Tuesday, November 23, 2010

I finally got to Ride the Bus!

HOW FUN! All this time I was staying behind at the Shoppe playing hostess to the 10-13 other bus loads of wonderful ladies while my awesome "Rock Star Bus" rolled down the road. Well, those days are over for sure. I (we) just returned from our "Make Up" trip to Belleville and Hiawatha with a mystery shop thrown in for good measure. We all had the best time! The Prizes were amazing, I picked them out myself, Tula joined us as well as an added bonus. Raechelle, our intern from Missouri Western Art Department also came and was super inspired...we may have another designer on our hands! A few of the ladies on the bus had not been on any type of quilting adventure before but I did see them carrying our large bags of fabric! We may have had a few conversions on this trip.
Thank you ladies for a super fun time, I soooooo look forward to....Kentucky in May!
Happy Quilting!

Monday, November 8, 2010

The Real Scoop!

Hello to all,

There is nothing like exciting news that has everyone in a buzz! Hearing it straight from the source is even better because you get the straight story.
So, straight from me to you...

Marie, my partner of 7 years and Linda Courtney, my "queenquilter" are opening their own shop. I can now make the changes that I have wanted to make for some time now. So here are the changes...

*The shoppe name is "The Quilt Shoppe" the country expressions portion will fall away
*I will be increasing our inventory drastically, both in fabrics and notions now that we have the room.
* Our signage and billboards will be updated and fresh new colors will brighten the horizon!
*I am adding a "child safe zone" play area inside the shoppe that Tula Pink will be designing...Tula was commissioned to design the Orlando Magic Children's Play Area in the Orlando Magic Arena in yes, Orlando, Florida! It is awesome!
*I have invited "celebrity" teachers to do workshops and classes for the 2011 year. Watch the calendar!
*We will have two Amazing Bus Trips as usual as well as we have contracted with Heartland Trailways to provide buses for all quilt shops participating in our trips guaranteeing US the Rockstar Black Executive Limo Bus! Our contract is now bigger than MU's...grin, grin!
*We have new staff to introduce which calls for a party!
Whitney Wilson
Morgan Hovenga
Raeshelle Ragan, Interning from Missouri Western University Art Department

Premier Longarm Artist/Quilter

We all know Angela for being Tula Pink's exclusive quilter for the past 4 years. You have seen her amazing work on quilts in the shoppe such as the "Cartwheel" Quilt that was on the bed as you come in the door, and many quilts displayed on our walls. Angela has been featured in KC Studio Magazine. She has won numerous awards for her quilting and will be on full display with several quilts at this fall's International Quilt Market when Tula Pink premiers...

Angela is a founding member of the Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild as well as members of The Starlight Quilt Guild and Nighttime Needlers Quilt Guild. It is an honor and a privilege to have Angela join The Quilt Shoppe!
Her quilting machines will arrive at The Quilt Shoppe by November 1st.
To book her services or get a quote on quilting please call The Quilt Shoppe @ 816-669-3490

As always...We look forward to seeing you in "The New Quilt Shoppe" soon!
Kathy and Tula