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August 2019 JAFTEX Facebook Live Shop Tour Challenge

August 2019 JAFTEX Facebook Live Shop Tour Challenge

Last year Scott Fortunoff, brought you the Jaftex Facebook Live Video Shop Tour Challenge for shop owners to take us on a tour of their amazing and unique shops. The challenge is back, this time with updated instructions and rules. Below you will find Scott’s Facebook Live Shop Tour Challenge Details. Good luck and have

The Signature Quilt: Turning Over a New Leaf

Karen Eckmeier of The Quilted Lizard recently shared with us that her quilt Turning Over a New Leaf was selected as the signature quilt at the upcoming Spring Quilt Market! Eckmeier, a designer, teacher, author, and longtime advertiser in FabShop News Magazine, started making art quilts in 1996. Her quiltmaking led to show entries and quickly

New real-time online enrollment for Quilt Market!

New this year…all online, real-time Quilt Market enrollment! Beginning with the 2019 spring Quilt Market in Kansas City, we’ve moved to a new real-time online enrollment system with Cvent! This means a simplified process, and no more waiting for confirmation on classes and events!  A few changes to note:  We will not longer mail out

2019 Shipping Rates

USPS, FedEx, and UPS Are Increasing Their Rates USPS proposed new postage rates for 2019. Once approved the new rates will begin Sunday, January 27, 2019. For more information about products and services, please visit the USPS website. Product Current Proposed Letters (1 oz.) 50 cents 55 cents Letters additional ounces 21 cents 15 cents Letters (metered 1

Pantone Announces Color of the Year 2019

“An animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge. Vibrant, yet mellow PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment.” Living Coral 16-1546

Breaking News: C&T Publishing Acquires Crosley‑Griffith Publishing

C&T Publishing is thrilled to announce the acquisition of Crosley Griffith Publishing Company, bringing you an established and popular line of quilting books and products by esteemed quilter Judy Martin. Effective November 1, 2018, C&T will be publishing and distributing ten Crosley Griffith books and products. Crosley Griffith is a terrific and seamless addition to

Scam Alert!

Keep an eye out for a recent scam targeting quilt shops! It was brought to our attention that several FabShop members reported being approached with this scam technique. Here’s a description of the scam works: A shop receives an email from someone claiming to have two teens (possibly twins) who want to learn how to

Threads of Success to Debut at Fall Quilt Market 2019

A New Venture for the Industry’s Future Threads of Success to debut at Fall Quilt Market 2019 September 18, 2018—A unique stand-alone conference and educational experience for those new to the quilting and sewing industry—or hoping to get a foot in the door—has been announced by Quilts, Inc., producers of International Quilt Market. Running concurrently with the 2019 edition

Tie One On Day

The message of giving is most prevalent at Thanksgiving. It’s not only a time of giving thanks, but of giving to someone in need, a neighbor, a friend or even a stranger. That’s the spirit of Tie One On Day, the day before Thanksgiving. Tie One On Day is an annual event created in 2006

Must-Read Message From Karey Bresenhan, Quilts, Inc.

To: Quilt Market Exhibitors and Quilting Retailers International Quilt Market has been connecting retailers and exhibitors since 1979. Over those years we’ve seen many changes in the way our industry does business. Market has changed, too. From a show where the primary function was to introduce products and place orders, we’ve become a show where

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