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Inaugural SewBatik Fashion Challenge On the Runway on Saturday, September 17th

It’s fashion history in the making! SewBatik, show exhibitor and sponsor has partnered with Mancuso Show Management to produce  the first ever Challenge Fashion Show at the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza on Saturday, September 17th at 2pm during the quilt show. The Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza will held at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA, Thursday, September 15 – Sunday, September 18, 2016. Find out who was up to the wearable art task at the Sew Batik Challenge Fashion Show on Saturday!

paisleyThe fashion show will feature garments submitted by challenge entrants nationwide. The challenge fabric, a magnificent paisley batik, has inspired home sewers and wearable artists to create unique and beautiful wearable art pieces. Two prizes will be awarded at this fashion event; Diva’s Choice, a $300 prize chosen by Challenge Fashion Show Moderator/Judge Karen Boutte, and People’s Choice, $200 prize chosen by the fashion show audience. Also Karen will discuss the process of a challenge, for those interested in participating in the future.  From day to day wear to runway style, this show will be fabulous and fun!


Not only is SewBatik a vendor at Mancuso Show Management events, they are a supportive sponsor as well. Based in Mayville, North Dakota, SewBatik cofounders Diane and Bruce Magidson are usually found on the road, exhibiting at over 30 shows per year. In 2004, Diane and Bruce’s passion for designing beautiful batik and hand dyed fabrics led them to the creation of SewBatik. All of their fabrics are produced in Indonesia where the art of batik was born. SewBatik offers the largest selection of coordinating fabrics in the industry.  Be sure to visit SewBatik’s booth following the fashion show to see everything that they have to offer in batiks. For more information on SewBatik, visit http://www.sewbatik.com.

Great news! There is no additional charge for the SewBatik Challenge Fashion Show. Quilt Show admission includes admission to all three fashion shows throughout the event. Fashion show seats are available on a first come, first served basis. For more information on the SewBatik Challenge Fashion Show, visit https://www.quiltfest.com/upcoming-shows-and-events/pennsylvania-national-quilt-extravaganza/additional-information-2/pnqe-goes-fashion/

Major sponsors Brother/Byrne Sewing Connection, BERNINA/Steve’s Sewing, Vacuum & Quilting, Baby Lock/Hayes Sewing Machine Company, Janome – Elna/Pocono Sew & Vac; Silver sponsors ABM International Innova and Handi Quilter; and Special Vendor Sponsors French Connections and SewBatik generously support the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza.