Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Quilt Market anyone?

Next week we travel down to Houston for the International Fall Quilt Market. Every year we meet the craziest, yet sweetest people around. Die-hard quilt enthusiasts and store owners have aisles and aisles of quilt supplies, sewing machines, cabinets, cutting tools, mats, designs, patterns, you name it to browse through. The 3 day event is usually barely enough time to make 1 pass around stopping at each booth. The toughest part about it is being able to have your feet keep up with your wallet. After the first day your exhausted! It's like a shopping spree and marathon rolled into one. But again, everyone is so friendly and we love coming down and working a booth dedicated to the Arrow and Kangaroo cabinets. We see both new faces and old friends during the 3 day period (many stop by for our t-shirt and candy give aways). Now we've heard the Quilt Festival, the consumer event held right after Market, is even crazier. However, we have never witnessed it. Who out there is going to Quilt Market or Festival?

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Show us your sewing space

Many people don't realize the efficiency and convenience of having a designated sewing area or cabinet. Most people sew on their kitchen table and that is that. I have even heard of people sewing on a T.V. tray! We want people to realize that a true sewer should be sewing in the flatbed position, where the needle is level with the surrounding table. I'm curious what you are using to sew. We here at Arrow are doing a contest to see who out there has the worst sewing space/cabinet. Please comment with the picture and description of what you use to sew and we will pick the winner we think has the worst sewing area. If you are the lucky winner you will receive a small sewing box with the Alexander Henry fabric on it and a coupon for up to $50 off a sewing cabinet at your nearest dealer. This contest is for the whole month of October so be sure to get your pictures in right away.