News to Use from RQ April 16th
Posted by KJCB on April 16, 2020
An assumption that may be safe to make these days is that many of us have probably experienced a "gray day" or two (and I don't mean because it's supposed to snow on Friday) while watching the world battle against an invisible enemy. Last week Marcia challenged us all to find a Silver Lining during these trying times and our readers rose to the occasion. Many of you shared on our RQ Facebook page your silver lining with our sewing community. Thanks to all who participated and helped share their positivity with others! We randomly chose three commenters to each receive a Moda Bella Solids Silver Charm pack. The winners are: Lucy Dufenbach, Lynn Kaiser, and Marisa Simmons. Congrats and we'll be contacting you to get your charm pack to you! On to the news...
Fabric Face Masks Update
Our 1/4" wide elastic has arrived from two different distributors, on the same day! We now have large quantities available and have listed it on the RQ website for puchase. We will be contacting those people on our waiting list on Thursday, April 16th for first shipments.
We have our extra wide 200 thread count muslin back in stock. If you're still looking for prints to use in making face masks, check out the Art Gallery fabric sale. Art Gallery shared on their Instagram page last week that their "premium cotton fabrics have the highest thread count in the industry" at 205 which makes them extra "silky" against your skin!
Local Contacts for mask donations:
Franciscan Health - Call Craig at 765-404-8341 to make arrangements for delivery.
IU Arnett Health - Brooke Wagoner, CMA; email@example.com.
Clinton County EMA (for all Clinton Co, Indiana public safety personnel) - 765-652-6502
Throwback Thursday Sale is Back!
David's Inventory Clearance - Sewing Machines Not Fabric!Even though our storefront is closed, we are still able to sell BERNINA and bernette sewing/embroidery machines! BERNINA is allowing us to ship machines to customers through the end of April so no need to leave your home to pickup your new machine. David has a variety of machines in stock and ready to ship out this week! He also has special financing opportunities available for qualifying purchases. Head to bernina.com to compare machine features and "test drive" your new sewing or embroidery machine. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to schedule a "sales call" on the phone. **All machines purchased during this time will still qualify for Mastery Classes once we reopen the storefront!**
What's New at RQ
Nature's Lodge Tonga Batiks by Timeless Treasures have arrived at RQ! These are a few of the skus used in the upcoming Nature's Lodge BOM created by Wing and a Prayer Designs that is scheduled to start in June 2020. These beautiful batiks have arrived prior to our BOM shipment and we are offering yardage and fat quarters just like any other Tonga Batik collection!
Two new aquatic animal prints have arrived from Timeless Treasures. Swimming manatees (on the left) and swimming dolphins (on the right) are novelty prints that are a welcome addition to the Animal themed prints at RQ.
Let's Clear Out Some Inventory! The Sale Continues
Many of you that visit our brick and mortar store on a regular basis have heard us mention not having enough space on the shelves for all our inventory (because we just can't stop shopping for new fabrics!). Well, we're ready to move out some large quantities and we're going to start with ALL of our in stock Art Gallery Fabric prints. Continuing indefinitely, all Art Gallery prints are at a reduced price on the RQ website! You can follow the links (in blue) or follow the steps in the photo below (when shopping from a PC) to find all the Art Galllery prints in one place.
All scheduled classes have been cancelled or postponed through April. We will contact students who have paid for upcoming classes once we are able to begin rescheduling. Thank you for your understanding!
Did You Know?
We have a variety of Kimberbellishments or embellishments by Kimberbell that are perfect for your next project. Ribbon, buttons, crocheted trim, mylar, and glitter sheets in a variety of colors are in stock. We also have many of their "blanks" such as tea towels and tote bags. While these items are not currently listed on the RQ website (they're near the top of the list), you can email email@example.com to check for availability of specific items.