Northcott at Burkholders

 
I'm a big fan of Northcott Fabrics. The company makes Stonehenge, Artisan Spirit, Shimmer, ColorWorks and many other gorgeous collections. When Burkholders fabric shop invited quilters to attend an event to see the new fabrics coming out, my friend Cheryl Lynch and I jumped at the chance.
 
 
Isn't this Baby Zoom Submarine collection cute. I really need another grandchild! What had me drooling is the 48 new colorways coming in Stonehenge and ColorWorks. Northcott describes their fabrics as “cottons that feel like silk.” The fabric is beautifully made with a finer thread and higher thread count than some quilting cottons. I favor the ColorWorks solids over the Kona cotton for this reason.
Northcott fabrics can be hard to find. I admit it, I want every single color in the ColorWorks line! They work so well for my Quilting in Layers technique. I took this problem up with the representatives. Northcott made a decision to sell only to quilt shops. You will not find their fabric in any chain stores. All the pre-cut fabrics– Chips, Stips and Rolls, are cut by a private contractor, “Vinny” on Long Island, so no skimpy pieces.
 
 
It was a fun and informative program, topped off with a light lunch and swag! Cheryl even won a door prize.
 
We also were invited to preorder the new fabrics and quilt kits and any purchase of Northcott fabrics at Burholders was 20% off. I took full advantage of that! As well as a second helping of the delicious cookies…
 
 

 


Back to gallery

Comments

  1. it was a fun day!