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SAQs: Answers to Quilting Questions You Should Be Asking

What are the Purple Mountain Club and 14er Club?

Glad you asked.  Just check out the FAQ here.

Why do you sell mostly landscape quilting fabrics?

It's the main type of fabric I sell (but there's also batiks) because not only is this my passion with regards to quilting but this was a way to fill a void for my students when I teach pictorial quilt classes.  Check out more of my story here.

Do you speak at quilt guild meetings?

I sure do!  Head over to the Services page to get the low down on lectures, workshops, Saturday Samplers, guest teaching and commissioned artwork.

 

Why are you fabric prices higher than big box stores?

First of all many times there in the ball park with those big box stores. (My batiks are either less or about the same price as JoAnne's Craft Store.)  I sell only quilt-shop-quality fabrics for three reasons.  1) They  are of a higher quality the the big box stores. 2) They tend to shrink less. 3) They tend to bleed less. You wouldn't want to put in precious time on a project and then the first time it's washed you end up with a mess.

Why do you only use the United States Post Office for shipping?

You can see an in depth answer on the FAQs page.

Why is it not always the case that the fabric in the kit doesn't look exactly like the picture?

Prints, especially ones like landscape fabric and batiks, go out of print sometimes within less than a year.  But once a manufacturer has printed a line, they usually will not go back and reprint that line again unless it's a HUGE seller. I do my best to keep as much of the fabric the same as the quilt picture as possible when making the kits.  But I can't keep remaking the quilt sample if a piece of fabric needs to be substituted. Hope you understand.