Archive: 2016

  • The 2016 Highlight Reel

    So… It’s that time of year. It’s time to check out which of the posts we’ve published this year were MOST enjoyed by our readers. And for us, there’s TWO ways of determining this; which posts got the most page views… and which posts got the most comments. First up… the Blogposts w/the most pageviews […]

  • 2016: What Worked & What Didn’t

    So… 2016 is almost over, so it’s time for us to sit down and do a long, hard, honest assessment of what we did right over the course of the last 12 months, as well at what didn’t work out quite as good as we had hoped. You know what they say, those who do […]

  • Our 2017 Show Schedule

    So… I’ve been working on our 2017 Show Schedule of late. And if you’re thinking this is a little early to be doing this, it definitely is NOT! As a matter of fact, two of the 3 shows we’ll do between January and April (of 2017) have been reserved, booked, and paid in full for […]

  • On Diet & Exercise

    So… I took BOTH of my cats to the vet at the same time a couple of weeks ago… ALL BY MYSELF! Now I know that may not sound like all that big a deal to you because after all, people all over the world do that everyday, right? But not so in MY house!  […]

  • Quilt Festival 2016: The Winning Quilts

    So… here’s the thing. I don’t generally make a big effort to “walk the floor” of the Quilt Festival. First of all, it feels so totally different than Quilt Market, and most of all, it’s the only time I have left to see those QUILTS! So during Festival I make a special effort to arrive […]

  • the 2016 “Battle of the 2nd’s Contest

    Congratulations to Cathi Page of Colorado Springs, CO She was the winner of our “November Handbag of the Month“ contest! Her reproduction-look Quattro was the winner almost from the get-go! She wins a $25 virtual gift certificate and a permanent place of honor on our website. But it’s December, and that means… It’s time for […]

  • Quilt Market 2016: Tattered Splendor

    So… I always look forward to the Quilt Market “Fashion Show”! It’s one of my favorite displays, sometimes even more so than the Quilts, but this year there was a huge twist that caught me by surprise! When I saw that the theme of this year’s show was called, “Tattered Splendor“, I figured that it […]

  • Quilt Market 2016- My Favorite Vendor Displays

    So… Quilt Market differs from ALL of the other shows in which we participate in several ways. The most obvious way of course is that its strictly a wholesale event, but it’s really so much more than that. For me, what differentiates this show the most is the amazing creativity that oozes from every corner […]

  • Quilt Market & Festival 2016- Two CRAZY Weeks in Houston

    So… now that the 2016 version of the International Quilt Market & Festival is in the books, here’s the low-down on how the shows went for us! The big news of the year is that we actually DROVE to and from Houston this year. And just to be clear, Houston is 1115 miles from our […]

  • Addressing: a Serious Issue

    So… you probably wouldn’t be surprised to find out that every now and then we find there’s an addressing issues with one of the orders we receive, and while we don’t really enjoy playing detective to correct mistakes in addressing, we understand that its just something we just have to deal with every now and […]