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Amy Ellis, author of the upcoming Martingale Publishing book, “Modern Basics II” will be attending our Seattle International Textile Expo (SITE) the morning of March 5th. Seating is LIMITED for this exclusive opportunity to enjoy a Continental Breakfast with Amy, and receive an autographed copy of her latest book courtesy of Martingale Publishing. Look for more information on how to RSVP for this special event from your Martingale Publishing distributors; E.E. Schenck, Checker Distributors, and Brewer Quilting and Sewing Supply.
You can learn more about Amy, and follow her thoughts on quilting, fabric, and the creative process on her blog; Amy’s Creative Side. Ironically Amy is originally from Port Townsend, so we look forward to giving her a warm welcome home. We’re very excited that she has agreed to give up her valuable time to attend our show to share her thoughts on modern quilting with you.
Watch our news letter for more details on how you can attend this wonderful, “Breakfast with the Author” at our Spring show in Seattle.
Nancy Chong, co-owner of Pacific Rim Quilt Company, has a refreshing and stress-free approach to applique quilts. In her presentations at our Spring 2013 Seattle show she will show you the amazingly simple ways to make her 2 Fabric Applique’ Quilts©. Using just 2 fabrics for the quilt top, these unique patterns give you three sets of instructions so they can be sewn by HAND, MACHINE (using fusible), or RAW EDGE (without fusible)!
That’s right, 2 fabrics, 3 ways to make it, for entirely TOO MUCH FUN.
Monday March 4, 2013 at Noon in the Orcas Room
Tuesday March 5, 2013 at 3:45 PM in the Orcas Room
We had the pleasure of meeting David Alewine at our Fall 2012 show in Seattle. This was David’s first time at our event, and he sat in on several of our seminars and panel discussions in addition to sourcing for his new company The Linen Napkin. Inspired by traditional artisan techniques and the cultures of the world, The Linen Napkin was established to embody modern design elements from the finest fabrics around the globe. Each napkin, coaster, and placement goes through a 13 step process from start to finish.
Not only did David source fabrics from Shannon Fabrics, Robert Kaufman and Alexander Henry for his Signature Collection. David also hired media relations speaker Jessica Victoria Piha of JVP Media to handle is Public Relations. With more than 20 patterns to choose from, The Signature Collection is comprised of linen napkins, cotton napkins, cocktail napkins, solid colored napkins, patterned napkins and placemats and coasters.
The online retailer serves U.S. and Canadian customers, and offers FREE shipping on all orders through the U.S. Postal Service. We’re very proud that we could play a small roll in David achieving his dream of small business ownership, and we look forward to watching his business grow. Thank you David for choosing Seattle International Textile Expo for your sourcing needs.
Chris Karam is co-founder and principal of Chameleon PLM, a cloud based solution for apparel and accessory companies, designed to manage the product lifecycle from concept through production. Chameleon PLM allows companies to seamlessly create and share design, development and sourcing data, processes and schedules globally – both internally and with external factories and other partners.
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