I Love Fabric Days - August 15-17, 2024

I Love Fabric Days

–August 15-17, 2024– 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 2024,  I Love

Local Quilt Shop Day - Saturday, January 25, 2025

Local Quilt Shop Day

–January 25, 2025– 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

Worldwide Quilting Day - Saturday, March 15, 2025

Worldwide Quilting Day

–March 15, 2025– 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. Your local quilt shop may be planning to

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

Sew-A-Thon to Benefit School Girls

September is National Sewing Month! A wonderful way to celebrate our favorite passion is to partner with Sew Powerful and participate in their Sew-A-Thon Fundraiser to support their work in Zambia. Their goal is to enroll purse makers to sew as many purses as they can in the month of September. The goal for their

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