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2nd Saturday Sale & Fashion Show!

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Second Saturday 25% Off Sale

Saturday, July 8, 10am to 2:30pm

Save on nearly everything in the shop at our monthly 25% off sale held on second Saturdays! There are always new items to see, new fabric lines coming in, and so much more!

All are invited to Baldwin City's first ever fashion show highlighting the art of fashion. Sponsored by Maley & Sons Construction, the BC Fashion Show is a fundraiser for the Lumberyard Arts Center and features local businesses and people:
Baldwin City Boutiques
- Ad Astra Alpacas
- Becky Fender's Fashions
- Crush Model Studio
- The Shops at The Lodge
- The Sticks
- Twill Trade
- Quilters' Paradise & Quilt Capital of Kansas Programming
Fashion Industry Creatives
- Debra Marsh, with Mary Kay
- Pitts Photography
- Over 50 models
Doors open at 6:30 pm with the fashion show beginning at 7:00 pm. Following the fashion show, we invite you to socialize and mix n mingle with boutique owners and Baldwin City influentials while enjoying refreshments. While free to attend, we suggest a $10 donation to support the arts center. Follow the link for more details including the Red Carpet entry and buy tickets for Limo Rides from the overflow parking at the Primary Center!
Be there at 6:30 pm when doors open!
- First 40 people through the door receive a swag bag!
- Red Carpet Entry Way with Photo Station to greet you!
Thanks to Troy Heck, you may ride in style! Troy will be providing limo service from 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Simply park at the PC parking lot and you will be driven to the event in style. Cost is $7 for a round trip limo experience.
Dress: Elevated Cocktail Attire! It's glam, it's a fashion show...

Summer Classes

Create your own Fabric Landscape Art Piece with Kathleen Thomas. Saturday, July 22 from 9am to noon at the Lumberyard Arts Center. Cost: $ 45.00. Join this great class and learn a sewing free way to make a fabric landscape. Just bring a good pair of sharp scissors to trim your pieces selected from Kathleen's collection available to you during class.

New classes are being planned for the fall. Stay tuned for the new postings!

Quilting/Textile Open Studio
Every Wednesday from 10am to 3pm
Plus, first Wednesdays from 6pm to 9pm
Lumberyard Arts Center

Free Open Studio for Textile Arts at the Lumberyard Arts Center from 10am to 3pm on Wednesdays, plus an evening session on first Wednesdays from 6pm to 9pm. The studio will be open to anyone wanting to work on quilting/sewing/textile/needlework projects. This time offers a great opportunity to finish up UFOs, get answers to questions about patterns, or just come enjoy stitching with friends. Sewing with friends is always more fun!

Douglas County (KS) Free Fair

One Great County -- One Great Fair

July 24-29, 2023

It's not too early to think about entering your quilts in the upcoming county fair! Plan now to have your quilts ready to enter on Monday, July 24 from 2:00 to 6:00pm in Building 21 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. Judging will take place Tuesday morning, followed by hanging of the quilts. The exhibit buildings will open to the public Tuesday afternoon from 3:00 to 9:00pm and be open from 10:00am to 9:00pm Wednesday through Saturday. All exhibits are released on Sunday morning between 8:00 and 10:00am.

Go to the Douglas County Fair website, scroll down to Fair Info and click on Learn More to download the Fair Book. You'll find the Quilts Open Class listings beginning on page 91. One quilt per category per person. However, if you have multiple quilts you'd like to enter, see if they will fit in different categories! We look forward to seeing your quilts!

Kansas State Fair

September 8-17, 2023

Kansas State Fairgrounds, Hutchinson, KS

Online Entry Deadline: August 1, 2023

Late entries will be accepted for a fee

Enter online, review General Rules, and download the Clothing & Textiles Handbook for full details and categories. Be sure to check out the special exhibit categories:

Annual themed quilt block--Ad Astra Per Aspera To The Stars 

Patriotic Pride blocks (formerly QOV)

Disappearing 9-Patch Challenge

Plus all the other categories for quilts by amateurs and professionals!

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About Quilters' Paradise

Quilters' Paradise Quilt Shop, owned and run by Sharon Vesecky, opened its doors in its current location on January 3, 1989.