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July 2021

Original Sewing & Quilt Expo – Cleveland/Akron OH

July 15 - July 17
John S. Knight Center Akron, OH United States + Google Map

Fit for Art looks forward to returning to the Cleveland area for the 2021 Original Sewing & Quilt Expo in a brand new expo space!  We can't wait to see old and new friends in the vendor hall; come by Fit for Art's booth to pick up new patterns and supplies and to view our newest samples.  A collection of inspirational Fit for Art garments will also be featured in  one of the Expo Display Galleries.  Rae will be teaching…

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Finding Pants Heaven – Zoom Class with Original Sewing and Quilt Expo

July 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join the fun in this online Zoom class with Rae Cumbie and the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo. Class Description: Can you find pants that are comfortable and are styled with the finishes you like best? Need a pattern that has all the elements for your perfect pants? Take control of the process. At this trunk show and pattern work demonstration we'll look at pants featuring a variety of waist finishes and zipper openings. We'll discuss what waist finishes are…

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August 2021

Quilted Jacket Success – Zoom Class with Original Sewing & Quilt Expo

August 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join the fun in this online Zoom class with Rae Cumbie and the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo. Class Description: If you can make a quilt, you can create a quilted jacket that fits well while looking and feeling great. Learn how to gather great materials, plan your designs, work modularly, and build well fitting quilted jackets. Enjoy a trunk show of jackets that illustrate the best battings, lining 2 different ways, or making the jacket reversible, working with whole…

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September 2021

Get Ready to Sew Clothing -Zoom Class with Original Sewing and Quilt Expo

September 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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This class will equip you with the basic tools and fundamentals you will need to be successful as you enter world of garment sewing. You will look at your sewing machine with new eyes as you stitch up a comfortable wardrobe of clothes suited to your personal curves and lifestyle. The first session of this ongoing series will review tools, machines, patterns and more to help you get started. Advance registration required with the Original Sewing & Quilt Expo; register…

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November 2021

Sew Successfully Retreat

November 11 - November 14
Maritime Conference Center, 692 Maritime Boulevard
Linthicum Heights, MD 21090 United States
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Sew Successfully Retreat with Fit for Art Patterns at the Maritime Conference Center

We can't wait to see you in person at our retreat this fall!  Registration opens Monday, June 6 and will be limited to 12 participants per day, so don't delay! Join Rae and Carrie for expert guidance at this sewing retreat for beginner to advanced sewists.  Let us inspire your creativity on a project of your choosing!  Plus, you’ll enjoy the fun of working in a community of fellow sewists in a beautiful space.  We will be available from 9…

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August 2022

Enchanting France – Embellishing Fabric

August 2, 2022 - August 9, 2022
La Cascade Durfort, France + Google Map

Spend August 2 -9, 2022 with Rae Cumbie* and Carrie Emerson** of Fit for Art Patterns at La Cascade Artists Retreat in Durfort, an enchanting medieval artisan village in the Languedoc region of France to explore the countryside and a variety of fabric embellishing and surface design techniques. The mornings will be spent in the cozy third floor artist studio of our 17th century home. We will paint, stitch, collage and piece a variety of small fabric samples to spark…

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