Once Upon A Quilt where dreams come true
3404 Griffin Road ~ Fort Lauderdale ~ Florida 33312 ~ 954-987-8827
Hours: Tuesday through Friday 9:30 am to 4:30 pm ~ Saturday 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Sunday and Mondays Closed

Sewapalooza May 1st 2nd and 3rd 2014

Registration a Must - Limited seating and use of Bernina Machines available.

A 3 Day sewing event May 1st thru May 3rd 9:00 am - 4:00 pm each day. The event will be held at the Old Davie Schoolhouse Historical Museum- located at 6650 Griffin Road, Davie Florida 33314,  approximately 2.5 miles from Once Upon  A Quilt.

What is Sewapalooza with a Twist? A Sewapalooza is a  sewing festival in which sewing enthusiasts will gather to sew, have tons of fun, learn and be inspired.  You will enjoy 7 project sets/classes with 3 educators to help you create. Kicking off our event will be project 1  (with a Twist) on May 1st with the amazing Janine Babich.  

OUAQ will provide  all your project kits and supplies at no additional charge. BERNINA sewing machines will be set up for you to use.  You will enjoy delicious food each day when we serve a catered lunch and snacks too.

The fee for this 3 day event is $225.00.

This fee includes the  
Sewapalooza Festival Package as featured below.


  • All the kits and supplies needed for the 7 projects.
  • Sewing Machine Maintenance Pack and project kits.
  • A  CD with tutorials and designs.
  • Catered Lunch and snacks each day.

In addition to the above, each day every attendee  will have the opportunity  to win lots of great prizes, shop our onsite store, View beautiful displays with samples, provided by the educators and so much more. 

Please take advantage of our two Bonus opportunities listed below.

If you register prior to April 1st you will receive a $20.00 gift card to use at OUAQ. For those that previously registered prior to this announcement you too will be privy to this bonus.

If you register a friend you will receive an additional gift during the event.

Don't Delay register today, seating is limited.


Floriani Event May 30th and 31st 

All new Florianni Event - Florianni has changed how they are presenting the in store event program and we are happy to bring this to south Florida for our customers. A Yummy Lunch is included both days. Here is just a sneak peek of what you are going to do. Yes, its going to be fun. “Embroidery Basic's – Secret's to Know before Pressing GO!” Educational hours of dynamic instruction for creating perfect embroidery! We will learn important steps to stabilizing your embroidery properly on a variety of fabrics, textures and surfaces. Learn stress free design placement and hooping techniques. Understand why needle and thread selection will change the outcome of the embroidery. This class covers everything you need to know for pucker free stitching and soft beautiful embroidery through design and foundation knowledge. Whether you are a beginner, advanced or just need a refresher course this class will get your embroidery to a new level of perfection! “Perfect Quilting is No Accident, Tips and Techniques that make YOU the Decorative Quilter” Fun, Fun, Fun is what this class title should be! Discover many of the latest quilting, applique and embroidery techniques using Floriani stabilizers and the new My Decorative Quilter embellishing software. We will explore “in the hoop” piecing and quilting as well as how to embellish your quilt blocks and more with creative threads and embroidery! Properly stabilizing embroidered quilts is essential – you just need the right tools! We will teach you how to get perfect results even with dense embroidery. Learn NEW needle turn techniques used by famous designers, short-cut in the hoop block construction, foundation piecing, new style to traditional applique, quilt as you go techniques, trapunto in the hoop and more! “Getting More out of Your Embroidery with a Better Understanding of Creations” Take your embroidery to the next level in this very informative and essential class. We will explore perfecting the art of embroidery through knowledge of the embroidery design itself. Learn to create beautiful monograms, precise embroidery design placement, editing, separation, cleaning and simplifying - just a few of the many topics discussed in this must attend class! Your embroidery will shine and the stress of creating or editing an embroidery design will disappear for good! Our goal in this class is to teach you how to control and manipulate the embroidery design without stress! The end result of this class should be a confident embroiderer ready to tackle any design or fabric combination available! “Creative Stabilizing – Beyond The Basic's :Projects, Short-Cuts, Gift Ideas, Challenging Fabrics” Stabilizer can and should be used for so much more than our basic embroidery! Floriani has created a wide variety of products to help you obtain perfect stitching, embellishment and creativity on many levels. In this class we will learn amazing (and fun) short-cuts for embroidery on the most challenging of fabrics and textures. We will explore creative embroidery techniques as well as every day useful tips using very unique stabilizer and thread combinations – below are just a few: Create a yarn scarf without knitting needles! How to create a textured fabric for home-dec, clothing, accessories and more! Turn almost any design into a free standing embroidery! Make a patch out of any embroidery! Learn how to create your own book-marks, ornaments, paper-dolls! Stitch on the sheerest of fabrics with confidence when you know what stabilizer to use! Leather, leather, Vinyl, Oil Cloth – fun fabrics but how to embroider them? We will show you! Using stabilizer for zippers, decorative trims, hemming, edging and more – yes we can do that! Projects and Ideas galore in this class will have you thinking Beyond the Basics and will show you how to get more out of all your stabilizers while sharing FUN techniques!

Machine Quilting with Amanda Murphy - September 18th, 19th and 20th 2014

Always attracted to color, texture, and pattern, Amanda Murphy has been designing, drawing, and sewing since she was a child.  After graduating with a bachelor of fine arts degree from Carnegie Mellon University, she worked as a graphic designer and art director in Alexandria, Virginia, and New York City.  After moving to North Carolina with her family Amanda discovered quilting, an art that marries her passion for design with her enthusiasm for handwork.  As she gradually expanded her knowledge of sewing and quilting techniques and combined them with the ideas she had been sketching over the years, Amanda Murphy Design was born.

 Amanda markets her own full-color pattern line under the Amanda Murphy Design label and has designed several fabric collections for Blend Fabrics, a subsidiary of Anna Griffin, Inc.  Her first book with C&T Publishing, Modern Holiday, features 18 sewing projects from quilt to stocking and pillows.  Her second book, Color Essentials, centers on both color theory and quilting with solid fabrics.  Amanda also is a Bernina Artisan.

Seeing Amanda's work first hand, I can honestly say her machine quilting is a work of art.

Hoop Sisters - October 10t h and 11th

TBA - This will be a project Embroidery Event and Trunk Show


Angie Stevenson - Lunch Box Quilts November 7th and 8th

Angie Steveson, the founder of Lunch Box Quilts, creates appliqué quilt patterns designed specifically for embroidery sewing machines. She has received awards for her unique quilt designs both locally and nationally. Articles and projects featuring her designs have appeared in magazines such as Creative Machine Embroidery and Quilting and Embroidery.

Angie travels nationally teaching Lunch Box Quilts workshops. Between events she lives in Scottsdale, Arizona with her husband and two grown sons.




Save the Date December 6th, 7th and 8th 

Why? The biggest Sewing/Quilting Event Ever to come to S. Florida.



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