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 Machine that Cuts like a Printer

Confused?  I was too.  This machine hooks up to your computer and cuts the shapes on your screen.  But before you cut, you can manipulate the image in a multitude of ways – change the size, elongate a shape, separate layers – you name it!

Then, with a simple click, you can print multiples with no waste of fabric.  The grid on the computer screen matches the grid on the mat that runs through the machine so every scrap can be used.



The quilting package includes the electronic cutting tool, the software, over 50 preloaded designs, a 12″ cutting mat, cutting blade, a free month with access to the Online Library, a hook, a scraper, a spatula, a pick me up blade, and a fabric blade.

The pre-cut fabric appliques that are on the market?  Now you can cut your own at a fraction of the cost!  But this machine can do so much more!  There are packages available that give you an opportunity to expand the machine’s potential.

Temporary Tattoos


Item #SIL-TATTOO  Retail $10.00

Turn any image on your computer into a temporary tattoo.  Talk about being the best Grandma ever!!!  The party potential is enormous!  But think about the potential:  Turn your company logo into a tattoo and hand them out at shows.  Tattoo students for a field trip, use different tattoos to decide teams – you get the idea.  Teachers will love this!

Glass Etching

Frankly, I have no idea how this works – but can’t wait to try it.  Can you imagine etching names on champagne flutes for wedding gifts?  Wine glasses for showers and bachelorette parties?  Your customers will love it too…


Item #KIT-GLASS  Retail $39.99

Rhinestones are everywhere – and this machine makes it possible to add sparkle to everything, anywhere.


Item #KIT-RHINO  Retail $39.99

Come to the Checker Open House and learn from the experts.  This machine is simply amazing – and will change the quilting world forever!