2021 Events & Challenge Competitions

2021 will be a year of fun online Virtual Events, Challenges, Education, and Laughter. There are several physical shows scheduled for 2021 as well. We will do our best to try and stay up to date on each event. Click on the images to be redirected to the event website.

This List Is...  information we want to share about virtual and physical shows that we are either taking part in - or are simply helping to promote for our sponsor and show management friends and family! 

This List Is Not...    an exhaustive list of virtual and physical shows. We are simply trying to help promote events that we are aware of through our relationships and contacts.

2021 ~ February 18 - 22




Where? All online for the very first time!
Presented by the Modern Quilt Guild, QuiltCon is the largest modern quilting show of its kind.

Each year, thousands of attendees come to see over nearly 600 modern quilts on display, including 400 juried in from MQG members around the world. This brand new online version of QuiltCon will still feature a juried quilt show as well as top notch workshops and lectures. The five day event will include live lectures, panels, and tours, as well as on-demand workshops and many opportunities for socialization.

Continue to visit their website for updates on quilt contest submissions, online class registration, and more.


2021 ~ February 24 - 28






The Sewing & Stitchery Expo is where your creative community connects. It is five full days of learning, connecting, and inspiration for sewing enthusiasts of all levels. Whether you’re a lifetime quilter, me-made wardrobe expert, devoted cosplayer, or a whimsical DIY-er, you’ll find a variety of activities and resources to spark your imagination and bring your creative vision to life.

Click the image at the left to be redirected to the Expo website and register. See you soon!!

The second image is.. a bit of personal promotion. The lists of vendors is long and wonderful. It is alphabetical. Use the Search field to find "SewBatik"!


2021 ~ June 17 - 27





Celebrating 45 Years
Online June 17th to June 27th, 2021

The Vermont Quilt Festival is going virtual once more! Join VQF for 10 days of online quilting classes, exhibits, gallery talks, vendor shopping & demos, with many more exciting surprises to come.

Continue to visit their website for updates on quilt contest submissions, online class registration, virtual galleries and meet & greets, open sew events, and virtual volunteering opportunities. 

..... And.....  we are again sponsoring our SewBatik / VQF Mini Quilt Challenge! The theme is "It's a Circus". This was the theme for 2020 - before the show went virtual last year. Click the Challenge image at the left to read all about this years Challenge - and to purchase your challenge packet!! 


2021 ~ July 8 - 11


The ASG annual Conference is a once-a-year opportunity for sewing enthusiasts to gather to celebrate all things sewing, quilting and embroidery. Join us online in 2020 as we social distance from home, then plan to attend in 2021 for our regular annual conference featuring:

  • Shopping: The vendor-packed Exhibit Hall is full of both large and small sewing and quilting businesses selling fabric, notions, patterns, sewing furniture, machines, threads, projects, DVD’s, books and more.
  • Education: The conference offers daily educational opportunities in the form of workshops, seminars and lectures. Classes are tailored to every sewing interest from couture sewing to stash management, from fitting and alterations to surface design and embellishment, from hand sewing to serger sewing, as well as every level of sewing skill.
  • Fellowship: Tours, get-togethers, lunches, the annual Fashion Show and more!


2021 ~ September 9 - 11

The Great Wisconsin Quilt Show - Virtual in 2021!!  Check back shortly and we will have all the information added to this page! 



2021 ~ Several Planned Physical Events Pending Finalization...  Original Sewing & Quilting.







Sewing. Quilting. Needle Arts. Original Sewing & Quilt Expo knows all about the care and feeding of your creative lives. The Expo is a place to find the latest and coolest techniques and products, and learn new skills with cutting-edge education. It’s three days of classes and workshops, stage shows, runway fashion shows, how-to demos, incredible display galleries, fabulous shopping and more...

Continue to shop the vendors that support Original Sewing & Quilt Expos. OSQE provides a wonderful link to each of us on their page. Click the image on the left to shop the vendors you all love when you physically go to each event.

And....  Best of all - Sign up for Online Classes! So many wonderful teachers and educators are online and continue to share their projects and talents. Click on the image on the left to view the schedule of Online Classes!




We will continue to add events and challenges as the year progresses! 

Be Well ~ Stay Safe ~ Keep Sewing ~ Keep Sharing