For all my New England bargain hunter quilters out there…I know there has been some confusion about this awesome event so I thought I would help clear some of it up. Fabric Extravaganza has been in February for the last several years and the vendors offer bargains galore. Two of the original coordinators have gone their separate ways and now we have two events. It didn’t help that early on they were both using the same name. That issue has been straightened out now. Here’s how it all panned out!
The Not Just Fabric Blowout Sale will be February 8-10, 2018 at the Holiday Inn in Nashua NH
Fabric Extravaganza will be March 8-10, 2018 at the Holiday Inn in Nashua NH
So, what is this event? It’s a bargain hunters paradise! No fancy displays, nothing is full price, everything is a great deal.
Is it all second rate merchandise? Absolutely not! When I find a great deal on a product I’ll buy lots so I can pass those savings on to you. Sometimes I over-estimate how much of something I’ll need so I now have too much. A few things get scratched or dented (but are otherwise perfectly fine) while I travel to and fro. And, of course, I’m a quilter so I occasionally will over buy when confronted with all the new fabrics and patterns…sigh…
When is the best time to visit either show? I always say come on the first day for the best selection and come on the last day for the best price. We don’t want to take it back home!
How do I choose which show to attend? Don’t! Attend both! Myself and one other vendor will be at both shows. All the other vendors will be different for each show so there will be different offerings. Here is a listing of the vendors and the times of each show:
Fabric Blow Out: Purple Moose Designs, Vintage & Vogue, Bits ‘n Pieces, Bittersweet Fabrics (machines) and TNT Quilt Boards. I believe there are a couple of other vendors but I don’t know who they are. Thursday & Friday 10-5:30 Saturday 10-3
Fabric Extravaganza: Purple Moose Designs, The Christmas Shoppe, Nashua Sew & Vac, Bits ‘n Pieces, Fabritique, Dragonfly’s Quilt Shop, Country Treasures, Maine-ly Sewing and A Notion To Quilt. Thursday & Friday 10-6, Saturday 10-3
Can I bring a friend? Of course! There is a great cafe on site so you can have lunch and make a day of it. Just one word of caution…make sure whoever drives has the biggest trunk!
Admission is free and the bargains are real. Bring your list of backings needed, charity quilt requirements, “holes” in your stash (you know you need more purple fabrics!) and don’t forget your bags! Hope to see you at either event!