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Guess What? I am retiring!
This is the last week of our retirement sale! But...it's only MY retirement. The shop will continue on with a new owner, new fabrics, new patterns, new classes, new everything! I am very much looking forward to seeing the metamorphosis of the shop.
But, like a butterfly shedding its cocoon, we have to get rid of the old in order to have room for the new. So, for the next week only:
All patterns are half price. Click here to choose a category: Applique; Pieced; Paper Pieced, Redwork & Embroidery; Clothing, Apron, Bags, Purses and Totes; Tablerunners, and Kitchen and Apron Sets.
All notions are half price. Click here to choose a category: Rotary Cutters and Blades; Rulers; Handy Helpers; and Marking Pens.
All sewing supplies are half price. Click here to choose a category: Pressing Tools; Purses, Bags and Tote Accessories; Gifts; Sewing Machine Needles, Buttons; Pins, Needles, Thimbles and Pincushions.
All fabric is just $5 by the bolt. Yes, just $5.00 per yard on the bolt. Panels are $4.00 each.
After this sale, the shop will close for a week or two while the new owner rearranges, reschedules and reimagines her new shop. I am sure she would welcome any and all suggestions - classes you would like to see, patterns you would like have, hours you would like us to be open, or maybe your favorite line of fabric. If you owned a quilt shop, how would you make it WONDERFUL? Feel free to send your ideas to Bea (as in Be-a-quilter:-)) at Quiltbug.email@example.com.
Did you know we have a blog?
I post maybe once a week or so to the blog, Scrapdash.com. There you will find lots of tips, tutorials, free patterns and lots of fun stuff. Join us at https://scrapdash.com/.
I am also on Pinterest! You can see a sneak peek of the Pinterest boards at the bottom of this page. Feel free to click around:-))
Yes, we are still doing the Row by Row!
The Row by Row Experience™ is fun and easy. Visit any participating quilt shop during the summer and ask for the pattern for a row in the Row by Row, Sew Musical quilt. Each shop is offering one pattern at no charge to customers who visit the store between before September 4, 2018.
Complete a quilt using at least 8 different rows from 8 different 2018 participating shops. Be the first to bring it into a shop to win a stash of 25 fat quarters. (That’s 6-1/4 yards of fabric!) Win a bonus prize for using that store’s row in your quilt. A quilt will be considered “complete” when it is quilted, bound, and labeled. Download the list of participating shops here.
Yes, we will continue the Block of the Month and the Mystery Quilts.
Be sure to subscribe to Scrapdash so you don't miss the fun. Don't worry, it's not another newsletter. Just a quick notification that there is a new post. I post maybe once a week or so - tips, tutorials, free patterns, maybe some travel news or a recipe.
While you are at it, follow me on Pinterest! You never know what I am going to pin. If you have never used it before, Pinterest is like an online bulletin board where users can share their favorite things. Think of it like a cork board where you can save gift ideas, recipes, block tutorials or bookmark your favorite sites. Give it a try!
Top Off Day
Robbie Sutton, a long arm quilter and the owner of Pieceful Hollow Designs will be at the shop Saturdays between 2 and 3 to accept your top and review options with you. That's Top Off Day:-)) If you can't make it on that day, you can leave it at any time and pick out a quilting design from her design book. Robbie will call you when your quilt is done, and you can pick it up here any time. 2018 Dates (weather permitting) are:
Did you know we were on Facebook?
Join us at https://www.facebook.com/Quiltbugcom/ . Facebook has changed their settings again! If you want to be SURE to see your pages and groups you would like to follow, you need to check your settings. Go to https://www.facebook.com/pages/?category=liked and click on Review the Pages you've liked.
If Quiltbug isn't there, you can go to https://www.facebook.com/Quiltbugcom/ and click on Like and Following. Be sure to choose See First under Following and On under Notifications. Then you should receive all the updates we post to Facebook. Be sure to interact with our posting from time to time (comment, or click the like button) so Facebook knows you mean it.
The same thing applies to groups. Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/ and take a look at the groups you follow. You can go to each group and unjoin if you are no longer int. erested, or just click on the "no" under notifications. You can also "all posts" or just "highlights" if you only want to hear from that group occasionally.
If you would rather not join Facebook, you can follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/quiltbug. We post the same information to both.