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!

 

Learn about Batting from the Best

Let’s face it.  Even though batting is in every quilt, quilters know little about battings.  Most of us stick with the same batting, buy what’s on sale, or let our machine quilter choose.  What if we could educate our customers and help them choose the RIGHT batting for their projects?

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Dawn from The Warm Company will be at the Checker Open House.  I have quilted long enough to remember when they came out with “Warm and Natural” – a batting that could be washed and maintain its shape.  This also meant that it could be quilted up to nine inches apart without FALLING apart!  This product was revolutionary but they didn’t stop there.  Let Dawn help you choose which battings you should carry in your store – and explain when specialty battings are a good choice.

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Insul Shine

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Soft & Bright

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The days of carrying two battings – one cotton and one polyester – are over.  Come to the Open House and take a few minutes to educate yourself!