Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year! Cliche, I know!

Wow, it's amazing how fast this year has passed and what a year it has been!

We saw Tula Pink make the move to FreeSpirit/Westminster Fibers and anxiously awaited her new line...Parisville, which we have just heard is totally SOLD OUT at FreeSpirit, but not to fret they are going to reprint! Thank you #TulaTroops! Laminates, M&M's, First time booth at Houston International Quilt Market, Crazy "Marie Antionette" ship heads (currently on display at The Quilt Shoppe), a new super hot Tula Pink trailer for quilt guild travels and 8 New Quilt Patterns! And that is only the Tula Pink stuff!

Angela Walters became OUR VERY OWN in house Machine Quilter! The Quilting Gods are definitely looking down on us! Several of you have already picked up quilts she has done for you and raved at how magnificent they turned out. Be sure to get your name on her list. She is doing a "whole cloth quilt" for me personally in a Cotton Lawn cloth that will go on display as soon as it is done. I purchased 4 bolts of the new/latest/hot fabric...Cotton Lawn. All I can say is it is so beautiful. A little pricey but sooooo worth it.

I just updated ALL our billboards as well as added 2 new billboards, both on I36 near Hiawatha and Chillicothe. They are pink and white polka can't miss them, a total of 6 huge Lamar/Waitt billboards! We added the super exciting "Kids Safe Zone" play area which is probably a bigger hit than free fabric, well maybe not! The actual play house should be done soon. Super Cute. I still can't believe it took me 4 years to think of a "kid safe play area" Brain Freeze or age, not sure!

We have two bus trips planned again for this year, destinations to be announced in January, late January. They will be better than ever, trust me, really, seriously, trust me!

Now all the buzz about the price of cotton. Well, frankly its going to go through the roof, however as I am always thinking of protecting my wonderful customers/friends I would like to say that I just finished (before the clock struck 12:00 midnight) placing a ton of fabric orders before the price increase!!!!!!! The cutoff was midnight Dec 31st. So we are in good shape!

I also want to take the time to mention that you will want to follow us on "Twitter". I will be doing Friday giveaways, making $$saving announcements and keeping you all up to speed regarding everything about The Quilt Shoppe, Tula Pink and all things Quilty. My "Twitter" name is "Katrunyan". There is a link on our website, just click there, the rest is super easy. You may also want to follow "TulaPink" as well, she tends to give sneak peeks of her new fabric lines.

Its almost 1:00 a.m. Happy New Everyone, you have all been a part of making this past year a huge success. I love you all and hope that I can continue to inspire your creativity and talents! The Twinkies wake up at 5:00 a.m. so I better get some sleep.

See you soon,

Wednesday, December 8, 2010