Springtime fabrics arriving in shops!!!

We are excited to share two of our newest collections shipping to your local fabric shop this month!  Our wide variety of fabrics allow us to offer something for everyone!  As evident by these two groups that are quite different!

Mariposa is up first, a beautiful collection by Kate Follows for QT.  These fabrics offer dazzling butterflies and dragonflies fluttering along with jewel tone medallions and beaded details.   Just gorgeous… fresh and bold at the same time, this collection is unique!

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Exquisite details in vivid color…

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Imagine the projects you could create? 

We have a beautiful project for this collection designed by Sue Harvey & Sandy Boobar of Pine Tree Country Quilts.  Click the Quilt to download the project!

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Do you have a Mariposa project in mind?   What will you create?



Next up, we have So Many Fish, So Little Time it’s true!  For the fishing enthusiasts in our lives, you know they can get “lost” for hours by the pond waiting for the catch of the day!

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This collection features artwork by Jon Q. Wright for QT.

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Grab your tackle box, fishing pole and sewing machine! 🙂

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These fabrics have a lot of detail and capture the artwork beautifully!  The Fishing Advertisement print would be a terrific “Camp Shirt”

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This group presents a great opportunity to create a quilt for your favorite fisherman or woman!  We have a great project available for download designed by Theresa Romeo.

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Click on the Quilt to download the free pattern at our website!

These are quite the “catch” and we hope you head over to your local quilt shop and create a project!  Spring is almost here!  We hope you enjoyed our latest collections!

 

We love to see what you create!   You can always send a photo of your Quilting Treasures projects to us at qtsocialmedia@cpw.com!  Tell us a little about your inspiration, and we may feature you on our Facebook page!  Be sure to like us and keep up with all the great things that are happening!

 

 

 

QT Quilts of Valor Challenge 2016!

On the heels of last week’s patriotic themed blog and as a nod to the upcoming Memorial Day remembrance, we are proud to share with you the Quilts of Valor Challenge of 2016!

We were thrilled when HQMS approached us to sponsor this wonderful opportunity. QT is proud to show our appreciation for the Quilts of Valor organization and more importantly, for the “service members and veterans touched by war”.

This year’s challenge featured the Be Strong Be Brave fabric collection by Home Front Girl™ for QT.  The quilts will be donated to the Quilts of Valor Foundation and there are $800 in cash awards for the winners!

Quilts are being showcased at this week’s Home Machine & Sewing Show in Salt Lake City, Utah.   This show is a “premier consumer exhibition and educational conference for all machine quilters, embroiderers and those love to sew!”  Sounds informative & fun!

Here are images of the entries; 23 quilts were made, that means 23 quilts will be donated!  What an incredible gift and show of support by these talented quilters!

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And special shout out the winners in the different categories! Shown below.


Honorable Mention:  Waving Freedom

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Jeena Lugo

QT13 A Waving Freedom

 



Judge’s Choice:  Try to Be Square

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Connie Eagle

QT05 B Try To Be Square



Judge’s Choice:  Brave Hero

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Michele Noble

QT17 B Brave Hero



3rd Place: Thank You Quilt of Valor

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Marie Nelson

QT16 A Thank You Quilt of Valor



2nd Place:  Salute

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Regina Bechard

QT02 A Salute



1st Place:  All Star Hero

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Kimberly Loar

QT12 A All Star Hero

QT12 B All Star Hero


Thank you to the HQMS for coordinating and showcasing these beautiful quilts, to Quilts of Valor for their special contributions to our service people and a huge thank you to all the participants who dedicated so much time and talent to this worthy cause.  We are inspired by your generosity and we cannot wait to see more of these quilts in the future!


Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.

~Lao Tzu

Long May She Wave… Happy President’s Day!

We are proud to be Americans and at this time of year, we have President’s Day as a national holiday to celebrate our country’s history and honor our forefathers!

February 22 is George Washington’s birthday – our first President of the United States and an icon of our American history.  What better way to salute our presidents than with this patriotic collection, “Long May She Wave” by Ivy Lane for QT.  The flags are depicted in a panel that reflects the stages of our country’s progress.  This is a  great tribute to our country’s history.

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Also, we have a project on our website using these fabrics.   It was designed with the “Quilt of Valor” guidelines in mind.   For more information about this great program,  click here.

Here are a couple of pictures showing our fabric in front of the historic waterfall at our old mill building.  We love to go take a stroll over to it when we have a chance!  Great photo op!

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Brian holding our Long May She Wave fabric in front of our waterfall

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Brian & Andrea showing the flag panel in front of our waterfall.

Whenever I think of Presidents, I think of this little cutie, Macey!  She is sassy, smart and passionate (all at the age of 5!)… a perfect combination for a future president (let’s hope)  She happens to love learning and knows a lot about our Presidential history.  Enjoy this cute clip of her on the Ellen show!

Our company has been in existence since 1807 – Thomas Jefferson was President at the time we started.  How amazing is that?  I am excited to see what our future holds!


We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.         ~Thomas Jefferson


 Until next time…Use QT to create something that is fabulous…something fantastic… something FABTASTIC!

 

 

Speaking of Lazy Little Lazybugs…

What a whirlwind!  The new year is upon us and it’s already mid January!  Can you believe it!?!?!?!?  We hope you had a relaxing and fun-filled holiday season!   Time to get back into the swing of things.

We are excited that our designer, Desiree Designs, will be attending the Road to California Quilt show!   January 21-24 in Ontario, CA.  We are proud to be Ruby Sponsors of this quilt show and we know it will be an awesome event!

For more information, check out the Road to California website.

Desiree Designs will be showcasing her fantastic art and patterns in booth # 1924-1926, if you are in the area, swing by and say hello!!!

Lazy Little Ladybugs is Desiree’s most recent collection.  Look at these adorable fabrics! What a great fabric line for your favorite little ladybug!

Click on the image below to see the rest of the collection at quiltingtreasure.com!

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“The Ladybug wears no disguises.
She is just what she advertises.
A speckled spectacle of spring,
A fashion statement on the wing….
A miniature orange kite.
A tiny dot-to-dot delight.”

J. Patrick Lewis


Until next time…Use QT to create something that is fabulous…something fantastic… something FABTASTIC!

COLOR – Lovely, vibrant, dazzling & wonderful color…

One of my favorite things, besides fabric (of course) and print/pattern (of course) is color.

I LOVE COLOR!

I remember opening up my new crayon box and sitting there studying the crayons as if they were color chips.  I didn’t dare use my favorite colors, and, ummmm, every color was my favorite!  🙂 Fortunately,  I was lucky enough to have multiple sets of crayons.  There was one that was dedicated for “show only”.     Kind of like your mom’s “good scissors” that were only for fabric.  I still think twice before using my scissors – every time!!!

Things haven’t changed much, I still love staring at color and I found my niche working here!  I’m so lucky!

So…when I saw this collection of “basics” or “blenders” by Dan Morris, I immediately fell in love.  This is my visual Ode to Scrollscapes and I hope you enjoy it!

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Click on the Wheel to go to the website and choose your favorite! Come back and comment with the one you love the most!!!


         This is my favorite color from Scrollscapes, Teal!  It’s so pretty!!!

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Showing the full width of the fabric and it’s repeat. Measures approximately 44″ x 24″ from selvedge to selvedge.

Below, I took samples from the fabric to show the variations within the selvedge to selvedge repeat! So many great options.  It’s really a bunch of fabrics in one!

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5″ Sections from the repeat of the fabric… pretty fabulous!

I’ll be back next week to talk a little more about colors, color stories and how to pick the perfect palette for your next project!

Next week, I’ll announce a new contest where you could be the winner of a fat quarter of each of these colors!   Come on back, we want to spoil you with fabulous, colorful, Scrollscapes fabrics!


 

Sunset is still my favorite color, and rainbow is second.

                                                                                                                              ~ Mattie Stepanek  


 

Until next time…Use QT to create something that is fabulous…something fantastic… something FABTASTIC!

 

 

 

What are you most thankful for???

I am thankful for…  so many things.  I make it a point before I go to bed each night to think of something I was especially grateful for that day.  Of course, there are days of sunshine and days of shadows, but there is ALWAYS something to appreciate.

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 click on the link “In Bloom” below to browse all the fabrics of this collection

The above designs are from our “In Bloom” collection by Dan Morris.   I love the rich, vivid colors and the beautiful flowers.  Color and pattern are some things that always bring me Joy, I hope you find joy in the little things today and always… Happy Thanksgiving!

 


Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you’ll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you’ll find that you have more of it.

                                                                                                                                            –  Ralph Marston


Until next time…Use QT to create something that is fabulous…something fantastic… something FABTASTIC!

QT at Quilt Market – Recap #1

Well, a few of us have returned from Quilt Market in Houston.  The Marketing group arrived in Houston last Wednesday to set up and prep for our biggest trade show of the year!  International Quilt Market in Houston is an industry convention for shop owners to buy fabrics, notions, and patterns for their shops.  They come from all over the world and visit exhibitors like us to see our collections, network, and get inspired!  It’s a great event with lots of color and creativity!!!

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Above, see how color & creativity SHINE in our Block of the Month quilt “Festival of Stars” designed by Pine Tree Country Quilts and our “Stained Glass” quilt designed by Cyndi Hershey. Both feature our new Ombre Scroll fabric. These are just being shown at Market and will be available to shops in March 2016 – I know… “Patience is a virtue”. 🙂

While at market, most of the companies meet with peers and also with potentially new customers, magazine editors, book publishers and the like.  Our team has been busy!  We were especially excited for this market as we have a completely new booth!   This market was the launch of our new booth styling – hard walls with plenty of room to hang and pin quilts/fabric as well as a space for creating visual vignettes!

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One of the 4 Booth structures we now have at QT!

Speaking of vignettes, our licensed artist/designer, Janet Wecker Frisch had her own section that she beautifully decorated to show off her collection, Sewing Seeds II which will be available in stores in March 2016.

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And… if the décor wasn’t impressive enough, she and Jo Packham, founder of “Where Women Create” got together for an Issue signing. The Winter 2016 issue features Janet’s studio and gives a glimpse into her creative world.

That was just a snippet of Market, we’ll blog again soon to share more with you!!!



A great accomplishment shouldn’t be the end of the road, just the starting point for the next leap forward.

                                                                                                                                 Harvey Mackay



Until next time…Use QT to create something that is fabulous…something fantastic… something FABTASTIC!

Welcome to our very first QT blog!

At QT, we are dedicated to all things fabric and fantastic, all things that are Quilting Treasures! We are so proud of our heritage… did you know that we’ve been around since 1807…over 200 years in the fabric industry… WE KNOW FABRIC!

I’m Tiffany, I will coordinate the blogs that we post here at “On the QT”.  I will gather information to share with you and make this a fun stop for ideas, inspiration, and hopefully, some laughs along the way! I am an experienced textile designer/artist turned product development turned marketing manager. In these roles, I have designed the fabrics, helped turn them into products and all the while, talked about how fantastic they are… I am excited to start this blog adventure with you!

It is really something special to be part of a company that is so rich in history. I kind of get my geek on when I think about the many years of fabrics and countless projects that are out there because of this company! If you are a history buff, you’d love to see some of the great things we have in our library. Imagine a fabric swatch book from 1850 with production notes and details… I will definitely want to share that in an upcoming blog!

One of the most exciting things to know about us is that we are employee owners. We are proud of our history and nothing shows it more than the many long-term employees that are dedicated to making this company shine! We are constantly re-inventing ourselves, keeping in touch with the market, our customers (shops) and consumers. There’s something really satisfying about getting feedback on our collections! It’s a great feeling to share our passion for fabric and we hope you will join us to learn more about how we strive to keep everyone included in the creative effort. That includes our shop owner customers as well as quilters/sewers/crafters and DIY-ers who enjoy fabric and who want to imagine and create…just like us!

Our goal is to inspire you and help you find your fabric groove. We have a lot of different licensors and designers as part of our family of brands. We provide a variety of styles and genres to get your imagination flowing. There is something for everyone! We love fabric, we want to share that passion with you and hear about your QT favorites as well as your proud creative moments. Each of our brands was specifically developed to cater to different styles and audiences. Of course, you could love one, a couple or all of them! Our newest brand, Ink & Arrow is launching in December, we are very excited!

We’ll use this blog to feature upcoming collections… sharing what is trending and tips for how to make your ideas come to life! We’ll showcase designers and projects and ideas that can be passed along to other “fabric fanatics”.

We want to hear from you! If you have a blog post topic idea, let me know! This is what it is all about! Leave a comment, shoot me an email, we want this to be interactive and a place to collaborate!


“The miracle is this: the more we share the more we have”   Leonard Nimoy


Until next time…Use QT to create something that is fabulous…something fantastic… something FABTASTIC!