If you follow us on Instagram you know by now that we have found a new location! Or in other words...we've found our way back home!
We have not posted details yet on our website as we are in the process of unpacking, painting, having our cutting counter constructed, setting up our office, studying the area traffic and everything else that needs to be done. You can bet I will share all of the details (address, phone number, etc.) when we are 100% ready. For the past two months we've been creating new kits and running some fabulous sales in our on-line store. Our sincerest thanks to those who have made purchases! That's what keeps doors open whether in-store or on-line, seeew THANK YOU!
The "Mothership" and I both love the new location! The size is similar to our original location (2005-2008) and there is plenty of parking! For the first time ever we have very high ceilings! Do you know what this means???? We can hang quilts without them messing with your hair! We've been sitting in there nightly imagining the possibilities. The more time we spend in there, the more ideas we get! One challenge with the high ceilings.....our chandeliers. They are rather iconic and have been with us since day one but at this time we haven't found a way to incorporate them. I suppose we will get there!
Here's a peak at one corner with some of the furniture we are keeping. The "Mothership" found this red furniture on one of her road trips to California waaaaay back in 2004! What should we put in this corner? Hmmm...maybe some stitchery? Maybe some Christmas? What about yarn? Choices. Choices. Choices!
I know one thing that is going to look amazing in this new space! Our Farm Girl Vintage Quilt! In fact, prior to the day we moved out of our old location, two of our Farm Girl Vintage Block Of The Month members dropped by to show us their quilts!
For 15 months, eager quilters joined us each month to receive four block kits which were planned by Jan (a.k.a. the "Mothership"). The final two months they received their borders and cornerstones, etc.
I can testify that this coordination of color took my mom and Christine hours and hours, night after night for months! The kits for each block had to then be cut and our own blocks had to be sewn. Not only did they sew each set of blocks for their own quilts, but they also sewed blocks for my clothesline that you may have seen in our Shoppe. If you have never participated in a Block of The Month (B.O.M.) it's a great way to keep you motivated to finish a project. For those quilts that are going to use a ton of fabric, it's also a great way to spread out the cost over a period of time.
Pictured above is longtime customer Elaine V. who was so happy to bring her completed quilt in! It was the first time Jan got to see all of her hard work and planning put together! Elaine did a fabulous job with her quilt!
This is Bev! You may have seen Bev at one of our monthly Breakfast Clubs. P.S. the next one is Saturday, March 18 10am-12pm at Langdon Farms in Aurora, Oregon!
I can tell you that Bev is one of our biggest fans, gives great hugs AND...she is going to be only minutes from our new location.
The only reason she knows where it is, is because Bev came to our Breakfast Club this month.
Be like Bev. Bev is fun. Seeew is Elaine. LOL.
You may have noticed that Bev's border is smaller. She chose to do that because she had a particular spot in her house where she wanted it to hang. This is totally something we would do too!
Since I took the picture above, Bev had her quilt "quilted" and joined us at our recent February Breakfast Club. Check out what she did with the back!
Again..be like Bev. Bev is fun. Seeew is Elaine.
Patty and Karen also joined us at the February Breakfast Club and they too brought their Farm Girl Vintage Quilt. For their quilts they chose an aqua border that is just as striking as the yellow! I tried to get pictures, but the lighting in the venue was a bit dull. I'll work on it.
Don't you just love Farm Girl Vintage quilts???? They look good in just about anything!
Oh...Patty and Karen are fun too. Be like Patty, Karen, Bev and Elaine.
If you participated in our in-store Farm Girl Vintage B.O.M. Jan would like you all to know she will be planning a special party once we are settled in the new location. We appreciate your patience and can't wait to see what you all did with your quilts! If you weren't able to join us for this one, rumor has it she may run one again seeew keep your eyes peeled to the screen and your ear to the ground.
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FYI...I've covered that we closed our former location two months ago and have been sharing hints while we looked for a new location. Everything I'm sharing with you is the creative process and a behind-the-scenes creative look at what it takes to relocate a store. WHEN WE ARE READY WITH THE DETAILS TO REOPEN (including address, phone number, and opening day) WE WILL SHARE THOSE DETAILS HERE, ON OUR WEBSITE, AND ALL OF OUR SOCIAL MEDIA.
That's it for today! I've got lots of work to do seeew that we can be freed up to watch "This Is Us!"
Stay Seeew-cial ~ Brian