From The Coop
Wow! What a wonderful year this has been for Scrappy Rooster Quilts! We are so appreciative of the support from you, our wonderful friends! Opening a business post retirement is sometimes scary, but for us, opening the quilt shop has been an awesome adventure. We are thankful you’re along for the ride.
We started with a very small inventory and have added more items to meet and fill your sewing needs. We have a good idea of where to go in our second year, and we look forward to sharing this adventure with you!
Our shop hop in January was a hit. We met so many wonderful people! We are grateful that the North Florida shops invited us to be a part of the hop. We are working on completing our quilt for the January 2020 hop. You’ll have something to SEA so don’t act like a fish out of water while you wait! Shop Hop passports will be on sale soon!
Moving forward our classes will be scheduled by quarter. What does that mean for you? More opportunity to get your schedule to work around your sewing! Scheduling that much needed time with your sewing bestie. Offering you the classes you’ve asked for, consistency and providing top notch instructors with knowledge and skills to share.
Now that we are in our second year, we will continue both the beginner’s class and quilt university. I can’t speak for Rhonda’s beginner’s class, but our quilt university group will become one and we will make a quilt with all of our procedures we have learned. I’m designing said quilt now.
Our top classes have been Rhonda’s Beginning Quilter’s Class, Quilt University, and One Block Wonder. We’ve seen quite a few new folks join the quilting community, and boy, are they sewing right along.
Our next One Block Wonder class will be held on November 9th. We have one spot left, call the store and register before you miss this exciting new class or to secure your seat for the next session. Check out the website for photos from the current class.
I’m happy to announce that Lori Frederick is now giving us a helping hand by re-designing and updating our website. She’ll have our classes, events and schedules there for you. You will soon be able to sign up for classes and events online. I’m excited. Lori is making it great!
Our long arm quilting services are in full swing! We added a second machine last fall. Now, we’re adding a second Statler Stitcher in December. This is a much needed addition and will help us decrease our turnaround time.
Our long arm guidelines are being updated. We will get the updates out to you ASAP. After that they will be posted on the website. This will help you prepare your beautiful quilt tops for submitting them and help us provide you with the best quilting with no delays.
We are having fun with Rooster Club. Participants get a sample of new fabric each month, we give demos utilizing that sample and projects that can be completed using it. Each month we issue a different challenge to participants. It is so great to see their products at the next meeting. We’ve got some very talented folks among us.
Our Embroidery Club meets once monthly, usually on a Thursday. We provide an atmosphere where embroiderers can learn from each other. We provide a project which can be completed during their time at the shop. We meet from 9 AM to 3 or 4 PM.
I could keep going like the Energizer Bunny…
Stay informed by visiting our website. I will continue to send emails and do my live Facebook feeds.
Thanks again for making this quilt shop journey a dream come true for us!
Fondly, Scrappy Rooster (aka Bruce)