Sunday, September 20, 2015

Scrap Quilt Challenge-Sponsor Spotlight-Martingale-That Patchwork Place

Today we are celebrating a new sponsor of the Scrap Quilt Challenge, Martingale & Company/That Patchwork Place.
They have generously donated these 5 books to our Challenge quilters!  Isn't this just a picture of scrappy heaven?

So, a little about Martingale:
Celebrating 36 successful years in business, Martingale is an industry-leading publisher of quilt, knit, crochet, and craft books by top authors. Since our founding in 1976 by Dan and Nancy J. Martin, we've sold more than 21 million books worldwide.
For the first 20 years, our focus was entirely on quilting, and we were known as That Patchwork Place®. In 1996, we broadened our scope to include knitting, crochet, and other crafts. To reflect this broadened emphasis, we adopted the name Martingale & Company. Over the years, the name Martingale has become synonymous with outstanding craft books, so in 2012 we simplified our name to Martingale. We also celebrated our successful brand by updating our logos. That Patchwork Place remains an imprint of Martingale.
To ensure the continuation of their successful business, the Martins chose to sell the company to their employees. In 2007, Martingale became 100% employee-owned. Thriving under the leadership of Jennifer Keltner, who took the helm as Publisher and Chief Visionary Officer in April 2014, Martingale is staffed with enthusiastic people dedicated to their crafts and to the corporate mission: providing quality products and service to inspire creativity. (On the personal side, 80% of staff members quilt, sew, or craft during off-work hours.)
Martingale is very helpful to your local quilt shop too.  They keep in constant contact with us on new releases and quilting trends. Working with their authors, they allow shops to borrow quilts for a short time from the author & host trunk shows.

This summer we hosted 3 month-long trunk shows of Vintage Vibe and were able to show our customers 12 of the projects from this fantastic book by Amber Johnson.  {Amber is our October Scrap Quilt Challenge Featured Designer, by the way.  You'll want to make sure to pop back over on October 1st for her scrap block tute!}

Big Thank YOU to Martingale for supporting the craft industry for nearly 4 decades by inspiring us all to find our creative outlet.  We also thank them for supporting the 5th Scrap Quilt Challenge!

If you are new to the Scrap Quilt Challenge & want more info, check out all the details on our website:  http://www.fabricsnquilts.com/scrapquiltchallenge/

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