If there’s a longevity award for fabric shops, it probably belongs to Dick Raudabaugh, who opened The Fabric Center 54 years ago. What started as a go-to store for garment fabrics, today features a wide range of quilting fabrics and draws customers from Virginia, New Jersey, Philadelphia, as well as from around the world. Continue reading
Quilters love to see what other quilters are up to…hence the popularity of quilt exhibits at events like QuiltCon and Quilt Festival. But quilts don’t have to win blue ribbons or be created by masters to be of interest—it’s inspirational to see what’s being stitched in your state or hometown. That’s where local and regional quilt shows come in.
As per usual, Quilt Market was exciting and slightly overwhelming. Everywhere I looked, there were gorgeous fabrics, quilts, tools, books, and patterns. I saw things I knew I needed and things I never knew I needed…but now I do. The bottom line is that I came home inspired to sew, sew, sew. Continue reading
If you’re going to be at Quilt Market, you won’t want to miss this. (And if you’re not, you’ll be glad you kept reading, too.) Continue reading