November 3, 2015

Girl Charlee Fabrics Knitty News :: BOLT at Quilt Market

Fall International Quilt Market sadly went all to fast, but as it was the first time as an exhibitor it really was such an incredible experience for all of us. BOLT by Girl Charlee, our new wholesale only line of cotton spandex knit fabrics, has been about a year in the making and we were very excited to officially launch at Quilt Market.  We received such a positive response from so many retailers and attendees.  Below are some of the many highlights of our trip to Houston. Enjoy!

After building the booth all day on Friday, it was time for Sample Spree! Sample Spree is your opportunity to shop from some of the newest collections at a discounted price. At tables 27-28, we offered fabrics from all three BOLT collections and customers were excited to be able to purchase these gorgeous knit fabrics. 
The wait to get into Sample Spree started two hours before the doors even opened!  Shoppers get a map and know exactly where they want to hit as soon as the doors open.  The energy is incredible!
After months of planning and construction our Booth #1016 was a hit!  Everything thankfully arrived undamaged, and then came together quickly, and looked exactly as we planned. Pictured is Girl Charlee founder Heather Peterson rocking her Pure Vintage Fox Dress in the booth.

The booth had so much fun stuff made out of BOLT fabric collections. Jolly Holiday, for example, featured some hats from Carla Hegemen Crim and a lovely stuffed Lyle Lion from Lucy Blaire. We also had so many lovely children's items made for the booth from bloggers and pattern makers Sew Can She, MADE, See Kate Sew, Delia Creates, Lucy Blaire, LilyGiggle, Too Sweets, and Sew Much Ado.  Thank you all!
We were so excited to win the Best New Exhibitor Booth Award!  Heather is wearing our Pure Vintage Mustard Dot and Vintage Floral, sewn up by See Kate Sew & MADE.
We gave away, to many lucky winners, books and patterns donated by our sponsors, and we held a stop by the booth and take your picture to enter to win a $100 Gift Card to Girl Charlee, won by Jessica of Giggle Berry! Thank you to everyone who stopped by and snapped a picture at the Girl Charlee booth over the weekend. This giveaway was a ton of fun!
A big thank you to all the hard working Quilt Market organizers and volunteers for making this event come to life. We are beyond thrilled to have met so many wonderful people and we look forward to seeing BOLT fabrics in global retailers soon. If you want to see BOLT in your local fabric store, be sure and tell the store owner on your next visit to go to

Happy sewing!
~ Heather & The Girl Charlee Team

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