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!
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!
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.
Item #NLS-CPA08 Retail $10.00
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!
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.
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
Item #10668 Retail $19.95
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…..