2019 JANUARY


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A Note From Jana

JANUARY 7
 
Dear My Favorite Quilt Shop Customers,

Just a note to tell you about some exciting events happening here at My Favorite Quilt Shop starting in 2019.  First: I'd like to take the opportunity to THANK YOU for all the support through 2018.  The shop went through a transformation and your comments about the changes have been very encouraging and appreciated.  Your input and suggestions are heard and acted upon.  Again THANK YOU for your commitment to making this your FAVORITE QUILT SHOP.

Please sit back, relax, take a moment to enjoy this newsletter.
 

Thank you for a great year and looking forward to another.


Sincerely,

Jana Anderson-Laes
My Favorite Quilt Shop 
 
 
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Additions to inventory.... 

Cork...  Stop at My Favorite Quilt Shop and check out the cork, patterns and bag hardware from Sallie Tomato and Fabric Funhouse.  Bag class in February. Click Here  

Buttons...I've had significant requests for buttons.  Hence, I have a selection of buttons to choose from to embellish your works of art. The collection is small right now, but will grow as demand grows.  Click Here


Missouri Star Quilt Company patterns...   My Favorite Quilt Shop now carries MSQC patterns and templates.  Limited supply currently available, selection will increase as demand increases.  click here

Wool...I've had wool for a couple of years, however it seems as though not many people know it.  Please stop by the shop and see the selection of wool.  click here
New Fabric Arrivals: Please stop by and view the new fabrics that have arrived lately,  approximately 200 bolts.  

Many new Batiks, Moda, Benartex, Timeless Treasures, Maywood, Quilting Treasures, Kanvas, Northcott, Blank and many others .     Click here to see new fabrics 

To make room for these new bolts, many bolts of fabric will be moved to the clearance area.   Some of the older clearance fabrics will be discounted to 40% off.  Stop by early for the best selection of great fabrics at great prices.  Also, "like" My Favorite Quilt Shop on Facebook and watch for "flash" sales. 
 

"Quilts Galore" - Gini Athey Books 

Two new books available: 
Town Hall and Silver Bells
 
If you read Gini's first book in the series, "Quilts Galore", she has followed that up with 6 more; Country Law, Rainbow Gardens, Square Spirits, Book Marks,  Town Hall, and Silver Bells.  Each is a continuing story of the group of people in the fictional small town of Wolf Creek, Wisconsin. These are nice, clean reads.  No smut, or violence and a good story about friendships and relationships.  Stop at the shop and purchase your copy today.
 
 
Retreat...
There are a few openings in the May 2019 retreat.
May 3 - 5, 2019 (Friday - Sunday).  
Location:  Pestigo River Rentals in Crivitz WI.
Cost: $220 per guest.
Early arrival available - May 2.  
This retreat is limited to 24 guests.
Please call Jana (920) 965-2085 or click herefor more information.  

 

Bus Trip to Missouri Star Quilting Company in Hamilton MO

Join us April 9 - 12 2019: Not just another bus trip, this is four days, extra fun stops include Amana Colonies, Missouri Star Quilting and Expressions in Thread.  Please visit my website by tapping this link "BUS TRIP INFO" for more information and registration form, or call Jana (920) 965-2085.  Journey is limited to the first 50 people to register - Don't miss the bus!!!
 

Cork Bag Class 

Zippy Crossbody Bag designed by Sallie Tomato.  Instructor:  Kellie Zimonick. Saturday February 23, 2019.  10 am - 2 pm.  $40 per student plus all "special class supplies" must be purchased at MFQS.
Special Class Supply list:  pattern, cork, fabric, hardware.  
Also needed (available at MFQS - but not required to be purchased at MFQS):    microtex needle, interfacing, thread, clips (not pins), zipper foot.

Call (920) 965-2085 to sign up.  To ensure enough space for everyone to work, class is limited to 5 people.  If there is enough interest, a second class will be scheduled.

About the Kellie Zimonick:  Kellie has made MANY bags using cork and is VERY familiar with Sallie Tomato patterns.  She will have many tips and techniques to share with you and help you through every step.

Once you register for the class, a supply list will be provided.  Please purchase your supplies and cut your fabrics prior to class.  If you need assistance with the cutting, a pre-class cutting session will be available on Friday, February 22 at 2pm.  Please make a reservation to attend this session.  Kellie will only be available for this session if there are reservations.  
 
 
VIQ Club 

Join the VIQ (Very Important Quilter) Club.  Receive 10% off all fabric purchases and 5% additional off discount fabric purchases.  Continue to use your YARD CARD for all non-fabric purchases.  Refer to web site for more information.  Click Here
 
 
Thank you for your patronage and taking the time to read this newsletter.  Please print the attached coupon for a savings.   
coupon here

Long Arm Rental Changes


Quilt your own quilt:  The Long Arm Quilt machine rental has been very popular.   June 2018, the longarm was moved to a bigger, brighter room.    Starting February 1, 2019, when you rent, you will be using a brand new machine.

 Because of the expense to maintain and replace the machine, the long arm rental fee is increasing $5 per hour to $30 per hour.  Assistance is available to teach you how to use the machine and assist you every step of the process.   

 Appointments available on Tuesdays and Wednesday at 9:00 am and 1:00 pm.  Please call (920) 965-2085 to make your reservation. 

One more thing...The popularity of long arm renting has increased and the number of last minute cancellations and rescheduled appointments has also increased.  Each of these cancellations creates an inconvenience for a fellow quilter who needed the machine but couldn't get an appointment. Therefore, a $10 reservation will be charged at the time the reservation is made.  This fee will be credited to your bill at your appointment.  If you cancel or reschedule your appointment less than 24 hours prior to your scheduled time, the reservation fee will not be refunded.  

Attention  NWTC certified long arm students.    Effective with the install of the new machine, the NWTC Certified student rate will be $20 per hour.  At this rate you will be expected to load and unload your quilt.  Please ask for assistance when changing the bobbin.   If you need the full service assistance, please ask.

Cost of doing business....Credit Card Processing Fees

As a business person I expect to incurr expenses just in the course of doing business.


Due to all the benefits offered to their card holders by credit card companies, the fees for processing credit cards has increased and is crazy expensive for the small business owners.

My Favorite Quilt Shop is grouped with other small business's and the merchant processing company has adopted the "cash discount" program that modifies who pays the processing fees.  If you pay for your purchase with cash or check, you save the 3.5% fee. If you choose to pay with your debit or credit card, the 3.5% fee is now added to the charge.  

Please remember there is a bank fee of $35.00 imposed if a check is written on an account with insufficient funds and future purchases will be required to be paid with cash or credit card.  

As a small business every expense matters, thank you for your understanding.

 
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