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….

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Dawn from the Warm Company was thrilled to announce that Steam-A-Seam 2 is back….

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The mother/daughter team from Fishsticks Patterns shared their wonderful handbags and projects…

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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….

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Maddie and Steve of Quiltsmart celebrated their anniversary with us…

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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….

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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….

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Robin Kingsley of Bird Brain Designs was an absolute delight and wowed everyone with her new fabric and embroidery designs….

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These sisters from Sister’s Common Threads are the brains behind the iron caddy and shared their new patterns…

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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…

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Kendall from Silhouette amazed everyone when they saw what is possible when quilting meets technology…

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Coleen helped shops design their space with the efficient fabric display cabinets built by her company…

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The gals from Adornit provided that “awe” factor when they displayed their wonderful baby quilt fabric lines and patterns…

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The girls from Sew Michelle showed everyone how to incorporate vinyl mesh into their projects…

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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???

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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.

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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…..