Hello fabulous fabric lovers!
Can you believe International Spring Quilt Market 2016 is only 4 DAYS AWAY?! The excitement is driving us crazy! Soon we’ll be boarding the plane and heading to Salt Lake City, UT to show off our new Spring/Summer 2016 fabric collections. YAY!
For those of you who are wondering what Quilt Market is all about, here’s the scoop. Quilt Market is a trade show where all of your local quilt shops, fabrics stores, and online retailers have the chance to view and purchase fabrics, threads, and notions for their shops. This trade show happens twice a year, during the fall in Houston, TX and in the Spring (usually in a different city). Since this event is reserved for industry professionals (pattern makers, textile companies, publications, etc.) and shop owners, the show is not open to the public.
It would be so cool if you could come with us! You could help us set up our booth, chat with the designers, and indulge in all kinds of sewing and quilting goodness…but unfortunately we can’t bring you with us. Don’t worry! You can still be part of the fun and you can be at quilt market virtually! (Don’t you love technology?)
The AGF family will be Live from Quilt Market via Facebook Live! What’s this? Well, Facebook has a new feature where you can shoot live video for all of your friends and followers to see. For the whole Quilt Market event we’ll be streaming something different every day. But wait…there’s something even more exciting about all of the live streams. Each day of Quilt Market (except Sample Spree) we’ll be hosting a GIVEAWAY! Two winners will be chosen and will have a chance to win a curated bundle of various AGF prints. How cool is that?
Here’s the schedule:
Thursday | May 19th: We’ll be streaming Sample Spree, an exclusive event that happens the day before Quilt Market begins. At Sample Spree, the show attendants have two hours to purchase as many small bundles of fabrics their arms can hold. It’s utter madness!
Friday | May 20th: This is the first day of Quilt Market and we’ll be streaming a tour of the AGF booth. We’ll give you a closer look at all the new collections and you’ll get to see all the projects we’ve been teasing you about. To enter this giveaway, simply re-post/share our "Watch Us Live" invite that will be shared on Facebook and Instagram with the hashtag #AGFlive.
Saturday | May 21st: You’ll get a chance to meet all of the AGF designers that are presenting their collections! We’ll be having mini interviews with them about their new collections and inspirations. If you would like ask them something, feel free to send in your questions. To enter this day's giveaway, re-post/share our "Meet Our Designers" invite that will be posted on Facebook and Instagram with the hashtag #MeetAGFDesigners.
Sunday | May 22nd: Since we recently rebranded our designers’ thread boxes, we paired up with Aurifil Threads to show you an exclusive tour of their booth. To enter this day's giveaway, re-post/share our "Live From the Aurifil Booth" invite that will be posted on Facebook and Instagram with the hashtag #AurifilforAGF.
To fully enter these giveaways, when re-posting the image you must include #ArtgalleryFabrics, #QuiltMarket, the designated hashtag according to the day, and you must follow us on the social media account where you decide to re-post. You may re-post more than once for multiple entries and feel free to tag any of your friends!
Let the streaming begin!