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Texas Quilt Museum: History in the Making

Texas Quilt Museum: History in the Making

LA GRANGE, TEXAS – June 20, 2018 – The summer exhibits at the Texas Quilt Museum will feature a retrospective from a late quilting superstar along with amazing antiques from a very special collection. “Sue Garman: Traditional Masterworks” and “Comfort and Glory: Selections from the Briscoe Center’s Winedale Quilt Collection” will run June 28-September 30,

Cotton + Steel Fabrics Announces Expansion of Designers

Cotton + Steel Fabrics, RJR Fabrics’ modern division, is announcing an expansion of designers this November at the Fall International Quilt Market in Houston, Texas. The upcoming Cotton + Steel collections, releasing at the Spring International Quilt Market in Portland, Oregon, will complete a successful journey of the original designers under the brand. We are

The Law of Trade-Offs

“In reading the lives of great men, I found the first victory they won was over themselves. Self-discipline with all of them came first.” – Harry S. Truman t’s Quilt Market time! The upcoming show in Portland will be the 14th Market that I have attended since opening my store in 2004. This year I will

Quilts, Inc. Names Three New Vice Presidents

Press Release: Quilts, Inc. Names Three New Vice Presidents HOUSTON—April 24, 2018—Karey Bresenhan, President and CEO of Quilts, Inc., has announced the promotion of three long-serving staff members to newly-created positions of Vice Presidents within the company. “All three of them are highly qualified and have shown leadership, drive, and excellent work in each of their specialized

AccuQuilt Celebrates 10th Anniversary

PRESS RELEASE: AccuQuilt Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Limited-Edition GO!® Die Release 10th Anniversary-themed appliqué dies feature commemorative tray and free embroidery download. (OMAHA, NE) April 24, 2018—AccuQuilt, a U.S. based company that specializes in manufacturing premiere fabric cutting machines, is celebrating its 10-Year Anniversary. To kick off their celebration, the company is bringing back three

Kaffe Awarded MBE

It gives us immense pleasure to share with you the news we received this morning. American-born artist Frank “Kaffe” Fassett receives great honor. The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen, awarded Kaffe an honorary Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE). An

Northcott Announces a New Division: FIGO Fabrics

PRESS RELEASE: PLEASED TO MEET YOU, WE’RE FIGO FABRICS. FIGO is a division of Northcott, offering modern and contemporary designs for the quilting and sewing industries. FIGO is set to release its first collections in April 2018, and its debut launch will be featured at Spring International Quilt Market in May 2018, to be held

FreeSpirit Acquisition

Scott Fortunoff was on vacation with his wife and kids when the news broke that FreeSpirit was closing its doors. The Fortunoff family owns Jaftex, an 88-year-old family-run business in its fourth generation. The company has made a practice of buying struggling companies in the sewing and quilting industry and had been looking to buy

Jaftex Corporation Announces Intent to Purchase FreeSpirit Fabrics

(Charlotte, NC) Today, the Jaftex Corporation, a fourth generation, family-owned textile company, announced its intent to acquire FreeSpirit Fabrics. The acquisition would expand on Jaftex’s portfolio that currently includes Henry Glass Fabrics, Studioe Fabrics, The Blank Quilting Corp., Fabric Editions and A.E. Nathan Co., Inc. The plan under the ownership of Robert, Greg and Scott

Fil‑Tec’s Online Store Rebrands

Fil‑Tec’s Online Store Rebrands To hab+dash by Fil‑Tec A Name Change Showcases Growth for an American Manufacturer Hagerstown, Maryland – Fil‑Tec™, Inc., a filament technologies manufacturer in the U.S.A., has renamed its online sewing store, Bobbin Central, to Hab+Dash™ by Fil‑Tec™. The division started over 15 years ago, after the company invented the magnetic core bobbin. “Since the

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