Sunday, March 24, 2013

Quilt & Stitch Art 2013

We are now accepting entries for the 3rd annual May Quilt Show - with some exciting differences. This year we will also exhibit works of hand embroidery, knitting, crochet, other yarn crafts, and machine embroidery.

Tokyo International Quilt Show
Once again, we are offering some very exciting draw prizes to entrants. As our major sponsor, Brother is donating the following: Anyone who submits a quilt for consideration will be entered into a draw to win a trip to the International Quilt Show in Tokyo in January 2014. Anyone who submits a piece with machine embroidery will be entered into a draw to win a Brother V3 embroidery machine worth 9,970dhs.As an added incentive to add machine embroidery to your work, we are offering free use of our embroidery machines during all clinics to the end of April! (100dhs fee will be waived, 300dhs refundable deposit applies).

We are currently confirming other prizes for hand embroidery and yarn crafts, to be announced shortly.
Remember - these prizes are drawn from anyone who applies to be in the show!

well-attended quilt show

one of the many stunning quilts in Tokyo
Further prizes will be given to the winners of our Viewers' Choice voting system - last year the grand prize winner got an Accuquilt cutting system and fabrics,and  the beginner and children's winners received new sewing machines.

Submission details - how to apply:
The deadline for submission is April 25th, 2013. Please send a PDF or JPEG image of the submission with title and dimensions to
Notifications regarding which works have been selected to be exhibited will be sent out no later than May 2nd, 2013. If notification is not received by any individual who has submitted their work for consideration, please call with Jennifer Haack by phone at 050-288 3247 after May 7th.
Details about how and when to submit the actual pieces will be given at that time.

our first Quilt Art show
What you can enter:
Anyone may submit.
The following types of work will be accepted: Quilting, Knitting, Crochet, Other Yarn Crafts, Hand Embroidery, Machine Embroidery, and Sewing.
There will be 3 levels – General, Beginner and Children. ‘General’ is for anyone who has been working in their medium for more than one year. ‘Beginner’ is for anyone who has been working in their medium for one year or less. ‘Children’ is open to entrants 16 years and under.
An individual may submit as many works in as many categories as desired. Quilts that have won a prize in previous Dubai quilting exhibitions, of any kind, will not be exhibited.
The maximum size of quilt for this exhibition is 180cm x 180cm.
For entries other than quilts, you must submit them as they are to be displayed - for example, if your piece requires a hanger, please include it with your entry, or if your piece must be displayed in a frame, it must be submitted in a frame. If other methods of display may be required, please consult with Jennifer.

If you have any queries please contact: for submissions:, for any other queries about the exhibition:

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Introducing Brother's new V-Series!

We are proud to be launching Brother's new line of embroidery and combination machines, the V-Series. Stop in to Craft Land for a demonstration and test drive; you'll be impressed with the exciting new features Brother has added to these gorgeous machines.

V7 at work

V3 with free stabilizers & threads
 We have the V7, a combination sewing and embroidery machine, and the V3 for embroidery only. The V3 is Brother's response to customers' requests for a full-size embroidery-only machine with a large user-friendly screen and generous embroidery hoop sizes. This machine is fantastic if you already have a sewing machine that you love, and want to add embroidery to your work. The bonus? While your embroidery machine is stitching out beautiful designs, you can be sewing on your other machine.

sewing with lasers!
The V7 has some very interesting innovations unique in home sewing machines. The new dual-feed foot is like an enhanced walking foot, feeding your fabric smoothly to help cope with thicker fabrics, layered quilts and fine fabrics too. The new laser pointer helps you to acheive perfectly straight lines, and is adjustable so you can set seam allowances, stitch in the ditch, and even adjust decorative stitches so that they will end where you tell them to. Everything is controlled from the user-friendly touch screen, giving you a really great sewing experience. It's even super quiet while it sews - no need to turn up your music or TV!
new Dual Feed foot

intuitive touch screen
As an introductory offer, we are giving away thread and stablizers with each V-Series machine. With V3, you get a Madeira Rayon travel pack of threads and 3 different stabilizers - valued at over 1,400AED. For V7, we are giving you the Madeira Rayon travel pack AND the Quilter's Dream Cotton pack, plus the three stabilizers, valued at over 2,800AED. Offer is good until March 31st while supplies last.