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New real-time online enrollment for Quilt Market!

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

AccuQuilt 2018 Quilt Block Design Contest

AccuQuilt 2018 Quilt Block Design Contest

2018 Quilt Block Design Contest gives designers the chance to win their share of more than $15,000 in prizes (OMAHA, NE) July 11, 2018— AccuQuilt, a U.S. based company that specializes in manufacturing premiere fabric cutting machines, is excited to announce its 2018 Quilt Block Design Contest is officially live at The contest –

Fox Chapel Publishing Announces the Acquisition of Landauer Publishing

EAST PETERSBURG, PA—Fox Chapel Publishing, known for its high-quality craft books, is excited to announce the acquisition of independent quilt publisher Landauer Publishing. Landauer Publishing, founded by Jeramy Lanigan Landauer in 1991, currently has over one-hundred quilting and needle-arts titles in print. Prior to launching the company, Jeramy spent more than 30 years of senior

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