Time To Clean House At The Blank Quilting Corp.

Hi Blank Quilting Corp. Fans,

It is time to clean house at The Blank Quilting Corp.  What do I mean? I mean that it is time for us to get very aggressive about getting out of all the old fabrics, precuts and closeouts related to the old ownership. Time for the new team to make its mark.  In with the new and out with the old.  As such, the available closeouts are updated on the site with some very generous pricing. Feel free to place your online orders and let me know if you are having any problems whatsoever.  In addition, our sales force is out there looking to move the same closeouts and they are ready to make a deal with you as well.  Feel free to contact them for an appointment.

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While we are talking about the old ownership, I wanted to express to you, the quilt shop customer, that we are not the old Blank.  We are the new and improved Blank under the same capable ownership as Henry Glass Fabrics and Studioe Fabrics.  We do have a plan and we know how to execute it.  We have been busy cleaning up some of the old Blank messes that were created, we are standing behind them and resolving them to each customers’ satisfaction.  Therefore, if you have a lingering, old or new, issue with Blank, that is bothering you please let me know (scott@jaftex.com).  I aim to please and make sure our customers come back for more.  I promise that I will fix any problem that is brought to my attention and you will leave happy!

That all being said, I want to ask you one favor.  Please, please, pretty please, don’t hold our reps responsible for old problems with the old Blank or a previous rep.  Please give the sales force another chance to see you if you have not been granting them visits.  In addition, please don’t hold a grudge against the company either.  I am asking if you would give us a fresh start…one chance to show you that things are getting better every day and before you know it the company will be running on all cylinders and will be a force to with reckoned with.  At this time, Blank has been under new ownership for about 8 months and we have made great progress getting things back in order.  Upon the purchase, we figured it would be about a year to right this ship.  I would say that we are right on target for full steam ahead this summer. Make sure not to miss the boat.

So how about giving us one more chance to redeem ourselves? Everyone deserves a second chance in life.

Thank you so much for your time and consideration.

Regards,
Scott Fortunoff
Blank Quilting Corp. President

Scott’s Snapshots 3.27.15


Scott's Snapshots
Scott’s
Snapshot is a weekly series to give a behind the scenes look into the lives of Scott and those that work for Blank Quilting Corp.

“Last week I had the great pleasure of meeting for the first time and working with sales rep extraordinaire, Lisa Sauer.  We worked with the lovely owners, Claire Neff and sister Betty Aberson, of the adorable Village Quilts in Canfield, Ohio.  It was a great day especially when we went out to the parking lot and Lisa busted out her most recent quilt. Here’s what she had to say about it:

‘The inspiration was a workshop with Jan Krentz, a nationally known teacher and author. She was in Pittsburgh last spring teaching at several guilds and at a shop called Quilters Corner. This class was Asymmetrical Hunters Star. The book it came from is Hunters Star Quilts Beyond.
I like combining as many fabrics as I can manage!
The quilt is entered in a local show that starts tomorrow. It is such a thrill to see your quilt hanging!’

Blank Sales Rep

Blank Strips Giveaway

 

Congratulations Nancy Donovan  for winning the giveaway! This week we are giving away another 20 piece 2.5″ strips bundle of the Crushed collection to one lucky winner!  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. We will announce the winner on our Facebook page next Monday. Good luck and don’t forget to tell your friends!

*Contest ends March 30th at 8:00 am EST. Open to US residents only.*

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Tales Of A Fourth Generation Textile Executive: Food And/Or Fabric?

If you aren’t familiar with my Tales Of A Fourth Generation Textile Executive blog, that is the blog that I write for the Studioe Fabrics website.  You should go check it out when you have a moment. I am going to bring the Tales Of A Fourth Generation blog series to the Blank Quilting Corp. website too.  The plan is for me to write a bi-weekly blog called Food or Fabric?  Fabric being the obvious, but that is particularly for when I am short on food blogs.  As for food, I wanted to start writing about the restaurants and places that I eat at when I am on the road. Essentially, this is my abridged version of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Guy Fieri, eat your heart out!

To be honest with you, I am an avid Food Channel watcher and I like to consider myself to be a foodie as well. So today I am going to discuss a restaurant that I recently visited in Greenville, South Carolina.  The restaurant is called Bacon Bros. Public House at 3620 Pelham Road. (View the full menu here.) Let me start off by commenting on the great name. Anything with bacon has been very hot of late from bacon cupcakes to bacon ice cream and everything in between. So good job on the name.  We should probably introduce a bacon fabric line.  Wouldn’t that be delish (sic)?

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Rather than bore you about all the cool bacon related decor, the crowd, the menu, the location, etc., I plan to focus on one thing…THE PULLED PORK GRILLED CHEESE made with pepper jack, cheddar, mozzarella, pickled jalapeño and mustard Q.  That was the description I pulled right from the menu and it sure did this grilled cheese no justice. This sandwich brought me back to my college days.  It reminded me of those late night grilled cheese sandwiches made on those portable grilled cheese machines.  Those sandwiches were so yummy after a late night out.  This sandwich did go perfectly with a nice local tap beer.

Anyway, this sandwich was so unbelievable that I couldn’t keep my hands steady to get you a focused photo, but I think you can get the drift.  As you can see from the photo, the rye bread was nicely browned and I am sure that we can thank butter for that beautiful coloring. There were some scrumptious and crunchy hardened pieces of pepper jack, cheddar and mozzarella cheese as well. The star of the show was the pulled pork which was some of the best that I have had and it melded perfectly with the special mustard Q. Truly a great sandwich and a fun night for me.  Being on the road isn’t always so bad after all.

So here are a couple of side notes from my Bacon Bros. experience:

1.  My biggest mistake of the night was that I decided to go halfsies on two sandwiches with my friend.  As such, I only ended up with half of this most amazing sandwich ever.  You can be sure there will be no sharing next time and I might have to even go back for seconds.

2.  After talking to the waiter, I learned that this restaurant brings in (Vegans, Vegetarians, etc…close your ears) two local pigs a week. Check out all the photos that I took of the meat locker.  Kind of cool, but kind of gross too.
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3.  I bought Bacon Bros. t-shirts for myself and my two boys.
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4.  On this particular trip, thanks to the lovely weather in New York, I got stuck in South Carolina for an extra night. No, I did not go back to Bacon Bros. as I should have!  Anyway, I was a little short on clothes, as I always pack light for work travel.  So on the extra day of the trip I was forced to wear my Bacon Bros. t-shirt.  It worked out great, but for the fact that I stunk like a BBQ and I couldn’t stop day dreaming about the PULLED PORK GRILLED CHEESE.  I’ll be back Bacon Bros.!

If you ever make it out to Greenville, Bacon Bros. and the pulled pork grilled cheese are both worth a visit.

What do you think of this new blog format? Have you ever been to Bacon Bros.?  Have you ever had a pulled pork grilled cheese?

Finally, I will start to let you know where I plan to travel to next so perhaps you can give me some suggestions on places I should try out. Next stop Salt Lake City Utah and Phoenix Arizona!  Suggestions please.

Cheers!
Scott Fortunoff
Blank Quilting Corp. President

Scott’s Snapshots 3.20.15


Scott's Snapshots
Scott’s
Snapshot is a weekly series to give a behind the scenes look into the lives of Scott and those that work for Blank Quilting Corp.“This is a tease for my next blog where I plan to start doing my own type of on the road restaurant review.   This is a picture of a pulled pork grilled cheese from the Bacon Brothers Public House in Greenville South Carolina. Giddy-yup!.”burger

20 Strip Piece Bundle Giveaway

 

Congratulations Sandra Timmons for winning the Cruhsed giveaway! This week we are giving away a 20 piece 2.5″ strips bundle of the Crushed collection to one lucky winner!  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. We will announce the winner on our Facebook page next Monday. Good luck and don’t forget to tell your friends!

*Contest ends March 23rd at 8:00 am EST. Open to US residents only.*

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Scott’s Snapshop 3.13.15


Scott's Snapshots
Scott’s
Snapshot is a weekly series to give a behind the scenes look into the lives of Scott and those that work for Blank Quilting Corp.“This is where I go to get breakfast every morning. Cafe 37.  They toast a wicked bagel and can scramble eggs very well.”Scott's Snapshot“Below is a photo of the entrance to our offices in New York City. We are located at 49 West 37th street on the 14th and 6th floors.  We have been in these offices for about 11 years.”Scott's Snapshot

“The plaque for our building.”

Scott's Snapshot

“This is the sign inside our building that tells you what floors we are on.  You see all the Fortunoff’s.  That’s my family.”

Scott's Snapshot

Crushed Strips Giveaway

 

Congratulations Janie McCombs for winning the second Rock Candy giveaway! This week we are giving away a 40 piece 2.5″ strips bundle of the Crushed collection to one lucky winner!  To enter this giveaway, all you must do is comment this post telling us what you would make with this fabric. If you like Blank Quilting on Facebook, you will find other chances to enter to win.  We will announce the winner on our Facebook page next Monday. Good luck and don’t forget to tell your friends!

*Contest ends March 16th at 8:00 am EST. Open to US residents only.*

 

 

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March 3rd Giveaway

 

Congratulations Joyce Carter for winning our Rock Candy giveaway! This week are giving away two more 18 x 21 quarter cut bundles to one lucky winner!  To enter this giveaway, all you must do is comment this post telling us what you would make with this fabric. If you like Blank Quilting on Facebook, you might find other chances to enter to win.  We will announce the winner on our Facebook page next Monday. Good luck and don’t forget to tell your friends!

*Contest ends March 9th at 8:00 am EST. Open to US residents only.*

 

 

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Rock Candy Giveaway

 

Exciting news!  We are giving away two 18 x 21 quarter cut bundles of our discontinued Rock Candy line to one lucky winner!  To enter this giveaway, all you must do is comment this post telling us what you would make with this fabric. If you like Blank Quilting on Facebook, you might find other chances to enter to win.  We will announce the winner on our Facebook page next Monday. Good luck and don’t forget to tell your friends!

*Contest ends March 2nd at 8:00 am EST. Open to US residents only.*

 

Rock Candy

 

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