Big Changes on the Horizon

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Hello my lovelies!
I’ve been M.I.A. for way too long and have been
neglecting your quilting needs
but I have some incredibly exciting news for you!

For all you ‘makers’ out there, you’ll probably relate to me
when I say my business is part of me.
Fabric Please! has felt like another ‘child’ of mine.
Since it’s inception in 2015, I’ve nurtured it and watched it grow.

With your help and support, I’ve created something that we can all be proud of!

With that in mind… Fabric Please! will be going through some big changes…
With a joyous heart, I’m handing over the reigns to new owners!!!

The Schumms have years of experience in the quilting world and will continue
to provide you with the same great customer service
you have come to expect at Fabric Please!

Jennifer & Claudia Schumm are a mother-daughter team currently operating
a Brick-and-Mortar quilt shop in New Hamburg, ON called Quilting by Design.

Jennifer is an incredible business woman, quilter and friend!  She helped me navigate the quilting business when many would have shut their doors to me.
I know you will be in great hands with Jennifer!

Claudia is a vibrant, young, whirlwind of energy that will breathe new life into the quilting world!
She will be the one at the helm for
Fabric Please! over all the social media platforms.
She will take Fabric Please! mobile, just like I did!

You can look for the Fabric Please! trailer (new and improved!) at your quilting retreats, guild meetings and various events.  You’ll also find the Fabric Please! booth at several quilt shows this season!

With the changes… Fabric Please! will be able to offer an even BIGGER selection of fabric to choose from, fantastic sales and now… a RETAIL LOCATION!!!

The retail location will still be called Quilting by Design and the Fabric Please! website will remain the same.

Now, to answer some of the inevitable questions:

What will I be doing?
I’ll be mentoring Claudia for a while so the transition is seamless.
I’ll guide her in how the mobile store works, help her with a few trade shows and show her the ropes in all things
Fabric Please!

Will I be leaving the quilting world?
Heck no! I’ll be doing MORE quilting! I’ll have a bit more time to make all the quilts that are swirling around my head!
Maybe I’ll even get a chance to make a dent in my enormous stash (yeah, right)

What else will I be doing?
Many of you don’t know, but I was a potter before I got into quilting.
I will be spending time in my studio, throwing my pots and once I’m confident enough, will begin to sell my wares.
My family and friends will be happy about this… I think they have enough quilts to keep them warm for a while… now they could use a few mugs and teapots to complete the picture (LOL).

 If you’re interested in following the rest of my life’s adventures…
I’ll (occasionally) share my shenanigans right here!

Next steps in my life…
setting up my new sewing room, pottery studio and renovating my basement.

Till next time…
Rita

 

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