Meet the Founders of Creative Grids at School House and Market

We are thrilled to announce that Rachel Cross and Sheila & John Waterfield will be joining us at Quilt Market in Houston.  Sheila is the genius that knew that quilting rulers would work so much better if they didn’t slide on the fabric – and then did something about it.  Yes, she is the woman behind the Gripper Dots – and the rest, as they say, is history.  She and John took an idea and turned it into the best quality rulers in the industry – that you all know as Creative Grids.

This is definitely a family organization!  Rachel is Sheila’s daughter.  She and her husband Matt run the United Kingdom branch of Creative Grids these days – with plenty of support from John and Sheila.  This is a rare opportunity to meet a dynasty that changed the face of quilting as we know it.  And, they are absolutely charming!

Fab Shop Dinner – Thursday Night – 6:00 – Doubletree Hotel

Rachel will be speaking at the Fab Shop Dinner that officially launches Quilt Market each year.  She will be featuring her new Double Strip Rulers that are a follow up to her hugely popular Strip Rulers that were released at Spring Market.  Be the first to learn how to use these new rulers that make it possible to piece more complicated units in half of the time!

School House – Room #361C – 11:15 a.m.

Friday, she will go into more depth in her School House that will be presented in room #361C at 11:15.  This schoolhouse will feature six new rulers Rachel designed for this Market as well as the Strip Rulers from Spring Market.  She will also be sharing quilts from the Jelly Roll Quilt books by Pam and Nicky Lintott that use these rulers.

In addition to the Double Strip rulers, Rachel has created two other rulers that make short work of cutting triangles for half-square triangles and quarter-square triangles.  She has done the math for you – and added the Turn Around feature that you all love.

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Rachel will be demonstrating at the Checker Booth all three days of Market.  Stop by and visit with her – and learn how to incorporate the Creative Grids Rulers into your classes. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to be charmed by one of the icons of the industry.  I can’t wait!

What to Expect at Quilt Market – Hello Houston!

Houston International Quilt Market:

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George R. Brown Convention Center

Houston – an Overview

Fall Quilt Market is held every year in Houston, Texas at the George R. Brown Convention Center.  Houston has a population of over 2 million residents making it the fourth largest city in the United States.   The city covers over 600 square miles – everything is big in Texas!

Houston is famous for its energy, oil, and aeronautics industries.  Houston is located just 30 miles from Galveston and the Gulf Coast.  The “Port of Houston” is the largest international port in the United States and the sixth largest port in the world.

The Texas Medical Center also calls Houston home and is the largest research and healthcare institution in the world.

Quick Facts:

When:

Events – October 8, 2009

Classes Begin – October 9, 2009

Exhibits – October   10 –  Saturday – 9:30 – 6:00

October 11 –  Sunday– 9:00 – 6:00

October 12 –  Monday – 9:00 – 4:00

Check the Houston International Quilt Market website for a complete list of events and classes.  Website: www.quilts.com

Where:

George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida de las Americas
Houston, Texas 77010
Telephone:  1-800-427-4697
Website: www.houstonconventionctr.com

Other Contact Information: Houston Weather –www.wunderground.com/US/TX/Houston
Bush International Airport: 1-281-230-3100
Lost & Found: 1-281-230-3299

City Information:

Population: over 2 million
Elevation:  95 Feet
Average Temperature in October:  lows in the 60’s and highs in the 80’s
Time Zone:  Central Time/ Daylight Savings Time

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is Quilt Market?

Quilt Market is the largest wholesale shopping experience for retailers, manufacturers, and the cottage industry.  Fall market is always in Houston.  Spring Market is hosted by different cities each year.  At last count, there were over 550 vendors exhibiting – a true quilter’s dream!

How do I get in the door????

This show is not open to the general public.  Therefore, you must submit your “credentials” to get a badge that will give you entrance into the exhibits.  You need to have them with you when you enter the Convention Center unless you have signed up on line or participated in a Quilt Market in the last year.

Credentials for Retailers/Manufacturers/Cottage Industry:

1)      Copy of one 2006/2007 wholesale invoice from an industry supplier totaling        $300 or more

2)      Sales tax number; Resale number; OR Federal I.D. number

3)      Business Card

Prospective Retailer:

All of the above except that a letter of reference from a Quilt Market Supplier – such as Checker – or a banker stating that you have a business account may be substituted for the $300 invoice.  Checker will be glad to provide you with a letter of reference – just contact Judy Parker at 1-800-537-1060 ext. 618 or creditmanager@52.45.64.86checkerdist.com.

Where is Checker located?

The Checker booth – actually 12 booths – covers over 1,200 square feet – Booths #624, 626 ,628, 724, 725, 726, 727, 728, 729, 825, 827, 828, 829 and 830.

How do I make an Appointment with a Checker Rep to look at Fabric?

If you would like to make an appointment before you get to market, call Janis at 1-800-537-1060 ext. 624 or contact your sales rep directly.

You are welcome to stop by the booth at any time and we will find someone to help you – it just may not be the rep that you have come to know and love!

Can I get a head start by making a fabric appointment before Market officially opens?

Yes.  For those of you on a tight schedule, there just doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day.  On Saturday and Sunday you can meet with a sales rep between 8:00 – 9:00.  BUT, the appointment has to be made in advance so that the sales rep can meet you at the convention door and escort you in – using her badge.  You can call Janis or stop by the booth on Friday to make the appointment.

How do I buy books, patterns and notions at the Checker booth???

There are always Checker representatives in the booth – they will all be wearing clothing embroidered with the Checker logo.  We try not to bug you – but welcome any questions that you may have.

We have found that our customers like to come and browse – our booth alone covers 1,200 square feet – so take your time to check out all of the new merchandise.

But, keep in mind; our buyers are there to scope out the latest and greatest new things too.  So over the course of the event, we will be adding new vendors and items every day.  That is part of the excitement of market!  With over 80,000 items in inventory, our “catalog” is forever changing!  We will try to mark the new additions each day so you can tell at a glance what has been added.

Stop by each day and check out the new stuff – you are welcome to place more than one order – believe me, Rob won’t mind!    So, you can place your order and have it delivered to your store the next week!

Can I buy items from Checker that I see at other vendors?

Yes.  Checker already represents the majority of the vendors at market.   As a shop owner, I learned very quickly that if Checker carried it, it was much easier to have one account than over 200 individual ones – and Checker offers free shipping on books, patterns, and notions – so many times we are the best price in town!

Will everything be available immediately after Market?

Many of the books, patterns and notions you order are not yet available and will be released over the next few months.  Remember, at Market, you are seeing the latest and greatest of EVERYTHING!  Many times the publishers and manufacturers wait to see how a product sells before printing or manufacturing.  Therefore, we will ship as soon as we get them.  Ask the vendors when the product will be available before scheduling classes, etc.

Helpful Hints from the Veterans who have attended Markets for years:

Before you go to Market:

  • Check our newsletter at www.checkernewsletter.com for an update of booth demonstrations and author signings.  The buyers are talking to your favorite designers daily.  There are Creative Grids demonstrations going on at three different stations in our booth the entire show.  There are also author demonstrations and product demonstrations going on every hour of the show.

  • Trade cell phone numbers with everyone in your party and program them into your phone.  Then, when you get separated from your group on the sales floor, you can call and re-unite!  This is a great thing to do in the airport when you are killing time!  Heaven forbid we waste a minute!

  • If you have set up appointments in advance, ask for the cell phone numbers of the person you are meeting and program those numbers in too.  Then, if you are running late, you can let the sales reps know.

  • Don’t forget to include the numbers of old friends that you would like to see – it is always fun to meet someone for lunch or dinner!

  • And, consider scheduling appointments in the afternoon.  Most people want morning appointments.  I prefer the afternoon because I am starting to get tired – and you get to SIT DOWN!  There will be water and snacks available at the Checker booth!  So, come and sit down, take the time to REALLY look at the fabric – and rest those feet!

  • Pack comfortable clothes and shoes.  The Quilt.com site says that the fashion show at Market stops at the knees!  You will be on your feet for 9 or 10 hours a day for three days – dress your feet accordingly!

  • You may want to have home contact information and medical insurance info for everyone in your party.  If someone hyperventilates and passes out from all of the excitement, you will have the necessary information – with you – to handle that medical emergency!  Remember, every group needs a “Mom”!

At Market

  • Don’t forget to bring your name badge each day!  They will not let you in without it!

  • If you carry a clipboard or binder, put your contact information inside the front cover.  Include your cell phone number!  If you leave it in someone’s booth, they will be able to call you to return it.

  • Take business cards to pass out to the vendors.  Remember, they will use this information to bill and ship your merchandise.  Are your billing and shipping addresses the same as your shop?

  • Resist the temptation to buy anything until you have seen everything.  When a booth interests you, make a note of it on the map included in your program.  Then you can return to it later.  Unless you have an unlimited budget, now is not the time for impulse buying – unless you are at the Checker booth!!!!!

  • And, you will be offered a lot of handouts and freebies.  Do not take anything unless you really want it!  The vendors pay good money for them – and you have to carry everything you take around ALL DAY!  Those free magazines look great at 10:00 – but are darn heavy by 6:00!

  • Make sure you take a bag to carry everything you buy and pick up along the way.  I prefer to leave my purse at home.  Stash your credit card, business cards, and cell phone in your tote bag or a fannie pack.  Believe me; you will be using them often!

  • Enjoy the experience!  You are going to be in a room with 10,000 people who love the same things that you do.   Last year, I passed Nancy Halvorsen, Marie Osmond, AND Ricky Tims walking from the entrance to the Checker Booths – where else would that happen???

  • Take pictures and enjoy the moment!  But ask first!  Most of them will let you take pictures of their booths – and them – to share with friends or use on your website.  But, be polite – and ask first.  And, if you do use a picture of a project or a quilt, make sure that you give the maker and designer credit!  Lord knows they have earned it!

  • But, most of all, stop by the Checker booth and meet everyone.  They are the most honest, ethical, hard-working group of people that you will ever meet and they are there to make your market experience a positive one!  Take advantage of their 60 plus years of experience in this business.  You’ll be glad you did!

Demonstrations for Monday at Quilt Market

Monday is the final day of a great run!  Many of you walk the show, write down everything you want, and then stop in to place your orders this day.  After all, there are hundreds of vendors – and we carry most of their products – so there is no need to open accounts with hundreds of vendors.  That means one stop shopping – and ordering – for our customers.

Not that we have saved the best for last – but we have three of the most admired and respected women in the industry demonstrating this day – and they are worth the wait!

Linda Jenkins and Becky Goldsmith authors of Applique Outside the Lines by C & T Publishing
Monday, October 12, 2010 – 10:00 – 11:00

We have loved their quirky sense of color that just screams happy for years.  Piece O’ Cake Designs has become a household word.  Then with the introduction of their Frostings 100% cotton bobbins, they stole my heart.  Now they want us to “put down the rulers and free your inner applique artist”.  Why not – these ladies are so talented I would follow them anywhere!

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Item #10671  Retail $27.95

Pat Sloan – spokesperson for Heat n Bond; Aurifil Threads; and Sullivans Scissors
Monday, October 12, 2009 – 11:15 – 12:15

Pat is a delight and brings her expertise to a wide range of products – that she knows inside and out – and up close and personal.  Stop by for a visit and learn about the latest products from these great companies.  Pat was at our Open House and was a hit with everyone!  She had so much to say, she just couldn’t fit it into one day – so we invited her back!

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Judith Baker Montano, author of Fiber Art Montage published by Dragon Threads

Judith is hands down the world expert in crazy quilting and those of us who are fans, have anxiously awaited the release of her newest book.  And it does not disappoint!  The photography is striking and shows – step by step – how to combine such various techniques as photography, watercolors, pen and ink illustrations and needlework designs to produce true works of art.

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Item #DT1-5  Retail $35.95

These ladies are bound to make you leave Market on a high note – with enthusiasm and excitement – and that is exactly what we are here for!  Enjoy every moment – from beginning to end.

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a STAR!

Orion’s Star Quilt by Eleanor Burns

Publisher: Quilt In A Day
Item# 1081QD  Retail $19.95


Eleanor has done it again! She combines traditional strip piecing with Flying Geese Patches for a beautiful new quilt!  In Orion’s Star, she brings together the versatility of a Log Cabin block and the flair of a Flying Geese Patch to result in a whole new look! The pattern is quick and easy to make and is ideal for quilters of all skill levels.

Flying Geese Patches are a staple in many tradtional patterns but are time consuming and tedious to make. By creating her Flying Geese Rulers, Eleanor took all the hassle out of making them, with perfect results every time. Each ruler is designed to make 2 geese patch sizes, with complete step by step instructions included. Now you can make Flying Geese Patches in many sizes, one to accommodate nearly every pattern!

Flying Geese Rulers – Other Sizes Available:

Jumbo Flying Geese Set #2022CC – 2 Flying Geese Rulers to make 5″ x 10″ and 2 1/2″ x 5″  and 2 1/2″ x 5″ and 1 1/4″ x 2 1/2″  finished size geese.  Retails for $16.95

Small Flying Geese Ruler #2006CC makes finished size geese 1.5″ x 3″ and  3″ x 6″ and retails for $7.00

Orion’s Star quilt is sure to be a “Star” in your collection and you will love the Specialty Rulers, to use in any pattern that requires Flying Geese Patches!

Demonstrations for Sunday at International Quilt Market

We are on a roll – and Sunday is no exception!  We have a great line up of demonstrations EVERY day, so stop by and plan your classes around these demonstrations.  You will be glad you did!

One-Yard Wonders by Rebecca Yaker and Patricia Hoskins by Storey Publishing
Sunday, October 11, 2009 – 10:00 – 11:00

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Item #62449 Retail $20.95

Come see some quick and easy projects that only require one yard of fabric.  These are quick, easy, stylish and fun – and would be great projects for make it/ take it projects.  Every 4-H, Home Economics teacher, and Girl Scout leader should own this book.  Come check it out.

Week-end Projects by Penny Haren published by Landauer Corporation
Sunday, October 11, 2009 – 11:15 – 12:15

Many of you wanted to share my Pieced Applique technique with your customers – but didn’t want to commit to making a sampler quilt with 25 different patterns.  And we listened!  This book includes 12 different projects that incorporate 6″ blocks.  Choose your favorites and insert one to nine blocks in the patterns for place mats, table runners, a bulletin board, mantle cover, etc.  Many of these projects can be completed in an afternoon.  Let the fun begin!

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Item #L11244  Retail $24.95

Cynthia Tomaszewski – author of Quilts from Paradise published by Martingale
Sunday, October 10, 2009 – 12:30 – 1:30

Cynthia will be sharing the bright, tropical quilts from her new book that would make Jimmy Buffet sing!  For the parrot head in all of us, come join the fun.  We got to see some of these quilts up close and personal at the Open House last month.  Now come and see how they were done!

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Item #B974T  Retail $28.99

Heidi Lund of Sulky
Sunday, October 11, 2010 – 1:45 – 2:45

Heidi is an expert on threads and stabilizers – two areas that are growing so fast, we can’t keep up.  As embroidery machines have exploded in popularity, the thread industry has created products to enhance the designs – and they are spectacular.  The days of having one thread rack in a store are over!  See how to incorporate these threads and stabilizers into your class schedule!

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Fabric Embellishing – The Basic and Beyond – published by Landauer Corporation
A Collaboration by Ruth Chandler, Liz Kettle, Heather Thomas, and Lauren Vlcek
Sunday, October 11, 2009 – 3:00 – 4:00

This book is simply amazing.  It is a collaboration of fabric artists who share over 50 techniques in three different categories – foundations; soft embellishments; and hard embellishments.  Mix and match to make a truly original work of art.

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Item #L11243  Retail $29.95

And, it is not over yet – we have even more planned for Monday!


Demonstrations for Saturday – the First Day of Market

International Quilt Market in Houston is just a few weeks away – and we are anxiously awaiting the opportunity to see all of you again!  As you know, the focus of our Open Houses and Markets is education.  That is what sets quilt shops apart.  Customers come in for inspiration, for education, and for fun – and not necessarily in that order.

And shop owners come to Market for the same thing.  It is our job to not only SELL you the product, but to give you ideas on how to incorporate these products into your classes, samples, and demo days.  Here is a tentative list of the demonstrations scheduled for Saturday so that you can plan your appointments around them.  When everything is firmed up, I will publish a definitive list that you can copy and take with you – but for now, this is as good as it gets!

Theresa Pulido – author of Hook, Loop & Lock by F & W Media
Saturday, October 10, 2009 – 10:00 – 11:00

Theresa will demonstrate how to do this continually popular technique.  The hook has been one of the top 20 craft items for years – and there is a reason for it.  It is quick, easy, and a great way to use up a stash.  Stop and see what all of the fuss is about!

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Item #Z2273  Retail 19.99

Carol McLeod of Auntie’s Two
Saturday, October 10, 2009 – 11:15 – 12:15

You all love her other patterns, so don’t miss this demo.  Carol has developed a new technique – and some patterns – that are “woven”.  I can’t wait to see what she has in store for us now!

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Item #AT102  Retail $9.00

Kari Carr – designer of the Clearly Perfect Angle by New Leaf Stitches
Saturday, October 10, 2009 – 12:30 – 1:30

Kari is the inventor of the Clearly Perfect Angle – a template that clings to acrylic sewing tables.  This simple tool makes it possible to sew 45 degree angles without pinning or marking the fabric.  Sew perfect half-square triangles, snowball blocks, miters and bindings – stop by and learn how.

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Karla Alexander – author of Color Shuffle by Martingale
Saturday, October 10, 2009 – 1:45 – 2:45

Come and see the quick and easy tricks that make it possible to sew gorgeous contemporary quilts in fabulous fabrics in no time at all!

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Item #B1000T  Retail $26.99

Deborah Jones – Author of Machine Embroidery on Difficult Fabric
Saturday, October 10, 2009 – 3:00 – 4:00

Deborah will be sharing the secrets to beautiful machine embroidery – on any fabric!  If you sell sewing machines, you can’t afford to miss this demo.  But frankly, these hints are great for everyone who wants to expand their inventory and experiment with other great fabrics.

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Item #Z2050  Retail $29.99

Lorraine Olsen – author of Little Lone Star Quilts from C & T Publishing
Saturday, October 19, 2009 – 4:15 – 5:15

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Lorraine was kind enough to send us samples from this book to our Open House last month.  They were stunning – and perfect!  This is quite simply a class that you haven’t scheduled yet – but should.  Come meet the expert and learn the tricks for this new technique.

And this is just the first day…..

The latest tote patterns with the awe factor

For those of you who love the Stitchin Sisters pattern – “Snap Happy” – and I did too; you’ll love Snap Happier!  There new pattern easily snaps closed by inserting a metal carpenter tape – just like Snap Happy – but this time, they are purse size.  Why not make a whole set as a gift?  Fill the little ones with travel size cosmetics; change; and gift cards.  “Wrap” them in the purse size for a Vera Bradley look on a budget!

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Item #57PT  Retail $8.50

Studio Kat Designs  has designed some adorable totes – and has solved the problem of switching purses.  Let’s face it, we all love the fabric totes – but the prints don’t go with every outfit.  She has created an insert that holds all of the “stuff” so you simply pull it out and put it in another purse.  It comes in two different sizes – so choose the size you need depending on how much “stuff” you have!

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This insert was made to fit

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Item #SKD2200  Retail $12.00

These totes are all roomy enough to hold everything – including these inserts!  Choose one or all of them depending on your mood!

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Item #SKD2100  Retail $12.00

This is the latest addition to the tote bag line – and the inspirations behind the larger insert.  I love the color, the accents, and the shape!  It looks like a pumpkin!

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Item #SKD2300  Retail $12.00

Any or all of these patterns would be great classes.  Why not do it as a series of classes?  Make the insert in one class and the tote bag at another.  What a great way to use that designer fabric!

New Patterns for a Fall Display

It’s that time of year – open the windows and let the sunshine in!  Sunny days, crisp nights, full moons, and the leaves are changing – my favorite time of the year!  Who can resist the gorgeous fall colors – and I’m not talking about the foliage.

Pull out those gorgeous bolts of oranges, rusts, purples, reds, golds, and greens.  And, don’t forget batiks.  Your customers will look at them in a whole new light when you display them with the newest patterns that have just hit our website.

Bird Brain Designs has three new Halloween projects that can be completed in an afternoon.  These are great projects to kit – quick, easy and affordable!

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Ghoulish Girl Wall Hanging
Item #BBD405  Retail $9.00

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Bewitched Halloween
Item #BBD404  Retail $9.00

Checker carries a wide variety of towels that are reasonably priced.  This towel by Dunroven would be a perfect backdrop for these embroidery designs.

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Item #K360-TC  Retail $3.00 in packages of 6

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Happy Halloween Tea Towels
Item #BBD403  Retail $9.00

Blackbird Designs created this adorable fall quilt that would look great on any bed, couch or wall.  The appliques work up quickly and by setting them on point, you get more bang for your buck.

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Halloween 1904
Item #BD118  Retail $12.00

Jan Patek has several new patterns out – but all of her patterns have a fall feel.  Why not make this wall hanging or table topper to showcase a pumpkin display?  Or make a large quilt – flower patch has just nine applique blocks but the quilt finishes to an 80″ square.  That is big enough for two to cuddle under in front of the fire.  Or welcome guests with the symbol of hospitality in her pineapple quilt.  The appliqued pineapples mixed with the pieced blocks are simply charming!

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Retail $9.00

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Flower Patch Item #JPQ2063
Retail $9.00

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Pineapple Pizzaz Item #JPQ57PT
Retail $9.00

Village Rooster created a simple and quick  project that is easy to piece.  Then just add a few simple appliques.  What a great way to use up bolts of fall colors – you don’t even need a focal fabric!

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Signs of Fall
Item #VR15  Retail $7.50

Don’t you love it when you can just order an assortment of patterns to create an entire vignette that will have everyone  craving pumpkin pie and cider!

Homespuns are back – and better than ever!

Brad is the fabric buyer and has made arrangements to buy Homespun fabric by the yard from Dunroven!  That’s right – you can now get the same quality of fabric in their towels and linens for all of your projects!  And, it is reasonably priced!

You can even see the weave of these fabrics!  Visit Checkerdist.com to see a full selection of these fabrics.  Just click on the fabrics tab – and go to Dunroven.  http://www.checkerdist.com/ax_commerce/shp_browse_L4_fabrics.cfm?collectionID=1746&search=1

This is a great choice for curtains, chair pads, and your favorite rag quilts.  For those of you who have joined the Accuquilt craze, they have a special shape that even snips the edges of the squares for you!  Just cut them out – and sew inside the “snips”.


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What a great time to re-visit these popular projects.  This die pre-cuts the 3/4″ long fringe edges with a perfect 1/4″ wide fringe.  Simply insert a  6 1/2″ square of batting between two cut squares and sew with a 1″ seam allowance.


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And remember – these projects are all quilt as you go – so they are a great way to use up scraps of batting and don’t need to be sent to a machine quilter!  Try one of these great patterns:


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Item #SB122  Retail $7.00


Item #HP212  Retail $7.50


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These quilts are great first projects for anyone – and have a masculine look that makes them perfect for those men in your life!  Why not choose homespuns in their favorite team’s colors and whip one up for Christmas?  They are fast, fun and easy.

Check out our website for even more patterns!  Just type in “rag” as the description and you’ll be surprised at the variety available!

Wall Calendars are Here!

The wall calendars available this year are just spectacular!  The photography is better than ever – and what a way to add some inspiration to any room!  Why not consider giving a calendar to your friends – with the dates of all of the national quilt shows included.  You can even list everyone’s birthdays for that personal touch!  Shop owners – give the list of all of the local and national shows to everyone who buys a calendar.  Do the research for them!

This is one of my favorites!  Edyta Sitar showcases the blocks from her book “Hop to It” and includes two bonus patterns in the calendar.


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Lynette Jensen is simply a legend – and there is a reason she is so successful!  Her quilts fit in any decor – and so does this calendar!


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Susan Branch is always popular.  The whimsical quotes and hand-writing on the artwork adds to the charm.

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Jane Shasky’s watercolors are some of my favorites – and have a style all their own!  Available in fruits or herbs…..


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American Quilter’s Society has produced a calendar that showcases the winning quilts from their 25th anniversary Quilt Show. I was lucky enough to attend this show – thanks for the memories!!!

Item #AQS8010  Retail $12.95

The calendars from Piecemaker have become collector’s items.  This calendar always features a gorgeous quilt – and the instructions on how to make it.  This block of the month style calendar is always a favorite!


Item #C2010  Retail $19.00

For those of you who love art quilts created with contemporary fabrics, check out Quilts by C & T Publishing.  It features 13 quilts created by nationally known quilters.


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For those of you who love the French Country look, this Roosters calendar is just for you!  Who can resist?

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Martingale has compiled beautiful photographs of the award winning quilts from the 2008 Quilts – A World of Beauty judged show.

Item #C129  Retail $12.99

Make a display of your favorites!