Sewing Seeds Selected as Featured Shop in Better Homes and Gardens Quilt Sampler Magazine

We are proud to announce that we have been selected as one of the 10 featured shops across the United States for the Spring/Summer 2015 issue of Quilt Sampler magazine!

This 20th Anniversary Issue will be on-sale beginning May 5, 2015. 

Better Homes and Gardens Quilt SamplerWe are extremely honored and humbled to be recognized in this way!  The seeds have been planted and the roots have grown firm.  With confidence we believe growth will continue and blossoms will abound!  We are three women with diverse strengths and talents.  We share one dream, cultivate new skills, create lasting friendships and form a social element beyond words here at Sewing Seeds Quilt Company.   Together with our staff, we promise you – our valued customers and friends – that we will strive to meet your needs and surpass your expectations in the years to come.

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Please find the official press release from Better Homes and Gardens Quilt Sampler magazine below!

Local Quilt Shop Featured in Better Homes and Gardens® Quilt Sampler® Magazine

Better Homes and Gardens Quilt Sampler MagazineDES MOINES, IA – Sewing Seeds Quilt Co., a quilt shop in New Ulm, Minnesota, has been chosen as one of the 10 featured shops across the United States for the Spring/Summer 2015 issue of Quilt Sampler® magazine, published by Better Homes and Gardens.

Quilt Sampler, published twice a year, has been profiling North America’s top quilt shops for the past 20 years.  Quilt shops submit a detailed application on their history, business promotions, charitable work, teaching schedules and design philosophies. A panel of quilt experts led by Linda Augsburg, editorial content chief of American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine, narrows down the applications to 10 featured shops for each issue. The names of the selected shops are kept secret until January 2, 2015 and the shops are officially unveiled at spring International Quilt Market.

Competition to be included in Quilt Sampler is keen. Nearly 3,000 quilt shops are eligible to apply for this year’s honor. Sewing Seeds Quilt Co and the other 9 shops chosen were photographed and interviewed by a team from Quilt Sampler, and a multi‐page profile of the shop will appear in the issue, which will be available on newsstands on May 5, 2015. Employees of each quilt shop also design an original quilt for the magazine, and the full‐sized pattern for the quilt appears in the issue of Quilt Sampler.

Quilt Sampler has proven to be a huge success, and early, out‐of‐print issues are collector’s items. Chosen
shops are inundated with visitors and requests for the shop’s quilt patterns and fabrics. Quilters are known to try and visit all the shops in each issue, getting the signature of each shop owner in their copy of the issue. This issue will also have a special feature to celebrate the 20th year of Quilt Sampler.

The art of quilting has changed dramatically since the days of quilting bees in church basements, with quilting enjoying a major renaissance across the country. A Quilting Consumer Insights study, completed in 2011 by American Patchwork & Quilting magazine, reports that the U.S. quilting market is comprised of 4.2 million avid quilters. Further research shows that readers of American Patchwork & Quilting spend an average of $1,165 per year on quilting supplies and complete nearly 11 projects per year. This group is overwhelmingly female, well educated, affluent, and have been quilting for almost eight years.

For additional information on Quilt Sampler, or for an interview with American Patchwork & Quilting editorial content chief Linda Augsburg, contact Lori Eggers at Better Homes and Gardens Crafts Group at 515/284‐2874 or at lori.eggers@meredith.com.

Printable Press Release (PDF)

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