Possessing a basic knowledge of bobbins, backstitching, inseams, and basting used to peg you as a dowdy old granny wearing an airbrushed kitten tee shirt tucked into the elastic waistband of your “jeans.” But now that shows like Project Runway have come along, sewing has glamour.

No matter where you land on the sewing-skill spectrum, be sure to check out the 16th annual Phoenix Quilt, Craft, and Sewing Festival that features exhibits by sewing and craft supply companies with “Make and Take” workshops as well as free education seminars.

Fri., Jan. 29, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., Jan. 30, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 2010
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Lilia Menconi
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