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Volume 4, Issue 1
December 2008

Special note: Due to popular demand, eInsider will begin monthly publication beginning with this issue! Look for more industry news, features, and interviews coming in 2009 to your computer’s inbox!

In this issue

  • Fall Market summary
  • Luana Rubin wins Michael Kile Award
  • Trendspotting: Pre-cut fabric
  • New Product Review
  • Best Booth Awards from the fall Market

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Fall Market - it's a wrap!

How did this year’s edition compare to 2007’s record-breaking numbers? You’ll just have to read this to find out. More on the Market here…

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Blonde gets bombshell

Quilt industry entrepreneur and fabric designer Luana Rubin was surprised to find out she’s won the Michael Kile Award of Achievement—even if her business associates were not.
More on the Kile Award here…

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Yummy fabric

Pre-cut kits have recently become all the rage for quilters who want to sample different fabrics “a la carte.” But whether they’re called jelly rolls, lollipops, honey buns, or layer cakes, it’s a tasty way for shopowners to display their fabrics for hungry customers.
More on kits n' caboodles here…

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Best Booth Awards

Which exhibitors took home the ribbons this year? The answers are just a click away. More on best booths here…

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New Product Review

You know it, ya love it, you can’t wait to read it…find out about the hottest and most interesting new products out there! We take a look so you don’t have to. More on new products here…


International Quilt Festival/Chicago
April 17-19
classes begin April 16; Preview Night April 16
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
Rosemont, Illinois, USA

International Quilt Market/Spring
May 15-17
classes begin May 14
David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

International Quilt Festival/Long Beach
July 24-26
classes begin July 22; Preview Night July 23
Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center
Long Beach, California, USA


International Quilt Market/Houston
October 10-12
classes begin October 9
George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, Texas, USA

International Quilt Festival/Houston
October 15-18
classes begin October 12; Preview Night October 14
George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, Texas, USA

For information on these or any other Quilts, Inc. shows, visit www.quilts.com

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