Thursday, January 20, 2011

Denim Quilts, Sewing & Stitchery Expo

Who doesn't love denim?  It stands up to all kinds of abuse from wear.  Denim is fun to sew, although I admit that sometimes several layers can be thick and challenging.  That's when you need the strong SCHMETZ Denim needle which has the reinforced blade.  Plus there's another little tool that's terrific for sewing over those dense flat fell seams - Luveta Nickels' Jean-A-Ma-Jig.  

Last year at the 2010 Sewing & Stitchery Expo Friday was designated as Recycled Denim Day.  Luveta Nickels of The Junk Jeans People and I saw hundreds of denim projects.  Nearly 300 people, dropped by the SCHMETZ booth for their picture with the SCHMETZ "Super" Needle - you know like our very own Oscar's program!.  Lots of beautiful jackets, totes, vests, fabulous embroidered jeans and even a denim doggie diaper... indeed a wide spectrum of sewing projects and lots of pictures were taken.  If you missed them go back to this blog's archive - April to May and sprinkled throughout the blog -  to see pictures from the SCHMETZ booth.

Kris Rowe - from Montana - dropped by the SCHMETZ booth to say hi.  She too loves denim, but her projects were just too large to bring to the show.  So, she did the next best thing - took pictures.  Take a look at one of her masterful denim quilts.  She create quilts for gifts while capturing the recipient's interests - football, snowboarding, family and more.  Thank you Kris for sharing your love of denim and sewing!  I hope to see you again next month at the Sewing  and Stitchery Expo. 

Check the Sewing and Stitchery Expo website and blog for an announcement next week for a very special show project.  This year I'll be in the Creative DRAWing booth.  I'll have more information on the Sewing and Stitchery Expo project in my next post.

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