Posts tagged ‘business’

Visit Your Local Quilt Shop Day!

The True Up household has been visited by various virii and allergies and mixtures of both this week, so I wasn’t able to participate in Local Quilt Shop Day to the extent that I’d hoped (or anything else, for that matter), but, even though it’s past closing time already, I couldn’t let the day pass [...]

Interview: Jessica Swift on Giselle

    Everything about Jessica Swift just radiates warmth: The colors of her website, her thoughtful and inspirational blog posts, the love she infuses into her custom portraits, her dazzling, mysterious paintings. Even her yet-to-be-fully-unvieled new project The Declaration of You looks to be a wonderful, warm, supportive whatever-it-is. So I was really excited back [...]

Meet the Sponsors: The Fabric Shop Network’s FabShopU

I’m so proud to have the Fabric Shop Network as sponsors of True Up. Since 1997 this trade association has been dedicated to helping independent fabric shops from around the world get off the ground, grow, and thrive. For retail fabric businesses, they offer a trade magazine, business library, marketing tools, members-only forums, consulting, and [...]

Westminster Fabrics Adopting Minimum Advertised Pricing Policy

Retail shop owners recently received a letter from Westminster Fabrics informing them of a new policy that will take effect February 1, 2009. This policy forbids shops from advertising prices for Westminster and Freespirit brand fabrics below the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP), which is 2x the wholesale price. They cannot advertise prices lower than [...]

Meet Kimberly Niesz of Niesz Vintage Fabric and Design

Kimberly Niesz is the owner of Niesz Vintage Fabric & Design, one of the small handful of stand-alone vintage fabric and textile sources on the internet. Being a vintage fabric seller would be right up my alley, but that would involve actually having to part with the merchandise, so I suppose that’s a deal-breaker! Needless [...]

Behind the Scenes at Moda

Lissa Alexander, Moda/United Notions‘ Marketing Director, wrote on the Fat Quarter Shop’s blog about the company’s preparations for spring Quilt Market, which takes place in Portland, Oregon, this coming weekend (May 16-18). It takes two 18-wheeler trucks to haul all their supplies and products there and two full days to set up. (!) The Quilting [...]