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Around Town : Photos from Stitch Fest

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As you probably know, we celebrated the launch of our new Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts with a big party full of demonstrations, projects, and displays.  If you weren't able to make it, take a look at the photos below for a little tour of Stitch Fest.

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Everyone who came to Stitch Fest was given a copy of our new Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts.

1 Everyone who came to Stitch Fest was given a copy of our new Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts.

Martha and Stephanie help out around the tomato pincushion making station.

2 Martha and Stephanie help out around the tomato pincushion making station.

Here are some of the materials we prepared for the tomato pincushion station.

3 Here are some of the materials we prepared for the tomato pincushion station.

Kirsten Earl from the Martha Show helps guests sew their pincushions.

4 Kirsten Earl from the Martha Show helps guests sew their pincushions.

Marcie helps out at the sewing machine.

5 Marcie helps out at the sewing machine.

Seyoung helps cut out felt tops for the  tomato pincushions.

6 Seyoung helps cut out felt tops for the tomato pincushions.

Martha stopped by to take photos and say hello.

7 Martha stopped by to take photos and say hello.

Athena demonstrated stenciling on linen.

8 Athena demonstrated stenciling on linen.

I demonstrated iron on applique.

9 I demonstrated iron on applique.

Silke created this applique story for the new book.  We set up the objects so guests could take a closer look.  I demonstrated making the white curatin on the right.

10 Silke created this applique story for the new book. We set up the objects so guests could take a closer look. I demonstrated making the white curatin on the right.

Hannah Milman with Jean and Erin from our events team.

11 Hannah Milman with Jean and Erin from our events team.

We displayed some Hawaiian Quilt projects that are in the book.

12 We displayed some Hawaiian Quilt projects that are in the book.

We set up this display about dyeing.

13 We set up this display about dyeing.

RIT dye provided giveaways and for our dyeing display.

14 RIT dye provided giveaways and for our dyeing display.

We had a whole display about ribbon embroidery.

15 We had a whole display about ribbon embroidery.

Laura Normandin brought in her embroidered bird quilt to put on display.

16 Laura Normandin brought in her embroidered bird quilt to put on display.

The Quilters Alley in Ridgefield, CT demonstrated their Viking embroidery machine.

17 The Quilters Alley in Ridgefield, CT demonstrated their Viking embroidery machine.

Above and Beyond Creative Sewing from Nanuet, NY brought their Pfaff embroidery machine so guests could bring home monogrammed dishtowels.

18 Above and Beyond Creative Sewing from Nanuet, NY brought their Pfaff embroidery machine so guests could bring home monogrammed dishtowels.

Above and Beyond Creative Sewing from Nanuet, NY brought in their quilting machine which effortlessly quilted through the whole event.

19 Above and Beyond Creative Sewing from Nanuet, NY brought in their quilting machine which effortlessly quilted through the whole event.

We set up a display of tools, starting with a rainbow of Gutermann threads.

20 We set up a display of tools, starting with a rainbow of Gutermann threads.

This is a glossary of basic sewing tools.  The information is in the book as well.

21 This is a glossary of basic sewing tools. The information is in the book as well.

We set up this world of sewing crafts inspired by menswear.

22 We set up this world of sewing crafts inspired by menswear.

This is a menswear mouse and storage box with cloth wrapped lid.

23 This is a menswear mouse and storage box with cloth wrapped lid.

This is a how-to for the menswear bunny.

24 This is a how-to for the menswear bunny.

This display shows a few of the many ways to decorate a tote bag.

25 This display shows a few of the many ways to decorate a tote bag.

This basket is full of some of the most adorable stuffed toys we've ever crafted.

26 This basket is full of some of the most adorable stuffed toys we've ever crafted.

We set up a station showing the process of making a simple patchwork quilt.

27 We set up a station showing the process of making a simple patchwork quilt.

Here's a little more textile printing.

28 Here's a little more textile printing.

We hung enlarged spreads from the book throughout the event.

29 We hung enlarged spreads from the book throughout the event.

Ten people signed up for a tote bag making class that included a new sewing machine.

30 Ten people signed up for a tote bag making class that included a new sewing machine.

The class finishes their tote bags, thanks to the careful guidance of Rachel from SVP.

31 The class finishes their tote bags, thanks to the careful guidance of Rachel from SVP.

photographs by Emily Roemer

Comments (16)

  • Looks wonderful! I know our viewers would love this new book! Congratulations!

  • Wow, this looks like an incredible event! So well organized too...even the pictures are eye candy.

  • Looks like it was SO fun! Can't wait to get my book in the mail! :)

  • Love the pictures! I am sure it was a lovely night! I live in Florida and wished I have been there.

    I can't wait to receive the book I won, though. I visited B&N the other day and couldn't resist to take a peak. ;)

  • thanks for the tour...i feel like i was able to be there

  • Ah! I wish I could have been there! What fun!

    Kim @ http://frostmeblog.blogspot.com
    party inspiration

  • I had the pleasure of actually going to the event and it was a very nice way to spend the evening.... seeing some great techniques up close, meeting some interesting new people in line, and getting the fabulous book along with lots of other goodies. I hope there are more events in the future!

  • Beautiful photographs Emily!

  • Hello,

    I was wondering if anyone could tell me the model of the Singer machine that the tote bag class were using? i am looking to buy one and that one looks sturdy and i love the handle. A link would be much appreciated too. thank you!

  • what hapon to your show on fox tv our you stell live tv we miss you . what chal, our you on now

    charles and kay

  • The sewing maching is a Singer Confidence 7463.
    It is a very easy machine to use and has many different stitches. I went ot the class and the bag was so easy to make!
    Good Luck!

  • I also had the pleasure of attending this wonderful event. I was so inspired as a woman returning to sewing and crafts again after a long time away from stitching. There were those wonderful Singer machines and demonstrations. I loved all the project displays. And I even made some new acquaintances. It was really fabulous. Thank you all at Martha Stewart's offices for a truly inspiring evening!

  • Hello ...
    I live in Australia and can only envy all the ladies able to attend this event.
    I'm so jealous but thank you Martha for suppling pictures, it looked like a very successful evening.
    I will definitely be putting the Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts on my Wish List.

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  • Are any more Stitch Fests planned? If so, how does one go about attending? Thanks

  • Crafter Comment:

    Thanks for your interest in Stitch Fest. We'll be sure to announce any future events on our blog, so keep an eye out!

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