Please join us on Thursday, May 17 to meet them and learn from them! Visit the Andover Fabric “Designers” page for information on all our creative fabric designers! For bio information on those designers presenting at “Schoolhouse,” click on their image.Andover “Schoolhouse” presentations will be held in Room 2504A.
|10:40 – 10:55 am — Kim and Gary Schafer – “Flower Doodle and More!”Please join Kim and Gary as they present Kim’s newest collections with Andover Fabrics, new Skinny Quilts book and new patterns from Little Quilt Company. Free gifts and giveaways!Kim’s “Flower Doodle” collection ships in May.|
|11:00 – 11:30 am — Renee Nanneman of Need’l Love Company – “Open the Gate to Gather Blooming Inspirations and Marketing Ideas”Garden Gate Threads is full of colorful garden-inspired quilts and needlework projects featuring her newest fabric lines and wools. Enjoy marketing and packaging ideas to carry on the “blooming” theme!Renee’s collections currently in shops are “Garden Gate Plaids”and “Bella Bliss.” Learn more about “All Hallow’s Eve” and “Candy Corn” – both currently available — and “Black Magic” - shipping in May.|
|11:35 am – 12:05 pm — Lonni Rossi — “Ooh La La — Andover Presents Lonni Rossi with a Twist — The French Twist”Giant damask motifs with frills, dots, swirls and metallic accents will bring on your Joie de Vivre! New colors of grey, cream, peach, French lavender and heliotrope in some very “avant garde” projects. Free giveaways!Currently in shops are Lonni’s collections of “Bubble and Swirl”and “LaLa’s Garden” — Learn more about her next collection of “French Twist” shipping in June.|
|12:10 – 12:40 pm – Mary Engelbreit — “Guess What Mary Engelbreit is Up to Now?”For over 30 years, Mary Engelbreit has been one of the most respected designers in home decor markets. Come and hear directly from Mary of her unwavering devotion to designing authentic, fresh and relevant designs! Free giveaways!Currently on the Andover website is Mary’s fabric collection “Flutterby” – shipping in June.|
|12:45 – 1:15 pm — Jo Morton — “Traditional, Classic, Timeless — Never Goes Out of Style”These are words that describe Jo’s lines with Andover Fabrics. Preview the newest quilts from Jo, enjoy the inspiration and fun and, of course, door prizes!Currently in shops are Jo’s collections “Alexandria” and “Simple Charm”– Find out more about coming collections of “Sunday Best” shipping in May, “Jo’s Best Friends” shipping in July, and “Toasted” shipping in November.|
|1:20 – 1:50 pm – Gail Kessler — “Options in Style”See the latest Andover collections presented in a multitude of patterns, books and free download opportunities — Learn how to present project options to rev up sales and keep customers returning for more! Free giveaways!Gail’s fabric collection currently in shops – “Dimples” and “Flannel Dimples”|
Market Exhibits Open on Friday — Put on your walking shoes and come see even more in the Andover Booth #1724. You will find us at “Sample Spree” at Tables 27, 38 and 39.