News to Use from RQ April 30th
Posted by KJCB on April 30, 2020
We have some news for you this week in regards to our storefront closure so be sure to read the COVID-19 update section carefully. Remember that our May Block of the Month meeting is cancelled for this Saturday, May 2nd. Read on for details about our "Virtual" BOM meeting!
This week's TBT collection is Storytellers by Nancy Gere for Windham Fabrics. Storytellers features more traditional prints that are sure to blend with your stash. Follow this link to the "Throwback Thursday" Sale page on the RQ website for all the details! On to the news....
COVID-19 Store Closure Update
Beginning Tuesday, May 5th, we will be offering curbside pickup. Please carefully read steps below:
1.) Place your order online and choose "pick up" at checkout. OR Place your order by phone and provide us with an email address. Orders for pickup must be prepaid by credit card or PayPal.
2.) You will receive an email letting you know that your order is ready for pickup. Please do not come before you receive this email as orders are processed chronologically and will not be immediately available.
3.) Pick up your order. Drive to RQ and park near our front door. Please do NOT leave your vehicle. Call us on the phone to let us know you are outside and we will bring your order to you.
This service is ONLY available Tuesday - Friday from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. There will be no store admittance during curbside pickup. Please help us protect you and our employees by following these steps.
Mill House Retreat Center will remain closed through May. While Indiana and many other states are poised to reopen, we want to be extra careful for our customers and employees. Thank you!
Fabric Face Masks: We are expecting another shipment of elastic by the end of the week. If you are still interested in elastic, please place an order through the RQ website so that you are in the queue. Requests for elastic are being filled in the order that they are received. Please limit your order to no more than 25 yards.
If you're still looking for prints to use in making face masks, check out the Art Gallery fabric sale. Art Gallery recently shared on their Instagram page 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
May Block of the Month
This Saturday, May 2nd is our normal BOM day at RQ; however, we will once again be having a "Virtual" BOM Meeting via Facebook Live instead of an in-person meeting. You can "attend" the virtual BOM meeting by following this link at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday morning. We hope to "see" you there!
We have three new programs starting in May! Night Sky (featured above) is made using Semi Solids by Laura Berringer and finishes at approximately 92" x 92" Our newest Bunny Hill BOM applique quilt: Country Christmas which finishes at 69" x 83" will also be starting this month. Finally, we are starting the Woodland Getaway Flannel project featuring Primo Plaid Flannels and the option to embellish the focal panel. Each of these projectst still has space available to start the BOM in May OR to purchase a full kit now!
Remember that we have reduced our FREE Shipping level to $50. Place an order before Monday, May 4th and make a note that you'd like to ship with your BOM blocks to mimimize your shipping costs!
What's New at RQ
Cherry Lemonade by In the Beginning Studios is now available on the RQ website. This sweet collection features floral bouquets, tiny cherries, a lemon-y stripe, and bright ginghams with a vintage vibe. These skus are from the popular Cherry Lemonade BOM that is ending in May (still have one kit remaining!). A great opportunity for backing or pillowcases to coordinate!
Newly arrived at RQ is Festive Chickadees by Jackie Robinson of Animas Quilts for Benartex. This winter-themed collection has a 2/3 yard panel that is the focus with cheerful chickadees. Holly leaves, pine needles, and a washed wood texture round out the coordinates available. We're offering two kits with Festive Chickadee: Bird's Eye View (featured above) and Chevron Chickadees.
BERNINA 20% OFF SALE EXTENDED!
There has been such a tremendous response to the BERNINA 20% Off Sale that they have extended the sale through May 7th! Take advantage of 20% off MSRP on BERNINA sewing, embroidery, and quilting machines from entry level to top of the line machines! Visit the BERNINA website to comparison shop features and find the machine that is right for you. Then give David a call to have him answer any remaining questions and help you finalize your machine purchase! Don't miss out on this second chance, extended sale!
All scheduled classes have been cancelled or postponed through April and May. 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 seen a HUGE uptick in the amount of fat quarters being in purchased online! They are a great way to purchase a small amount of novelty fabrics that are perfect for "personalized" fabric face masks. Just a friendly reminder that if you want two of the same fat quarter, ordering a half yard will give you the same amount of fabric but save you a little money! :)