Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Fabric Is Rolling Off The Machine!!!

We are pleased to announce that the first yards of the new fabric line rolled off the machine today!!!! We are thinking upholstery, table linen, bedding, canvas purses, bags and totes, curtains and crafters yardage. The sky is the limit!!!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

What New - This Weekend At Market

This weekend Samplers Country and Monahan Papers are at order writing represented by Max Bentley's Rusty Blades in Chicago and H2A in Columbus. Stop by the showroom in Chicago and the Booth in Columbus and see the NEW SPRING Merchandise.
We are printing the NEW 2012 Vellum Wrap Roll samples for Oaks. 24" x 10' rolls. This one is 1800's music. Eight designs on one roll and NOTHING REPEATS. I love it.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


I just LOVE the new 2012 Primitiques furniture and wooden-wares. SIMPLY WONDERFUL.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Little Things We Did Not Know...

Given the fact that both Beth I use trees in the production of our Hand Made Wares I thought it would be interesting to share this with you.
How tough were these guys? When the Northwest logging industry was still young...
Just look at the length of the hand saw they needed...
...and look at the size of the heavy duty axes...
The work required very strong and courageous men...
After a tree was felled the real work began - a week or more to cut it up...
Maneuvering the logs down the mountain to the train was a complex job...
Some of the logs were larger than the train engine...
A hollowed out log became the company's mobile office... and Hollowed out logs were also used to house and feed the crews...
I aquired this last picture from my mother over the holidays. When the trains could no longer do the job or the snow was too deep and the the tracks were covered they would add horses to the front of the engines and travel very slowly. My great great great grandfather is the gentleman on the top left of the log haul. I had NO IDEA !

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

News and Noteworthy - Show Updates
Samplers Country and Monahan Papers have added new sales representatives. We are now proudly represented by Artistic Papers Representatives in Colorado to the West Coast. We will be with B.C. Fritzke and his group. You might see us in Denver next to Sterling Publishing. We will keep you posted as that develops.
We have also added the team of Max Bentley's Rusty Blades and will now be represented in the Chicago Gift Mart and The Minneapolis Gift Mart. We will update the web sites with showroom locations, times and dates.
OUR WONDERFUL NEWS IS you will find our EGG LINE in Atlanta with our dear friend Margeurite. Owner of Cheesecloth and Buttermilk. She is the sweetest gal EVER!!! We will update the booth location and show information on the web site.
Look for us at Market Square in PA in Feb. We will have our largest display ever covering every medium we entertain as well as the release of the new fabric, wallpaper and tissue line. We will also unveil our combined work with Primitiques. We are getting excited. An ADDED bonus is Stacey Meade has joined the Monahan Papers show team and she will be there representing our combined Paper Plethora as well as her ONE OF A KIND works of art. Big cheers for Stacey Meade. Oh... and Tom her DARLING side kick :0) We think he is the bomb!!!
You can also find us at the New York International Stationery show in May. New York in May. I am so ready!!! Check the web site for updates.
We are pleased to anounce that our European distributors Iain and Iain from YCUK have expanded our representation and will feature some of our new items at the January Pulse Show. YIPPEE!!!!
Happy New Year from US to YOU!! Lets make 2012 the BEST year ever!!!

Monday, January 2, 2012

The Quill and Well Online Tradeshow Series

Christmas already seems like a blur... and the January trade shows are right around the Happy New Year! Samplers Country Collectibles, Primitiques, Monahan Papers and M & M Dry Goodes new products for 2012 catalogs are done or almost done and new products are on the way to our websites. Our first WHOLESALE online show is fast upon us and will feature a lot of the great new products we have for 2012. Registered wholesale buyers will get a email and password update a week before the show opens. If you are not a registered wholesale buyer and would like to join us please email Stephanie at or Beth at An update of our tradeshow booth locations will be posted soon. Hope we can visit with you at the online tradeshow or see you at one of the upcoming tradeshow venues.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year !!!

Wishing you the best for a Blessed and Happy 2012