I Love Fabric Days - August 18-20, 2022

I Love Fabric Days

–August 18-20, 2022– 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 2022,  I Love

#SewDays - September 26-30, 2022

#SewDays Classes

– SEPTEMBER 26-30, 2022 – Are you taking part in SEW DAYS? Sign up today for one-day classes for the week of September 26-30, 2022. Participate on any or all days during that week. The class fee is only $5 per session in the US. Kits will be available to purchase. Pick and choose the

Local Quilt Shop Day - Saturday, January 28, 2023

Local Quilt Shop Day

–January 28, 2023– 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 18, 2023

Worldwide Quilting Day

–March 18, 2023– 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

Wrap Ukraine With Quilts

Gina Halladay and Beth Hawkins were days away from launching their next quilt adventure, a combination of online quilting classes and a fabric shop called Hello Cottons when the invasion in the Ukraine started. When they heard about the devastating occurrences through friends and colleagues living in Ukraine and Poland, and saw the images 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