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TNNA Preview Promenade

The National NeedleArts Association Trade Show - Winter 2007

A special preview of what and where to look for Jackie E-S and HeartStrings knitting patterns at the upcoming Needlearts Trade Show in San Diego.

HeartStrings Exhibitors Teacher Display Silent Auction Appointments

The TNNA Winter Trade Show is just around the corner! I've got my calendar marked for January 13 - 15, 2007 at the San Diego Convention Center. The 2007 winter show is earlier in January than usual, so it has me juggling holiday activities with show prep.

My count-down of days remaining before heading out to California has already begun. Meantime, I am working through the holidays to complete new designs for the January release that will be unveiled at the show. There are more lovely lace stole and shawl patterns in the works that I think will delight you and your customers. Without giving away too much, I'll try to sneak in a little bit about these on my new Taking Time to Smell the Roses blog as we get nearer the show.

HeartStrings Exhibitors - Full-line catalogs and sample models

HeartStrings Knitting Patterns Sample Catalog

HeartStrings will again be represented at the TNNA Show by my wonderful distributors. Mark your floor plan to be sure to take advantage of the full-line catalogs available for convenient viewing of all pattern covers, as well as seeing first-hand the featured sample models of HeartStrings patterns.

The full line of HeartStrings knitting patterns and The Sock Journal will be available for viewing and ordering at these booths —
  • Lorna's Laces: 1223 (Full line)
  • How 2 Books:  1646 (Full line)
  • Unicorn Books: 244 (The Sock Journal only)
In addition to sample models of HeartStrings patterns on display at the Lorna's Laces booths, there will also be selected sample models at
  • Brown Sheep: 1812
  • Hand Jive: 903

To save time at the show, HeartStrings makes it easy to preview knitting pattern support for yarns you may be shopping for at the TNNA show. Take advantage of the easy-to-view Featured Yarns Albums to start making your shopping list now and save yourself time at the show.

When at the show, look for the Preview Promenade sign in booths exhibiting for HeartStrings. There is a special prize drawing ticket awaiting you at these booths as a thank you for taking the time to look at what HeartStrings has to offer.

Stop by the new Teacher Display Area

Looking for teachers for your shop? I will be participating in the new Teacher Display area in the lobby of the Convention Center.

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I will have my portfolio, class information, and sample handouts/workbooks available for you to view. You can pick up a teaching brochure if you'd like to contact me later. As a thank you for taking the time to consider my teaching services, I will have a Preview Promenade special prize drawing ticket awaiting you at my display.

Offered at Silent Auction from HeartStrings

The TNNA Yarn Group will again sponsor a silent auction of knitted/crocheted garments and accessories. The auction is held on the show floor during show hours on Saturday and Sunday through 1 pm, at which time the item is awarded to the highest bidder. Proceeds help sponsor ongoing Yarn Group efforts such as knit-out events and other consumer awareness projects.

Fire Mountain Gems showcases the artwork of Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer in a full-page color ad - Bella's Beads Cloche and Beaded Lace Scarf

I've donated a brand new model of Bella's Beads Cloche to be auctioned. The hat is a lovely pearl gray wool/mohair and lavender mix of glass beads. It is similar in styling to the one showcased by Fire Mountain Gems in last October's Knit 'n Style full-page ad on page 7. The HeartStrings pattern for both versions is available as publication #KH02 Bella's Beads Cloche. The hat in the auction is the Beaded Purl Circles version.

I hope you will consider bidding on Bella's Beads and other items in the silent auction. You can treat yourself or get a new shop model, and be benefiting a good cause at the same time.

Appointments - I am available to meet with you

I'll be attending the show in support of my distributors and available within calling distance on the show floor throughout the weekend. If you would like to arrange an appointment for one-on-one help to select patterns, to discuss additional ways to promote HeartStrings patterns, or whatever, just let me know. I will be available in San Diego for appointments January 10 - 15 (Wednesday - Monday).

For other designer and teacher previews of the TNNA San Diego Show, be sure to visit Preview Promenade - Find Out What's On Display For TNNA.

See you there! Jackie E-S

Thank you for interest. I am here to serve you and help keep your knitting a pleasurable experience. If you have questions or need assistance with purchasing or knitting my HeartStrings patterns, let me know. Sincerely, Jackie E-S

Email address: jackie@heartstringsfiberarts.com
Phone: 678-262-6338 or 877-764-2747 (toll-free in US)
Postal address: HeartStrings, Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer, 53 Parlange Drive, Destrehan LA 70047-2133 USA

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