travel to quilt and museum venues for up to 3 years. All quilts represent an aspect of the historic Route 66 highway representing a real or created point along the route across the eight Route 66 highway states beginning with Illinois, traveling through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and finally ending in CA.


Mason Dixon Quilt Professionals Network Presents:  ‘Reflections’ Quilt Challenge

Re·flec´tions n. pl. 1. To throw or bend back (e.g., light) from a surface. 2. To form an image of; mirror. 3. To manifest; show. 4. To think seriously.


The word ‘Reflections’ is the theme for the MDQPN’s 2013-14 Quilt Challenge. Members were asked to make a quilt which would interpret a ‘reflection’ literally, spiritually, emotionally or physically. The results range from the whimsical, to the thoughtful, the serene and even the patriotic!


MDQPN members are quilt artists, teachers, designers, authors, judges, appraisers, hand/machine quilters and notions/tool manufactures.


Crazy Patch

sponsored Allie Allison / Allie’s In Stitches

From her first crazy quilt completed in 2001 until the present, this exhibit shows some of the major work created by Allison Aller.  Allison takes crazy quilt to a higher level of such richness - in color, in embellishment and in construction using small bits of beloved fabrics weights and type of threads.



DIRECTIONS: to the Lancaster Event Center

How to get there:

Take exit 409, US-6 toward Waverly/East Lincoln

Turn left at US-6 W/Cornhusker Hwy.

Turn left at N. 84th St.

Turn left at Havelock Ave.


By air:

Lincoln Municipal Airport, 2400 W. Adams St., Lincoln NE 68524

9.5 miles to the Lancaster Event Center

Turn LEFT (North) onto NW 12th St, then immediately turn LEFT (West) onto W. Adams Street.

Turn LEFT (South) onto NW 12th St.

Keep STRAIGHT onto (W) Cornhusker Hwy

Road name changes to US-6 (cornhusker Hwy)

Keep RIGHT onto Adams St.

Turn LEFT (North) onto N. 84th St. (arrive 4100 N. 84th St (Lancaster Event Ctr.)



$20.00 per night, with electricity and water available at the dump station.



Chase Suites Hotel

200 S. 68th Street

Lincoln, NE 68510




Studio Suites (1) Queen bed $79.00 + taxes 16%

Studio Suite (2) Queen Beds $89.00 + taxes 16%

Includes living area, pull out sofa/sleeper, full-size, fully equipment kitchen and full bath vanity area.

Deadline for discount rate is October 21, 2013 
For Reservations: Call the hotel direct 888.433.6183

Ask for code: Sew Original Quilt & Creative Expo

Cancellation Policy: Should an individual reservation not be canceled by the 48 hour deadline or if the guest fails to check into the hotel on his/her specified arrival date, the individual guest will be charged for one night’s suite and tax incurred.
Complimentary Items:
Daily breakfast buffet

Free parking

Daily housekeeping

Free shuttle to & from the airport or Lancaster Event Center


For more information and to order tickets go to

Occurs daily: [starting Nov 7, 2013 ending Nov 9, 2013]
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