First, I want to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who has made this possible. It has been a dream I never knew I could dream, and watching things fall perfectly into place has been a blessing.
Now for the fun stuff.
The past few blog posts have been sprinkled with different clues. Did anyone pick up on them? Does anyone want to make a quick guess?
If you found this through the new Facebook or Instagram page then you already know. My mom and I are opening a quilt shop.
Do you need me to repeat that? I have been hearing it for many months, and I still feel like I need pinched. A quick poke of the needle as I work on binding for shop quilts has helped with the pinching part.
We are opening a quilt shop!
When I started this blog I made the decision to be open and honest with the world behind the screen. I wanted people to be able to relate, to see the good, to see the not so good, and to really join in on this journey. With that said, I plan to share about the shop in this manner as well.
Read on to learn how Quilter’s Hideaway became Quilter’s Hideaway.
Growing up my mom and I would talk back and forth about how great it would be to own a quilt shop- a fun place for quilters, crafters, newbies, and experienced to join together to make somethings from nothing. It was always a dream but never a reality or something we thought would become anything.
Many years have passed and we took notes every time we visited a quilt shop- we love this, not so sure about that, oh my gosh this is fabulous, and maybe we wouldn’t do that. Everyone has different styles and watching those styles form quilt shops is part of why visiting other shops is so fun.
One day this summer my mom and I became more serious about diving into this adventure. She had retired and took a small business class to see what would be possible while I let my imagination run wild. Could this really be a thing?
I’m the doubter, mom’s the plower. She is a go getter but wants to have knowledge of every aspect. She has taken business classes, met with accountants and attorneys, discussed business plans with others, and made phone call after phone call to make sure we are on the right road. She never second guessed that we could do this. If one path didn’t work she ran down another. If one door shut she pounded until the next opened wide. It has been fun to watch her take hold of this. I on the other hand, take a closed door and second guess what we are doing. I make a decision and change my mind three seconds later. At the beginning this was rough, but now we are in a rhythm of our different roles and I wouldn’t want to be doing this with anyone else! I’m also getting better at making decisions and sticking with them (you’re welcome, mom).
Now that all of the business side is falling into place we made the decision to announce to you and the world our secret! Quilter’s Hideaway is real and coming January 2017. Are you ready? I know we are!
Last night we walked through our building and talked layout (and maybe a little about painting). It happened right after I created our Facebook page, and I could not contain my excitement. Things are happening every day to lead us to our grand opening. From meeting with our web guy (We got the website link we were wanting!), to deciding on shelving, classes, and fabric lines, shop layout, quilts to hang and so much more, each step brings us that much closer to our dream.
So many friends and family members have stepped up to help throughout this planning process, and we wouldn’t be where we are without them. There are no words to cover what others have done for us, but thank you, thank you, thank you!
See you at the machine,