Let’s be honest with each other for just a moment. I never expected the last post to be read by so many people.
We had hopes and wishes and dreams, but you all rock!
With that said, I have been at a loss for what I should post next. Nothing is quite like announcing the opening of a quilt shop. Everything else I could say will pale in comparison, but I love writing and sharing what we have going on, so I will do just that.
Today might be a bit of a ramble and somewhat on the jumpy side, but you deserve to know. Plus, I just cannot contain my excitement. Here we go!
Last weekend my mom and I walked through the building for the first time with the intention of opening the quilt shop. Walking in and picturing where the fabric will go, where Millie will call home, the classroom, the notions, precuts and patterns- it is all there. With every step we take it is turning more and more into a shop. My hope is that when people walk through the door they feel at home- they feel that they can create in this space, and enjoy the company of other likeminded people. A creative, warm, welcoming place with a touch of modern and a splash of randomness (after all, I can be pretty random).
We are continuing to work on the calendar and schedule. Our hope is to reveal the calendar at Gift’s Marketplace– a women owned, small business fair on December 6th at Tri County Technology Center (Bartlesville, OK). If you want to be the first to get your hands on our calendar, make sure you stop by and say “Hi!”
With the calendar in mind, do you have a specific class you want to take? A quilt you want to make? Something you want to see or learn more about? Would you like to know what on earth a sewing machine even is (I’m talking to all of you newbies! You have to start somewhere.). Let me know in the comments below.
We have chatted about the building and the calendar, now let’s check in on what Millie has been doing.
A little snippet about something we learned this week: if Millie seems happy but is not sewing vertically, do not spend hours researching and trying everything you can think of. Instead, check that the encoder is still plugged in. It appears while I was cleaning and oiling her before sewing this weekend, I managed to unplug the encoder. I spent hours trying to figure out what had happened and searching online for answers. I finally called in back up. The dealer we bought Millie from (Brenda at Red Barn Quilting –She’s awesome!!) was able to pinpoint the problem over the phone. Within seconds Millie was back to sewing like a dream. If only I had made that phone call earlier on…
There are a few more quilts in line for quilting this week and even a few shopping adventures. Opening a quilt shop brings an entire new meaning to Black Friday shopping. I have even tried sweet talking a few of the guys in my life into coming along and bringing a trailer. It will be quite the undertaking. Make sure you are following along on Instagram (quiltershideaway & quiltingwithcare) and Facebook (Quilter’s Hideaway) to see what happens.
See you at the machine (or maybe in line on Black Friday),
Remember, if you want to be the first to see our Calendar, stop by and see us at Gift’s Marketplace on December 6th!
Also, let me know what classes you are hoping to see on the calendar this spring.