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After a rough winter and spring, I’ve survived to live another day. The building has sold and my new landlady and I get along very well. Until about the first of February, I have the whole space like I’ve had for the last 13+ years. Starting in mid January, I will be moving to the west side of the building. I will have less square footage than I’ve been used to for awhile, but I’m making plans to utilize that square footage to the utmost degree. I’m excited about the change and am also making plans to really update our look and merchandise in the new space. Overall, the change will be great and the new space will be fresh and inviting.
In the meantime, I have been closely examining my current mix of merchandise and making decisions on whether or not certain categories will be going into the new space. Thus, there is a lot of merchandise on clearance, so you’ll be sure to find some great bargains. I’m also having to make decisions on which fixtures will be going into the new space. Since I no longer have the warehouse to store all my extra stuff, I’m cleaning house. I have tables, chairs, and shelving units (both for fabric and just for display) available.
Now that I no longer have the financial burden of the building, I’ve been able to put those finances into restocking the shop. I’ve been getting is some great new fabric lines like Garden Dreams, Dragons, and some cute seashore stuff. Each week brings new things. It’s like opening presents at Christmas time every time a box shows up!
I hope you get a chance to stop by and see what’s new!
I will be having our last UFO Challenge quilt show on September 27th and 28th. We will be holding it in our classroom and consignment space in the downstairs area of the shop. Next year, I won’t have the space to display all the wonderful projects people complete throughout the year. But for this year, hopefully those who have registered have been diligently working on their projects and will be ready to turn them in no later than September 25th. For each project turned in, I will put your name into a random drawing to win a $50 gift certificate.
In addition to the Inspiration, Perspiration and Determination Quilt Show, I will also be celebrating our 31st Anniversary that weekend. This year it feels like a greater achievement to reach this milestone than it has in past years. To celebrate, I have several great events going on. First, you can take 31% off of 3 regularly priced merchandise items (excludes models and other consignment items). I will also be holding a cupcake walk randomly throughout both days where you can win a cute fat quarter that looks delicious enough to eat. During this 2 day celebration all fat quarters will be $3 with no limit (the buy 10 get one free will be suspended for the weekend). Plus, I will be giving away a free pattern (several to choose from). And as always at our celebrations, I will have cake and punch available to enjoy.
I will be attending only one quilt show this year and that will be in Coos Bay on September 21- 22 at the Boys & Girls Club. I will be set up with lots of fun new things to see and I’m looking forward to seeing all the great quilts on display.
I am participating in the annual Oktoberfest Quilt Run 101. This is one of the easiest shop hops to participate in. You can enter once at each store on the hop, but you need only to visit one to be eligible to win. Each shop will hold their own drawing on November 1st to pick a winner of a $50 gift certificate from the entries at their shop. You could actually win at more than one shop! Each shop will be giving away a free pattern for a fall themed block. October can be a great month for road trips, so think about gathering some friends and making an event of it.
I will be attending only one quilt show this year and that will be in Coos Bay on September 21st and 22nd at the Boys & Girls Club. I will be set up with lots of fun new things to see and I’m looking forward to seeing all the great quilts on display.
In November, I will once again be having our yearly Merchandise Basket Give Away. This year I will be giving away 2 baskets. You will receive one entry for every $25 spent on merchandise (includes clearance and discounted items, but not models or labor). I will pick one entry on December 1st from all the entries put in all November. Then on January 2nd, I will pick one name from all the entries put in during the month of December.
Also in November, I will be hosting our annual quilter’s retreat in Elkton, Oregon at the Big K Ranch. We still have several spots left. This is a wonderful time to get together, laugh, commune and get some of those pesky projects completed. This is one of my favorite times of the year. I’m always amazed at how much I get done and even more amazed at how much I bring that I could never finish!
Also, I would like to extend a warm welcome to a new quilting teacher from the Sacramento area, Diane Sexton. I have several fun classes scheduled with her this fall. Diane’s cheerful, bubbly and outgoing personality is contagious and will bring out the fun in everyone around her. Diane is originally from the East coast and has over 25 years of quilting and design experience. She writes and publishes many of her own patterns, several of which, are featured in our fall classes. So be sure to check out our class lineup to find that perfect class for you.
Other Important Items
I will be maintaining our summer hours through October 31st of Tuesday through Saturday 10 am - 5 pm. November and December hours are listed in a special box in this newsletter. Starting January 1st until April 30th, I will be open Thursday through Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm and also by appointment. Our online store is always open at www.forget-me-knots.net.
I will be having surgery in November, so our unusual schedule is listed below: