Sunday, October 13, 2013

Aunt Mag's Quilting Adventure expands to a Genuine Quilt Shop!

And the Adventure Continues

If you had told me that today I would have a store (it's beautiful by the way) - I seriously would never have believed you .... but, now it's true!  I caught myself driving to work this week and said to myself "I have a store!"  :)

Now, the truth is that I've had a shop for quite a while now, but when the store is in your backyard and then the store is in a shopping center, well, that is a big difference.  My team is still pinching themselves.  We are all incredibly excited and I'm not sure it has fully sunk in for all of us.  Well, my checkbook has felt the reality ;)

We're busy changing so many things ... for me it's the commute ... Now, let me pause here to say that ALL of this is a blessing!  It's is a total gift from God, for which I am incredibly thankful.  We knew we had outgrown our little spot - and this move is His timing.  Having said all that - it is change!  Everyone knows change is, well, change.  So back to that commute . . . don't feel sorry for me (LOL!) it takes all of 4 minutes.  Not even long enough to finish my second cup of coffee along the way.  HA!  Only God could orchestrate a fabulous commute like that.  And it feels wonderful!!  

Elaine Gilmore, Handi Quilter Educator with Margaret Chair
owner of The Quilt Corner
Next blessing:  The community of Central - the little town of 30,000 souls that I live in has been so supportive!  Seems it's been about 20 years since we had our very own quilt shop and the word is on the street!  Cell phones are buzzing!

So, we opened our store ... a HUGE step of faith and then, because quilters are a little crazy, we hosted our first event this weekend, less than 2 weeks after the move ... and I am so thankful to the quilters in the Greater Baton Rouge area and beyond for making our event a success.  We had a lot of fun with our HandiQuilter educator, Elaine Gilmore as we learned interesting ways to get those quilts finished.  

We topped it off with a class on the Handi Quilter Pro-Stitcher - which was a resounding success.  Of course, we'll do this again.  It was fun and I'm sure that the quilters who attended still have all they learned spinning in their heads.

Now .... my fabulous team will have to get to work planning more great events, classes and just plain ole FUN for all who visit us!  

What an adventure, right?

Wishing you a Quilty sort of Day,

Friday, January 25, 2013

Summertime is a coming!

Just add sand, sun and surf!

Don't know about you but I think my favorite place to go is the beach.  There is just something about the sound of the surf, the warm sun & of course a good book!  It might not be beach time, but we have had the most fun in our shop this week!  Monday started off with a shipment of fresh fun fabric from Loralie Designs called "Hu-LaLa!"

Don't these fabrics just beg you to stitch up something just for FUN!  Customers all week have been saying I want to make a tote for the beach and we had a fabulous idea!  Look at our super cute Hu LaLa Tote bag!  We even made it into a kit!  Isn't it adorable?  I love the ladies (which are 6 very nice pockets by the way) adorning the outside.  The fabric we chose for our lining is flip-flops.  We just couldn't wait to load it up ....

And lo and behold ... It held everything to make a perfect beach trip ... lotion, a drink, e-reader and still plenty of room for a wrap, towels, and more!  We easily fit more than one towel in our bag!

It is so nice when a plan truly comes together!

Wishing you a Quilty sort of day.
Aunt Mag