Archive: July 2014

  • Ask Kat: Why Can’t I Enter a Non-SKD Bag in the Contest?

    So… right now it happens about once per week… someone sends me a “Handbag of the Month” entry that’s not one of our designs. Of course it’s stated clearly in the rules on the “Handbag of the Month” page that all entries must be recognizable as one of our designs, but I guess folks get […]

  • Tweeking the Details

    So… a couple of posts ago, we shared with you the floorplan we intend to use this week at the AQS show in Charlotte, and if you’ve been following this blog for long, then you know that I ALWAYS set up a pretend booth on my garage floor in order to choose which sample bags […]

  • Booth Improvement

    So… AQS Quilt Week in Charlotte, NC is next week, and in our last post we showed you the changes we’ve planned for our booth  layout. After taking a cold, hard look at how effective our display was at last Fall (at left) for the Quilt Festival, I came to the following conclusion… Some improvements […]

  • Adding Speed to our Checkout

    So… you might remember that last Fall we extended our stay in Houston following the Quilt Market in order to participate in our first EVER International Quilt Festival, and even though it was a success for us, there were a few things (as always) that we wanted to improve upon as we head into this […]

  • Our Charlotte Floorplan

    So… it’s been a LONG time since we’ve hit the road for a show. As a matter of fact, it’s been EIGHT months since our last show, which was the International Quilt Festival in Houston! And you know what? We haven’t gone this long without leaving town since prior to 2008 and to be honest, […]

  • Psipsinas on Parade

    So… before you start firing off those emails to me about that crazy word in this blog title, I learned this word from a couple of knowledgeable locals while on vacation in Greece a few weeks ago. They told me that it’s the Greek word for pussy cat and it’s pronounced “pseepSEEna”. Why you might […]

  • And One for Baby Z!

    Well… so far I’ve made crib sheets and bumpers for Baby Z’s room along with rocking chair cushions, window valences and a changing table organizer, but you might notice that there’s something glaringly absent from this list! And that’s because as of yet anyway, there are no clothes on that list. But that’s all getting […]

  • The Greek Islands 2014

    So… if you’re one of my FaceBook friends, then you know that we just got back from a fabulous cruise through the Greek Islands, but you know what? I’ve been on cruises before, but only river cruises, ie; ALWAYS within sight of land. NEVER out on the open water. And I’ve got to tell you, […]

  • PPC9- The Testing Round Results

    And now…. One of my favorite parts of the pattern development process is the testing round. That’s because the hard part is over for me, and this is just the beginning of the FUN! And you know what? Its always SO exciting to see what our testers are inspired to create, especially since each one […]

  • July 2014 Handbag of the Month

    Congrats to Sharon Wright of Melissa, TX! She’s the winner of our “June 2014 Handbag of the Month” contest! We could almost smell the citrus in the air when looking at her yummy citrus Quattro.  Her prize? … a $25 virtual gift certificate and a permanent place of honor in our  “Handbag of the Month […]