History

EE Schenck Co. building

E.E. Schenck Company is one of the oldest and largest wholesale distributors of fabrics and notions in the United States. Founded in 1921 as an importer of silks, EE Schenck has evolved to become a leading supplier of fabrics for quilting, apparel, utility and crafts, also offering a varied selection of notions, books, patterns and gift items. We now carry over 50,000 items, shipping to all 50 states as well as customers all over the world.

Twenty years ago E.E. Schenck Company began designing under the Maywood Studio brand, now known for timeless, beautiful cottons, Shadow Play blenders and the famously soft Woolies Flannel. Maywood Studio has come to represent reliable, exceptional quality and basics that can be reordered for many years. Maywood Studio adds something for every fabric lover with a growing array of design choices and a continuing tradition of classic beauty.

E.E. Schenck Company is headquartered in Portland, OR with a branch warehouse in the L.A. area. Both facilities are open for customers to shop during regular business hours. Customers love the clean and friendly warehouse with many merchandising displays to inspire them.

Every March and September, E.E. Schenck Company hosts its TRENDS Buyers’ Market, an open house and trade show welcoming new and existing customers alike. Our Portland facility is transformed for this three-day weekend event which includes warehouse-wide specials, vendor booth shopping, prize drawings, quilt contests, guest speakers, educational classes and demonstrations plus food and drink. Guests can preview new releases in advance of Quilt Market. We enjoy making every TRENDS unique, so it's never the same show twice and always lots of fun!

We attend and display at the International Quilt Market twice a year where we showcase the newest fabrics and notions products available. We also exhibit at other regional shows which are listed on our website.

It is important to us that we create a partnership with our customers. Our customer service personnel are so familiar with their customers they often call them with recommendations. Our sales reps work closely with Customer Service to keep customers informed and up-to-date with the newest products and industry trends.

Our company values include a commitment to keeping our workers safe and our planet green. We are dedicated to energy and resource conservation, including installations of low-energy lighting systems, reducing paper consumption, and participating in an extensive recycling program. We strive for excellence in our shipping and packing systems, OSHA safety programs, and customer service training.

The E.E. Schenck Company philosophy is to provide the best products with the best value!