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Posts Tagged ‘Robert Kaufman Co.’

2015 Special Exhibit: The Next Generation of Quilters

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

Old quilts are reborn with new faces

What could be more satisfying than encouraging young quilters with their quilt making skills? That’s exactly what Road to California and six other sponsors did when they initiated  The Next Generation special exhibit at Road 2015.

[caption id="attachment_3201" align="aligncenter" width="619"]Photo by Gregory Case Photography Photo by Gregory Case Photography[/caption]


Youth, aged seven to sixteen years old, were invited to participate in this non-competitive exhibit. “It’s important to let our younger generation know that quilting can be experienced in all different aspects and that it isn’t just about making old-fashioned blankets,” remarked Carolyn Reese.

[caption id="attachment_3205" align="aligncenter" width="627"]Photo by Gregory Case Photography Photo by Gregory Case Photography[/caption]


There were a dozen exhibitors: Crystal Farrand – Lake View Terrace, CA; Paige Graves – Leesburg, VA; Shayla A. Adams – Farmington, UT; Alexus Jekill – Calgary, Canada; Charlotte Upitis – Calgary, Canada;  Amberlin Garcia – Perris, CA; Mickyla E. Wiggins – Albuquerque, NM; Peyton Chaffee – Ventura, CA; Kali Stone – Fullerton, CA; Cambria Lee – Purcellville, VA; Avery Lee – Purcelllville, VA; and Zenden Hutchins – Santee, CA.

[caption id="attachment_3202" align="aligncenter" width="546"]Kali Stone is excited about her entry. Photo by Gregory Case Photography Kali Stone is excited about her entry. Photo by Gregory Case Photography[/caption]


Each young quilter received a special gift package that included:

A participation ribbon

Finger guard set from Guidelines 4 Quilting

$20 gift certificate to Superior Threads

One Year Subscription to Machine Quilting Unlimited Magazine

Charm Square packet from Robert Kaufman Fabrics

Gift Set from Quilter’s Rule International

The exhibit was also supported by The Cotton Patch.

During the show, participants were able to invite family and friends to see their work free of charge in the North Lobby of the Ontario Convention Center.

[caption id="attachment_3211" align="aligncenter" width="645"]Zenden Hutchins signing out his quilt. Zenden Hutchins signing out his quilt.[/caption]



A Chinese Proverb says, “If you want happiness for a lifetime – help the next generation.” From the looks of this exhibit, the future holds a lot of quilting happiness!!


Look for more youth quilting events with Road 2016.



Marketplace: No Middleman Here

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

In most retail situations, the consumer has no choice but to talk to a middleman seller when asking questions about a particular product or service. What would happen if the middleman was cut out and you, the consumer, could learn directly from the wholesaler about the product you were interested in?

Well, that is exactly what Road’s newest feature – Marketplace — is all about.  Carolyn Reese has come up with a way for guests at the show to meet and ask questions directly with top manufacturers in the quilting industry. And it gives the wholesalers a chance to meet their buying public face-to-face, share their techniques and introduce what is up and coming with their product line. 

Eight exhibitors will be stationed in the Marketplace which is located at the front of the Exhibit Hall, right where Road’s guests first come in. Exhibitors that will be in the Marketplace include:

Robert Kaufman Co., Inc.Robert Kaufman Fabrics

Clover USAClover USA

Shannon FabricsShannon Fabrics

Riley Blake Designs

Riley Blake Designs

Maywood Studio/EE Schenck CompanyMaywood Studio

Marcus Brothers TextilesMarcus Brothers Textiles

Michael Miller FabricsMichael Miller

Hoffman California FabricsHoffman California

This is not a purchase area. Rather, it an area that provides knowledge and expertise from the wholesalers themselves. 

Learn from the industry’s leaders. Experience firsthand what is new. Visit Marketplace.