Our March School of Art Fashion Boutique events in Lakeland, Fla. March 2-4 and Atlanta, Ga. March 9-11 are just around the corner, and we hope you can join us! We have six fabulous sewing schools planned, plus you’ll get to have fun with Martha Pullen herself! Martha will be on hand to close the School of Art Fashion Boutique on Wednesday afternoon, and again on Thursday for a morning devotion followed by the opening of the Original Sewing & Quilt Expo. Of course all School of Art Fashion Boutique students enjoy a VIP pass to these events with Martha, plus a VIP general admission 3-day pass to the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo. Watch Martha’s video invitation above, and read on below for a preview of what Martha has in store:
Vintage Clothes and ‘The Stories’ – Martha Style
Wednesday 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Relax and have fun with Martha Pullen, who brings some of her vast collection of vintage clothes to share with you. In traveling all over the world to collect these pieces, Martha also collected stories to go along with them – which she loves to share. This will be a fun “tea party,” full of joy and laughter. [NOTE: At the Lakeland event, Gloria McKinnon from Australia will be coming with Martha, you’ll see some of her beautiful silk ribbon embroidered quilts, too (and hear a few of her stories, of course!)]. Behind all the humor and fun lies the beauty – as Martha passes around her century-old garments for you to examine closely, you’ll feel a little like we just stepped back in time to a more glamorous era (think Downton Abbey). The sewing techniques and embroideries are simply fascinating, and we know you’ll enjoy the trip!
Refreshments include “tea” (coffee, tea, lemonade) and a snack / sweet.
Photographs taken earlier in the afternoon will be signed for you after the program.
Martha’s Sunday School Class
Thursday 8:00 – 8:45 a.m.
From the beginning of Martha Pullen’s events in 1982, Martha has held optional early Sunday School classes for those who wanted to attend. You are invited to come to this time of devotion early Thursday morning if you would like.
Special invitation for those enrolled in the School of Art Fashion Boutique
Let the Sewing Party Begin!
Thursday 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Welcome to Original Sewing & Quilt Expo! Martha Pullen will tickle your funny bone with her hysterical stories – things that have really transpired as she’s traveled the world teaching sewing. You probably don’t know the heirloom sewing lady is also a comedy specialist – but she is! You just will not believe her real-life stories – all of which have truly happened while she’s been sharing the beauty of stitching French lace and entredeux! Come one, come all…to the pure pleasure of this memorable event, and Martha will start your day right – with a party! We are going to have fun, fun, fun!
FREE for those enrolled in School of Art Fashion Boutique ($25 for the general public).