Scott’s Snapshots 7.31.15

I recently ran in to Mark Hordyszynski who created the Crystalline line for The Blank Quilting Corp. and he had this awesome embroidered t-shirt.  I love the way he used the Crystalline fabric to create the exotic cocktail.  Such great detail!  Don’t you love it?  Make sure to check this fabric out as it is so cool and fun.  We like it so much that we are working on adding more colors.

Scott’s Stories: Life Is Too Short To Hold On To GRUDGES!

We are nearing in on a year since my family purchased The Blank Quilting Corp.   With a year behind us and a year away from the old Blank ownership, I am still surprised and saddened when the sales reps tell me that customers won’t see them because of something that happened under the old ownership.  How about letting the grudges go and starting fresh?  A second chance?  It could be a great summer’s resolution…pretty please.
What could the old Blank have done that was so bad?  That is a rhetorical question so please don’t answer it, but I presume that they did something that irritated you and perhaps it caused you a business set back or even a loss.  Ok, I understand that that can be frustrating.  Right here and right now I am going to apologize for them and anything they did that hurt you. I am also going to apologize for anything that we did that extended or dragged on the old problems from the prior owners.  I am also going to apologize for any mistakes we made in handling your business during the transition of the change of ownership and I am even going to apologize for anything that we have done recently.  So here I go, on behalf of The new & old Blank Quilting Corp., I am sorry, so very sorry to have wronged you…seriously.  Do you accept my apology?  I hope so.   If not, can you please call me and I promise to make things right….whatever that takes.  800-294-9495 x218, leave a message if I don’t answer and I promise to call you back.  We want you as our partner again and I will go through great lengths to make that happen.  I take this all very seriously and sometimes even personally.  So let’s just clear the air and put this all behind us because life is too short to hold grudges. 

As I have said several times before, there is nothing I want more than for our quilt shops to be successful.  With that in mind, this long lasting grudge is keeping you from getting in on all the new products being delivered by the new and much improved Blank.  The buzz is building and Blank is becoming a force to be reckoned with.   The truth is that if you are mad at the old Blank, you should be happy that there are new owners.  I am just asking for one more chance.  Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.  I hope to be able to consider you a partner again soon.


Serious Scott

 

Yellow Strips Color Story Giveaway

 

Congratulations Cecilia Buckholz on winning the Teal Ribbon bundle giveaway! This week Blank is giving away a 20 piece 2.5″ strips bundle to one lucky winner! You all seem to be a favorite of our color story bundles, so we’re going to give away another bundle of yellow strips.  To enter to win, all you have to do is comment this post.  You can also comment on any link of this post on our Facebook page for an extra entry. The winner will be announced on Blank’s Facebook page Wednesday, July 29. Good luck and don’t forget to tell your friends!

*Contest ends July 29th at 8:00 am EST. Open to US residents only.*

 
Yellow color story

 

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Scott’s Snapshots 7.10.15 A Little Taste Of New York City In Summer


Welcome to the Broadway French Market on Broadway between 35th and 36th Street in Manhattan, right around the corner from our offices.  This market is open about 3 days a week and is a great place to pick up some healthy and fresh fruits on my way from Penn Station to the office.  Today I picked up some blueberries and they were quite delicious. Just another great feature of the city that never sleeps.  Have a nice weekend.

Scott’s Stories: Food + Fabric, Recapping Spring Quilt Market Trends



Unfortunately or fortunately, depending on how you want to look at it, I have not been spending that much time on the road which is typical for the summer months.  Hence, I have not had the opportunity to review any new restaurants while on the road.  Therefore, I must go to my usual plan B which is some discussion of fabric.   So here goes.

I recently received the eInsider report where market trends were discussed in detail. I gleaned two things from this report:

1.  Designers are loving cats and the color purple.  I just realized when I wrote that last sentence that Cats was a great Broadway show and The Color Purple was a great movie with Oprah.  Hmmm….I digress…sorry.


2. I was a little disappointed with the eInsider report because it only shows love for the top name fabric suppliers.  Instead of spreading the love and talking about a nice variety of fabric suppliers, it focused on all the same ones: R. Kaufman, M. Miller, F. Spirit & Moda, of course. These are all very well respected companies don’t get me wrong.  I just wonder if the eInsider is ignoring all the little guys out there.  Ah-hem, like Blank, Studioe & Henry Glass.  Or maybe you have another interpretation. What do you think?  I think the eInsider needs to work a little harder to spread the love and talk about more suppliers as opposed to multiple blurbs about the same suppliers over and over again.    

Check out the eInsider newsletter
 on their Market Trends page. 
 
That all being said, since the eInsider isn’t going to tell you about any of the Blank lines, I will just have to do it myself.  So as far as purple goes, we have a new line called Legacy which is a 16 sku line that ships in January. This line is absolutely gorgeous if I couldn’t say so myself. With such an abundance of shades of purple, we too can be part of this great purple trend that was identified by the eInsider.  Go Blank Quilting Corp!  Check out this beautiful floral below!  
NoneIf that isn’t enough for you, The Blank Quilting Corp., has a line called Bonita.  For all of those Spanish speakers out there, it is certainly bonita which means beautiful or pretty in Spanish.  This line has been out for a little bit now, but it is comprised of 14 skus and ships in August. This line also has various shades of purple florals with birds, leaves and geometrics.  The other color combination for this line contains different shades of blue.  Look at all the purple!  OMG!  The people at eInsider must have been looking at their iphones when they passed our booth.  
NoneWhat about the cats?  We didn’t have any cat lines for this market, but we do have one cat line that comes to mind which is very cool and abstract.  It is called Pawsome Cats and it is shipping right now.  It really should be called Awesome Cats.  It reminds me of how Picasso would depict a cat.  
NoneI am really glad I was able to get that off my chest.  Hope you enjoyed the Inside Scoop from Scott of The Blank Quilting Corp.  I am just saying!  Just remember this:  one day the little guy turns in to the big guy and the little guy never forgets who didn’t give respect on the way up to the higher echelons.  

Happy summer!  May cats, purple rainbows and the little guy fill your days and nights.

Scott     

Teal Ribbon Giveaway

 

Congratulations Pauline Gudas for winning the Beach Party Giveaway! This week, one lucky winner is going to win a bundle of one of Blank Quilting’s most wonderful collections. The winner will receive a five piece bundle of our beautiful Teal Ribbon collection for Ovarian Cancer.  To enter to win, all you have to do is comment this post. You can also comment on any link of this post on our Facebook page for an extra entry. Good luck and don’t forget to tell your friends!

*Contest ends July 15th at 8:00 am EST. Open to US residents only.*

 

 

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Scott’s Snapshots 7.3.15




Last week I showed you and defined a haboob which is just an amazing natural wonder.  Today, I am going to show you another amazing natural wonder.  This is a fire rainbow.  All I can say is WOW!  This is not a fire or a rainbow, but rather “an ice halo formed by hexagonal, plate shaped ice crystals in high level cirrus clouds.  The halo is so large that the arc appears parallel to the horizon” and is thus technically called a circumhorizontal arc.  I would love to see one of these in person.  Have you ever seen one?  Maybe this could make a great new fabric line.  Stay tuned.  Have a great July 4th Weekend!  

Blank Blog Bonanza: Monthly Special For July 2015: Free Freight On At Once Orders


Hey Blank Quilting Fans,

The reaction to the first of the Blank Blog Bonanzas was overwhelming, so we will continue on with this exciting new promo.  (I would love to hear your unique bonanza ideas in the comments). This one is going to be called Free Freight On At Once Orders.  All you West Coasters are going to especially like this one. Here are the details:


In order to meet the requirements of this bonanza, customers must buy a minimum of 8 bolts from any of the following lines for an at once delivery only:

You can mix and match your orders however you would like, but the orders must ship in July for the Free Freight On At Once Orders to apply or as soon as we can get them shipped out of the warehouse. This promo applies to in-stock items only.  So place your order as soon as possible as some stock is limited. You will get free freight even if we are out of one or two of the skus as long as the order is in good faith for 8 bolts of skus from the list of lines above. All of these orders will be considered ship and cancel i.e. no back orders whatsoever.  

To those of you who recently placed at once orders prior to July, thank you very much for your business, but we are very sorry that the special can only apply to orders taken in July.  Please note that the June special is officially over.  We hope you continue to take advantage of the new monthly specials.  Thank you for your continued business and partnership with the Blank Quilting Corp.

To take advantage of this special offer:

If you aren’t registered to buy off the website, you should go through that process as it doesn’t take very long and once you are all set, ordering is really easy. Keep in mind that all the reps will have a bunch of new lines starting July 15, so make sure you ask to see those too.

To Free Freight!  Cheers!

Your Blank Quilting Sales Team