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Checker Open House

The It’s Sew Emma team recently took a trip to Ohio for the Checker Open House for our very first show! Each year, the lovely people at Checker Distributors open up their warehouse to stores and invite certain pattern and notions companies to show off their stuff. We were really honored to be one of the invited vendors this year, and they really rolled out the red carpet for us. We had so much fun chatting with other pattern companies, meeting store owners and promoting our very favorite quilt patterns! We also got to show off the new Quilty Fun book by Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet, which will be here before you know it! (Pre-order your copy here.) We wanted to share some photos, so keep reading for scenes from Checker Open House!

The bare It’s Sew Emma booth. Our blank canvas!
The finished It’s Sew Emma booth.  Bright and cheerful, just how we like it!
Bustling activity in the Checker warehouse.
Kimberly and Jocelyn manning the booth.
Kimberly and Sarah showing off the Quilty Fun post cards.
Gudrun of GE Designs manning her booth!

Violette Field Threads, our awesome booth neighbor! We had so much fun getting to know Ericka!

Our other booth neighbor, Karen Kay Buckley! Our booth neighbors are so talented and inspiring! 
Rows of booths at Checker Open House.
Quilty Fun and other It’s Sew Emma projects.

Thank you to everyone at Checker for the opportunity to talk with quilt shops! We certainly had a blast. And to see more photos, head to the It’s Sew Emma Facebook page!


  1. I like the fabric in the Quilt hanging on the left side of the white stand in the bottom photograph.What fabric is it and what is the name of the quilt it is in?