Critters have Invaded the Quilt Shop!

Summertime – and the kitting is easy…..because In the Patches has created quality crafts for kids.  These projects include everything you need – the wool (yes real wool), the dowel rod, and even the glue stick.  Sit down with your favorite child and start a tradition today!  There are fifteen critters to choose from:

Rille Rabbit (WKP16001) and Stella Bee (WKP16002)
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Olivia Owl (WKP16003) and Kaylee Bug (WKP16004)WKP16003_1 WKP16004_1

Khloe Fox (WKP16005) and Ella Elephant (WKP16006)WKP16005_1   WKP16006_1

Dax Puppy (WKP16007) and Macie Monkey (WKP16008) WKP16007_1 WKP16008_1

Chip Fish (WKP16009) and EJ Monster (WKP16010) – he is so scarry we can’t even show you the picture!

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Ava Cat (#WKP16011 and Lily Pig (#WKP16012)

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Liam Lion (#WKP16013) and Benjamin Bear (#WKP16014)

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Fred Frog (#WKP16015)
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These kits are due in any day.  Why not make this a weekly project – and then combine the individual blocks into a quilt when they are complete?  Now that’s a craft that keeps on giving….

Embroidery as an Art Form – Part One

Sue Spargo is one of my favorite people.  Her dedication to handwork raises her pieces to museum quality works of art.  Her color choices are extraordinary.  Add the texture of the embroidery stitches combined with the wool and she creates eye candy for the soul!

She currently has two  books and a calendar on the top 100 list on the Checker website – and these pics will show you why!

Her calendar is so popular that we sold out the first week – and our buyer called immediately to get more.  They should arrive this week so place your orders now!  Seriously, you KNOW it is all about the pictures because who buys calendars in July???

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Item #C146  Retail $22.99

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I love this take on penny rugs.  Why not display the Wool Pennies by In the Patches near the books and calendars?  200 one and one and a half inch wool pennies for just $15.95.  Who could resist???  They come in several choices such as lights & brights, dark, and blended.

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Item #5397  Retail $15.95 (Darks)

Item #5396  Retail $15.95 (Lights and Brights)

Item #4796  Retail $15.95 (Blended)

To see all of the In the Patch Designs wool choices, visit our website at:  //www.checkerdist.com/search/ALL?link=1&vendor_num=B397

Join us at Market for these Fantastic Take and Teach Sessions

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You asked. We listened. Join us for these mini-classes taught by our Creative Grids® design team and Phyllis Meiring of In the Patch Designs. Learn how to teach, demonstrate, and market – as well as up-sell to increase sales with companion patterns & notions.

Saturday, October 25 8:00-9:30 a.m.
#324. Last Minute Christmas Class
Karen Montgomery of The Quilt Company shows how to combine Creative Grids® “Scrap Crazy 6” blocks and Christmas fabric. Schedule the perfect demo or class for your shop. Sell machines? Use this project to demonstrate the stitches on every quilter’s favorite Christmas present! Sewing machine and kits provided. Bring basic sewing supplies.

#325. Maximize Profits with Creative Grids
Jean Ann Wright shares how one simple technique can be the basis for a multitude of different blocks. Demonstrate one and sell them all! Learn the technique by making blocks with her latest ruler being released at this Market. Maximize profits with demos, patterns & fabric. Sewing machine and kits provided. Bring basic sewing supplies including a marking pen.

Sunday, October 26 8:00-9:30 a.m.
#422 Minis Are Hot!
Your favorite “Teacher’s Pet,” Kathy Brown, continues the Strip Smart craze by showing how to make gorgeous minis the easy way with her brand-new Creative Grids® ruler. Learn how to create complicated quilts with simple techniques in just a few hours.

#423. Welcome to Stripology Class!
Meet the newest member of the Creative Grids® design team – Gudrun Erla of GE Designs. Learn how to use her brand new Creative Grids® ruler to create a class or demo series. Work on class or demo samples for fantastic strip quilts from her new self-published book and Cut Loose Press™ pattern. Sewing machine provided.

#424. Wool Projects That Will Increase Your Sales
Phyllis Meiring of In the Patch Designs will show you how to create a wool program for your store. Thanks to her pre-cuts, it is very affordable. Learn how to create micro-kits with Cut Loose Press™ patterns for fast and reasonably priced wool projects. Bring basic sewing supplies.

Monday, October 27 8:00-9:30 a.m.
#515. Play Before You Pay
Rita Fishel will show you how to demonstrate the latest members of the Creative Grids® family. Use storyboards as a silent salesman in your shop. Learn how to increase sales by showcasing notions and companion patterns along the way.

#516. The Complete Package – Notions, Patterns, Kits
Spend the morning with Penny Haren and learn how to use Cut Loose Press™ patterns to their best advantage: how to kit, how to demo, how to display and how to increase sales!

Enroll today at www.quilts.com

Put this on the top of your to-do list today!  Space is limited.

Cute new products by In the Patch Designs

In the Patch Designs over-dyes the most beautiful wool!  But the packaging makes a great product irresistible!

The latest addition to the line are called “curlers”.  These three packs consist of 4″ x 16″ rolled pieces in coordinating colors.  Who can resist???  Twenty different packs were released at Market.  At this price, why choose?  Order them all and let your customers choose their favorites.  Here are a few of mine….

Sweetness

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Item #WCL2230  Retail $13.95

Freedom

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Item #WCL2231  Retail $13.95

Harvest

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Item #WCL2229  Retail $13.95

Valentines

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Item #WCL2239  Retail $13.95

To see the complete collection, visit our website at:  //www.checkerdist.com/search/all?link=1?&search_string=Curlers

Phyllis has also added hand dyed 12 weight wool blend thread that does not shrink – and is a perfect compliment to all of your wool projects.  It has the muted look that we love….

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Item #WFL8204  Retail $4.00

These threads come in a variety of colors as well – and you can even order a display rack(Item #8199-RACK)!  Visit our website to see the complete collection:

//www.checkerdist.com/search/all?link=1?&search_string=Wool Thread 12wt 10yds

Phyllis was in our booth at Spring Market and wowed everyone she talked to!  In fact, she was so popular that we have re-ordered FIVE times since Market.  If the items you want are not in stock, they will be arriving any day so place your orders now!!!

 

 

Why Wait Until Market? Open House Part Three

We are always thrilled when we can offer you an exclusive!  We strive to provide independent quilt shops with quality products that are not available in the chains – and the education to sell them.  In the Patch Designs is a case in point.  They hand-dye beautiful wools that are only available in quilt shops.  The packaging is adorable, the quality is superb, and they will be at the Open House to answer all of your questions about wool!  The wool now comes in 5″ square assortments as well as Chubbies – 16″ squares.

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We know you don’t just want to buy wool, you want to use it!  So we have invited Stacy West of Buttermilk Basin to participate.  She has several block of the month programs in wool and embroidery that would be great kits.  And, now that Checker carries Valdani pearl cotton, why not offer it for the embroidery???

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Penny Sturgis will be sharing her techniques that make her purses so special.  Learn what products make her purses look like the designer originals.  After all, they ARE designer originals – that can be made in classes in your store!

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Liesl Gibson will be sharing her book and patterns for your favorite child – and share the finishing techniques that add that professional touch.

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Mary Pierson of Transfer-Eze will show you how to transfer designs for your favorite embroidery patterns.  What a great addition to your kits…your customers will love it and come back for more.

Item #TE814  Retail $18.95

Lanette Edens of The Gypsy Quilter will be demonstrating a host of products.  Let Lanette teach you how!  She is one of the best demonstrators I have ever seen and will share her tricks with you!

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Karen Montgomery of The Quilt Company is doing a school house on Monday as well as demonstrating in her booth throughout the show.

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Cathy Wierzbicki will be sharing her two latest members of The Quilter’s Boot notion family.

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And  to top off the event, Sue Hausmann will be demonstrating all of her favorite notions – and teaching you how to do it!

Contact Janis Plomaritis at jplomaritis@www.checkernewsletter.comcheckerdist.com or call her at 419-893-3636  ext. 624 to register.