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    Jaftex - Free Spirit gift

    Imagine my surprise when a week or two ago Scott Fortunoff, the CEO of Jaftex, posted on Facebook that he wanted my address and the addresses of 2 other women. He wanted to send each of us a thank you gift for participating in a blog post he made several months ago. He was asking what retailers could do to encourage and support their customers.

    I sent him my address and on Thursday came home to a parcel on my porch. In it was a beautiful bundle of Morris and Co FQ. The fabrics are beautiful and now I have 29 to put into a quilt.

    It is a very generous gift.

    I have found his posts on Facebook to be very interesting and they give a different perspective on the quilting industry.

    I am in no way affiliated with him or his company, just a happy quilter who got an unexpected gift.
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    Congratulations! I adore Scott Fortunoff and his musings online. I believe he's really trying to keep the LQS alive with all of his encouraging challenges. He came with Kaffe & Brandon to our area last year and I found him to be as entertaining as the other two Also, he was quite generous with giveaways at the event - each of us (100's) left with a Tula Pink FQ bundle.
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    , very lucky, never heard of him.
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    Posted this on Facebook, eh? Sure surprised you got anything but trouble out of that!

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    That's wonderful, Tothill! Very generous!

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    I haven’t heard of him. I wonder if he is related to the Fortunoff’s who had wonderful stores in NYC, Westbury and Wayne! NJ. I was heartbroken when they closed.
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    I've followed him on Facebook since they bought the Kaffe an Tula lines when the previous company went under. Scott seems to have a great sense of humor but he takes his job seriously. He explains the supplier/wholesaler side of the business, and asks for customer's opinions on ideas to keep local quilt shops alive. I'm very impressed with his charity work also. He gives away sewing machines to people who have faced tragedy and do not have a machine. I'm not affiliated with him either, but I enjoy his postings.

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    That must have been a wonderful surprise for you.

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    What a wonderful and generous surprise!

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    wow, congrats! i try to go on face book, but all i get is some people from high school on their soap box about politics or religion.
    how do i get to quilting stuff?
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by illinois View Post
    Posted this on Facebook, eh? Sure surprised you got anything but trouble out of that!
    I am not sure what you are referring to Illinois.?

    Scott is the CEO of a company that supplies a number of lines of quilting cotton to shops in North America and beyond. I choose to follow his Facebook page as well as subscribe to his blog. I am interested in what he has to say, the charity work he does and the quilting industry from a wholesale perspective. The videos he posts of how fabric gets from rolls on to bolts, how are precuts are bundled all give an interesting insight into the industry.

    I feel it was incredibly generous of him to send me the FQ bundle as a thank you for participating in the comments on his blog.
    Attending University. I will graduate a year after my son and year before my daughter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lynnie View Post
    wow, congrats! i try to go on face book, but all i get is some people from high school on their soap box about politics or religion.
    how do i get to quilting stuff?
    I follow different quilting stars, quilt shops, fabric lines etc. I follow about 6 local quilt shops, Tula Pink, Kaffe, Philip Jacobs, Missouri Star, Angela Walters, Karlee Porter, Just Get it Done Quilts and more. There is always something interesting on my feed. I belong to a variety of Long Arm groups and more.

    I ignore political or religious posts, unless they are outright lies. We just had a federal election and a friend reposted something that had 10 points of which 7 were complete falsehoods. There were on a topic in which I have some expertise and I posted 'corrections' for the incorrect material. My friend took down the post when she realized it was propaganda.
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    Jafftex Fabric lines....Henry Glass, Free Spirit, Blank Quilting, AE Nathan, Studio e, Fabric Editions....

    Family owned for 88 years...based in New York.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lynnie View Post
    wow, congrats! i try to go on face book, but all i get is some people from high school on their soap box about politics or religion.
    how do i get to quilting stuff?
    Do a search on Facebook.....on the top of the page.

    Search quilting, sewing rooms, your fave pattern brands , fabric lines, machine brands, long arm, etc. there are tons of groups....just “apply” for membership....it is free...just keeps the group free from trolls and there are administrators to control “off topic” posts. Quilting Board is on FB too. Enjoy!

    I “unfollow” people. On my personal FB page if they become obnoxious...I “unfriend” some too.....all done privately..I unfriended a guild member when one of her friends ripped me multiple times on one political post . A stranger to me! Yes, quild member knows I unfriended her......in hindsight I should have unfollowed her but no big loss imho. I steer clear of politics for the most part.
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    How exciting!! You have to be thrilled with this surprise. What a great gift especially this time of the year! I would be wrapping it up and putting in with all the holiday gifts. You will be more thrilled when you open it Christmas only because you may have forgotten it by then and be doubly thrilled!

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    Wow! Well deserved Tothill--can't wait to see what you make. I heard Scott speak at a LQS about a year ago--very interesting information on how the fabric industry works, etc. I also follow him on FB.

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    Thank you, Tothill. I’ll check him out on FB.

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