Behind the scenes, this is the busiest time for anyone in the quilting industry. Authors and designers are putting the finishing touches on the books and patterns they will be releasing at Market.
Item #CAH247 Retail $25.00
Friendship Blooms over Garden Fences by
Crabapple Hill – 1 of 4 new patterns available
And, Checker encourages them to submit the artwork for these new releases to our buyers as soon as possible so that you – our customers- can get the best possible service! Samples of these new releases by your favorite designers are shown throughout this article!
Item #QF3 Retail $20.00
French Farmhouse by Need’l Love
In some cases, that means that this time of year you will see products on our website that are not yet available for shipping – and that is a good thing! Our buyers are letting you know what will be coming from the best and the brightest so that you can be the first to receive it in your shop when it is ready to be distributed!
Item #B1008T Retail $26.99
Fat-Quarter Quilting by Lori Smith
And, as an added bonus, if you are attending Market, many of the items you see will already be entered in our system – and have been ordered by our buyers – so you don’t have to set up accounts with 500 different vendors. And, they will be shipped directly to your store so you don’t have to lug anything extra in your suitcases. Let’s face it – the days of bringing an extra suitcase is gone when some airlines are charging $40 a bag!
Item #B923T Retail $28.99
Simple Comforts by Kim Diehl
Do our buyers a favor – order the ones that are no-brainers now! This will give them some idea of quantities for subsequent orders – and guarantee that you will get it at soon as it is available!
Item #FSP12 Retail $11.95
Cooking Up some Quilts by Judy Hopkins
Why not order one of each – and host a book and pattern preview party. Your customers can order their favorites. At this time of year, you could host these events weekly!
Item #B974T Retail $28.99
Quilts from Paradise by Cynthia Tomaszewski
Item #3316-0 Retail $24.00
The Lost Quilter by Jennifer Chiaverini
Item #ABD233 Retail $29.00
Happy Halloween by Amy Bradley
And, on a personal note, my second book was delayed several months because we decided to add 200 MORE step-by-step illustrations. I am flying to Des Moines tomorrow and we are hoping it will arrive during my visit!
Item #L11226 Retail $27.95
Next week, I will share some of the new patterns that will be available – and are arriving every day! Enjoy!