Things at the shop are really picking up. We are all trying to get ready for the "Twin Cities Shop til you Drop Tour" - April 30th thru May 2nd. Hard to believe it's in a little over a week. This is an event that we truly enjoy. Working together with the Twin Cities shops is alot of fun, what a great group of ladies.
After that event we are participating in the "Minnesota Quilter's" show in Duluth, June 11th thru 13th We haven't done this show in years and are looking forward to it. We have alot of new samples and kits to audition. Pam from "Piece By Piece" patterns will be in our booth with several new Quilts. From what I have seen, she has out done herself. Stop by and meet her, she's a neat lady.
Then we move on to July... "Quilt Minnesota 2009 - State wide Shop Hop" starts July 31 thru August 16th. If you haven't participated in the past.... don't miss out. Check our website for more information - we even have bus tours to make your Hop easier.
At the same time, we will be vending at the "Dakota County Fair" in Farmington. This is a first time we will be part of the fair and are excited about it.
September 12th is our 4th "Quilt Sewcial". This is a one day retreat at Old Chicago Conference Center in Apple Valley. 32 - 35 quilter's get together for a day of Sewing, Eating and making new friends. Check out our website for a tour of the last 2 Sewcials. Want to spend time with people who enjoy the same passion as you do... call and reserve your spot today. (we fill up fast so don't delay).
To list a few more events without going into too much detail: October - Vend at the Women of the West quilt show. November - vend at Camp Lebanon. and the list goes on.
I am really excited about everything we have planned for the rest of the year. Things are jumpin' and that is how I like it. Yes, I'm a "type A" personality.... hate to sit around and get bored if I'm not working on something. One thing can be said about having the shop - never a dull moment.
In between all of this, Jeff and I hope to work on getting the new shelves painted and in place. Work on areas of the shop that still need to be updated and then go from there. The face lift at Fabric Town is taking a while but when we finally get it done I know everyone will be pleased with the changes.
Better go for now, time to get cleaned up and get to work.
Enjoy the wonderful Spring day.