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  • November 27, 2015 Daryl Aitken

    Black Friday

    Hi Sewists. I hope for those of you in the US that you had a good Thanksgiving and are waking up with a full belly (but not too full). For all of us, I hope you have a great Black Friday weekend. Be sure to check out all of the savings opportunities, take your time and get what you really want.

    You have all weekend to take 20% off your order when you use the promo code woohoo.

    We'll be filling orders as fast as we can, but it may take a day or two longer to get everything out.  

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  • October 28, 2015 Daryl Aitken

    Busy October

     Well first we had the Creativ Festival. That was a lot of fun (and  work!).  I loved seeing everyone who came by and talked fabric  and projects with my sisters and I. We had a great three days, and  we were very happy to be taking a lot less home than we brought  so thank you very much!

    Then, I headed to Houston for Quilt Market. It was a kooky weekend. We had torrents of rain, I actually felt a current on the sidewalk the water was so deep. I also had a banging head cold so felt a little bashful about chatting with designers and distributors. I had a delayed departure getting down there so I missed a couple of the "Schoolhouse" designer presentations that I'd hoped to attend, but apart from all of that, it was an inspiring and fun weekend.

     The highlights for me were the Japanese fabrics, there are some terrific goodies making there way here.  I also loved the new Bluebird collection from Cotton + Steel, and together with Alison Glass' Handcrafted Indigo, the world is turning bluer.  Lots of beautiful blues in many collections. I also loved the new Carkai from Carolyn Friedlander, the Ombres from V and Co and a few sparky collections from Cloud 9.I'm back now, and not going anywhere for a few weeks so I can catch up with the rest of my life, put my house back in order, and start thinking about making something (so many ideas, so little time).

    Oh yeah, and Halloween!

    Happy October!!

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  • June 18, 2015 Daryl Aitken

    2015 Summer of Fabric Love

    Hey there, I'm excited to launch the 2015 Summer of Fabric Love at Fabric Spark.

    You may wonder, what is the Summer of Fabric Love and why now in 2015?

    It was an idea I had percolating away in the back of my mind all winter. I have lots of plans for the shop this summer and I wanted to bundle everything into a story for you. We share is enthusiasm for fabric and making things and for most of us, fabric is a very happy place we can go to for inspiration.  

    It's's also a good reflection of my mood these days. I'm pretty excited about everything I saw at Quilt Market and really happy about all of the patterns and fabric coming our way. In addition to the new fabric, I also have a couple of surprises planned so jump on board and check back every week to see what's going on at the Summer of Fabric Love headquarters. Also, be sure to sign up for the newsletter or check the facebook feed or Instagram feed for updates, new fabric news, promotions, and lots of other fun stuff.

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  • May 20, 2015 Daryl Aitken

    Back from Market to lots of new fabric

    After a whirlwind trip to Minneapolis where the fabric world converged for International Quilt Market, I am inspired and excited.
    I saw my friends Leanne from She Can Quilt, whose beautiful quilt is on the cover of Canadian Quilter magazine this month, I met with Krista of the fun Poppyprint blog, she has a new book out (coming soon to Fabric Spark) called Make it Take it. I also met up with a few other fabric store friends who swapped advice, learning and funny experiences with me. And, I met some great new bloggers and industry watchers who are a good source of information, news and great insights.
    But, the main event is always the fabric. I saw
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  • April 13, 2015 Daryl Aitken

    Fabric Spark at Creativ Festival

    It's hard to believe that it's already that time. Spring Creativ Festival is back. If you live in Toronto and want to sew, knit, make a piece of jewellery or take up felting, it's a great place for inspiration, supplies, and a ilttle chat about making ideas work. 

    Buy your ticket online and save $2.00 with the promo code CREATE. The show is on April 24 and 25 at the International Centre and Fabric Spark is in booth 264. We will be happy to see you.

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