Mar 15, 2013

Editor of Quilter’s World to speak at event

LIMA--Smith Merchants of Arcanum will be a participating shop at the Grand Lake One Stop Shop Hop set for March 22 and 23 at the University of Northwestern Ohio Event Center, 1450 N Cable Road, Lima.

Area Quilters invited to attend the event and meet Carolyn Vagts, the Editor of Quilter’s World® and staff members. Carolyn will be discussing ‘How To Get Your Quilt Designs Published’ on Friday 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., and again on Saturday, 12:30 p.m.

Carolyn S. Vagts is a wife, mother, grandmother, quilt designer and the editor of Quilter's World. She also has a successful quilt shop in Canterbury Village in Lake Orion, Mich. Carolyn has made a name for herself in the quilting world with her award-winning techniques of mixing traditional piecing with fusible-art applique.

Carolyn’s designs have been published regularly in several magazines, including Quilter’s World. She also lectures and teaches workshops to guilds.

The creative process has been a notable part of her life. She studied drawing, pottery and sculpture in college and received a Liberal Arts degree. She finally found her niche in quilting as a fiber artist.

There will be 19 Quilt Shops bringing merchandise representing their individual shop to The Grand Lake One Stop Shop Hop – Kits, books, notions, and fabric will be available to purchase. Numerous Quilting Technics and Demonstrations are planned throughout both days. Everyone attending Friday will receive a copy of Quilter’s World® Magazine. Attendees on both days will be able to register for hourly door prizes as well as a chance to win one of 19- $50 Grand Prizes. The event will be held 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, March 22, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, March 23. Cost is $5.

Joining Smith’s Merchants as a participating shop will be A Piece in Time Quilt Shop, Akron; Accomplished Quilting, Stevensville, MI; Back Door Quilts, Greenwood, IN; Caroline’s Cottage Cottons, Rome City, IN; Cotton Junky Quilt Shop, Wilmington; Country Creations, Decatur, IN; Engine House Quilt Shop, Berne, IN; Forever in Stitches, Bluffton; Heavenly Stitches, Lima; Lavender Street Quilt Shop, Cincinnati; Lima Sewing Center, Lima; Little Scrap Quilt Shop; Kokomo, IN; Little Shop of Stitches, Miamisburg; Mason Jar Quilt Shop, Beavercreek; The Quilterie, Celina; Rivers Edge Fabric Co., Shelbyville, IN; Stitches Quilt Shop, Cincinnati; and The Village Quilt Shop, Lake Orion, MI.



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