Archive: November 2012

  • 9 Ways to Maintain Your Creative Momentum

    Creativity isn’t something that can be forced. You just can’t turn it on and off at will. As a matter of fact, I’ve come to the conclusion that the best way to keep those creative juices flowing, is to develop habits that foster a creative lifestyle. So with that in mind, here are 9 practices […]

  • Fifty FREE Gifts

    So… I got this COOL email the other day from a member (Mary P) of the Patchwork & Quilters Guild of Victoria (Australia). Mary said she saw our free Aeropac pattern on Jinny Beyer’s monthly newsletter and followed the link back to our website to get the details. She had been hunting for some type […]

  • Why do YOU sew?

    I’ve been thinking a lot lately about sewing and why it has been a lifelong love… I’ve been pondering what there is about this activity I’ve been pursuing now for over 45 years that keeps me coming back for more. And here’s the thing… the answer I would give you now is not at all […]

  • The BEST of the BEST!

    So… in our last post I promised to show you my four absolute favorite things from the quilt exhibitions at this years Quilt Market and I added that they would BLOW-YOUR-MIND! So here’s exhibit #1 “America, Let it Shine” by Sherry Reynolds of Laramie, WV The moment I laid eyes on this quilt I knew it […]

  • It’s About the Quilts- Part 2

    If you enjoyed our last post, then you’re going to LOVE this one because I here’smy other 10 favorite quilts from the 2012 Fall Quilt Market to share with you, so let’s get started! First of all,you need to know that I have a passion for miniature quilts.  As a matter of fact, if I […]

  • It’s about the Quilts – Part 1

    Without a doubt, my FAVORITE thing to do at Quilt Market is to wander among the totally amazing Quilt displays. Although I never get to spend as much time doing that as I would like, I did get to spend considerably more time enjoying than usual, thanks to the fact that vendors were admitted to […]

  • The Booth Awards (Fall 2012)

    I really wish each and every one of you could have the opportunity to walk the floor of the  International Quilt Market. I love to stroll the convention floor when it’s quiet, long before the  doors open for customers, so I can check out new products and study the various displays and  evaluate the marketing […]

  • A Disappointing “Peek”

    You might recall from a previous post that there was to be a new display feature at the Fall Quilt Market this year… a “Sneek Peek” area located at the main entrance. We were apprehensively excited about the possiblities associated with this type of display. When our box assignments and instructions FINALLY arrived in mid-September, […]

  • Building our Quilt Market ‘Look”

    The International Fall Quilt Market (2012). It takes us ~4-5 months of preparation and planning just to get ready  for three wild and crazy days in late October. Days that seemingly fly by in an instant.  This year, our booth was located almost in the exact middle of the Convention Center floor.  It was kinda […]

  • November 2012 Handbag of the Month

    Congratulations to Shannon Maciejewski of Warren, MI! She‘s the winner of our October 2012 Handbag of the Month contest.  Her fabulous SideKick beat out all the other incredible entries last month securing her the victory, a $25 virtual gift certificate and a permanent place of honor on our website.(Honorable mention goes to Anki Arvmyren of […]