Show Love for Your Local Quilt Shops – January 25!

When you think of your favorite local quilt shop (LQS), what comes to mind?  Probably an inspiring place filled with great fabrics, useful notions and essential supplies, fun, laughter, camaraderie, and learning…your own creative escape, right?  Isn’t that worthy of a special event?

Visit Your Local Quilt Shop Day is a worldwide celebration for independently-owned quilt and fabric shops everywhere.  The team at The Fabric Shop Network  brings us its second annual celebration of the local quilt shop on Saturday, January 25, 2014, and you’re invited to join in!

Designed to connect retailers and fabric lovers, Visit Your Local Quilt Shop Day will feature special events, depending on your shop. Each store is able to participate in their own way.  For more information on what is happening in your area, contact your favorite LQS and ask them to join in the celebration!  And while you’re there, be sure to check out the latest Marcus Fabrics collections…

Quilt Market Begins…

Most of the sales, marketing & design staff is away in Portland, Oregon, ready for the start of Spring Quilt Market!  The actual show begins tomorrow, preceded by two grueling days of booth setup…

1.  First, we give thanks that the Big Crate arrived on time and intact!

2 & 3.   Next, the last-minute touch-ups on madeup projects that couldn’t quite be completed in the office before we left.  It looks like Pati, our Director of Advertising & Marketing, borrowed a machine from our friends at Bernina(?) These pix show projects made from: NEXT WAVE by Studio 37

4.  Finally the booth is taking shape – show here is the gorgeous HAMPTON RIDGE quilt (fabric by Paula Barnes, quilt BOM by Paula and Mary Ellen Robison of Red Crinoline Quilts).  As you can see, this traditional collection translates equally beautifully into trendy throw pillows, too.  If you’re here at the show, see it all in person - BOOTH 2203!

Stay tuned for more news from Portland!

A New Look for Judie’s Website!

Judie Rothermel fans, be sure to check out her new look online, and note that Schoolhouse Quilts will be at the Broward Quilt Expo this weekend as well as the Cincinnati Quilt Festival next month!  In addition to visiting your local quilt shops, these are two great opportunities to pick up what you need for your Just Judie competition entry...enjoy!