Lori Holt Goes Back to School

Lori Holt has a classic style – our generation’s take on 30’s and 40’s fabrics with those pure colors that make you smile.  Her latest book – Spelling Bee – is chock-full of her quirky instantly recognizable style!

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Everyone who loved Farm Girl Vintage, will want this one too so order accordingly!

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Still Time for Last Minute Gifts

You still have time to get in some special gifts and stocking stuffers for the holidays. Check out our gift tab on the website to see what is in stock and ready to ship. Here are a few ideas:

This cookie cutter collection #CNCCS is great this time of year when everyone is making sugar cookies – but are great year round for all of those quilting events.

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These gift items designed by Lori Holt are adorable.  Start dreaming – and organizing your next quilt project.  This calendar #ST-4150 starts whenever you want it to!  Or, decorate your fridge or machine with this magnet set #ST-4150.

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This beautiful scarf #SCARFVICT can add a touch of class to any quilter.

Go through your store and pull out other items that should be placed center stage for those seeking last minute gifts. Your customers may be surprised that you have more than fabric!

It is SEW Emma!

It’s Sew Emma self-published books have become so popular that seven of them are currently topping the charts!

Lori Holt’s Farm Girl Vintage is #1.  It includes a multitude of original blocks so you can make a sampler quilt or individual projects that feature them.ISE906 Item #ISE906  Retail $29.95

Great Granny Squared and Quilty Fun are other favorites by Lori Holt.  And all three of these books are in the top 50!  Now that is a feat worth celebrating!ISE903 Item #ISE903  Retail $13.95ISE902 Item #ISE902  Retail $27.95

Fat Quarter Style and Fat Quarter Baby feature the first and ultimate pre-cut.  These should be displayed by every fat quarter rack in every quilt shop!ISE904 Item #ISE904  Retail $19.95ISE-909 Item #ISE-909  Retail $19.95

And this newest addition by Betsy Chutchian is quickly climbing the charts!ISE-911 Item #ISE-911  Retail $19.95

They are releasing two new books this Spring.  This book by Sherri Falls includes twelve different Christmas projects as well as a block of the month and is due to arrive in April/May when the holiday fabrics are due to arrive!
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Elea Lutz is releasing her first book with Its Sew Emma to go with her new fabric line – Strawberry Biscuit.  This book includes six projects as well as a sampler quilt – the perfect choice for girls of all ages – especially for those who never want to grow up!ISE-910 Item #ISE-910  Retail $19.95

Why not replenish your stock on your favorite and pre-order the Spring releases now!

Great Granny would be Proud!

Great Granny Squared is the second collaboration between Lori Holt and Its Sew Emma – and brings back memories of the Granny Square afghans that were our grandmother’s answer to scrap yarn!

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Personally, I have a wool afghan that my grandmother made for my parents when THEY got married in the mid forties.  It is one of my most treasured possessions and holds a place of honor in my guest room.  Now I can make a companion quilt to coordinate in the room!

The book includes four different patterns to choose from!

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The hard part is going to be choosing which one!

Get Organized with Calendars and Planners

Brighten up your space with this Cozy Cottage calendar that includes vignettes from Lori Holt’s home – decorated with quilts and colorful projects from all of her books.  The pattern for the darling Cover quilt is included in two different sizes: a 36″ wall hanging or a 16″ pillow.

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Item #ISE-706  Retail $24.95

Sue Spargo’s embroidery is a true work of art – and is showcased in exquisite photograpy.  Eye candy on each and every page….

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Item #C146  Retail $22.99

The Piecemaker’s calendar is always a collector’s item and includes the appliques patterns for all of the butterflies shown.

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Item #C2016  Retail $19.00

Don’t forget to include these two year pocket planners – which will keep your customers organized through 2017.

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Item #HPP76  Retail $4.95

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Item #PP126  Retail $4.95

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Item #RPP159  Retail $4.95

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Or enjoy a block a day with these perpetual calendars…

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Item #C123  Retail $22.95

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These are all great gifts – and the pocket planners are great gifts for Open House events!

Farm Girl Vintage

There is a reason that Farm Girl Vintage by Lori Holt is the top selling book at Checker.  The versatility of the book makes it a must have for every quilter.

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Item #ISE906  Retail $29.95

Farm Girl Vintage includes complete instructions for 45 sampler blocks in six and twelve inch sizes so they can be mixed and matched in a sampler quilt.  Throw in three farm blocks and a bumper crop of projects and you have a book that everyone will love! The fourteen projects include ten quilts, two table runners, a table topper and a potholder.

What farm would be complete with out a bevy of adorable chicks and roosters?

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What little boy wouldn’t love to take a nap under this tractor quilt?

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Commemorate cherry picking with this adorable quilt.

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Decorate the kitchen with an assortment of pot holders…

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Combine them into an old fashioned quilt.

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Make the perfect picnic throw….

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Or celebrate the holidays…

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Why not visit this farm today??