Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Press Release

Diane Knott Signs Licensing Deal
August 6, 2013, 9:00 am PST

Stockton, CA- Image Connection, Art Licensing Agency representing Diane Knott, LLC, announced this morning it has completed a licensing agreement with Northcott Silk, Inc. " I am very excited to be partnering with a company that produces top quality and has such a talented group of Designers, said Ms Knott. She brings a well known reputation in the quilting industry with her art and design, as well as several book credits published with her daughter Holly.

Northcott Silk Inc. is an International Distributor and Converter of fine cotton printed fabrics for the quilt, craft and home decor industries. "We are delighted to be working with Diane. She is very talented, easy to work with and able to execute winning designs very quickly”, says Deborah Edwards, Design Director for Northcott. The company was founded in 1935, originally as a fashion textile converter.They are based in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada. They have US offices in Lyndhurst, New Jersey.

Image Connection, LLC, is a full service licensing company based in Stockton, CA. Information regarding Ms. Knott or the Image Connection program can be obtained by contacting Alan Korsgaden at 209.951.4088 or akorsgaden@yahoo.com. Images and links can be found on the company website at www.iconnectart.com.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013


Surtex starts in about three weeks. It's always a hectic time getting ready and a crap shoot trying to decide what art to show on the booth walls. It's also stressful wondering what buyers and art directors will show to take a peek and if they are in the mood to talk about the new art and take some on with new licenses. Very difficult for the Artists as its the premiere show of the year. I dont think its a tell tale of any of their talent but it can make your year if you leave with a good feeling that the buyers liked something or better yet, the majority of it. The show is not only all business, but it's a good time for the Agents to share war stories of the past year and to catch up on personal lives. I always enjoy the visits no matter how short the time may be as many have become very good friends.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Atlanta Gift Show was productive on all fronts. Buyers were there buying although the numbers seemed down. A few people I've spoken to may disagree disagree. They thought it was packed. Wondering if, with four buildings now, they travel in packs and certain areas get lots of traffic at once while others are sparse. I left Saturday so missed the majority of local traffic focused on the temps. Some great product and art based licensing seems to be on the rebound from the color and geometrics that have dominated for the past several years. With the election year behind us, regardless of anyones politics, business needs to get back on track.
At right is Julie Ueland previewing her Seabreeze Collection at the C&F Enterprises Showroom. Here's hoping for a fantastic 2013 for everyone!