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SQE Professional
March 2008

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Features
Dare to be Different: Join the citizens of AlterNATION
Dealer Weathers Set-in Market Turmoil, Finds Way Back to a Creative, “Individual” Style of Business
The Clearview of Quilting Teacher Certification Classes
Business Insurance for Retail Businesses

Columns
Doctor Stitch by Ray Winslow, Allyn International
Sewing & Embroidery Solutions by Marie Duncan, VSM Sewing, Inc.
Guest Editorial by Howard J. Anderson, Long View Retail Consulting
Creative Solutions by Joi Mahon, Dress Forms Design Studio
Web Site Success by Paula Mariedaughter & Jeanne Neath, Quilt Professionals

Project
Smart & Easy Pattern by ScrapSMART: Kiss Me... I’m Irish Wall Hanging

Association News
VDTA/SDTA Membership Application
VDTA/SDTA Associate Members List

Industry News
Home Sewing Association closes its doors after 80+ years of service to the sewing industry
New handbag programs for the innovative retailer
SVP Worldwide partners with world’s cutting edge designers to develop next generation of sewers
Euro-notions is now exclusive distributor of Creative DRAWings®
Quilting the Kaye Wood Way... on the cutting edge of technology!

New Products
SINGER® makes sewing history again with the new SINGER® CURVY™ Sewing Machine
RNK offers revolutionary new Fuwari 3-D Embroidery
Bead it fast & easy with new needles from Colonial
Mary Ellen introduces Fabric Smell Away™
Tajima introduces new embroidery machine
Empressa™ Digital Steam Press by Reliable
Baby Lock Ellegante2 offers sewers efficiency & flexibility
Feiyue Yamata adds new items to its line of table top home steam presses at 2008 Home + Housewares Show
Designers Gallery™ introduces Masterworks Lite for digitizing designs at beginner’s level