Eazy Peazy News http://www.eazypeazyquilts.comhttps://www.eazypeazyquilts.com/modules/news.htm?rssfeed=1 Tue, 17 Sep 2019 01:23:25 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 American Quilt Retailer Features Eazy Peazy Gifts http://www.eazypeazyquilts.comhttps://www.eazypeazyquilts.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=2626 <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:View>Normal</w:View> <w:Zoom>0</w:Zoom> <w:Compatibility> <w:BreakWrappedTables/> <w:SnapToGridInCell/> <w:WrapTextWithPunct/> <w:UseAsianBreakRules/> </w:Compatibility> <w:BrowserLevel>MicrosoftInternetExplorer4</w:BrowserLevel> </w:WordDocument> </xml><![endif]--> <p class="MsoNormal"><img width="375" vspace="10" hspace="10" height="485" border="0" align="left" alt="" src="http://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/1394/375x485_amqrmay2013eazypeazygiftsjpg.jpg" />The May 2013 issue of American Quilt Retailer magazine contains a review of the latest book by Margaret Travis, &ldquo;Eazy Peazy Gifts &ndash; Stitched Gifts That Pamper&rdquo; calling it &ldquo;just in the nick of time!&rdquo; for personalized Christmas gifts.&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal">The review points out making those little gifts for friends and family ahead of time is a wonderful way to take the pressure from the hectic holiday season.&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal">&ldquo;Eazy Peazy Gifts&rdquo; contains instructions and patterns for 12 easy-to-make &ldquo;pampering&rdquo; items. The most attractive feature of Travis&rsquo; creations though may be each of these unique, feminine and fun items can be completed in two hours or less.&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal">&ldquo;Eazy Peazy Gifts&rdquo; published by Annie&rsquo;s Publishing retails for $9.95 and is available in quilt shops around the country or online at www.anniescatalog.com.&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Eazy Peazy Quilts, who will be exhibiting at Spring Quilt Market in Portland, Ore., was also part of American Quilt Retailers &ldquo;Spring Market preview.&rdquo; Three Travis patterns, Stripy Stripey Placemats, Too Square Table Runner and Hexie Bouquet Placmemat were shown under the heading of &ldquo;Dress Your Table.&rdquo; Additional information is available from www.EazyPeazyQuilts.com.</p> <!--[if !mso]><object classid="clsid:38481807-CA0E-42D2-BF39-B33AF135CC4D" id=ieooui></object> <style> st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } </style> <![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 10]> <style> /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman";} </style> <![endif]--><br /> Eazy Peazy Gifts Published By Annie's Publishing http://www.eazypeazyquilts.comhttps://www.eazypeazyquilts.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=2567 <strong><span style="font-size: medium;"><img width="400" vspace="5" hspace="5" height="533" border="0" align="left" alt="" src="http://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/1394/eazy_peazy_gifts.jpg" />Eazy Peazy Gifts - Stitched Gifts That Pamper - 2 Hours or less</span></strong><br /> <span style="FONT-SIZE: larger"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: Calibri">Our latest book &ldquo;</span><span style="LINE-HEIGHT: 100%; FONT-FAMILY: Calibri">Eazy Peazy Gifts&nbsp; - Stitched Gifts That Pamper </span><span style="FONT-FAMILY: Calibri">&ldquo; is out!</span><span style="FONT-SIZE: medium"> <span style="FONT-FAMILY: Calibri"><br /> Published by </span></span><span style="FONT-FAMILY: Calibri; language: EN; mso-default-font-family: Calibri; mso-ascii-font-family: Calibri; mso-latin-font-family: Calibri; mso-greek-font-family: Calibri; mso-cyrillic-font-family: Calibri; mso-armenian-font-family: Calibri; mso-hebrew-font-family: Calibri; mso-currency-font-family: Calibri; mso-latinext-font-family: Calibri; mso-ansi-language: EN"><a href="http://www.anniescatalog.com/detail.html?prod_id=99997"><span style="FONT-SIZE: medium">Annie&rsquo;s Publishing </span></a></span></span><span style="FONT-SIZE: medium"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: Calibri">it's filled with personal and practical designs and all of course are </span><span style="FONT-STYLE: italic; FONT-FAMILY: Calibri; FONT-WEIGHT: bold">Eazy Peazy</span><span style="FONT-FAMILY: Calibri">. <br /> <br /> Everyone...including beginners&nbsp; can sew them and each of the 12 patterns can be done in 2 hours or less which makes them ideal for classes.</span> </span> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="FONT-SIZE: medium"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: Calibri">In the &ldquo;Can you see me blushing?&rdquo; category, here are comments from a couple of nationally-known sewers and quilters. </span></span><span style="FONT-SIZE: small"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: Calibri"><br /> </span></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="FONT-SIZE: larger"><span style="LINE-HEIGHT: 100%; FONT-STYLE: italic; FONT-FAMILY: Calibri">&quot;Stitched Gifts in two hours or less? I was skeptical until I knew Margaret was the author. Leave it to her to show you &nbsp;simple techniques for creating gorgeous projects. You'll be running to your sewing machine as soon as you crack it open!&quot;</span></span><span style="FONT-SIZE: small"><span style="LINE-HEIGHT: 100%; FONT-STYLE: italic; FONT-FAMILY: Calibri"> </span><span style="LINE-HEIGHT: 100%; FONT-FAMILY: Calibri; FONT-WEIGHT: bold">- Ebony Love, Love Bug Studios</span><span style="LINE-HEIGHT: 100%; FONT-FAMILY: Calibri"> <br /> </span></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="FONT-SIZE: larger"><span style="LINE-HEIGHT: 100%; FONT-STYLE: italic; FONT-FAMILY: Calibri; COLOR: black">&ldquo;This is the best book for gifts I've ever seen and it is only $10. There is not one of the 12 gifts that I won't make ... patterns and tips are outstanding.&nbsp; You'll love it and it's in time for Mother's Day and Graduations.&rdquo; </span></span><span style="FONT-SIZE: small"><span style="LINE-HEIGHT: 100%; FONT-STYLE: italic; FONT-FAMILY: Calibri; COLOR: black; FONT-WEIGHT: bold">- </span><span style="LINE-HEIGHT: 100%; FONT-FAMILY: Calibri; COLOR: black; FONT-WEIGHT: bold">Jan Squires, President &amp; Founder Florida Sewing Sew-ciety</span></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="FONT-SIZE: small"><em>&ldquo;The instructions and pictures are very clear and easy to follow. I&rsquo;m going to have my sewing students purchase this very affordable book so I can teach a class a month. What a wonderful book for the sewing library!&rdquo;</em></span><em><span style="FONT-SIZE: smaller"> </span></em><strong><span style="FONT-SIZE: 8pt">Susan Phi</span><span style="FONT-SIZE: 8pt">l</span><span style="FONT-SIZE: 8pt">l</span><span style="FONT-SIZE: 8pt">ips, B</span><span style="FONT-SIZE: 8pt">l</span><span style="FONT-SIZE: 8pt">ue Ribbon Sew &lsquo;N Vac<br /> <br /> </span></strong><strong><span style="FONT-SIZE: 8pt">Eazy Peazy does not sell to retail customers but you can find a copy of &quot;Eazy&nbsp;Peazy Gifts&quot; in your favorite quilt shop or in<a href="http://www.anniescatalog.com/detail.html?prod_id=99997"> Annie's Catalog.</a><br /> <br /> Here'a a link to <a href="http://vimeo.com/64158620">Maria Peagler's video review</a><br /> And to <a href="http://www.checkernewsletter.com/?p=8865">Checker Distributors Newsletter</a> featuring the book<br /> <br /> </span></strong></p> <table width="755" height="851" cellspacing="2" cellpadding="1" border="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td><style type="text/css"> st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } </style> Eazy Peazy does not sell to retail customers but you can find a copy of &quot;Eazy&nbsp;Peazy Gifts&quot; in your favorite quilt shop or in<a href="http://www.anniescatalog.com/detail.html?prod_id=99997"> Annie's Catalog.</a><br /> <br /> Here'a a link to <a href="http://vimeo.com/64158620">Maria Peagler's video review</a><br /> And to <a href="http://www.checkernewsletter.com/?p=8865">Checker Distributors Newsletter</a> featuring the book<br /> <br /> &nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> SocialMediaOnlineClasses.com features Eazy Peazy Quilts http://www.eazypeazyquilts.comhttps://www.eazypeazyquilts.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=1579 <div><span style="font-size:10.0pt">May 10, 2012</span><span style="font-size: 10.0pt"> - Eazy Peazy Qui</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt">l</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt">ts and company owner and Designer-in-Chief </span><span style="font-size:10.0pt">Margaret </span><span style="font-size:10.0pt">Travis</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt"> are featured in the </span><span style="font-size:10.0pt">l</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt">atest marketing success story by Maria Peag</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt">l</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt">er on her website Socia</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt">l</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt">MediaOn</span><span style="font-size: 10.0pt">l</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt">ineC</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt">l</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt">asses.com.</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><span style="font-size:10.0pt">Peag</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt">l</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt">er, a socia</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt">l</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt"> media expert, featured </span><span style="font-size:10.0pt">Travis</span><span style="font-size: 10.0pt"> and Eazy Peazy for the outstanding resu</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt">l</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt">ts achieved direct</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt">l</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt">y based on Peag</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt">l</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt">er&rsquo;s consu</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt">l</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt">tation and advice.</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><span style="font-size:10.0pt">Travis</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt">, se</span><span style="font-size: 10.0pt">l</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt">f described as a &ldquo;socia</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt">l</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt"> media newbie,&rdquo; said, &ldquo;I found by working with Maria I was ab</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt">l</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt">e to make our web site very attractive, usefu</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt">l</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt"> and user friend</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt">l</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt">y for qui</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt">l</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt">t shop owners our primary customers.&rdquo; The Eazy Peazy Qui</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt">l</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt">ts site was re-</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt">l</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt">aunched in March resu</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt">l</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt">ting in increased traffic and direct</span><span style="font-size: 10.0pt">l</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt">y attributab</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt">l</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt">e sa</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt">l</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt">es. </span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><span style="font-size:10.0pt">In addition a growing number of qui</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt">l</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt">t shop owners have signed up for the month</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt">l</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt">y news</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt">l</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt">etter and feedback has been very positive.</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><span style="font-size:10.0pt">&ldquo;The number of &ldquo;Likes&rdquo; on our Facebook page have skyrocketed,&rdquo; reported </span><span style="font-size:10.0pt">Travis</span><span style="font-size: 10.0pt">. &ldquo;They have gone up more than 700% since I started taking Maria&rsquo;s c</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt">l</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt">asses and fo</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt">l</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt">l</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt">owing her consu</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt">l</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt">ting advice.&rdquo;</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><span style="font-size:10.0pt">Video production for the Internet and distributor instructiona</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt">l</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt"> tie-ins was another p</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt">l</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt">us for Eazy Peazy and, &ldquo;We never wou</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt">l</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt">d have thought of using videos much </span><span style="font-size:10.0pt">l</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt">ess tried producing them ourse</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt">l</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt">ves without Maria&rsquo;s encouragement and guidance.&rdquo;</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><span style="font-size:10.0pt">Travis</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt"> says she wi</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt">l</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt">l</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt"> continue the socia</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt">l</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt"> media education program run by Peag</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt">l</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt">er, &ldquo;We&rsquo;ve had too much success to stop now.&rdquo;</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><i><u><span style="font-size:10.0pt">About Eazy Peazy Qui</span></u></i><i><u><span style="font-size:10.0pt">l</span></u></i><i><u><span style="font-size:10.0pt">ts</span></u></i></div> <div><i><span style="font-size:10.0pt">Eazy Peazy Qui</span></i><i><span style="font-size:10.0pt">l</span></i><i><span style="font-size:10.0pt">ts and its owner </span></i><i><span style="font-size:10.0pt">Margaret </span></i><i><span style="font-size:10.0pt">Travis</span></i><i><span style="font-size:10.0pt">, Pattern Designer-in-Chief have gained a reputation of producing a qua</span></i><i><span style="font-size:10.0pt">l</span></i><i><span style="font-size:10.0pt">ity </span></i><i><span style="font-size:10.0pt">l</span></i><i><span style="font-size:10.0pt">ine of patterns. Each pattern features c</span></i><i><span style="font-size:10.0pt">l</span></i><i><span style="font-size:10.0pt">ear, we</span></i><i><span style="font-size:10.0pt">l</span></i><i><span style="font-size:10.0pt">l</span></i><i><span style="font-size:10.0pt">-written and thorough</span></i><i><span style="font-size:10.0pt">l</span></i><i><span style="font-size:10.0pt">y tested instructions with professiona</span></i><i><span style="font-size:10.0pt">l</span></i><i><span style="font-size:10.0pt">l</span></i><i><span style="font-size:10.0pt">y done i</span></i><i><span style="font-size:10.0pt">l</span></i><i><span style="font-size:10.0pt">l</span></i><i><span style="font-size:10.0pt">ustrations making them idea</span></i><i><span style="font-size:10.0pt">l</span></i><i><span style="font-size:10.0pt"> for use by beginning sewers as we</span></i><i><span style="font-size:10.0pt">l</span></i><i><span style="font-size:10.0pt">l</span></i><i><span style="font-size:10.0pt"> as those with more advanced ski</span></i><i><span style="font-size:10.0pt">l</span></i><i><span style="font-size:10.0pt">l</span></i><i><span style="font-size:10.0pt">s. The company&rsquo;s patterns may be purchased domestica</span></i><i><span style="font-size:10.0pt">l</span></i><i><span style="font-size:10.0pt">l</span></i><i><span style="font-size:10.0pt">y and internationa</span></i><i><span style="font-size:10.0pt">l</span></i><i><span style="font-size:10.0pt">l</span></i><i><span style="font-size:10.0pt">y on</span></i><i><span style="font-size:10.0pt">l</span></i><i><span style="font-size:10.0pt">y from qui</span></i><i><span style="font-size:10.0pt">l</span></i><i><span style="font-size:10.0pt">t shops. Eazy Peazy&rsquo;s phi</span></i><i><span style="font-size:10.0pt">l</span></i><i><span style="font-size:10.0pt">osophy is, &ldquo;We consider qui</span></i><i><span style="font-size:10.0pt">l</span></i><i><span style="font-size:10.0pt">t shops to be both friends and business partners.&rdquo; Find out more at E<a href="http://www.eazypeazyquilts.com/">azyPeazyQuilts.com</a><br /> </span></i></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><i><u><span style="font-size:10.0pt">About Socia</span></u></i><i><u><span style="font-size:10.0pt">l</span></u></i><i><u><span style="font-size:10.0pt">MediaOn</span></u></i><i><u><span style="font-size:10.0pt">l</span></u></i><i><u><span style="font-size:10.0pt">ineC</span></u></i><i><u><span style="font-size:10.0pt">l</span></u></i><i><u><span style="font-size:10.0pt">asses.com </span></u></i></div> <div><i><span style="font-size:10.0pt">Socia</span></i><i><span style="font-size:10.0pt">l</span></i><i><span style="font-size:10.0pt">MediaOn</span></i><i><span style="font-size:10.0pt">l</span></i><i><span style="font-size:10.0pt">ineC</span></i><i><span style="font-size:10.0pt">l</span></i><i><span style="font-size:10.0pt">asses.com is unique on the web for socia</span></i><i><span style="font-size:10.0pt">l</span></i><i><span style="font-size:10.0pt"> media courses. Pride is taken in being a</span></i><i><span style="font-size:10.0pt">l</span></i><i><span style="font-size:10.0pt">l</span></i><i><span style="font-size:10.0pt"> about education and offering courses requested by the industry. More information may be found at <a href="http://socialmediaonlineclasses.com/email-marketing/may-success-story-1-margaret-travis-of-eazy-peazy-quilts/">socia</a></span></i><a href="http://socialmediaonlineclasses.com/email-marketing/may-success-story-1-margaret-travis-of-eazy-peazy-quilts/"><i><span style="font-size:10.0pt">l</span></i><i><span style="font-size:10.0pt">mediaon</span></i><i><span style="font-size:10.0pt">l</span></i><i><span style="font-size:10.0pt">inec</span></i><i><span style="font-size:10.0pt">l</span></i></a><i><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><a href="http://socialmediaonlineclasses.com/email-marketing/may-success-story-1-margaret-travis-of-eazy-peazy-quilts/">asses.com</a>.</span></i></div> <br /> Windham features Eazy Peazy http://www.eazypeazyquilts.comhttps://www.eazypeazyquilts.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=1335 DAVENPORT, Fla.-November 10, 2011-Windham Fabics, a division of Baum Textile Mills, Inc., is featuring Eazy Peazy Quilts patterns on their web site &ldquo;Pattern Partners&rdquo; page. Eazy Peazy&rsquo;s Sassy Mat and Eazy Flip Apron patterns are shown.<br /> <br /> Both make use of fabrics from Windham&rsquo;s Fleur Noir Collection designed by Rosemary Lavin. <br /> <br /> Baum has been a family run business since 1955 and produces fine quality fabrics for the home sewing industry and are well known for their trademarked WinterFleece and Weatherblock lines. Windham was started in 1995 to supply quality quilting and crafting fabrics to independent quilt shops.<br /> <br /> <br /> Travis to make Schoolhouse presentations at Quilt Market http://www.eazypeazyquilts.comhttps://www.eazypeazyquilts.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=1334 DAVENPORT, Fla. - Oct. 1, 2011 &ndash; Margaret Travis, Eazy Peazy Quilts owner and Pattern Designer-In-Chief, will make two presentations during the educational sessions of Fall Quilt Market held in Houston, Tex. Oct. 27 through Nov. 1.<br /> <br /> The educational sessions, entitled the &ldquo;Schoolhouse Series,&rdquo; are specifically for quilt shop owners and cover a broad range of topics having to do with products, operations, marketing, etc.<br /> <br /> Travis will be the presenter of &ldquo;Dancin&rsquo; with the Sweet &lsquo;N Sassy Template&rdquo; under the sponsorship of Checker Distributors and demonstrate the use of the template manufactured by Creative Grids. Eazy Peazy patterns employing the Sweet &lsquo;N Sassy Template include the &ldquo;Twistin&rsquo; Shop Tote&rdquo; and the &ldquo;Sassy Mat,&rdquo; a delightful placemat that may be expanded into a table runner.<br /> <br /> In her second Schoolhouse session Travis addresses the topic &ldquo;Inventive ways to increase add-on sales GUARANTEED!&rdquo;. She will discuss several ways to generate additional sales by creative product and service tie-ins with the added benefit of having little or no cost to shop owners.<br /> <br /> Eazy Peazy Quilts and Travis will also exhibit on the Quilt Market convention floor in booth 1215 with numerous samples of the items that may be made with the company&rsquo;s patterns.<br /> <br /> Hoffman features Margaret Travis http://www.eazypeazyquilts.comhttps://www.eazypeazyquilts.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=1333 DAVENPORT, Fla. - November 9, 2011 - Hoffman Distributing Company, the world largest cross stitch book distributor, interviewed Eazy Peazy Quilt&rsquo;s owner and Pattern Designer-in-Chief Margaret Travis for their &ldquo;Friday Feature&rdquo; designer series.<br /> <br /> The interview covered several areas of interest including Travis background, how Eazy Peazy got started and the influence of social media on the pattern business.<br /> <br /> To read the entire interview follow this link. <br /> Hoffman Distributing Company Friday Feature<br /> <br /> Eazy Peazy owner featured in Needlepoint Now http://www.eazypeazyquilts.comhttps://www.eazypeazyquilts.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=1332 One-of-a-kind needlepoint ornaments-free pattern<br /> <br /> DAVENPORT, Fla. &ndash; Nov. 8, 2010 &ndash; Margaret Travis, owner of Eazy Peazy Quilts, is featured in the current issue of Needlepoint Now magazine in an article by Jody Williamson-Valentine (http://www.etsy.com/shop/JODYdirect) about the series of annual needlepoint Christmas ornaments Travis has created. The series began in 1970 and each year since she has added to it, making a different ornament design every year and then giving them as gifts to family and friends.<br /> <br /> According to the story, the original design idea came from a long ago magazine article and those receiving the ornaments that first Christmas 40 years ago liked them so much that in the second year a tradition was born. Needlepoint is one of Travis&rsquo; many sewing and craft hobbies when she is not designing patterns for her company Eazy Peazy Quilts. The company publishes patterns for quilters to use the skills learned for quilting to make unique, useful and fun items such as handbags and handbag accessories.<br /> <br /> Additionally Eazy Peazy has a line of items for those using walkers and wheelchairs under the brand name of Eazier Livin&rsquo;.<br /> <br /> Readers of Needlepoint Now are directed in the article to the Eazy Peazy web site, www.EazyPeazyQuilts.com, to download a copy of a needlepoint Christmas ornament pattern similar to those done by Travis at no charge.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Media: Additional information is available on www.EazyPeazyQuilts.com or by calling (863) 409-9786. Images of pattern covers and finished products will be sent on request.<br /> <br /> Eazy Peazy Exhbits at Fall Market http://www.eazypeazyquilts.comhttps://www.eazypeazyquilts.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=1331 Very successful first time at world&rsquo;s biggest quilting trade show<br /> <br /> DAVENPORT, Fla. &ndash; Nov. 8, 2010 &ndash; &ldquo;Exciting and exhausting!,&rdquo; is how Margaret Travis of Eazy Peazy Quilts described her company&rsquo;s first time as an exhibitor at the International Quilt Market Fall Show which recently came to an end in Houston, Tex. The one-year old company purchased exhibit space on the show floor to promote its line of handbag and accessory patterns.<br /> <br /> Not open to the public, the Houston Fall Market has attendees from around the world from all categories of quilt shops and suppliers of quilters needs.<br /> <br /> The Eazy Peazy booth attracted a constant flow of interested visitors according to Travis with many shop owners being drawn to the display of handbags. &ldquo;Both the Divine Diamonds Handbag and the Heavenly Textured Handbag drew attention in the booth,&rdquo; said Travis. &ldquo;Having said that though, our Eazier Livin&rsquo; line of items for those using walkers and wheelchairs were also popular. Patterns such as the Sassy Smock, the Stroller or Wheelchair Backpack and the Walker Saddlebag are really unique. Shop owners like that and know the patterns will sell.&rdquo;<br /> <br /> Travis also stressed Eazy Peazy patterns help quilt shop owners with add-on sales, not just the fabric. &ldquo;When someone buys a Divine Diamonds Handbag pattern there is the opportunity to sell a Double Diamonds Ruler for cutting the design on the front of the handbag...a clear add-on and more revenue to the shop.&rdquo;<br /> <br /> Travis continued, &ldquo;The same add-on sale is true with our Heavenly Textured Handbag and Second Heaven Handbag which both make use of Texture Magic. We like using Texture Magic because it gives a unique and &lsquo;professionally done&rsquo; look to the finished handbag and because the shop owners make more profit.&rdquo;<br /> <br /> Eazy Peazy has already started planning for the 2011 Fall Quilt Market. More patterns will be available next year with several in development currently following the Travis&rsquo; idea of creating patterns for fun, feminine and easy to make items.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Media: Additional information is available on www.EazyPeazyQuilts.com or by calling (863) 409-9786. Images of pattern covers and finished products will be sent on request.<br /> <br /> Eazy Peazy Quilts - it's all in the details http://www.eazypeazyquilts.comhttps://www.eazypeazyquilts.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=1330 New company puts emphasis on cute yet useful and unique patterns<br /> <br /> DAVENPORT, Fla. &ndash; October 10, 2010 &ndash; In 2009 Margaret Travis realized a dream of starting her own company to publish patterns for quilters and sewers who want to expand the use of their skills. Travis chose to concentrate on unique yet functional designs and so was born the Eazy Peazy Quilts line of patterns for quilters and sewers. <br /> <br /> The one-of-a-kind designed patterns, each employing materials and techniques not usually associated with quilting, are available to make purses, purse accessories and other useful items...two examples standout.<br /> <br /> First is the use of Texture Magic&trade; from Superior Threads to give a textured surface to the quilted parts of the Eazy Peazy&rsquo;s Heavenly Textured Handbag and Second Heaven Handbag. Both patterns are feminine, stylish and unique making the handbags perfect for gifts or personal use.<br /> <br /> Secondly and one of the newest Eazy Peazy patterns, the Divine Diamonds Handbag, incorporates a diamond design made with the Double Diamond Ruler from Bright Notions. This design has already made fans among quilt shop owners though its introduction was just this fall.<br /> <br /> Eazy Peazy also has a line of patterns for those in wheelchairs or who use walkers named Eazier Livin&rsquo;. Travis said the idea came to her when she realized some people who have some difficulty getting around often can use a bit of help, &ldquo;Making every day a little easier.&rdquo; The Eazier Livin&rsquo; patterns for a Sassy Smock, Stroller or Wheelchair Backpack and Walker Saddlebag are distinctive and useful with growing popularity. The Backpack and Saddlebag patterns can be adapted for men, an often forgotten segment of the market. Women enjoy being able to make a bit of a fashion statement with their walkers and wheelchairs and by wearing the Sassy Smock.<br /> <br /> Travis began sewing as a young girl in Ohio and gradually added to her sewing skills while also becoming an accomplished knitter, creative needlepoint pattern designer and award-winning quilter. This background gives her an understanding of the importance of quality patterns. That&rsquo;s why Eazy Peazy&rsquo;s slogan is &ldquo;Sew So Easy&rdquo;. The patterns are written to take the user through the process step by step to completion making them adaptable to all skill levels.<br /> <br /> Each pattern, in addition to specifying fabric types and quantities and exactly the correct additional items, has clearly written step by step numbered directions and helpful graphics to achieve the &lsquo;Designer Look.&rsquo; <br /> <br /> Travis commented, &ldquo;To my mind that&rsquo;s what we are all about. Exciting, feminine and fun patterns for handbags, accessories and other useful items that can be given as gifts or used personally.&rdquo; <br /> <br /> She continued, &ldquo;We believe in complete and thoroughly tested instructions. They are as vital and important to us as they are to our pattern users so we invest significant time and money to produce some of the best illustrated and most clearly written patterns on the market. Plus we stand behind them with same day replies to any questions. After all, we want to live up to our name, Eazy Peazy.&rdquo;<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Media: Additional information is available on www.EazyPeazyQuilts.com or by calling (863) 409-9786. Images of pattern covers and finished products will be sent on request.<br /> <br /> Eazy Peazy picked for "All About ME" http://www.eazypeazyquilts.comhttps://www.eazypeazyquilts.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=1329 <br /> Bernina nationwide machine embroidery classes<br /> <br /> DAVENPORT, Fla. &ndash; November 7, 2010 &ndash; A pattern from the Eazy Peazy Quilts line was chosen by Bernina USA to be used as a basis for classes held nationwide in the month of October instructing machine embroidery at participating Bernina dealers.<br /> <br /> Taught by Kay Hickman, OESD Educator, the classes are hosted each month in-store to promote, educate and teach machine embroidery techniques in a friendly atmosphere of other embroidery enthusiasts. <br /> <br /> The Eazy Peazy pattern chosen for the October sessions was the popular &ldquo;Spectacular Spectacle Case&rdquo; specifically because the month&rsquo;s theme was gifts for the coming Christmas season. The Spectacle Case is part of the line of patterns for purse accessories which also includes the &ldquo;Captivating Cell Phone Caddy,&rdquo; the &ldquo;Convenient Coupon Caddy,&rdquo; and the &ldquo;Luverly Luggage Tag.&rdquo;<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Media: Additional information is available on www.EazyPeazyQuilts.com or by calling (863) 409-9786. Images of pattern covers and finished products will be sent on request.<br /> <br /> Clothworks writes about Eazy Peazy http://www.eazypeazyquilts.comhttps://www.eazypeazyquilts.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=1328 DAVENPORT, FLA - Oct. 5, 2011 &ndash; Clothworks, the well known wholesalers of unique fabrics based in Seattle, Wash., recently featured Eazy Peazy Quilts on the company blog written by Brandi Frey, marketing coordinator.<br /> <br /> Six of the most recent Eazy Peazy patterns from the creative mind of Designer-In-Chief, Margaret Travis were described particularly those with examples made from Clothworks fabrics such as the popular Divine Diamonds Handbag in Urban Landscapes by Kathy York.<br /> <br /> Specializing in sales to independent quilt shops nationwide, Clothworks seeks to have a, &ldquo;diverse range of designs, styles, themes, and colors that will appeal to a multitude of quilters. We feature a wide range of fabrics, some of which have been designed for us by well-known people in the quilting industry. Many of our groups are in-house collections that have been developed by our own staff, with the help of design studios.&rdquo;<br /> <br /> The entire blog posting may be read here: Eazy Peazy&ndash;Fabulous Patterns!<br /> <br /> Eazy Peazy & Designer-in-Chief featured in Clothworks video http://www.eazypeazyquilts.comhttps://www.eazypeazyquilts.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=1327 DAVENPORT, FLA - Nov. 11, 2011 &ndash; Eazy Peazy Quilts booth at the recently concluded International Quilt Market Houston and the company&rsquo;s Designer-in-Chief Margaret Travis are featured in a video done during the show by Clothworks Textiles.<br /> <br /> Clothworks, a well known wholesaler of unique fabrics based in Seattle, Wash., made videos of a number of pattern designers exhibiting at the Houston fall show who make use of the company&rsquo;s fabrics for viewing on the Internet.<br /> <br /> In the Eazy Peazy video, Travis may be seen describing recent additions to the Eazy Peazy pattern line, the Twist &lsquo;n Shop Tote and the MeeWow Handbag, both made using fabrics from Clothworks&rsquo; Flying Colors II Collection by Laurel Burch.<br /> <br /> A link to the video is below:<br /> Eazy Peazy at Fall 2011 Quilt Market - YouTube<br /> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubxKojrXB2E&amp;feature=player_profilepage<br /> <br /> About Clothworks Fabrics<br /> Specializing in sales to independent quilt shops nationwide, Clothworks seeks to have a diverse range of designs, styles, themes, and colors that will appeal to a multitude of quilters. They feature a wide range of fabrics, some of which have been designed by well-known people in the quilting industry. Many of their fabric groups are in-house collections developed by their own staff.<br /> <br /> About Eazy Peazy Quilts<br /> Eazy Peazy has and its owner and Pattern Designer-in-Chief Margaret Travis have gained a reputation of producing a quality line of patterns second to none in the industry. Each pattern features clear, well-written and thoroughly tested instructions with professionally done illustrations making them ideal for use by beginning sewers as well as those with more advanced skills. The company&rsquo;s patterns may be purchased domestically and internationally only from quilt shops. Eazy Peazy&rsquo;s philosophy is, &ldquo;We consider quilt shops to be both friends and business partners.&rdquo;<br /> <br /> Margaret Travis of Eazy Peazy http://www.eazypeazyquilts.comhttps://www.eazypeazyquilts.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=1326 Sept. 13, 2010 - A needle, a strand of yarn, canvas, and a basket weave stitch can lead to some wondrous adventures.<br /> <br /> Margaret Travis claims there have been few times since age 9, when she began learning to sew, that she hasn&rsquo;t had threads or bits of yarn hanging from her clothes.<br /> <br /> Her first needlepoint attempt was a coaster with an initial done in a basket weave stitch. A group of young mothers in Palmyra, New York gathered at a friend&rsquo;s home to learn something new. The wide range of colors and the feel of the wool was what kept the craft interesting to her. <br /> <br /> Margaret&rsquo;s most ambitious project was in the late 1970&rsquo;s when some of the women of Zion Episcopal Church in Palmyra decided to make altar rail kneeling cushions. They were done in beautiful rich maroons and deep golds and are still in use. She remembers doing the largest cushion, the one for the center that took two years to complete.<br /> <br /> At the same time she started a series of dated Christmas ornaments for family members, made each year in a different design. The original idea came from a kit purchased from a needlework catalog. The second year was an original dove design, which not knowing any better, she placed stitches on the canvas as she went (not knowing enough to mark on the canvas). Margaret says, &ldquo;Since I&rsquo;m not an artist, it makes me laugh when I see it each year&hellip;it&rsquo;s certainly not a recognizable Audubon specimen!&rdquo; <br /> <br /> Over the years, motifs were used from both patterns and original designs. &ldquo;It was a way to chronicle what might have happened during the preceding year. The question in the family still is, &lsquo;what&rsquo;s this year&rsquo;s ornament going to be?&rsquo; I start the first of six each October to finish in time for Christmas. There are years when my own personal one is not done and is finished the following spring.&rdquo; Margaret claims.<br /> <br /> Presently she&rsquo;s designing quilted purse and purse accessories plus sewables for the handicapped sold under the Eazy Peazy Quilts brand. www.EazyPeazyQuilts.com. Her patterns are sold in quilt shops all over the country and in several online stores.<br /> <br /> One of her purse designs, the Bodacious Brag Bag, lends itself to a needlepoint monogram or motif. <br /> <br /> No matter how busy she is, though, there will always be the yearly Christmas ornaments. Traditions are not made to be broken! <br /> <br />