News to Use from RQ May 7th
Posted by KJCB on May 06, 2020
Welcome to May! This week's TBT collection is Manderley by Franny & Jane for Moda Fabrics. Bright colors and funky prints describe this collection well. Most bolts have less than 5 yards remaining, so don't delay in grabbing yours today. Follow this link to the "Throwback Thursday" Sale page on the RQ website for all the details! On to the news....
Curbside Pick-Up and In Store Shopping Update
When is RQ going to re-open? That's the question right now, and not one that we have a firm answer to. Believe us, none of you want the shop to open more than we do, but the health of our staff, their families, and our customers is of the utmost importance to us. While the Indiana governor has allowed shops similar to ours to reopen, until we feel more comfortable with the COVID-19 situaton, we will remain closed to in-store shopping. Please rest assured that we are all healthy and committed to reopening the store as soon as possible. We are simply being extra cautious as we move forward in what will be the "new normal."
We have started curbside pickup for local customers and will continue with this AT LEAST through May 19th. If you missed our guidelines for curbside pickup last week, they are re-printed in this week's newsletter for you.
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 (or give us a little honk if the phone is busy) 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 June 30th. Thank you for your continued understanding and support during this transitional time.
Block of the Month News
Just a reminder to local BOM members that you can now pick-up your May (and April) blocks during our curbside pickup hours as outlined above. We will not mail BOM blocks unless you email to request that we do so.
While we continue to move cautiously towards re-opening the store to customers, we are going to proactively cancel June's in-person Block of the Month meeting. Even assuming the store is reopened, we will still be limiting the number of customers in the store and we don't have enough room for all BOM members to socially distance :) We are already planning our June BOM Meeting on Facebook Live so be sure to attend that! If you are not participating currently in a BOM, or are a mail order customer, you can come too, and see some of our pretty new things, as well as samples of blocks we are doing.
Quilt featured above is Country Christmas BOM by Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs for Moda Fabrics which started this month. We're still taking sign-ups!
What's New at RQ
First Frost by Amanda Murphy for Contempo has arrived at RQ and is ready to be shipped back out to you! In her own style Amanda Murphy has created an "ode to winter" in her prints. Some of these are enhanced with pearlescence adding that little extra sheen to your project. We have yardage, fat quarters and strippies (2 1/2" x wof strips) as well as the Woodland Sampler Kits (featured above) in stock. We're also offering the Woodland Sampler quilt (dark or light background) as a BOM that will start in June.
We've been featuring winter collections the last few weeks, but what happened to Autumn?! Under the Oak by Lewis and Irene Fabrics fits the bill for fall! Your favorite woodland critters frolic amongst the Autumn foliage in three different colorways. If you're a hedgehog lover then be sure to check out the print that features just that animal. The warm color palette will enhance the cozy feeling at home this fall.
BERNINA Accessory of the Month for May
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?
The 2020 Grunge Contest celebrating the 45th Anniversary of Moda Fabrics is still on! This contest was first announced in February and encourages all the creative sewists out there to design an original project using Grunge Fabrics. All the details are available on the Moda Blog. We are looking forward to accepting quilts later this year for in store voting before we send our "winning project" on to the national contest! Peruse all the lovely Grunge colors we have in stock here.