Rising Cost of Cotton Fabric

06/02/2011 Claudia 1 min read No Comments

Great Article on the price of Cotton.  Quilters shop now!  My vendors are raising prices asap and even my decorator pillow inserts have gone up as much as 27% this month. Synthetic linings. Smaller buttons. Less Italian fabric. And yes, […]

Wear Red In February – Show Your Colors!

05/02/2011 Claudia 1 min read No Comments

Color sends a powerful message, especially when used in marketing or promoting ideas, products or services.  Be aware that those Crayolas of childhood can be a weapon or a magic wand…predisposing us to accept or reject the messenger. The color […]

Drapery Workrooms in Arizona

22/01/2011 Claudia 1 min read 1 Comment

Arizona Drapery and Home Furnishings Workrooms Rock!  A big Thank You to our Sylvia Rivera and Linda Tully. First Meetup for 2011 – AZ Window Coverings & Professional Workrooms Linda Tully from Custom Coverings in Peoria shared how she got […]

Helser Brothers on Blog Talk Radio

14/01/2011 Claudia 1 min read No Comments

Listen to Karen interviewing Mark and Jay Helser of Hesler Brothers Drapery The two brothers have combined their expertise to manufacture custom drapery hardware the Helser Way! Jay brought his reputation for relentless customer service and his intuitive industry knowledge, […]

Getting Organized on a Budget

11/01/2011 Claudia 1 min read 1 Comment

Getting Organized on a Budget by Linda Griffith, The Organize Option You’re a do-it-yourself kind of person.  You want to get organized. You have the motivation; the energy; the plan . . . but you haven’t the cash. Well, I’m […]

Oregon Ducks or Auburn Tigers?

10/01/2011 Claudia 1 min read No Comments

It is so exciting to see all of the fans from Oregon and Auburn clog up our city streets and restaurants, I just love it and I will admit I’m a University Of Oregon Ducks Fan and I really hope […]

My Dream Sewing Machine

04/12/2010 Claudia 2 min read No Comments

My Dream Sewing Machine a Juki TL98Q by Karen Erickson Just when I thought I’d tried all the sewing machines out there, while teaching at the www.ETACalifornia.com, I fell in love with the TL98Q lockstitch machine shown by www.ocsewing.com, which […]

Specials for Shopping From Home

26/11/2010 Claudia 1 min read No Comments

Heads up on Holiday Shopping Deals this weekend. I’m one to stay at home and shop in my PJ’s, so have another cup of coffee and check out a few of my favorite places to shop for the Holidays. I […]