1 Everyone who came to Stitch Fest was given a copy of our new Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts.
2 The scenic view of the mighty Hudson River and New Jersey from the Starrett Lehigh building.
3 The glossary table displays sewing essentials.
4 Menswear-inspired projects - great ideas for reusing old shirts!
5 Tote bags displaying a variety of techniques: iron-on transfer, applique, and embroidery
6 Soft animals and dolls
7 Step-by-step instructions
8 Really fun and easy
9 Another great idea for reuse - how-to for a mouse made from an old men's blazer.
10 A child's kimono
11 And another
12 Materials for making pincushion tomatoes
13 Examples of cute pincushions
14 Step 1 for the tomato pincusions
15 A sophisticated quilting machine demonstration by Above and Beyond Creative Sewing from Nanuet, NY - An expert from PFAFF sets up a 5' quilting frame
16 The PFAFF Quilt Artist - an automated quilter - this was the first time this new product had been unveiled to consumers.
17 Materials for making a quilt
18 The quilt in progress
19 We displayed some Hawaiian Quilt projects that are in the book. This is a how-to for echo quilting.
20 A finished echo quilted pillow
21 RIT dye provided giveaways and for our dyeing display.
22 We set up this display about dyeing.
23 The book comes with a CD which includes all of the patterns and templates shown and more...
24 Bird Embroidery being pieced together for a quilt
25 An embroidered bird quilt by Laura Normandin
26 A Viking embroidery machine from The Quilters Alley in Ridgefield, CT
27 These pretty napkins are embellished with ribbon embroidery.
28 Ribbon embroidery beautiful enough for framing.
29 A treasured sewing box unveils its contents.
30 The book has very clear diagrams for hand-embroidery stitches.
31 A Pfaff embroidery machine from Above and Beyond Creative Sewing monograms dishtowels.
32 Some examples of machine embroidery.
33 A machine-appliqued duvet cover and pillowcases
34 A comprehensive chapter on the technique of applique
35 Iron-on applique is a very useful technique for decorating.
36 Our Craft Department created these adorable hand-made boutonnieres for the catering staff to wear!
37 Silke Stoddard and a finished pincushion
38 Stephanie Hung prepares pincushion materials.
39 Stencilled cushions
40 Sea-inspired prints
41 A scallop shell used for printing
42 More sea objects for printing
43 Putting on the final touches before the crowd arrives.
44 A PFAFF Expression 2.0 Sewing Machine. It features the original IDT system which guarantees even fabric feed from top and bottom. This machine was raffled to a lucky winner, courtesy of Above and Beyond Creative Sewing.
45 Athena demonstrated stenciling on linen.
46 Our friendly bartenders serve refreshing cocktail with prosecco, St. Germaine and vodka.
47 Morgan Levine demonstrated iron-on applique.
48 The PFAFF Quilt Artist at work.
49 Trying out a machine
50 Guests were able to make their own Tomato Pincushion.
51 Guests demonstrate their sewing prowess at the pincushion booth
52 A busy group finishes their tomato pincushions.
53 Who are they taking a photo of?
54 Broccoli rabe and ricotta crostini
55 Eggplant crostini
56 Smokey Benton’s Bacon BLT