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Nancy Zieman Was Our Featured Teacher
at the 2014 Original Creative Festival
Nancy Zieman photo Nancy taught these classes:

• Nancy' Favorite Sewing Techniques
• Amazing Quilt Makeovers

Book Signing by Nancy Zieman
Nancy Zieman autographed hundreds of copies of her new book, Seams Unlikely, and visited with fans on June 13, between 4 and 5 pm.

Nancy Zieman, author designer, national sewing authority, producer, blogger and host of Sewing With Nancy®. You can watch Sewing With Nancy® online at nancyzieman.com or from your mobile Apple® device.

In conjunction with Nancy Zieman's appearance,
Baby Lock sponsored a grand prize sewing machine giveaway!
The Baby Lock Sofia 2
Baby Lock logo Baby Lock Sofia machine

Attendees registered for Door Prizes at the Festival including the Grand Prize, a
Baby Lock logo
Janome 3160QDC sewing machine photo


Class Schedule
(Please check for exact times)
June 12 8am-5pm
June 13 8am-5pm
June 14 8am-4pm

Vendor Mall hours
June 12 10am-5pm
June 13 10am-5pm
June 14 10am-4pm

Scissor Sharpening!
Scissor Sharpening was available
at the Festival this year in the
Barb Originals booth.
Children's Activity!
The Ohio Virtual Academy of Toledo,
OH, had a free activity for kids at
their booth. Kids made Origami
Cardinal Birds.
Photo of 1905 cookbookCookbooks
for Sale

The 1905 Cookbook
Food for Body
and Soul was
on sale for $15.
Net proceeds go
to feed needy

View These
Special Quilt Displays
at the Festival!

Hoffman Challenge

Quilt Display

These vendors were at The Original Creative Festival
  • A Beaded Road
  • A Charming Affair
  • Accent On Quilting
  • Akonye Kena
  • American Sewing Guild -
    Dayton Ohio Chapter
  • Barb Originals
  • Black Wolf Ranch
  • Cincinnati ASG
  • Curly Buffalo Jewelry
  • Fabric Fanatics
  • Fashion Patterns by Coni
  • Felt Loom Inc
  • Heart Creek Farm Creations
  • Heritage Basketry Guild
  • HyTech Marketing
  • Kramer's Sew & Vac
  • Lia Sophia Jewelry
  • Little Red Quilt House
  • Love Quilt Connection -
    Community Quilt Connection Inc.
  • Luke's Sewing Center
  • Memory Lane Quilting
  • Miche
  • Moonlight Designs Quilts & Wearables
  • Nancy Zieman Productions
  • Ohio Virtual Academy
  • Pennywinkle Quilting Machines
  • Quilters Treasure
  • Redfern Ent Inc
  • Rivercity Dollmakers and Figurative Artists
  • Ronald McDonald House - Cincinnati
  • Salvation Army Toy Shop Auxiliary
  • Schoolhouse Quilts
  • Seams Sew Easy
  • Sew-Ezy Sewing Studio
  • Some Art Fabric
  • Southwest Ohio Crochet Guild
  • Stampin Up
  • Stewart Heritage Farm
    Signature Alpaca
  • Sue's Accessories & Gifts
  • The Decorating Diva
  • The Knitting Connection
  • The Silverlady II
  • Von Strohm Woolen Mills & Fiber Arts
  • Warren County Quilt Guild
  • Weekend Quilts

Lyric Montgomery Kinard quilt photo
Quilts by Lyric Montgomery Kinard
Exhibited at the Festival

Lyric Montgomery Kinard is an award winning artist with a passion for sparking the creativity in each of her students. With playful support and gentle encouragement she will take you through your first steps on a new path, seeing the world through the eyes of an artist. As an artist, author, and educator she transforms cloth into art in her studio and timid spirits into confident creatives in the classroom.
Lyric Montgomery Kinard quilt photo Lyric Montgomery Kinard quilt photo

"Seasonal Palette" From Studio Art Quilt Associates Displayed
Adams quilt Apte quilt Caneill quilt Chaimovich quilt Clover quilt Colsh quilt

Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. is an international, nonprofit organization that exists to promote the art quilt and the artists who create them. Founded in 1989 by a small group of artists, SAQA's membership now numbers over 3,000 artists, teachers, collectors, gallery owners, museum curators and corporate sponsors.

SAQA exhibits are curated, or juried, from works created by some of the most innovative and respected artists working with fiber today. Since 2005, SAQA has been making their art quilt exhibits available to travel the world.

SAQA logoSeasonal Palette, one of their most recent fiber art exhibits, showcases the work of 37 accomplished artists. The selected artists were charged with creating a new work based upon the season that most inspires them. These 37 works, all sized at 78" tall and 32" wide, create a unique exhibit that moves us through the seasons using texture, light, color and masterful design. SAQA WEBSITE

Recycled/Repurposed Quilt Exhibit at the Festival
Heavenly Patchwork quiltHeavenly Patchwork quiltHeavenly Patchwork quilt
This quilt exhibit featured dozens of 22" x 22" or larger recycled/repurposed quilts. Quilts were available for purchase with 100% of the proceeds going to feed needy children


FeltLOOM photoNew Demo:
Turn Fibers to Fabric With the FeltLoom®
Experience the magic of creating your own designs from the original fabric making equipment -- FeltLOOM®! During the Original Creative Festival, Lanette Freitag from FeltLOOM® presented demos teaching how to use the FeltLOOM® to make fabric. There were several ways presented to show the ease of creativity using the FeltLOOM®.


Classes & Workshops were presented by these Educators
  Bobbie Bergquist photo Barb Callahan photo Colleen Casey photo Connie Crawford photo Pam Damour photo  

Bobbie Bergquist

Barb Callahan

Colleen Casey

Connie Crawford

Pam Damour


  Darlene Griffith photo Mary Kaeser photo Betty Mitchell photo Cathy Robbins photo Nancy Wiggins photo  

Darlene Griffith

Mary Kaeser

Betty Mitchell

Cathy Robbins

Nancy Wiggins


Charity sewing graphic
The LoveQuilt Connection was at Festival in Cincinnati, OH.

Quilts made during the Festival in the LoveQuilt Connection booth were donated to local firefighters.
This special charity event, founded by Kaye Wood in 1993, was ongoing during Festival hours.
Machines for the LoveQuilt Connection were graciously supplied by Seams Sew Easy of Fairfield OH.

A Special class by Mary Kaeser: Learn Kaye Wood's The 6 Hour Quilt in 2 Hours, was presented each morning 8 am – 10 am in the exhibit hall at the LoveQuilt Connection booth. Attendees learned the techniques needed to make this popular quilt project.

Machines for the LoveQuilt Connection were supplied by Seams Sew Easy of Fairfield OH
Seams Sew Easy logo

2014 Original Creative Festival Sponsors:


Janome logo

Elna logo

Baby Lock logo

  Luke's logo Seams Sew Easy logo Grace Frame logo  

The Sharonville Convention Center has Free Wi Fi
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The official hotel for the Original Creative Festival is
LivINN Cincinnati North/Sharonville Hotel
11385 Chester Road, Cincinnati, OH 45246. Reservations: 866-454-8466
(Near the Convention Center)
Mention The Original Creative Festival for special rates
Cut-Off date for special rates: Friday, May 9, 2014
LivINN Cincinnati website

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For over 27 years the
Original Creative Festivals
offer a world class buyers market. Open to the public, the festivals feature the latest
traditional supplies,
hands on classes and hard to find gadgets.


Links to other related websites:
www.roundbobbin.com - Round Bobbin Sewing Expos.
www.rmqf.net - Rocky Mountain Quilt Festival
www.vdta.com - Find a sewing machine or vacuum cleaner dealer near you!


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