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!


A Mother – Daughter Purse Series in the Making

Love, love, love these simple and affordable patterns by Fishsticks Designs!  What a great way to teach basic sewing skills – but experienced sewers will want to make dozens to give to all of their friends and family!

The Time to Go Shopping Sack

No more plastic bags!  These bags have a four inch gusset so they hold everything – and a great class on how to create a bag with a gusset!  It only requires two fabrics so they can pick out their fabrics when they come to class!

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Item #TGSS-00  Retail $4.25

On the Go Travel Pillow

This “pillow case” complete with handles and a pocket holds a standard 14″ square pillow.  The pocket can hold a favorite book or toy and provides another teachable moment.    Road trip anyone???


Item #OGTP-00  Retail $4.25

The Sew and Go Messenger Bag

Then you may want to move onto The Sew and Go Messenger Bag.  This bag uses a fusible interfacing – a new skill.

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Item #SGMB-00  Retail $4.25

The You Go Girl! Backpack

This backpack has style and adjustable elastic straps – that’s right, another teachable moment.


Item #YGGB-00  Retail $4.25

The Wherever You Go Wallet

This wallet includes four pockets for credit cards and gift cards with a snap enclosure – once again introducing a new skill….

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Item #WYGW-00  Retail $4.25

The It All Goes Here! Sewing Organizer

Now that you have converted a whole new generation of sewers, they need to keep everything organized.

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Item #IAGH-00  Retail $4.25

Fishsticks Designs also creates darling children’s clothing.  Come see the designs at the Checker Open House.  I see a bag of the month class coming on…..