Open House – Thanks for the Memories

We want to thank all of you for the phenomenal response to our 65th Anniversary Open House.  Sometimes bigger is better – we had more vendors participating, more shops attending, standing room only school houses, and even added classes on Saturday – which were sold out as well.  The response was simply amazing!

A picture is worth a thousand words, so this post is priceless…..

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Creative Grids Event on Saturday



On Saturday, we hosted a Creative Grids event to our top selling Creative Grids shops.  Three Creative Grids designers – Carolyn Griffin, Penny Haren and Karen Montgomery showed how to use six of the new rulers.  There was even time to sew…




School Houses on Sunday


Marti Michel, Sue Hausmann, Annie Unrein, and Checker Tech hosted school houses…



And sew it begins….These ladies arrived early so they could be the first in the door!  They pre-registered so there really is no waiting in line.  They were all shopping within minutes after this picture was taken!

The Lunchroom

Many of our vendors were kind enough to send samples of their projects so we could transform our warehouse into a work of art…









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But, let’s face it – lunch IS about the food – and the barbecue buffet was a hit!










And there was plenty to go around!












End Caps

The end of every fabric aisle was decorated as well…eye candy for the soul….

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Brad Krieger bought tons of fabric – and even helped stock the shelves prior to the event.

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But, lets face it – it is all about the shopping and by the looks of these carts, these ladies shopped until they dropped!

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With Sue and Herb’s permission, I share the perfect ending to this post!  Thank you to all of our vendors – we couldn’t have done it without you!  Herb and Sue, for instance, drove for three days from Arizona to participate.  So, what is a husband do when his wife is demonstrating and he has been driving 36 hours???





I will share more pictures next week – but for now, thanks to everyone – and thanks for the memories!!!















2 thoughts on “Open House – Thanks for the Memories

  1. To everyone at Checker and all of the wonderful customers who attended the Open House: Thank YOU for the memories! We all had a wonderful time and it was such an honor to be part of the Open House. See you in Houston!

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