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Friday, June 11, 2021

 Completing the First Month Back

Hard to believe that the shop has already been re-opened for a month. I was happy to accommodate small groups of customers, happier to hear that all had been 'double-vaxxed' and pleased to make new friends among first time visitors. Shop hours are Thursday Friday and Saturday, noon to 5pm. Please ring the doorbell on the left of the shop door so I know you are there 💙

I'm also now able to say that the quilt get togethers at the Georgetown Senior Center will resume on second and fourth Tuesdays, beginning on July 13th. I'll be there from noon to 3pm and will stay a bit later to help anyone finishing up ... we need to be cleared out by 3:45 for the center's 4pm closure. The director has requested that we limit group size to 5 per session, which will allow safe social distancing in the allotted space. It is suggested that you phone ahead to reserve your spot. The staff telephone number is 978-352-5726. Masks will be required in the common areas (reception foyer, corridors) but may be removed within the quilting room by those who have been vaccinated.

As before, I will gladly share current projects in process, and occasionally provide fabric and patterns for sampler blocks. I invite participants to share their work, their successes and their questions, as we all learn by helping each other.

Here's a wall hanging I finished in June, for my daughter:



You can read details and how-to for this expanded star pattern on the 2021 Journal page.

I look forward to seeing you this summer at Quilters' Quarters, and at the Georgetown Senior Center (in the Perley School annex, just two driveways south of my shop.)

AC will be on in both settings!

~Terry



Friday, May 14, 2021

Good News!

 Quilters' Quarters again accepts Credit Cards!


Credit/Debit card purchases have fees that are charged to the shop, and some shops inflate prices to cover these fees ... Quilters' Quarters will not do that. But while you will still receive the regular discount, I will add the sales tax to your net total (gross total minus discount.) Taxes ARE NOT charged on your discount total.

Cash and Checks are also accepted ... in fact, cash and check purchases are so valued that your 6.25% Massachusetts Sales Tax will be paid by the shop when you buy with cash or check.

This way, I am not penalizing credit card users, but instead am offering a reward to cash and check users.



As a retired school teacher, I understand the importance of sales tax in supporting our communities, and will honestly pay them FOR cash and check customers each quarter, and will forward them to the state with the sales tax revenue collected from charge card customers. No worries, and my thanks!





Monday, April 26, 2021

Post-Vaccine Reopening May 6th 2021

 It's been a few weeks since my second Corona Virus Vaccination shot, so I will re-open Quilters' Quarters on Thursday, May 6th, 2021. Thank you to all who have been patient with my abundance of caution. As social distancing is difficult in small spaces, I will ask that customers continue to wear masks, and I will have hand sanitizer available in the shop. 

I am also asking that any customers who have not been vaccinated yet please continue with curb side pickup (call to order ahead) and I will do my best to help you.

As I have not been able to replace my credit card reader, Quilters' Quarters is functioning with cash and checks only. I am looking into PayPal as a third option.

Scroll down to the January 19th post to read about a special re-opening sale!

Looking forward to getting reacquainted with you~


~ Terry

Monday, March 15, 2021

Last Week of Winter


 


Winter began early (Halloween), left for a while but then came back, and plans to stay through this last final week. 

I've had the first of the vaccine shots this week, and in a month I will have the second.  By the end of April/beginning of May, I'll be ready to open the shop to those who have also had their full vaccine doses. I will continue wearing a mask to protect both you and me. I will ask you to do the same, until the CDC advises it is safe to go without.

The shop has about half the inventory I had at this time last year, and I won't be buying anymore this season. The newest fabrics in stock are the Maywood Silver Jubilee blue and whites ... There are plenty of others that I'd bought for last year, and then gave about half of them away to the mask makers.

I'll be in the shop on the same days as 2019 ... Thursday, Friday and Saturdays, noon to 5pm, beginning the first week of May, 2021. I look forward to seeing all of you!


Be safe, be well, wear your mask~

Terry

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Winter has arrived!


The shop space is nearly two hundred years old, and has surely survived larger storms than this week' Nor'Easter ... We received about 15 inches of light snow, and have more due to arrive over the next few days.

I had the front downstairs window replaced last summer, as it had age-related water damage ... this photo shows how that can happen over time. By the way, this is a color photograph, shot through the house window. Other than the overhead wires, one might mistake it for a vintage photo, circa 1835...

There won't be any scheduled visits in the shop this weekend ... Spring will eventually find its way here, though some say the groundhog who dared to poke out of his burrow yesterday may have seen his shadow, and so we may be in for more snow in March... our seasons seem to be shifting ... can we all say "Climate Change?"

Be safe, be warm, and be happy that your mask will at least be a welcome addition to your winter outerwear!

~ Terry

Monday, January 18, 2021

Special Fabric, Special Offer

 Almost a year ago, I saw a special blue and white fabric line from Maywood Fabrics in celebration of their 25th Anniversary, and I pre-ordered five of their Silver Jubilee bolts, with some of their fat quarters and 5" charm packs.  They have now arrived at Quilters' Quarters .

To celebrate the beginning of a new year, with a vaccine on its way to most of us, I'm going to set these bolts of fabric aside and use them as a reward for those customers who do accept the Covid-19 vaccination. I will sell this fabric AT MY COST (50% discount off Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price)  to quilters who bring proof of innoculation (you will receive a validation card when you are vaccinated.) 


Fat Quarters will be sold separately, @retail $4.50 each.




Charm Packs will be sold retail, $14.00, includes 42 pieces

This is a bolt of a 'center panel' for this Silver Jubilee line: the panels measure a bit less than a yard, and will be sold for $10.00 retail.



And these are the four prints from which I will cut reward yardage for those quilters who have received the Covid-19 vaccination: MSRP $12 per yard (special reward cost: $6.00 per yard











This special reward for vaccination sale will end at the end of the "vaccination season" or December 31, 2021, whichever comes first. Regular Quilters' Quarters discount percentages for this special fabric will then resume. (20%, 40%, 50% for charity purposes.) If for a medical reason you and your doctor agree that the vaccination for Covid-19 is not permissible for you, a note from your doctor will be accepted rather than the vaccination validation card. And as the vaccination is not yet proven to prevent person to person transmission of the virus, masks will continue to be required until the CDC declares them no longer necessary indoors. 

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Another Year, Another Giveaway.

 Wishing all of Quilters' Quarters customers a Happy New Year. As the pandemic continues, so does the free fabric offering for all who are making Covid-19 face masks for charities. Just call the shop and let me know what amount and color/style of quilt quality cotton fabric you need, and I will put them in a bag and hang the bag on the shop front door for contact-free pickup.

I have started a new page here at the blog, for my 2021 Quilt Journal, and you are welcome to view it at this link.

You can also scroll down in the right hand margin of any page to find Quilt Journal pages dating back to the shop's first full year, 2014. Many of the fabrics shown in the quilts are still in the shop, though some of the earlier years' bolts have been depleted.

As always, everything at Quilters' Quarters is sold with a discounted price.  Fabrics, Threads, Warm and Natural Battings, Needles, Pins, Rulers, Cutters, Olfa rotary blades ... if there is something specific that you need I can probably order it and have it delivered to the shop within a week after ordering.  I usually order once ever eight to ten weeks, or when I have an order of more than the required minimum of $150.00. 

Visit the blog, and scroll down to read the December 2020 entry that explains how the shop is operating during this pandemic.

I encourage all to take the vaccine when it is offered ... to follow through for the second booster shot, and continue wearing your mask until the CDC tells us they are no longer needed. No one knows yet how soon and how long you will be immune to Covid-19 after vaccination; please be patient and keep us all safe.

Quilters' Quarters will not be fully open to the public until it is fully safe. 

Thank you for your patience and cooperation with the CDC.

~ Terry