Good Morning Quilters,
Just realize that it has been over a month since I sent an email. I hope everyone is doing well. It has been so good to see many of you, I know there are many of you being very cautious, and we hope you stay healthy. We are trying to do everything we can to keep everyone safe. We are busy with internet orders, phone orders and curbside pickup. All of my employees are wearing masks, and we have taken measures to sanitize as much as possible.
It has been crazy times. It has been difficult getting caught up on reordering our basic fabric and notions. We got thread in yesterday that I ordered six weeks ago-but no white thread! We just got a several bolts of Northcott solid in black, white and snow. Black fabric was almost like toilet paper-came in-went out!!! The good news is that we do have a lot of new collections coming in on a regular basis. Christmas, fall and Halloween, new batiks and just got the entire collection of a Laundry Basket collection- beautiful blues.
Let’s get down to the important info here!!
4th of July Holiday- The shop will be CLOSED Friday July 3- Sunday July 5th. We all are taking a much needed break!!
July Coupon- 25% off all thread- the thread is slowly coming in – if you come in and can’t find the thread you want, we will mark your coupon to be used at a future date. Not sure when the Aulfil thread will arrive!
Needles n Pines Retreat house- this has been tough. We had 13 cancellations and still having them. We truly understand everyone concerns about coming. Groups are coming in, usually much smaller groups so that no one is crowded. Our facility has always been super clean and we are taking extra precautions at this time. If you need to “escape” for a few days, give Fred a call and he will let you know of any open dates.
Classes- we started up our clubs in June, most of them are meeting in small groups. It’s been good for people to get out and socialize. We are going to put some classes on the schedule for July- we will keep them small- and with the size of our classroom it should be ok.
First Monday Club- July 6-!0:00 This group meets every first Monday of the month. They pick a pattern to work on and the results are amazing. They just finished up a churn dash project. Come see the results and join them on their next project. No charge.
Strip Club- July 9, 1:00-? This is our oldest running club. We pick a pattern and use 2 ½ in strips. Come anytime on Thursday and sew on your project. We order dinner in and mom provides dessert. Great place to get inspire and use that jelly roll you don’t know what to do with it. Show and tell is always amazing!!
Embroidery club- July 10th. (usually the first Friday of the month). This is a class for those who want to learn more about their embroidery machines. Teacher Kathy Morrow-needs to be notified if you are coming and she will send you the cost and supply list. This month we are dividing the class into two groups so we aren’t too crowded. Check with the shop and we will zip Kathy an email.
Lori Holt club- July 14th all day- Use to be “Vintage Christmas”, but now it is just for those who are working on Lori’s projects. It’s fun to share ideas and learn from each other. We now have some of Lori’s cross-stitch patterns. I have started ordering cross stitch supplies.
Wooly afternoon-July 16th 12:30 Come and do those wool projects that you have been wanting to do! We are getting more wool pieces and patterns in all the time.
Paper Piecing – July 17th- 10:00, Denise Wright will be helping you get started on a paper piecing project. We selected a small project so it’s not overwhelming. Stop by the shop or check out the picture of my Facebook page. Pick up a supply list and pattern. Fee-$20.00
Breakfast Club-July 20th- We started a block of the month in January. We will continue having a “drop in” to pick up your pattern and get a demo from Lynn. Maybe next month we can meet and have a “show and tell”.
Purse class- July 24th- 10:00 Sheila Warren is our “shop’s purse maker”. She has some great ideas on making purses. We will start out simple and make a different tote or purse each month! Fee-$15.00 Will post pictures of purse on facebook or stop by the shop.
“What to do with a Precut”- Tuesday July 28th-10:00, Vicki Norris will be working out of a new book, helping you to make a beautiful quilt out of those precuts. The first quilt will be using a jelly roll. If you are a beginning quilter – this would be a great class to “sharpen” your skills. Or, it would just be a great class to have some fun!
We do thank each and everyone of you for your continual support to Nelsonville Quilt Company. We truly appreciate it. If there is anything you need special order, please let us know and we will do our best! Stay safe- stay healthy, keep being creative!!
Susan and all
Nelsonville Quilt Co