New fabrics, workshops and some really BIG news!

Sometimes I find it difficult to believe how the days roll by.  This week will be four months since I opened my doors for business.  I would like to thank everyone for making these past months such a wonderful experience for me and hope that all of you have enjoyed yourselves when you have come into the shop.There are many things planned for the next weeks and I hope that everyone will find something of interest.

I have just returned from a quilting retreat with a group of fun loving and talented quilters.  The weather was perfect and the surroundings were full of gorgeous color. We worked on a quilt that contained many of those same colors. I've had to order more fabric but additional kits for the retreat quilt will be available in a week or so.  Make sure that you let me know if you want me to save one for you.

During the last few days many new fabrics have arrived.  The colors are beautiful and I cannot wait to work with them.  Ideas are coming almost too fast to process.  If only I didn't need to sleep at night.  Come see them for yourself.

The first Finally Friday Fun Night was a great success.  I think that I surprised some of you with the fact that I can actually cook.  I am busy planning future menus. The next two are planned and the dates are on the store calendar.  In November it will take place on the 13th and in December on the 11th.  It starts as you arrive sometime during the late afternoon and lasts till whenever, with dinner being served between 6:30 and 7:00 pm.  Come for an evening of fun and sewing with your quilting buddies.

The holiday workshops have been posted on the web site.  I geared them towards items that would be nice holiday gifts or something that you might take to a favorite host or hostess.  They have been scheduled for weekends, but additional times can be added if you and a group of friends want to do them during the week.

I don't want to cause stress but the holidays are coming quickly so I have several things to make it easier.  Starting this week you can fill out your wish list.  This will make it possible to give those shopping for you a little guidance to find something that you would like.  Also, my guys (husband, and sons) will be hosting a men's night, on Thursday, December 3, so that the men in your lives can come get their holiday shopping done, plus have some fun for themselves while they shop.  Of course, manly refreshments will be served and there will be prizes that they can give as gifts or may want to keep for themselves.

Now for my really BIG news!

I have signed a contract to become a Bernina Authorized Retailer.  My machines should be here by next week.  So if you are looking for a new machine or accessories for one that you already own, come check out these new machines.  Santa might want to check them out too (Don't forget to add one to your wish list).  They will be in the classroom so that when you take a class you can try one out.  I will also be offering machine servicing, starting now.

So, in closing I would like to remind you that you will find wonderfully colorful fabrics, and ideas, along with ways to make your holiday easier at The Quilt Shop by Lois.