SMP Virtual Hoop Festival | Online Spring Hoop Festival

APRIL 14-MAY 28

     SUBMISSIONS


MAY 29-JUNE 12

     EMBROIDERY SHOWCASE

     + VIEWERS CHOICE VOTING


JUNE 13-17

     FEST DAYS

SMP VIRTUAL HOOP FEST

A SPRING EVENT with CONTEST + AWARDS

Join us for a unique virtual festival

celebrating the embroidery arts!

Save the dates!

JUNE 13—JUNE 17, 2022

AMAZING PRESENTATIONS

-and- FUN GIVEAWAYS!

Welcome to the second annual SMP Virtual Hoop Fest!
I am so excited to offer our festival community a new artist showcase on our festival line-up roster! We have some great presenters and true industry rockstars on offer. Stay tuned and get your projects ready! It’s on!
HOOP FEST CO-HOSTS
JANE CLAUSS

JANE CLAUSS

Jane Monzures Clauss is a two-time EMMY winning television personality. Currently the host of Creative Living on the COX Media Yurview Network, and host of Living Healthy Chicago on WGN TV. She contributes her Up Crafting tips as a Brother Sews Ambassador and she contributes to the monthly ENJOY Magazine, and the popular DIY site FaveCrafts. Check Jane's Website

Denise Wild

DENISE WILD

Denise started sewing at the age of 13, and took it from hobby to career in 2004. That’s when she launched North America’s largest sewing school (while working as a magazine editor at Canada’s largest fashion magazine), eventually opening multiple locations in Toronto and New York City. Denise is also the founder of LoveSewing magazine and the founding editor of BurdaStyle US magazine. Check Denise's Website

ABOUT

SMP VIRTUAL HOOP FEST 2022

GENERAL INFORMATION

We are excited to offer a 5-day virtual festival of embroidery. Our hoop festival is a community offering in celebration of the artists and makers who practice this craft. We are hosting a contest with popular vote awards of first and second, and third placement prizes, as well as a Best of Show, Golden Scissors Award. Throughout the contest we will be having giveaways and picking a viewer every day to be eligible to win Hoop Fest 2022, $25,000—Dream Studio Giveaway*! *ARV

DATES

APRIL 14-MAY 28

SUBMISSIONS   

MAY 29-JUNE 12

               EMBROIDERY SHOWCASE

                 + VIEWERS CHOICE VOTING

JUNE 13-17         

FEST DAYS      

VOTING
You may vote once a day for your favorite embroidery.

Please feel free to share to your social media accounts and tag others to join the fun! Everyone is invited! Votes will be cast from May 29th - June 12th

PRIZES

Virtual Hoop embroidery festival entries will be ranked by popular vote for peoples' choice first, second, and third prize winning categories, as well as a Best-of-Show Golden Scissors award. *Please see the RULES + FAQ section for more information. All voters will be reviewing your photo entries and artist’s project statements. Best of luck! We can’t wait to see what you've made!

LIVESTREAM

Come back here or join us on Facebook or YouTube live, each day, during the 5 days of interactive live-streaming. Our panelists and hosts will be showcasing embroidery hoop machines, notions and sharing their expertise, tips ‘n tricks, some history and master classes.

SIGN-UP NOW

Sign-up to: vote, stay in the loop with updates and schedules
and enter the “ *Hoop Fest Grand Prize Giveaway”;
*not affiliated with the contest placement prizes.

THE SMP VIRTUAL HOOP FEST
FULL SCHEDULE of EVENTS
CLICK ON DAY TO SEE SCHEDULE
Follow the daily line-up here. 5 Days of Festival fun! (Schedule subject to change)
DAY 1

TIME PRESENTER COMPANY/PRODUCT
8:00AM Stream Warm-up Sewing Machines Plus
8:15AM to 8:30AM Blaine Austin Sewing Machines Plus
8:30AM to 9:00AM Jerry Voors & Harley Thomas Arrow Cabinets
9:00AM to 9:30AM Cindy Hogan Brother PRS-100
9:30AM to 10:00AM Amanda Autrey Baby Lock Array 6 Needle
10:00AM to 10:30AM Kim Christopherson How to Do Background Quilting with your embroidery machine
10:30AM to 11:00AM Amber Bingham SWF 12 Needle
11:00AM to 11:30AM LuAnn Hartley Juki Tajima 8 Needle
11:30AM to 12:00PM Bryan Russell Anita Goodesign All Access
12:00PM to 12:30PM Richard Tharp Baby Lock Altair
12:30PM to 1:00PM Denise Wild Picking the right Stabilizer for the Job
1:00PM to 1:30PM Miriam Coffey Janome 9850
1:30PM to 2:00PM Sara Vetser Brother NQ1700E
2:00PM to 2:30PM Jerry Voors & Harley Thomas Arrow Cabinets
2:30PM to 3:00PM Eileen Roche DIME Monster Snap Hoops
3:00PM to 3:30PM Garrett McMinn SWF 15 Needle
3:30PM to 4:00PM GIVEAWAYS Blaine Austin
DAY 2

TIME PRESENTER COMPANY/PRODUCT
8:00AM Stream Warm-up Sewing Machines Plus
8:15AM to 8:30AM Blaine Austin Sewing Machines Plus
8:30AM to 9:00AM Jerry Voors & Harley Thomas Arrow Cabinets
9:00AM to 9:30AM Heather Banks Brother Scan-N-Cut
9:30AM to 10:00AM Mike Johns Baby Lock Alliance
10:00AM to 10:30AM Deborah Jones Preventing Puckers in Your Embroidery
10:30AM to 11:00AM Amber Bingham SWF 12 Needle
11:00AM to 11:30AM LuAnn Hartley Juki Ricoh Printer
11:30AM to 12:00PM Lauren Rabczak Anita Goodesign
12:00PM to 12:30PM Barb Lewis Baby Lock Pathfinder
12:30PM to 1:00PM Joanne Banko Perfect Placement
1:00PM to 1:30PM Mitzi Redd Janome MB7
1:30PM to 2:00PM Heather Banks Brother NS1750D
2:00PM to 2:30PM Jerry Voors & Harley Thomas Arrow Cabinets
2:30PM to 3:00PM Kimberly Dodson OESD
3:00PM to 3:30PM Garrett McMinn SWF 15 Needle
3:30M to 4:00PM GIVEAWAYS Blaine Austin
DAY 3

TIME PRESENTER COMPANY/PRODUCT
8:00AM Stream Warm-up Sewing Machines Plus
8:15AM to 8:30AM Blaine Austin Sewing Machines Plus
8:30AM to 9:00AM Jerry Voors & Harley Thomas Arrow Cabinets
9:00AM to 9:30AM Cindy Hogan Brother PRS-100
9:30AM to 10:00AM Amanda Autrey Baby Lock Array 6 Needle
10:00AM to 10:30AM Cindy Hogan Hooping Hats like a Pro
10:30AM to 11:00AM Amber Bingham SWF 12 Needle
11:00AM to 11:30AM Brent Taylor Durkee Hoops
11:30AM to 12:00PM Drea Boucher-Goodine Anita Goodesign
12:00PM to 12:30PM Milinda Stephenson Baby Lock Altair
12:30PM to 1:00PM Kimberly Dodson Embroidery Beyond the Hoop
1:00PM to 1:30PM Christina Dolinar Janome 14000
1:30PM to 2:00PM Sara Vetser Brother NQ1700E
2:00PM to 2:30PM Jerry Voors & Harley Thomas Arrow Cabinets
2:30PM to 3:00PM LuAnn Hartley Juki Tajima 8 Needle
3:00PM to 3:30PM Garrett McMinn SWF 15 Needle
3:45PM to 4:00PM GIVEAWAYS Blaine Austin
DAY 4

TIME PRESENTER COMPANY/PRODUCT
8:00AM Stream Warm-up Sewing Machines Plus
8:15AM to 8:30AM Blaine Austin Sewing Machines Plus
8:30AM to 9:00AM Jerry Voors & Harley Thomas Arrow Cabinets
9:00AM to 9:30AM Heather Banks Brother Scan-N-Cut
9:30AM to 10:00AM Patty Marty Baby Lock Alliance
10:00AM to 10:30AM Joanne Banko Tips and Tricks for Embroidering Ready-Made Garments
10:30AM to 11:00AM Amber Bingham SWF 12 Needle
11:00AM to 11:30AM LuAnn Hartley Juki Ricoh Printer
11:30AM to 12:00PM Brooke Berglund Anita Goodesign
12:00PM to 12:30PM Barb Lewis Baby Lock Pathfinder
12:30PM to 1:00PM Angela Wolf Hooping Techniques
1:00PM to 1:30PM Mitzi Redd Janome MB7
1:30PM to 2:00PM Heather Banks Brother NS1750D
2:00PM to 2:30PM Jerry Voors & Harley Thomas Arrow Cabinets
2:30PM to 3:00PM Ashley Jones DIME
3:00PM to 3:30PM Garrett McMinn SWF 15 Needle
3:30PM to 4:00PM GIVEAWAYS Blaine Austin
DAY 5

TIME PRESENTER COMPANY/PRODUCT
8:00AM Stream Warm-up Sewing Machines Plus
8:15AM to 8:30AM Blaine Austin Sewing Machines Plus
8:30AM to 9:00AM Jerry Voors & Harley Thomas Arrow Cabinets
9:00AM to 9:30AM Karlie Belle Brother PRS-100
9:30AM to 10:00AM Amanda Autrey Baby Lock Array 6 Needle
10:00AM to 10:30AM Deborah Jones Patch Making Simplified
10:30AM to 11:00AM Amber Bingham SWF 12 Needle
11:00AM to 11:30AM Brent Taylor Durkee Hoops
11:30AM to 12:00PM Melissa McHugh Anita Goodesign
12:00PM to 12:30PM Melinda Bigley Baby Lock Altair
12:30PM to 1:00PM Karlie Belle Creating Appliques
1:00PM to 1:30PM Christina Dolinar Janome 400E
1:30PM to 2:00PM Sara Vetser Brother NQ1700E
2:00PM to 2:30PM Jerry Voors & Harley Thomas Arrow Cabinets
2:30PM to 3:00PM LuAnn Hartley Juki Tajima 8 Needle
3:00PM to 3:30PM Garrett McMinn SWF 15 Needle
3:30PM to 4:00PM GIVEAWAYS Blaine Austin

EMBROIDERY CONTEST

 RULES + FAQ

Contest entries now open!

Anyone can enter!
Original embroidery designs, while encouraged, are not required. Contestants may submit embroidery work created from designs of digitized art purchased from vendors, and sewn uniquely by contestant.

All are welcome!

* Please submit pictures in the correct order.*
Picture Requirements:
  1. Submit in this order
    1. Full, straight-on view of your embroidery project
    2. Detail of the embroidery front
    3. OPTIONAL Contestant self expression; photograph your project any way you choose, (e.g., worn, displayed, framed).
    4. OPTIONAL Contestant self expression
  2. a.Full project front

    a.Full project front

    b.Detail embroidery front

    b.Detail embroidery front

  3. Picture Size:

     must be shot at high resolution + under 10 MB.

Terms and Conditions *be sure to check the box to accept terms and conditions, at the bottom of the form.
  1. Images become the property of the show sponsor for publicity and/or publication.
  2. Limit 2 entries, per person.
  3. By signing-up you agree to be added to our newsletter.
  4. Project must not have been submitted in a national level show.
  5. Project must have been completed after Jan 1, 2022.
  6. Prize winners will be notified Live on air Friday, June 17th and a follow up email sent on June 20th.
  7. Submission of project registration signifies agreement with these conditions.
  8. Hoop Fest reserves the right to remove inappropriate entries for any reason.

  9. SMP Virtual Hoop Fest Show Time Frame

    Show entries will be accepted April 14 – May 28
    Show Favorites will be voted on May 29 – June 12
    SMPHF will occur June 14 – June 17

FAQ

What are the dates?

Entry dates: April 14 – May 28, 2022
Open voting: May 29 – June 12, 2022
SMP Virtual Hoop Fest runs from: June 13 – June 17, 2022

What is Hoop Fest?

We will be live streaming our hoop embroidery festival celebration, for 5 days, for 7 ½ hours a day—after the open voting period closes!
Come back here or join us on Facebook or YouTube live, each day.
Our virtual event special guests will be showcasing embroidery notions and equipment as well as answering some of the most asked questions about hoop embroidery; such as which needle, stabilizer and hoops to use! We will also take a deep dive into placement, editing designs, digitizing, creating appliques, making patches, embroidering in the hoop, and much more! We will also discuss interesting embroidery use and making a business with embroidery.

What might I win?

The Peoples' choice (popular vote) first, second and third place winners will each win an embroidery winnings package! We will announce the Dream Studio Giveaway winner on the final day, along with other winners of the Hoop Fest competition prizes.

What is the Dream Studio and who can enter to win it?

We will be giving away a Dream Home Studio to one lucky viewer worth $25,000. Anyone who submits an email to follow the contest will be automatically entered.

How big should my pictures be?

Pictures must be shot at high resolution + under 10 MB.

What is the process for entering?

All Virtual Hoop embroidery festival project entries require 3 photographic submissions and an embroidery statement.

PRESENTERS

SMP VIRTUAL HOOP FEST 2022

Joanne Banko
Kim Christopherson
Angela Wolf
Heather Banks
Amber Bingham
Karlie Belle
Kimberly Dodson
Deborah Jones
Cindy Hogan
Eileen Roche
Garrett McMinn
Ashley Jones
Amanda Autrey
Brent Taylor
Sara Vetser
LuAnn Hartley
Jerry Voors
Harley Thomas
Richard Tharp
Mike Johns
Milinda Stephenson
Patty Marty
Melinda Bigley

CONGRATS TO LAST YEARS WINNERS!

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