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!


Adornit – A Shop Owners Dream

Adornit creates adorable fabric lines that are affordable.  But they don’t stop there.  They create buttons and ribbons that add that awe factor to everything they design.  These trendy prints appeal to a wide audience but are the perfect answer for every quilter looking for a fast, easy and fun quilt for a nursery or child’s room.

Take, Owls all Around for instance:

The pattern book includes 12 different projects – all featuring the fabric line.


Item #424A  Retail $17.00

The front and back covers feature colorful quilts.


But, they don’t stop there.  You can accessorize the room – and recipient – from head to toe.





To see all of the fabrics, visit our website:  //

Join us at the Open House to see how to incorporate their lines into your inventory.  Ad, don’t forget, kitting is always an option with Adornit!

The Entire Package is Arriving on Your Door Step This Summer

Welcome Adornit!  Checker is pleased to announce that we have added this new fabric line – and the books that support them!  You will love them too.  This is a case of a picture is worth a thousand words, so I’ll keep my mouth shut and let these amazing lines speak for themselves.


Item #306A  Retail $17.00

There are even a variety of ribbons and trims to coordinate with the fabrics:

Item #58995A  Retail $1.00 a yard

Item #58999A  Retail $1.00

To see the entire collection, visit:  //

The wide variety of projects in the supporting, reasonably priced books make these fabrics a no-brainer! To view the fabric line visit our website at: //


Item #321A  Retail $12.00

To view the entire fabric line, visit: //

The coordinating trims are just icing on the cake….

Item #59013A  Retail $1.20 a yard

Item #58961A  Retail $1.00

View the trims at:  //

Rev ‘Em:

Item #383A  Retail  $12.00

View this fabric line at:  //

Item #58957A  Retail $1.00 a yard

Item #58958A  Retail $1.00 a yard

To view the complete line of trims, visit:  //

When is the last time a vendor provided you with the entire package – and a beautiful package it is!!!!