March 17, 2016 through March 19, 2016

Lakeland Civic Center, 701 West Lime St, Lakeland, FL 33815 

When you register for the School of Art Fashion Boutique, you’ll take part in jam-packed days doing just what you like – sewing, sewing and more sewing with the best kits and materials ever! Guidance, shared artistry, technical advice and more from the foremost experts in their fields, and a limited number of people in each class make this intimate, personalized pre-event retreat very special indeed.Monday, March 14: Arrive for a welcome reception beginning at 4:00pm, complete with a little nosh to give you energy for your first night of class. Then, by 4:30, you’ll be in your classroom getting started with your teacher. Class will end at 7:30pm Monday, so you’ll be fresh and rested for Tuesday.

Tuesday, March 15: Classroom is in session 9:00am – 5:00pm, with a break for lunch. Optional “open sew” from 6:00 – 8:00pm.

Wednesday, March 16: Classroom is in session 9:00am – 4:30pm, with a break for lunch. “Graduation” and light refreshments 4:45pm – 5:30pm. (Optional “open sew” from 6:00 – 8:00pm for Licensing EXPRESS)

Thursday, March 17: Original Sewing & Quilt Expo classes begin at 8:30am. Exhibit Hall opens for shopping at 10:00am. Licensing EXPRESS classroom in session 8:30 – 11:30am.

As a part of your Boutique experience, you’ll also enjoy:

  • Welcome Reception
  • Early morning beverage service
  • Lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday
  • Late afternoon snack on Tuesday
  • “Graduation” and light refreshments on Wednesday
  • VIP General Admission 3-Day Pass to Original Sewing & Quilt Expo
  • Transparent zipper tote filled with treats and things you’ll really use
  • and more! 

Stay at one of the event hotels for a mini-vacation, all for YOU!

For questions, call 800-699-6309 or 256-655-3090 or email



Original Sewing & Quilt Expo classes and workshops on March 17, 18 & 19 cover a wide range of topics…more than 140 titles to choose from!
Click here to register!

Those who know their way around a needle and thread – or at least want to – will love this expo of quilt displays, classes, workshops, vendors selling new sewing and crafting products and a trunk show. Check out the chic fashion show for inspiration.


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