Newsletter: Spring Quilt Market 2017 News (29 May 2017)

 

New and Exciting Products and New Suppliers

Spring Market 2017 

 

Gail spent a busy few days at Spring Market in St. Louis and brought back lots of great products for our Canadian shops!  Here are some of the highlights:

CURRENT SUPPLIER NEW RELEASES!!

Studio 180 Design:

New technique sheets and patterns for the large Square Squared tool - if you haven't tried this one, you will be amazed at all you can do with it....and the patterns are beautiful as well! We also have some great new companion patters from Sew On the Go in stock already!

                          

 

Tucker University is a great way to introduce the Studio 180 tools to your customers - an easy turn-key program of 12 three hour classes that requires very little pre-planning on your part - it is all done for you except for making a few four inch blocks for the first of each class - class planning, teaching notes and more! Those who have introduced it so far are loving it and some have even started a second group.  Call the office or email Gail our resident Studio 180 Design Certified Instructor at gail@eriequiltart.com for more details.

  

Elizabeth Hartman:

Elizabeth's new Awesome Ocean and Sea Urchin patterns are sure to be yet another hit - it will be arriving in the warehouse this week - if you haven't already pre-ordered this one, you will want to get in on the fun now!

                                

Violet Craft:

You won't be able to resist her new Peacocks patterns - paper pieced Abstractions pattern coming in June and EPP pattern already in stock.  EPP is one of the hottest crazes at Quilt Market - be sure to introduce it in your shop!  And the Abstractions patterns allows you to customize whether the feathers are up or down and you can make a gorgeous quilt with just the feather segments as well!

                                         

Fiberworks - Laura Heine

We received the new Pincushion collage pattern just before market and have already re-ordered twice!  For those who have not introduced collage classes in your shops, there is a great opportunity waiting for you!

                                                

Sew Kind of Wonderful

The new Flamingo, Mini Country and Citrus quilts will keep your customers creating more great quilts with their Quick Curve and Mini Quick Curve Rulers!  And if you haven't started an Urbanologie block of the month program, now is the time!  The versatility of this BOM is awesome - everyone can have a unique layout for their own quilt! And they can create many other quilts from the individual elements in the pattern.

                        

Eye Candy Quilts

Anneliese and Brenda have hit it out of the part again!  Their new patterns were flying off the shelf at market - they spent their evenings stuffing the patterns they didn't think they'd need - we have them all in stock already, so be sure to get yours!        

                        

                                     

Laundry Basket Quilts

Edyta has release a beautiful blue and white line of fabrics and some great companion patterns. Make sure you bring a few in for your Laundry Basket Fans

             

by Annie 

Always something new from Annie - be sure to check out all of their products on our website - mesh in new colours - we can also bring in anything Annie makes even if you don't see it on our website!

                                                  

 

NEW SUPPLIERS EXCLUSIVE TO ERIE QUILT ART IN CANADA!!

Robin Ruth Designs

Ruth has taken the Mariner's Compass and created tools and patterns that allow you to strip piece your blocks and make it very easy to do.  We hope to have the tools, books and patterns here within a few weeks.

 

            

Softfuse

If you haven't tried Softfuse for your applique projects, you should.  No more stiff, crunchy appliques in your customers' quilts!

                                              

Pauline's Quilting World

Pauline brought a great gadget to St. Louis from Australia that allows you to make perfect pressed sashing, bindings and folded bias strips effortlessly in many sizes.  She also has a great book on Quilt As You Go, some cute patterns and a great rectangular ruler for cutting bias strips.

                    

 

Yazzi Bags

Yazzi bags from Australia are the perfect solution for storing quilt projects at home or on the go.  They come in a variety of colours and styles - something for everyone!

                

 

 

Sassafrass Lane

Sassafrass Lane has some wonderful patterns many of you have been looking for.  This line is sure to be a hit!

                                   

Fiber on A Whim

These beautiful bundles and bolt of hand-dyed linen and osnaburg cotton are great for both quilts and clothing and will make a great addition to your fabric offerings.

                   

 

 

And then there are a few large product lines we are working on over the next few weeks....stay tuned! And make sure you follow us on Instagram and Facebook for news as it happens!