Newsletter: MJ Kinman book signings, Zoom topics and more (08 Sep 2020)

 Happy September!!

September's Zoom session for Quilt Shop owners will feature two main topics - hope you will be able to join us!

- M J Kinman will be on the call for the first 15 minutes to introduce you to her new book "Gemstone Quilts" which will release in October - M J will be offering virtual book signings and trunk shows for Canadian quilt shops - a great way to expand your quilt shop offerings with a value add for your customers - and who doesn't like a book signed by the author???  I have seen the pre-release of this book and it is fabulous- we have lots on order to ship as soon as they are in print.

- Bruce Cruickshank, business coach will discuss "How to Hire World Class People the First Time and Every Time!" 

Join fellow shop owners from across Canada and learn from each other as well.  We have seen the shop owners who have attended regularly not just survive but thrive through this last few challenging months.  


More on MJ's book:


I'm delighted to announce the upcoming publication of my first book with C&T Publishing, Gemstone Quilts. Scheduled for release on October 25, it's available for pre-order now. 

I'll share all that I've learned over the past 20+ years about cut, color, and clarity to help you design sparkling art. Using the same freezer paper piecing techniques I use to create my giant gem quilts, you can create remarkable work, regardless of your inspiration.

My quilts are created with freezer paper-piecing techniques, an important tool in any art quilt designer's toolbox, regardless of their inspiration.

Filled with images of spectacular gems courtesy of Geoffrey Watt (Mayer & Watt), I hope this book will encourage you to transform your wildest designs into gorgeous quilts.

Photography by Geoffrey Watt (Mayer & Watt)

You can pre-order MJ's book on our website -  

You will find it under C & T Publishing or under all products - pre-orders.

Info on how to join our zoom meeting.  Go to and Join a meeting - enter the Meeting ID and passcode.  

Gail Heller is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Quilt Shop Owners Monthly session

Time: Sep 14, 2020 01:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Meeting ID: 856 1315 8665

Passcode: 984741

Hope to see many of you there!! We understand many of you are running your shops on your own.......feel free to come in and out of the meeting as you can - a little bit is better than nothing!  Just mute yourself when you duck out to serve customers!