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!


Classic Quilts the Quiltsmart Way

Maddie of Quiltsmart uses interfacing to create amazing quilts.  If you can sew a straight line – or on the line – all of these quilts are a piece of cake!

Placing simple shapes on a fusible web makes intricate quilts easy.

Lone Star


Item #QS20008  Retail $35.95

Even curves are easy.


Item #QS20012  Retail $35.95




Item #QS20001  Retail $35.95

Turtle Dance


Item #QS15010  Retail $25.95

Or create an heirloom quality Hawaiian quilt…









Item #QS20022  Retail $35.95

Or create traditional paper-pieced designs…









Item #QS20021  Retail $35.95

Maddie will have all of these quilts at the Checker Open House.  Come see them in person so you can appreciate the perfect points and curves.  She can get you started on a new journey!

Your Favorite Notions in Some New Sizes

Wonder Clips have become the quilter’s favorite “multi-purpose clip” for a reason.  We keep finding more and more uses for them – from binding clips to hair clips!  And, these do not put holes in the fabric so they are perfect when working with the popular vinyls that are on the market.

The new 100 pack is the most economical at just 60 cents a piece….

Item #3159CV  Retail $59.95

They are still available in the original 10 pack at approxiimately 70 cents a piece….

Item #3155CV  Retail $6.95

Or the in-between 50 pack size at 66 cents….you do the math!

Item #3156CV  Retail $32.95

And, don’t forget the larger size for those bigger jobs….

Item #3157CV  Retail $24.95

Meet the Bitty Bag – the baby sister of the Midi and Mondo Bags.  These bags are so popular because they are a great beginner project!  Iron the squares on to the gridded interfacing and then fold and sew!  The interfacing adds just the right amount of stability to the bag.

The Bitty Bag Fun Pack includes the pattern and interfacing for just $15.95.  This bag, made by Carolyn Griffin, gives you a visual for sizing…

Item #  Retail $15.95

But who can make just one????  Additional bolts of the interfacing panels are also available in 50 (Item #QS60054) or 25 panel (Item #QS65064) bolts.  Or, buy the pattern separately (Item #QS50039).

This purse is a great introductory class to prepare your students for the other two sizes.  The Mondo Bag is the original which is a great beach bag this time of year…

Item #QS10037  Retail $15.95

You can also purchase a bolt of 50 panels (Item #QS60039) or the instructions separately (Item #QS50037).

And, don’t forget the in-between size – the Midi Bag!

Item #QS10038  Retail $15.95

Buy a bolt of 50 panels (Item #QS60040) or the pattern (Item #QS50038) separately.  These are great classes for summer classes so stock up now!

Bobbin Savers have become a staple in every sewing room.  Meet the new size that is appropriate for M bobbins!

Item #GBSV  Retail $9.95

Try these other sizes of your favorite tools – you and your customers will love them!  They loved the originals, so these are sure to be a winner!