Tales of a Fourth Generation Textile Executive: The Big Macher Induction

Pepper Cory gives a hand to Hope Yoder as congrats to Hope’s introductory fabric line, Roses and Arrows with Blank Quilting Corp

Yup, you guessed it.   It’s a big macher induction at the quilt market. (Please refer to my big Macher blog if you don’t know what I am talking about).

It’s so cool to be in the presence of quilt industry royalty.   Today I asked big Macher number 1, Pepper Cory (left) to induct big Macher number 2 and here you have it in a Kodak moment.

I hope (no pun intended) you know who she is, but if not, allow me and Pepper to introduce you to Hope Yoder of Designs By Hope Yoder.   She is a new designer for the Blank Quilting Corp among other things. See more about those ‘other’ things here.  I am so excited to add her to our team.   Her new line, Roses and Arrows,  has been a hit at market. See the digital quilt of her design in the above photo.  This line ships in April, is offered by the bolt, in fat quarters and strips too.

In addition to this little Macher moment that I captured, I attended 2 school houses by Hope Yoder, who was helped by her bright daughter and right hand, Olivia.  The school houses were very helpful and I love Hope’s cute sense of humor and how adorable she is.  I am not sure all the attendees caught all her jokes, but I certainly enjoyed it and was definitely chuckling away in the back. My favorite thing of all about Hope is that she is a rainmacher (autocorrect is amazing, we just made up a word and I love it) and a doer.  She sets goals and makes things happen.   These are all great attributes and we should all aspire to do the same.   Without further ado, please welcome Hope to the Macher-ena.   You remember that Macerena song?  I couldn’t resist.  But seriously, please welcome Hope to our team and the land of big Macher.  I hope to work with Hope and Olivia for many years to come.  Thanks for all that you do and thanks to Pepper too!

Hopeful Scott

PS…I think I just drank my fourth bottle of $5 water in the hotel at Quilt Market.

PSS…several friends felt bad and offered to buy the water for me and I took them up on it.   It feels so much better when they pay.  Very refreshing.  Thanks!




Author: Scott Fortunoff

Author of Tales of 4th Generation Textile Executive Blog. President of Studioe Fabrics, The Blank Quilting Corp. and A.E. Nathan Co., Inc. Co-President of FreeSpirit Fabrics. V-P of Henry Glass Fabrics. President of Scott’s Free Sewing Machines. Creator of the #sewrevolution.

7 thoughts on “Tales of a Fourth Generation Textile Executive: The Big Macher Induction”

  1. You certainly are among quilting royalty – Pepper Cory AND Hope Yoder! Wow!
    You scored big with both of them, and I love the new line. I’m looking forward to creating with it.

    PS – You are too funny about the water. Be careful with how much you drink. You don’t want to have to excuse yourself too many times and miss something spectacular. 🙂

    PSS – I’m tempted to pretend that I’m a contestant on Wheel of Fortune and buy a vowel for this little PSS. It would be quite appropriate, considering how much water you’re drinking. 🙂

  2. I’m up late because I just had to check mail. (one last thing I tell myself!)…that led me here! I think I might be stuck on your blog! They are very entertaining. Laughter is the best medicine they say… I agree. Thanks for the last minute laughs and inspiration before bed! P. S. I’ve decided to make it a point to buy fabrics from your lines as much as possible when I hit the vendor floor! WHY YOU SAY? Because I like to spend money helping those who help others. Freedom House lot your fire.
    Soldiers lit mine! I hope I have a successful day! I have some PR and appt with Gen Q peeps then it’s on! SHOP SHOO SHOP!

  3. Welcome Hope! Your fabric is so, so beautiful! I cannot wait to add some to my quilty stash! As I am sure you already know, you have become a part of a wonderful, funny, generous fabric family! Looking forward to many more fabric collections from you!

    OK Scott…What’s the water bottle tally. I will send a check first thing tomorrow.

    Seriously though, thank you for the introduction to Hope and for re-introducing Pepper Cory. As always, it is a pleasure reading your posts.

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