AQS Paducah’24: the Recap

So… even though the International Quilt Festival in Houston, TX may be way larger and more profitable, and even though the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival in Hampton, VA may be closer and way easier to get to from our home in NC, the Quilt Show that’s always been our favorite is the AQS Quilt Show in…

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AQS Paducah’24 – Seen at Show

So… even though I’ve been in business for 20+ years, I still get a big kick out of seeing our customers carrying bags they’ve made from our patterns! And what better place to “spy” these customers than at a retail quilt/craft show, right? And you know what? we “spied” THIRTEEN of our bags “walking the…

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PPC31: Fractal Flowers

So… in our last post I indicated I was pleased with this design so far, but was still toying with the idea of interior zippered pocket. You might recall that I felt like the pocket I added to our our last sample was located too low within the bag, making it difficult to access plus…the…

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the May’24 Eye Candy Showcase

You know what? This is always one of my favorite times of the month… getting to show off some of the bags our brilliant customers have made with our patterns! And this month is certainly no exception! So what ‘cha say? Let’s get started! Monica Perkins used foam for stability in her Odyssey & quilted…

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PPC31: Laurel Burch Forever

So… in our last post I gave you a tour of our prototype sample for what will soon be our next new pattern! And as you might recall… I was fairly happy with that Gorilla sample I made, but there were some notable problems that I deemed necessary to improve upon in this round. So……

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PPC31: All About the Gorilla

So… I was pleased enough with our prototype sample (which I showed to you in our last post), that I felt confident going forward by making the gorilla sample… the sample I’ll carry for a while just to see if I like it?… and is the size good?… and does it hold all the stuff…

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PPC31: Moving Ahead w/a Sketch & a Prototype

So… It’s that time again! We’re pondering a new design… when everything is still on the drawing board, and all options are still possible! And after much debate amongst ourselves, we looked at the patterns that are performing the best for us right now and most all of them are either sling bag patterns or…

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the Quilts of MAQF ’24

So… If you’ve read our Show Reviews in the past, then you probably know that my absolute favorites are generally the “Art Quilts” but that sure doesn’t mean that I don’t have an appreciation for those in the “Traditional” category! And here’s the deal… for some reason, it seems that the majority of my favorite…

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the April’24 Eye Candy Showcase

So… it’s that time again! It’s time to let the skills of our customers shine in the April ’24 Eye Candy Showcase! I SO love seeing the unique & creative bags our customers create using our patterns & this month’s lineup is really inspiring! So what are we waiting for? Let’s get started! So let’s…

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MAQF ’24- Seen at Show

So… even though I’ve been in business for 20+ years, I still get a big kick out of seeing our customers carrying bags they’ve made from our patterns! And what better place to “spy” these customers than at a retail quilt/craft show, right? But you know what? There were over 100 vendors at this year’s…

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