Quilt Market approaches! It seems like yesterday that we were in Kansas City, but we couldn't be more thrilled to do it again later this month in Houston! In fact, we're a little extra giddy this time around because we have so many new, exciting things planned, including some really great schoolhouses (with giveaways!!!).
All of these schoolhouses will take place on October 26th at the George R. Brown Convention Center:
"Cultural Fusions" with Leesa Chandler - Room 371D, 10:40am - 10:55am
Leesa will be presenting Anastasia, her latest Culture Club range inspired by Russian architecture & textiles, along with her Cultural Fusions retailer program. All attendees will walk away with some beautiful fabric samples to play with!
"Extending Your Online Reach" with Kyle Sanchez - Room 352E, 1:55pm - 2:10pm
Kyle, our Director of Marketing, will detail the numerous ways you can use vendor assets and social media efforts to help extend your online reach.
She will also be hosting a giveaway, and one lucky person will receive a Kindle Fire tablet from Amazon!
"Blending Art, Fabric, & Wool" with Sue Spargo - Room 352E, 2:15pm - 2:30pm
Renowned art quilter, pattern & fabric designer Sue Spargo will share tips on selling wool & other textural fabrics alongside quilting fabrics. Each person in attendance will receive samples from Sue's new collection, Folkloric Blooms!
"Sell to the Modern Quilter" with Carolyn Friedlander - Room 352E, 3:10pm - 3:40pm
Carolyn will share her insight on the modern quilter and what every shop owner needs to help fill this niche.
She will also be giving out mini charm squares from her debut line of architecture-themed basics called Architextures!
"Behind the Batiks - Cap Design" with Michael Mrowka of Lunn Studios - Room 352E, 3:45pm - 4:15pm
Michael will showcase the batik cap (chop) design process with an inside look at the considerations for superior design & quality. Attendees will each receive fabric samples from Lunn Studios' new line, Artisan Batiks: Arboretum 2!
This Quilt Market is really shaping up to be one of the best yet, and if you are going to be at the show, we strongly suggest you come by our booth, where we will have more than a few surprises in store!
For starters, there will be tons of quilts and other projects to look at featuring the new Architextures and Folkloric Blooms collections, and there will also be a nursery display made entirely out of the brand new line, Superhero, by Jill Simmons. We will also have a large batiks display, and a special guest from Java will be right there in the booth! And then there's the basics display that's going to feature something we've never done before...a big, colorful patchwork wall! You won't want to miss it!
And if you do find yourself at our booth, be sure to ask about the new precut hexies we're offering!
Because Quilt Market isn't open to the general public, we'll be posting live updates and pics online throughout the entire show! So follow us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram (@robertkaufman) if you'd like to see all the things we've got planned and more!