Worldwide Quilting Day - Saturday, March 16, 2019

Worldwide Quilting Day

–March 16, 2019– Worldwide Quilting Day is the time each year that we celebrate quilting around the world and explore the ways that it binds us together. This event, held each year on the third Saturday in March, was created to connect quilters and the shops that support them. In 2019, Worldwide Quilting Day celebrations will take

#SewDays - starting the week of July 15 and finishing the week of August 19, 2019

#SewDays Classes

– JULY 15 – AUGUST 19, 2019 – Join the FUN! Be part of the worldwide sewing program! 6 one-day classes, beginning the week of July 15, finishing the week of August 19. You do NOT have to attend week-one to participate in any of the following weeks. The Class Fee is only $5 per

I Love Fabric Days - August 15-17, 2019

I Love Fabric Days

–August 15-17, 2019– I Love Fabric Days is a worldwide celebration for everyone who loves fabric! This event, held annually at the end of the third week of August, is intended to bring retailers and fabric lovers together to celebrate their shared commitment to fabric and all the ways we use it. In 2019,  I Love

Local Quilt Shop Day - Saturday, January 26, 2019

Local Quilt Shop Day

 –January 26, 2019– Local Quilt Shop Day is a worldwide event designed to raise awareness of the importance of independent quilt shops to the local economy. It is a day for consumers and retailers to celebrate the creative pursuits of quilters, sewists, fabric enthusiasts, and crafters everywhere and to support the local quilt shops that

Our Pledge


Fabric Shoppers Unite is a worldwide network of independent quilt and fabric shops, e-tailers and design studios who have joined forces to help you find independents who have pledged to provided superior service, expert advice, and quality products. By shopping with the independents who make this commitment, you support a dedicated community and join with consumers just like yourself to ensure that you will have access to the best specialized quilting and sewing supplies, no matter where you live.

Tell your quilting and sewing friends to unite, and shop independents!

Fabric Shoppers Unite is brought to you by The Fabric Shop Network, Inc.—the trade association for independent quilt and fabric retailers.

Making A Difference

Helping to Heal the Hurt

Tina Bauer of Bittersweet Quilt Shop in Pinconning, Michigan is nearing the end of a heartfelt campaign to gather quilts and donations for those affected in the Paradise fire disaster in California. The Camp Fire is the deadliest and most destructive fire in recent U.S. history. It started in the densely populated foothill town of

Industry Buzz

United We Stand

Reposted with permission from Weeks Ringle,  Modern Quilt Studio   The past few years have brought tremendous changes to the world of quilting. Shops have closed by scores. Magazines and book publishers have shuttered or merged with other publishers. American Quilter Society has ceased publishing books all together. City Quilter in New York is closing. Tension

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