IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING CORONAVIRUS
Posted by Marcia on March 17, 2020
This newsletter is a bit different from normal. For one, you are probably getting it on a different day. For another, Kyla’s regular format is missing. This is Marcia, and I am writing on behalf of the entire Rossville Quilts family of David, myself, Kyla, Charlotte, Sally and Vicki. Most of us are witnessing an unprecedented event in our memorable history. The COVID-19 virus has caused an incredible disruption in the daily lives of nearly everyone in our country, if not the world. We hope that our customers, their friends, families and neighbors will remain healthy and safe from this virus. Our leaders are doing much to help protect us, and to give us guidelines to help stop the spread of this highly contagious illness. While recommendations are still changing frequently as the research team learns new things, most of them now request there not be more than ten people near each other at a time and that they exhibit “social separation”, or a distance of six feet between each person.
We wish to do our part as much as possible to comply with the current guidelines to prevent COVID-19 spread. Therefore, please read the following carefully!
As of Wednesday, March 18 (Happy Birthday, Mom!) we will be closed to instore business until at least March 31.
Remember, we have a fantastic website that you can shop on from home and have your packages mailed to you. Effective immediately, we will lower our free shipping threshold to $50.00 from $75.00 (This will be a manual adjustment that we will make instore once your order is received). If you need something mailed that you do not see on our website, please call the shop at 765-379-2900 and leave a message, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We will get back with you as quickly as possible.
*Sewing Machines – If you have a machine drop off, pick up, or purchase on your to do list, please call the shop and leave a message. David will get back with you as quickly as possible to set an appointment time to take care of you.
*We will not have a Quilts of Valor Sew Day in March.
*All remaining March classes are cancelled or postponed.
*The March bag sale will be an online sale only, and available to everyone. Watch for more details.
*April’s Block of the Month meeting is cancelled. Blocks can be mailed to you after April 4 when we send our BOM by mail folks out if we must still remain closed.
Please adhere to the CDC posted guidelines as to whether you are considered at high risk for COVID-19 and stay home!
Continue to follow our Facebook and Instagram, and of course the newsletters. We will let you know what we are doing to stay busy, and you can tell us what you are doing too.
Some Ideas for Things to Do While Self Quarantining
Will you have a child you are responsible for? Let them help you sort your scrap baskets. Give them some shoeboxes or bags and sort by color. If they are old enough, teach them to sew! Young boys and girls love to do whatever their caregiver is doing. Using a dull needle with no thread on lined paper helps them learn to sew in a straight line.
Older children who enjoy crafting can make big colorful flowers on cardboard. Attach them to a stick or other object and (after a call to ok) take to the local nursing home and stake your “flower garden” outside the windows of the residents. We can push spring to get here, for them anyway!
How about making some special breads or cookies for your neighbor? Do they need help getting in groceries? Pick up a small plant for them while grabbing some staples for them at the store. A little green is always a cheerful sight at the end of winter.
What other ideas do you have?
These times are challenging, but they can also be a great learning experience. Can we work to bring back the days when our neighbors were all known to us, and we shared our goods and cared for each other? Can we teach a younger generation about the value of caring for an older one? Maybe we can bring back the tradition of sending handwritten notes or cards instead of using email. We cherish the cards we received from David’s grandmother, with her spidery writing encircling the entire boundary of the card interior so she could use up every inch of space! Email can’t do that.
Stay positive. Stay healthy. Stay safe. Let us know how we can help with your sewing needs. We are all healthy so far, and if we can help you with anything please reach out.