Sewing-Related Events March 2019
Exhibitions, festivals, and shows for sewing and crafting enthusiasts
March 5–20 2019: The Traphagen School, New York, New York
Curated by the Museum at FIT, this exhibition explores the works created by students of one of the first dedicated fashion schools in the United States, the Traphagen School of Fashion. Founded in 1923, the Traphagen School educated designers such as Luis Estévez, James Galanos, and Anne Klein. The show explores the school’s teachings and philosophies and displays garments by notable alumni. Admission to the Museum at FIT is free.
March 14–16, 2019: Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival, Sacramento, California
The Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival, in CalExpo buildings C and D, features vendors, classes, and make-and-take crafts. There are also daily door prize drawings. Vendor coupons are available on the festival website. Class lists are posted March 4, so check the website to find out about the offerings. Tickets are $10 for three days.
March 14–17, 2019: Sewing for Pleasure, Birmingham, England
Sewing for Pleasure, at NEC, National Exhibition Centre, is a self-proclaimed stitcher’s paradise for people who love to sew, knit, and do patchwork. It features shopping and classes as well as a display of historical costumes from the television show Vanity Fair and a fashion show. Admission to Fashion & Embroidery and The Creative Craft Show are included in the £14 per day price.
March 28–30, 2019: Quilt Festival Chicago, Rosemont, Illinois
Hosted at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Quilt Festival Chicago features a Learning Lounge and Class Studios for educational opportunities, as well as exhibitors of all kinds. The Class Studios are where instructors create art and demonstrate their techniques for a large audience in lieu of a formal class schedule. Admission is $10 for a single day.
Through March 31, 2019: Small Expressions 2018, Layton, New Jersey
This exhibition at Peters Valley School of Craft is sponsored by the Handweavers Guild of America. The juried show features small-scale pieces of art in any fiber-arts medium. The pieces are required to not be more than 15 inches square, including display or mounting equipment. Entry is free.
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