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April 2012

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Trendspotting: Sewing for boys

Don’t you just love all of the great boy-centric fabrics and patterns available today? For this eInsider, we scoured the market for sewing goods that are both adorable and little-boy-approved.

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Q&A: Hawthorne Threads

We spoke with Lindsay Prezzano of Hawthorne Threads about the business and advantages of running an online fabric store, and what it’s like to do it as a husband-and-wife team!

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Seminar Spotlight: Todd Gibson

In his upcoming Market seminar, Gibson—of Oliver + S—will be sharing knowledge and insight, gained from years of experience as a business consultant, on developing a strategic three-year business plan. He previews “Know How You’ll Grow” here.

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New Product Spotlight

Our breakdown of a few of the fab new fabrics, books, and patterns you can expect to see on shelves soon. Find out which products caught our attention!



International Quilt Festival/Cincinnati
Duke Energy Convention Center
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
April 13-15
Preview Night April 12 * Classes begin April 12

International Quilt Market/Spring
Bartle Hall Convention Center
Kansas City, Missouri, USA
May 18-20
Classes begin May 17

International Quilt Festival/Long Beach
Long Beach Convention Center
Long Beach, California, USA
July 27-29
Preview Night July 26 * Classes begin July 26

International Quilt Market/Fall
George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, Texas, USA
October 27-29
Classes begin October 26

International Quilt Festival/Houston
George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, Texas, USA
November 1-4
Preview Night October 31 * Classes begin October 29

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

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