Always in Stitches, the quilt store where I work, recently held an After Market event to introduce customers to our new offerings and it was fun!
First, refreshments were served and wish lists were passed out. Then one by one, we were introduced to the latest goodies from Fall Quilt Market. Every once in a while, the presentation was paused while another goodie from Market was given away to a delighted crowd.
So what were some of the trends? Cats seemed to be everywhere—in quilts and in fabric, including an awesome collection from Island Batik called Feline Fine.
Wovens (homespuns) are hot again, and they’ve gotten a fresh look with bright colors and gorgeous coordinates.
Deb Strain is back with a new Bee fabric collection.
Apparel fabrics and Cuddle (Minky) were once again pretty popular. You can’t believe how cute the Funky Friends patterns are in Luxe Cuddle fabric!
After the event, customers were given the chance to purchase products fresh from Market before they hit our sales floor.