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AccuQuilt Celebrates 10th Anniversary

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

USPS, FedEx, and UPS Are Increasing Their Rates

USPS filed a notice to change price rates. First-Class Mail Forever stamps will rise from 49 cents to 50 cents. Product prices should increase approximately 1.9%, and most Shipping Services products will average a 3.9% price increase. You can find the new prices and more information on the USPS website. View Here Product Current Proposed Letters

Inspiration by Phyllis: Finding Your Passion

Finding Your Passion by Phillis Meiring There is much talk about finding a way to monetize what you love doing. It’s not a new concept but it is reappearing with new rhetoric. It is one of those phrases that has always caught my attention. In the past I would ponder it, consider how it might

Press Release: McKenna Ryan and Hoffman Fabrics

McKenna Ryan and Hoffman Fabrics are delighted to announce McKenna has “come home” to Hoffman. McKenna was Hoffman’s premier licensed fabric designer for more than 10 years, and she has returned to create more magic with the most innovative manufacturer in the industry. Her gorgeous signature-design Hoffman screenprints and batiks have thrilled quilters around the

Reminder: Google Security for HTTP Websites

Google is buckling down on internet security and pushing to move website owners toward a more secure online presence. With the upcoming release of Chrome version 62, Google will begin labeling websites with a red “Not Secure” warning in the address bar for all HTTP websites without an SSL, or secure sockets layer, beginning Oct.

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