News to Use from RQ May 28th
Posted by KJCB on May 28, 2020
We've been hearing from many of our fabric manufacturers that they are running behind on shipping of new collections (that we quilters are awaiting anxiously) for a variety of reasons. Whenever we hear specific updates on delays, we will update the "arriving" tags on preorder items on the RQ website. We appreciate your patience while we wait for new collections to arrive. Thank you!
This week's TBT collection is Seedheads by Cary Phillips for Clothworks. This is a bright and funky group that has a summery feel. Follow this link to the "Throwback Thursday" Sale page on the RQ website for all the details! On to the news....
Shopping In-Store by Appointment Starts Tuesday
Curbside-pick up and drop off during the specific hours of Tuesday through Friday from 11 to 2 continues until further notice for those who place orders online or over the phone. We also continue to provide free shipping with an online order of $50.00 or more.
Starting Tuesday, June 2nd we will be offering shopping appointments. APPOINTMENTS ARE STILL AVAILABLE FOR THE WEEK OF JUNE 2ND. Valet Shopping will be available Tuesday through Friday, by appointment only. Each appointment will last a maximum of 30 minutes. When you arrive, you will be required to bring your own face covering that must be worn the entire duration of your appointment. If you arrive without a face covering, you may purchase one for $5.00. Your appointment may include a second person, who is subject to the same requirements. Your total appointment will still only last 30 minutes, even if two people are together. Please, at this time, no children.
1. Email the shop to request an appointment. Tell us which day and/or a time frame that works for you. DO NOT CONSIDER YOUR APPOINTMENT CONFIRMED UNTIL YOU HEAR BACK FROM US!
2. We will either email or call you back and confirm your date and time.
3. Arrive ON TIME for your appointment. If you are late, your appointment will still end at the original time.
4. Stay in your car or at the outer door, and we will come and greet you.
5. Appointments will be available beginning June 2nd and for the next two weeks. We will re-valuate weekly to determine if we will extend Valet Shopping further out or revise the restrictions.
We are looking forward to reopening for our customers so you can come in and see our gorgeous fabrics. It will be good to see you in person!
Featured Future Block of the Month
Coming November 2020: A brand new sampler BOM by Bonnie and Camille featuring their new collection Shine On for Moda Fabrics! The Shine On Sampler will be available as a full kit or as a 12-month BOM project. The quilt finishes at approximately 68 1/2" x 80 1/2" The pattern is found in Bonnie and Camille's newest book "The Bonnie & Camille Quilt Bee" which features 12 projects including the one above (book included in kit and BOM). Reserve your space today as Moda BOMs always sell out fast!
What's New at RQ
Madison Square by Paula Barnes for Marcus Fabrics has arrived at RQ. This pink and brown 1800s reproduction collection is a true beauty.The floral wallpaper border stripe is a great finish to any project in these colors. The pieces are used together to create the Madison Waltz Kit (featured above) that will be available as soon as the patterns arrive! Grab a "pink and chocolate" fat quarter bundle today!
As winter holiday skus continue to arrive, we can't forget about Fall! This beautiful panel by Timeless Treasures is approximately 2/3 yard and would be a stunning centerpiece for your next autumn project. We also have the coordinating allover print "Happy Fall Ya'll C7796 Black" for borders and or backing.
Kimberbell Love Notes Mystery Project
We've had a great response to the Kimberbell Love Notes Mystery! Don't delay in ordering to reserve yours for an August 2020 start. We will have a LIMITED number of fabric kits so once they are sold out, they are gone! More details below if it you missed it in last week's newsletter. Keep an eye on Kimberbell's social media channels this week to see their introduction of this exciting new project.
The Love Notes Mystery is a 5-week program that will begin in August 2020 and we're taking sign-ups now. Choose to participate in the Sewing Version or Machine Embroidery Version. Make the project with your own fabrics or reserve a Love Notes Fabric Kit featuring Kimberbell Basics in a collectible box. Optional Love Notes Embellishment Kit is also available for preorder. Finished size is approximately 40" x 40" and the final project will not be revealed until week 5.
As we begin reopening, we will also begin to contact those of you who purchased a new machine and have not had your classes. We will only be scheduling a couple of you at a time, to maintain social distancing standards. If you want to be sure we have you on our list, please send an emailed reminder to email@example.com. NOTE: Since you will be around others for an extended time period, we ask you to keep in mind the safety of others as well as yourself. If you have been in contact with anyone ill or feel symptomatic yourself, please call us to reschedule. You will need to wear a mask during your class. Thank you for your understanding!
All other classes will soon resume under similar circumstances. We appreciate your patience!
Did You Know?
The Spring Quilt Market for industry professionals that was scheduled for May was cancelled due to the current health crisis. However, they are now hosting a "virtual" quilt market so we at RQ can still see all the new goodies that are to come later this year! What does this mean for you? We won't be able to "walk the aisles" of quilt market and see everything that is available from new pattern designers, fabric manufacturers, gadget makers, etc. If you see something new and AMAZING on social media that inspires your quilting, let us know!