March 31, 2014

Cover by Lauren Hunt


     Our new Cover Girl, Lauren Hunt, artfully captured our awesome cover photo for the March issue of American Quilt Retailer.   Lauren’s pattern “Studio Stitches – A sewing themed embroidery set” includes the “Maker” sign along with seven other fabulous stitching projects.  Learn more about the pattern at Empty Bobbin Sewing Studio. Lauren […]

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January 8, 2014

Fall Quilt Market Review

Fuchsia Fancy AQR copy

As usual there was so much to see at the Fall Edition of International Quilt Market! Whether you were there or not, we have a nice selection of products for you to check out as you plan the new year. Modern is still a big force – clean and fresh, but not so separate from […]

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November 11, 2013

The place for display ideas!


Quilt Market is the place to find just about everything — good product, vendor support, business how-to, inspiration and great display ideas! The recent Fall Quilt Market 2013 in Houston was no exception to this rule! If you were too busy conducting business to make note, or if you have already forgotten what you saw, […]

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October 23, 2013

Fall Quilt Market 2013

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Houston here we come! Tomorrow Ranelle and I will caravan from DFW to Houston. For me it is the 20th trip to Fall Quilt Market since the year American Quilt Retailer began. Ranelle has been many times on buying trips with her mother, Gayle Smith owner of Quiltin’ Country in Killeen. She helped me last year […]

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September 5, 2013

Customer participation — who can resist!


Sewists love to have a purpose or goal to sew. Here are two promotions to get them going! Eazy Peazy’s Gifts has a super cute pattern — “Hang-it!” — for a custom covered clothes hanger. Of course, the book has all sorts of “easy-peasy” gift projects, but the “Hang it!” has a shop promotion planned […]

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