Trend-Tex is now offering an online, personal shopping experience

posted Jun 21, 2020, 12:13 AM by Lorna Shapiro

Hello to you all. We’ve arrived at summer and somewhat more freedom in our movements and interactions with others… Many of you have been taking advantage of my new, daily by appointment, studio shopping approach. If you missed my notice about that, I’ve decided that in order to keep everyone safe it is better to have just one person or small shopping group in the studio at a time. So you can now call, text, or email to make an appointment to come by any day of the week. You skip the lines and know that you are not in a crowded shopping environment. I ask that you wear a mask, as will I, so we can keep each other safe.
However, any store can only have a limited selection of fabrics. My local distributor, Trend-tex in Port Coquitlam, has come up with an ingenious shopping offer for the customers of its customers… that means you! Starting Monday June 22 you can shop online for minimum 1M cuts (or more, in quarter meter increments) of all the non-basic lines that Trend-tex carries.  When you check out, you enter the shop identifier of the shop you wish to support, and that shop will receive a portion of the total sale price. Shipping is a flat rate $15 for any purchase up to $149 and free for purchases over that. My shop identifier is QUI132. If you forget that identifier, you can search for my shop identifier at checkout time.
Here’s a bit more that Trend-tex wants you to know about this new service:

We are excited to offer you an opportunity to access the largest selection in Canada of Moda, Hoffman California, RJR, Benartex, Lewis & Irene, Michael Miller and Stof. , whilst still supporting Quilter’s Dream Fabrics. 

TrendTex has been a trusted wholesaler to me for a long time. They’ve supplied Canadian shops for over 40 years and now via this uniquely Canadian program you can access their huge inventory. 

Just go to and when you place your order enter QUI132 at the check out. We want you to know that when you shop for your fabric here, Quilter’s Dream Fabrics receives a portion of all sales, so please use code QUI132 every time you make a purchase!

We deeply appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you soon.

Stay safe and keep quilting!

And before I let you go, I’m including a couple of photos that I think you’ll enjoy. The first is 

A customer, whose name has flown out of my mind, sent me this lovely photo of a strip pieced star quilt that she designed using offcuts from an earlier quilt… It’s so beautiful I thought you should see it. Notice how well she has used the value differences to create movement!

I’d also like you to see a close-up of some detail stitching I’ve added to my Upside/Downside quilt. I learned a lot from Uschi about different stitches, and find that with just a few accent surprises I can make a quilt a lot more interesting to me, and texturally pleasing too!

And finally, here is a photo of some of the Presencia and Stef-Francis perle cottons I’ve got in stock if you want to do some more hand stitching to accent your own quilts!

That’s it! I’ll be interested to hear how you like the experience of shopping the great selection of fabrics that are available at Trend-tex. 

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