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!


Patterns with CD Instructions – Perfect!

Michelle Dorsey of Sew Michelle has a great idea!  She designs fun projects and includes a CD in each one.  Your customers can actually take home a class in a pattern!  Of course, beginners will love this – but experienced sewers will love them as well because Michelle incorporates products into her bags that are not necessarily in a quilter’s stash.

Many of her bags use mesh.  It has become very popular and is a great class idea since your customers will step a little bit outside of their comfort zone….And, yes, these bags have style!!!


Item #SMP100  Retail $8.95

The Mini Screen


Item #SMP102  Retail $8.95

The Sassy Screen Tote….


Item #SMP128  Retail $9.95

Many of the projects incorporate embroidery designs – and, guess what – they are included on the C.D. as well….


Item #SMP112  Retail $9.00

She also has created notebook covers that are fast, easy and fun gifts just in time for the holidays.


Item #SMP116  Retail $9.95






Item #SMP115  Retail $9.95

Come to the Checker Open House and learn the tips that will translate into a great class from the creator herself!  Note:  The Open House is a wholesale show and is not open to the public.