08 June, 2013
Exhibitor Profiles - Keepsake Threads
Innovation! Personalized Textile Products
By Kathy Carrier
Keepsake Threads, a company that creates genealogy-themed textile items featuring individuals’ family trees and photos, will have a booth in the FGS Conference exhibit hall that you will want to visit. You can get a sneak preview of these products by clicking a link on the website of The Genealogy Center of the Allen County Public Library.
In May, The Genealogy Center launched an initiative to offer personalized textile products to genealogy enthusiasts. Partnering with the Fort Wayne-based company, Keepsake Threads, The Center developed an initial product line that includes pillows and wall art. Customers can order these items using the pink Keepsake Threads link in the top left-hand corner of The Genealogy Center’s website. The new product line is now “live” at: www.GenealogyCenter.org
Both the pillows and the wall art are created using customers’ family tree charts or cherished family photos. The pillows are $40 and the wall art is $35. Larger, custom items that incorporate more complex family trees also can be ordered for an additional charge. In addition, if individuals have a particular color preference for the fabric and the look of the product, Keepsake Threads can customize the order with by color preference.
The initiative was created with the genealogy enthusiast in mind and also to build the Allen County Public Library Foundation. A percentage of the sales from this venture are directed into the Foundation, a private, non-profit 501(c) 3 trust that supports the educational efforts of the Allen County Public Library.
The Keepsake Threads-Genealogy Center product line will grow as customers express an interest in other products. Those interested in featuring their genealogy research on a quilt, a fabric animal, a scarf or a tie, can email Keepsake Threads at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 877-99THREADS.