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….

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

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

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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….

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Maddie and Steve of Quiltsmart celebrated their anniversary with us…

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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….

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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….

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

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

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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…

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

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

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

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

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

 

Patterns with CD Instructions – Perfect!

Michelle Dorsey of Sew Michelle has a great idea!  She designs fun projects and includes a CD in each one.  Your customers can actually take home a class in a pattern!  Of course, beginners will love this – but experienced sewers will love them as well because Michelle incorporates products into her bags that are not necessarily in a quilter’s stash.

Many of her bags use mesh.  It has become very popular and is a great class idea since your customers will step a little bit outside of their comfort zone….And, yes, these bags have style!!!

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Item #SMP100  Retail $8.95

The Mini Screen

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Item #SMP102  Retail $8.95

The Sassy Screen Tote….

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Item #SMP128  Retail $9.95

Many of the projects incorporate embroidery designs – and, guess what – they are included on the C.D. as well….

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Item #SMP112  Retail $9.00

She also has created notebook covers that are fast, easy and fun gifts just in time for the holidays.

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Item #SMP116  Retail $9.95

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Item #SMP115  Retail $9.95

Come to the Checker Open House and learn the tips that will translate into a great class from the creator herself!  Note:  The Open House is a wholesale show and is not open to the public.