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Alex Anderson will be Guest of Honor at AccuQuilt’s 3rd Annual Barn Quilt Unveiling Event
The public is invited to AccuQuilt’s first-ever celebration of quilts at its new Omaha, Neb. headquarters. Festivities include free tours and sewing projects sponsored by American Patchwork & Quilting magazine and the American Heart Association.
“We are as proud as can be to make Omaha our hometown, and we are anxious to meet all of our new neighbors, especially those who share our passion for quilting, a truly American art form,” said Steve Nabity, AccuQuilt’s chief energizing officer. “We also are proud of our two winners. It will be a true honor to welcome Alex Anderson and quilting enthusiasts from across the U.S. and Canada as we unveil large versions of the winning designs on the outside and inside of the new building. It’s going to be a lot of fun for everyone, and it will be a great beginning to our life and work in Omaha as Nebraska ambassadors of quilting.”
According to Nabity, a 17-foot rendition of the grand prize winner’s design will be displayed outside of the new headquarters. A 5-foot version of the runner up quilt design will be hung inside the building where it will be viewed by thousands of guests annually. In addition to the distribution facility where AccuQuilt® Fabric Cutters are shipped across the U.S. and internationally, the new headquarters building contains a quilt gallery to show off traveling quilt collections. The first exhibit will showcase 12 Alex Anderson quilts and is called ‘Alex Anderson – Through the Years’. The new headquarters also includes a state-of-the-
Anderson has become a regular supporter and promoter of AccuQuilt’s products, the AccuQuilt GO! Baby® Fabric Cutter, GO!® Fabric Cutter, and Studio™ Fabric Cutter. The three cutters have been called the most revolutionary advancements in quilting since the rotary cutter.
“I love, love, love AccuQuilt!” said Alex Anderson. “AccuQuilt is known in the industry for the quality of its fabric cutting products, as well as its commitment to the quilting and sewing industry. It will be an honor to be present at this important event.” Anderson, best known as host of the HGTV show “Simply Quilts,” is author of 30 quilting books in four languages, selling nearly a million copies worldwide. She is a national spokeswoman for Bernina of America, and designer of her own line of fabrics with P&B Textiles and a line of threads with Superior Threads. She also is a founding partner of TheQuiltShow.com and The Quilt Life Magazine with Ricky Tims, musician and celebrity quilter. Anderson and Tims have been official AccuQuilt promotional partners since 2009. Read more about Anderson and her work at http://www.alexandersonquilts.com.
To learn more about the AccuQuilt barn quilt unveiling event and retreats, visit http://www.accuquilt.com/
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Headquartered in Omaha, Neb., AccuQuilt offers quilters, fabric crafters and retailers a premiere line of fabric cutters, dies, quilting patterns and other quilt and fabric cutting solutions that help quilters quickly and accurately cut shapes for quilting and fabric crafts. AccuQuilt also offers quilters a wide variety of rich educational resources to enhance their quilting experiences. Cutting with AccuQuilt® cutters is a natural evolution of fabric cutting methods. “First scissors…then rotary…finally…