The Quilt Zone lease is up in October and I have decided not to renew the lease. So we will be closing the Quilt Zone by November. It’s hard for me to express how very sad this makes me feel. I love the store, I have wonderful staff and teachers and great customers. But age is beginning to catch up with me (and my staff) and family needs and travel wants mean I just can’t make a long term commitment to the business. It was a difficult decision, I feel a great sense of loss, but it is time.
There is some good news for you though; we have to liquidate our inventory and sell our displays and fixtures. That means you’ll find wonderful fabric at bargain prices. The inventory clearance sale will start on Saturday, September 22 when all inventory will be 30% off marked price (minimum half yard cut). Discounts will get deeper as the sale goes on –but I don’t need to remind you that the best goes first, so shop early to get what you really like.
Some of the quilts we used as store models will be on sale. I plan to sell some of my quilt tops that I am not so attached to. Some of the Quilt Zone staff and teachers will also have some of their projects for sale.
I had several goals in opening the Quilt Zone. I wanted to offer unusual fabrics that you didn’t see elsewhere. I wanted to offer knowledgeable and talented staff and teachers. And I wanted to inspire quilters to expand their creative horizons.
And, of course, I wanted to play with lots of fabric. I want to thank my wonderful staff for helping me meet these goals. I can’t say enough good things about their talent and enthusiasm. And I want to thank you for your support. I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed helping you with your projects, playing with your fabrics, and seeing the final result. I always liked show and tell.
I hope to see many of you again as the Quilt Zone winds down. It’s sad to see it come to an end, but I have sure enjoyed the journey. I hope you have too.
Quilt Zone Owner
PS. The class schedule for these last couple of months will change somewhat. If you signed up for a class and it is cancelled or moved we will call you. If you don’t get a call, the class is a go as advertised. If you are interested in any of the classes, call us (561-2020) and we will let you know the status.