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.

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

Making A Difference

Covering Seniors With A Hug – One Quilt At A Time

Meet Shannon Ownby, the owner of Fabrics N Quilts  in Jamestown, Tennessee. She is always ready for a challenge and committed to giving back to her community. When she heard about the Quilted EMbrace organization, she wanted to get involved herself and bring her customers into it as well. And thus a very special community-service project was born.