New from GE Designs

Gudrun Erla of GE Designs just released her new patterns – and they are stunning!  Two feature the Stripology Squared ruler by Creative Grids® and uses 10″ squares.  Welcome the new girls to town!

















And two feature fat quarters and the Creative Grids® Stripology ruler.  Both of these quilts would be great options for the men in your life – and would be great in sports colors.













And, all the patterns include instructions for multiple sizes.  They are all spectacular so you know you want them all!

Instant Gratification

We all love instant gratification – and these new patterns scheduled for Market release by Gudrun Erla of GE Designs are just that.  And, at $6.50 retail, your customers will pick them up like candy!

These Quilt as you Go patterns are also quick and easy classes – and they will go home with a finished project!























Why not demonstrate how fast it is to cut the needed strips with the Stripology or Stripology Squared?  Stack the fabrics and cut out an entire pattern in less than five minutes!







Or teach Nova – a quilt made with 10″ squares which are sub-cut with the Stripology Squared ruler.






Or showcase them on a demo day!  Your customers will be glad you did!

Three Books in the Top 100 – Congrats!

Drumroll please!!!  Stripology; Stripology 2; AND Stripology Squared are ALL in the Checker top 100 books today!  That is simply unheard of – and a testimony to the success of the Stripology ruler.  Gudrun Erla is a super star!


This ruler has literally paid the rent for many quilt shops – and Gudrun is a great promoter.  Check out these YouTube videos for some of the projects in Stripology Squared!  Share them with your customers and you won’t be able to keep them in stock.

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Take a video book tour with Gudrun.  Then watch the videos to show how easy it is to make these quilts:  //

These videos are AMAZING!!!
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These videos are the best promotion I have ever seen for a book! These techniques will wet their appetites for her first two books if they haven’t seen them already.

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You could literally do a class a month based on these quilts and never run out of new ways to use the ruler!

Quilt-as-you-Go with Gudrun Erla

Simply put – Gudrun is on a roll….

Her Creative Grids Stripology ruler is selling like hotcakes – in fact, we are getting another order this week.  (It is hard to keep it in stock.)


Item #CGRGE1  Retail $54.95

And the supporting book is #1 on the Checker hit parade.


Item #GE508  Retail $16.00

Her new book – Quilt-as-you-Go features 14 projects that can be completed – start to finish – on a home sewing machine.


Item #B1281T  Retail $24.99

Love this for Spring…brings back memories of cherry blossoms in Washington D.C.


What a perfect Easter display….


Placemats that add a spice of color – and look like they would be right at home in a 70’s kitchen!


Bold, bright and beautiful….


And, all of them can be completed – start to finish – in no time at all!  What is not to love!

Thanks for the Memories – Open House in Pictures – Part One

This event is all about education – and our vendors are eager to share their knowledge with everyone.  Inspiration resides in every booth – and around every corner…

Rita Fishel demonstrated the three newest Creative Grids rulers….


Dawn from the Warm Company was thrilled to announce that Steam-A-Seam 2 is back….





The mother/daughter team from Fishsticks Patterns shared their wonderful handbags and projects…


Both of Edyta’s new books arrived in time to be autographed at the Open House so she had a big smile on her face….


Maddie and Steve of Quiltsmart celebrated their anniversary with us…


Fran and Michael of Clover shared their newest notions.  Fran officially retires at Market so we were thrilled that we were one of her final shows….


They all got the memo – black was the official outfit for the Round Robin Rebels – Terri Degenkolb of Whimsicals; Kari Carr of New Leaf Stitches; and Gudrun Erla of GE Designs….


Robin Kingsley of Bird Brain Designs was an absolute delight and wowed everyone with her new fabric and embroidery designs….


These sisters from Sister’s Common Threads are the brains behind the iron caddy and shared their new patterns…


Jill Finley of Jillily Studios shared her new program.   She is famous for her wonderful applique projects so you may know her as the inventory of Appli-glue…


Kendall from Silhouette amazed everyone when they saw what is possible when quilting meets technology…


Coleen helped shops design their space with the efficient fabric display cabinets built by her company…


The gals from Adornit provided that “awe” factor when they displayed their wonderful baby quilt fabric lines and patterns…


The girls from Sew Michelle showed everyone how to incorporate vinyl mesh into their projects…


They were all smiles – as you can see – and a delight to work with!