8/29/2012 Arriving soon at the-sampler.com....

       Coming soon to the-sampler.com.....

       It is always excitng in the spring and fall when new fabrics arrive!  It is like Christmas since we normally  order these fabrics months in advance.  I have downloaded all the images from the Westminster web site of the new Kaffe Fassett Collectives we have ordered so you can take a look at them in advance of their arrival.  I have chosen what I think are the best of the best!  Their arrival could start any day.

     Kaffe Fassett also has two new books coming out in September this year.  One is an autobiography of Kaffe Fassett and his journey through his life in the creative world of textiles, art, design and color.  It is called Dreaming in Color His insights into design have had a great influence in all aspects of the creative markets.  He has shown the world that there are no rules to follow in regard to design and texture.  He has traveled the world in his lifetime and whereever he goes, he finds new inspiration through nature, cultures and designs that filter down into his work.  This will be a book that you who appreciate his work will want to have, read and share with others.

    Kaffe's second book, Kaffe Quilts Again,
is a collections of patterns from past books that have been popular.  In this book, he has updated the most popular designs in new colorways that speak to today's new color collections.  The quilts look different and maybe more to your liking.  A couple new quilts add to the electic collection of designs.

      Kaffe Fassett will be in our booth at the Houston Quilt Festival signing books for an hour on Friday morning during the Festival.  We will try to have him sign all of our books.  If you are unable to attend and would like autographed copies of his books, let us know and we will make sure that we have him sign one for you.  We will send it to you upon our return from this show.  You can email us at:  sampler@the-sampler.com to order from us.

     Be sure to check out our website to see all the new fabrics arriving as I write!

     More news to follow. 
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    September 6  - 8,
          9am-6pm daily

   Alliant Energy Center

     Every year the fall quilt show seasons gets an "Kick start"  with this great show in Madison, Wisconsin.  This year will be
the eighth-annual show and the-sampler.com has been a vendor at this show for 7 of these years.  It is presented by
the Wisconsin Public Television and Nancy Zieman Productions.
     Every year it seems, the display of gorgeous quilts from all over the world get more breath taking!  There are vendors from
all over the nation with lots of opportunities to shop.  There will be lots of Educational Lectures, some sit and sew workshops,
personal appearances by Nancy Zeman with lots of cash prizes awarded by a panel of judges who jury the show.  
     The location of the show makes it an easy trip from the Minneapolis area and the quality of the quilts and the venue are great.
Of course we will preview lots of new quilts made from the Kaffe Fassett Collectives fabrics, patterns and new quilt designs by
Allison Quilt Designs.  We will be previewing the beautiful Block of the Month, "Rays of Sunshine" especially designed for 
the-sampler.com by Allison Quilt Designs.  It is stunning!  

     All in all, you should consider putting aside a couple of days in September to attend.  It is well worth the trip and we'd love to see you there!
                        See you in Madison!!