A Fall & Winter Event for the Independent


Post Card Party DescriptionA Fall & Winter Event for the Independent.
Postcard Party is an excellent sales idea created by Independent Shop Owner, Janet Lutz of Calico Girls Quilt Shop and Deborah Gabel of Zebra Patterns. Registration and Post Card Kits will be available September 21st at www.rowbyrowexperience.com. The Post Card Kits are complete with fabric backing, Bosal interfacing, and instruction sheet. Visit www.checkerdist.com for supporting notions, Creative Grids® rulers, Cut Loose Press™ patterns, and fabrics.


For an overview of the program, click ‘WATCH VIDEO’ above or visit www.checkeryou.com.  Login with your Checker ID and password. Select the SCHOOLHOUSES tab and the 2014 Post Card Party is the first video listed.

Row by Row Experience – And Creative Grids

I  visited several shops who are participating in the Row by Row Experience and they all say the same thing  – they are having the best sales ever!  I don’t mean summer sales – I mean all year!






Who could have designed such a great program?  A fellow shop owner, of course – Janet Lutz.  Over 1200 shops across the country and Canada have created a row.  Visit a participating shop to receive the free row pattern.  You still have time to participate.  Visit the site for more details:  //www.rowbyrowexperience.com/

Janet joined forces with Debra Gabel and, as they say, the rest is history.  Debra designed a line of fabric and supplied fabric license plates for interested participating shops.


The event doesn’t end until September 2 so everyone still has time to travel and play.

But what can you do now?  I mean right now?  Vote for your favorite rows that entered the Creative Grids contest.  The shops that used a CGR ruler to design their row are eligible for a supply of Creative Grids rulers.  Visit this link and “like” your favorites.  That is all there is to it.


Ackfeld has two hangers made specifically to display the license plates:


Item #31082  Retail $11.91


Item #31092  Retail $16.12

Janet and Debra are presenting a schoolhouse at the Open House and will give you a sneak peak of their new program.  It doesn’t get any better than this.

Raw Edge Applique Creates Memories

Debra Gabel of Zebra Patterns creates beautiful quilts using her unique raw edge applique technique.  All of her patterns reverse the images and make all of these projects simple and easy.

These 12 block patterns are perfect block of the month programs.  The patterns are available individually or in sets.



Item #ZP44015  Retail $89.00



Item #ZP60015  Retail $89.00



Item #ZP50015  Retail $89.00

In the Beginning


Item #ZP70015  Retail $89.00

Holiday Houses


Item #ZP90015  Retail $119.00

Why not create a colorful child’s quilt using the same technique? Animals from A to Z…


Item #ZP99003  Retail $18.00

Or farm animals may be just your cup of tea…


Item #ZP99004  Retail $18.00

Or create a lasting memory of a trip of a lifetime…






Item #ZP81999  Retail $12.00

Come visit with Debra at the Checker Open House.  She can suggest which patterns are perfect to introduce her techniques to your customers – and how to begin a block of the month program…