Join Us at School Houses at Market

Checker is presenting two school houses at Spring Market on Thursday, May 16th.  That is right – this week!!!
See the Latest Additions to the Creative Grids Family

Room A103/1043

3:10 – 3:40

We have developed a wide variety of templates and rulers to spark the creativity in everyone. Whether you love crazy quilting, machine embroidery, piecing circles, kaleidoscopes or piecing pineapples – we have you covered – and more!

We have the most outstanding line up of new rulers that we have had in years – and we have pattern and/or book support for every one of them!!!  Everything is in stock and ready to ship so feel free to feature them in your after-Market events!  (Feel free to copy and paste these banners to advertise the event!)

Karla Alexander has created a Spider Web ruler that will have your customers coming back for more!

Item #CGRKA6  Retail $20.95

Carolyn Griffin has designed the Single Strip Tumbler for those who love to work with 2 1/2″ strips!

Item #CGRSRTUMB  Retail $24.45

Jean Ann Wright expanded on the same concept that made her Log Cabin rulers so popular to create pineapples:

Item #CGRJAW3  Retail $22.95

Karen Montgomery shares her three template set that will have you “Crazy” about Creative Grids:

Item #CGRMT4  Retail $22.95

The new 30 degree triangle by Swirly Girls Design is  so new that we don’t yet have a banner – but it is in stock with pattern and book support!

Item #CGRSG1  Retail $25.95

And, see the real deal – all of the quilts and projects that support them!

A Pattern Series Designed to Sell Notions!


Room A103/104

3:45 – 4:15

Combine Cut Loose Press patterns with your favorite notions to create the perfect demo and class schedule.  Learn how to up-sell by educating your customers – and have them coming back for more!
We will explain why Cut Loose Press patterns should be displayed in a place of honor in your shop – and why they give you limitless support for all of those demos.  We all know demos sell product, so come and learn how it works – and watch an actual demo featuring four different quilts from four different designers – all using the same tool!!!
Item #CGRT90  Retail $18.95
Ojo de Dios by Rita Fishel:
Item #CLPRFI006
Key Lime Star by yours truly:

Item #CLPPHA001

Catch Me if You Can by Renae Allen:

Item #CLPRAL001
And this pattern by Karen Montgomery for The Quilt Company which features all of the rulers in the triangle series:
Item #TQC331  Retail $14.00
Cut Loose Press is a Checker exclusive – and will never be sold in chains!  We strive as a company to provide you with quality products at a reasonable price.  And, in this case, they are printed on demand – so they are personalized with your name on them!  And protected paper distorts the copies on most printers so customer copying is minimized!  You will love it!
Checker is also sponsoring a school house for the amazing designers behind Sew Kind of Wonderful! This is at 2:35 room #1A103/104.   We fell in love with their patterns and the template that created them – and wanted to share them with you!  Come meet Jenny Pedigo and her sister – Helen Robinson – and see their latest offerings!  Jenny is also a long arm quilter – and the quilting on these is worth coming to the school house!
Item #SKW100 Retail $22.00
It is hard to believe that these quilts were all made with the same tool!!!
Item #SKW401  Retail $10.00
Item #SKW402  Retail $10.00
Item #SKW403  Retail $10.00
Absolutely breathtaking!  Can’t wait to see you at Market!!!

Friday Morning at Market….

Come and join some of our favorite Creative Grids designers during Take and Teach sessions at Spring Market!  Meet the ladies who created your favorite rulers and learn how to use their creations to the max!  We have two sessions every day so come join in the fun!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Swirly Girls Design
30 Degrees of Fun!

8:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Join your favorite Swirly Girls as they launch their new book and ruler.  The 30 degree triangle ruler stands alone.  12 segments create a complete circle.  This baby is so new that we haven’t released the images yet but it will be available by Market!  There will also be a couple of CLP patterns to support it.  The ruler can be combined with the ever popular Circle Savvy ruler.  You may have noticed that the Circle Savvy has 30 degree markings on it – now they will show you what to do with them!  Just picture piecing segments – and then cutting them into arcs!  Need I say more???

Item #SGDSA01  Retail $21.95

Item #CGRSAV1  Retail $35.95

Karen Montgomery
Get to the Point!

Start your morning with Karen Montgomery as she shares how to use the Triangle Series by Creative Grids.  Following the success of the popular 60 degree triangle, there are now five new angles to choose from!

Karen designed “To the Point”  as a row of the month program so you can teach all of your customers how to use them too.

Item #TQC331  $14.00

The 8 1/2″ – 45 Degree Triangle…..

Item #CGRT45  Retail $17.95

There are also individual patterns and Cut Loose Press to support them! I like to use these eight to nine inch triangles   to cut strip pieced units.  Complicated blocks can be made in a matter of minutes!  I sewed four 2 1/2″ strips together and then cut them all at once to piece this table runner in just a few hours!  And since it is a Cut Loose Press pattern, it is soooo affordable!

Ring Around the Ruler


Item #CLPPHA002

The 8 1/2″ – 90 Degree Triangle….

Item #CGRT90  Retail $18.95

In this case I sewed together 1 1/2″ and 2 1/2″ strips before I cut the units to create 16″ quarter square triangle blocks!  Nine blocks make the entire 56″ quilt!!!  Once again, it’s a CLP….

Key Lime Star

Item #CLPPHA001

Kathy Seal designed Sherbert Punch.  What a great strip pieced setting block for this quilt!

Item #CLPKSE004

Rita Fishel Designed Ojo de Dios for a totally different look – and don’t ask me what it means….but setting the blocks on point and using solids adds a dramatic touch!

Item #CLPRFI006

Renae Allen features great places for her signature machine quilting in this quilt…

Item #CLPRAL001


The 9 1/2″ Triangle Squared….

Item #CGRTMT2  Retail $19.95

Karen has developed several patterns that feature this ruler…

This Triangle in a Square Baby Quilt is absolutely adorable and goes together very quickly.  Don’t you love the mitered borders???

Item #CLPKMO001

The 9 1/2″ Perfect Rectangle…



Item #CGRTMT3  Retail $17.95

“Any 12 Will Do Runner” is a setting for any 12″ block – but the star that is shown is included in the pattern just in case you don’t have any orphan blocks in your stash!

Item #CLPKMO003

Stars on Checks combines four-patches and perfect rectangles to make a quilt that is quick and easy!

Item #TQC330  Retail $8.50

These patterns use the CGRTMT2 and CGRTMT3. Keystone is available in a table runner size as a Cut Loose Press pattern or in a quilt size from The Quilt Company…

Item #CLPKMO002


Item #TQC329  Retail $8.50

The 8 1/2″ Dresden Plate and Kaleidoscope Ruler ….

Item #CGRTKAL45  Retail $17.95

I love to use this ruler to create eight petal Dresden Plates.  Surf and Sand goes together very quickly with strip pieced sashings and borders.

Item #CLPPHA003

Several patterns in my new book also feature this ruler…It will be shown at Market – and available June 15th!

Item #L113008  Retail $24.95

These school house sessions do not include sewing machines so they will be lecture only.  You don’t have to bring anything – just show up with a smile and be prepared to have a good time!

Then, “Experience CGR” at the booth during the entire show!