News to Use from RQ July 16th
Posted by KJCB on July 16, 2020
Many thanks to those that attended our Virtual Event with OESD this week! We hope you enjoyed hearing from the OESD educators and picked up a tip or two for your next machine embroidery project.
This week's Throwback Thursday Sale features select Tonga Batiks by Timeless Treasures. Remember to shop early--first come, first served! Follow this link to the "Throwback Thursday" Sale page on the RQ website for all the details! On to the news....
"Roll with the Changes" - A Message from Marcia
Back in my pre-motherhood concert going days, this was the title of one of my favorite songs. While REO Speedwagon didn’t write the song with a viral pandemic in mind – at least I don’t think they did - the chorus runs through my head often these days.
Many changes have occurred in the lives of most of us this year. The quilt shop is no different in that respect. We are currently open Tuesday through Friday by appointment only, but also offer curbside pickup and free shipping at the low threshold of $50.00. We ask all our customers to wear face masks or face coverings, and we wear them ourselves while you are in our store. We provide hand sanitizer for you to use before browsing and have removed the remnant and $1.00 fat quarter baskets that people loved to dive into.
The measures we have taken are for the protection of our employees, our customers, their families, and ourselves. We don’t know if it’s right or wrong; good or bad. We know that we are still very busy filling orders, scheduling appointments, delivering curbside, taking in machines for repair, and doing all the things that we have always done to provide the best customer experience - whether online or in the store - that we can.
We appreciate all of you who respect our decisions and support our shop. You keep us going. We hope that someday we will be back to normal, but it will be a new normal for sure, as it will be for the majority of us. As we continue to refine and update our operations, we will keep you posted here, but for now… Keep on rolling with the changes.
How About a Yard Sale?...Weather Permitting Of Course
We're planning a "yard sale" for Friday, July 24th on the front lawn of RQ from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.! This will be an outdoor event only and in-store shopping will not be available. Please plan to wear a face mask if social distancing is not possible. (This of course will be dependent on the weather cooperating so please keep an eye on social media that day to make sure we're going forward with the plan.) We'll have marked down items including fabric kits, bundles, panels, and one yard precuts. For a bit of fun, we'll have a variety of fabric grab bags for those feeling adventurous! David even has a few previously owned sewing machines to include in the yard sale. Plan to stop by and see what we have...you never know what we'll add :)
What's New at RQ
Comfort and Joy by Katie Pertiet of Whistler Studio for Windham Fabrics is a new arrival at RQ this week. Saint Nick and his reindeer are the stars in this collection and are supported by cardinals and bias stripes. Gold metallic highlights make some prints sparkle! The Merry & Bright Kit (seen above) uses the panel and coordinates to make a 57" x 69" project.
The newest winter collection by Holly Taylor and Moda Fabrics is now in stock at RQ: Winter White. Take a sleigh ride through the countryside on the panel or feature prints in this group. The Winter White Kit (featured above) uses jelly rolls and panel squares to create the 62" x 82" quilt. We also have layer cakes and charm packs in stock.
River Falls Batiks by Sarah Maxwell for Marcus are now available for shopping on the RQ website. If you're participating in the Night Watchman BOM (which ends in August), you may recognize these batiks from your monthly packages. The inspiration for these batiks was nature and the colors/prints definitely reflect that.
BERNINA Swissmas in July Starts This Week
Take advantage of the Swissmas in July Event where most new BERNINA machine purchases include a FREE Gift with Purchase! Packages vary according to machine level. A few examples of FREE Gifts include: The Big Book of Feet, a Three-Soled Walking Foot, the Midi Hoop, USB stick with 600 designs from OESD, or even a Travel Accessory Case. Call to schedule an appointment to test drive a BERNINA or speak to David about what free gifts are included with your next machine!
Did You Know?
We have a few new Block of the Month programs in the pipeline for the beginning of 2021! We are planning to offer ForeverMore by Pam Buda of Heartspun Designs and Tonga Fantasy by Wing and a Prayer Designs. As soon as we have finalized details from the fabric manufacturers we will have them listed on the RQ website for sign-up. You'll see them in your News to Use first so stay tuned!