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Free Spirit is closing, here is what it means for your orders

Free Spirit is closing, here is what it means for your orders

Yesterday designers at the Free Spirit/Coats team received word that Westminister Fibers, the parent company, is shutting down the fabric company and will not be filling any orders after May 31, 2018. A copy of the email was posted on the Craft Industry Alliance blog yesterday. You can read it here. Obviously this is a […]

Kaffe’s Artisan Trunk Show is in the shop!

Kaffe’s Artisan Trunk Show is in the shop!

The UPS guy is pretty much my favorite person in the world that I am not related or married to. He brings me all kinds of goodies and today he brought the Kaffe Artisan Trunk Show to the shop! It is made with fabrics included in Kaffe’s Artisan 2017 collection. You can shop fabrics from […]

My first Quilt Market!

My first Quilt Market!

One of the more fun parts of having a blog that has gotten big enough to become a legitimate business is going to the International Quilt Market for the first time. There were more than two dozen rows filled with all the latest fabric lines, notions, patterns, books and sewing machines. If it had anything remotely […]

Pfaff releases new machine for sewers on the go

Pfaff releases new machine for sewers on the go

Pfaff has released a new sewing machine with the sewer on the go in mind. The lightweight Passport 3.0 is an update of the Passport 2.0, new features include 30 additional decorative stitches for a total of 100, and a thread cutter that cuts the needle and bobbin thread with the press of a button. […]

Strengthening the creative muscle with Kaffe Fassett

Strengthening the creative muscle with Kaffe Fassett

Kaffe Fassett is one of the most prolific quilters of our generation, one of the fabric and pattern designers credited with helping to popularize the generations-old tradition and modernize it with his bold use of color and pattern. But Fassett is not an artist working in a vacuum. His accomplishments are shared with his long-time […]

Blanket Statements: Not your grandmother’s quilt show

Blanket Statements: Not your grandmother’s quilt show

When prolific quilter and Pennsylvania resident Liza Lucy approached James A. Michener Art Museum Director & CEO Lisa Tremper Hanover about hosting an exhibit of internationally renowned quilter Kaffe Fassett’s work, Tremper Hanover admits she had never heard of the man. The Doylsetown, Pennsylvania, museum had hosted an exhibit of quilts in recent memory and […]