I spent a couple hours yesterday pouring over guidelines and making sure I have a COVID operational plan in place despite difficulties. Then it occured to me that as a HOME based business, in the orange phase we have single household bubbles.
That effectively shuts us down for in store shopping.
So, it is not unexpected. Given we are also getting closer the Christmas, I expect we will be online only until the end of the year.
That being said, I will be extended the Black Friday Week sales and making sure the website is updated to reflect that. Since we ran online orders with local pickups all summer, everything is all set up and all our processes are in place.
Our shopping cart works just like any other site you may have used to order online in the past. If you do have problems, of course you can call or message or email and I will help you sort it out.
We can take your credit card over the phone if you are not comfortable with ordering online. However, this means that we basically fill out an online order for you. It is safe and secure – just like in store shopping.
Most orders can usually be picked up later that same day. In the morning, I prepare any orders that came in overnight or late the previous day. Orders placed mid afternoon or later are usually filled by the next day. If you do need something urgently, please let us know.
Since we have moved to our new location, many people have asked about in store shopping. The original plan was to build the shop onto our new house, then move the shop from our old house and move our household.
With the pandemic, we decided to move our household first, given construction and planning was also at a halt.
Our shop is temporarily set up in the basement of our new home. The stock is arranged for efficient picking for orders and not necessarily for browsing. In addition, it is in my house, which means the general public cannot come in without breaking current Covid-19 restrictions.
We do have a separate entrance to the basement room, however it is currently not suitable for general foot traffic and inaccessible for some visitors.
Until we get the shop built, or change the lower back entrance (including a driveway to it). in store shopping will not be available.
I know people are excited about a new shop in the city, but with current restrictions it is just not possible to come in and browse. Thank you for understanding.
We quietly opened on Friday and orders have been non stop ever since! We have been overwhelmed with support and are hopefully all caught up.
Our website has an actual real working shopping cart, just like the big stores. 😉 Fill the cart, checkout, and pay with your credit card.
You can choose “local pickup” and we will send pickup directions when your order is ready. It might take a day.
You can use the Notes section in the shopping cart if you’d like to send an extra note like “am coming to town on friday, will pick up then”.
We can combine orders for pickups – just let us know (maybe in the Notes section)!
And YES we ship across Canada, with a $15 flat rate and free shipping over $150.
All fabrics listed are 100% cotton. The $5/m clearance section is just us clearing out the fabrics we bought from closed quilt shops. Time for it to go so we can buy NEW FABRIC! (We also have a NEW section on the site.)
We still have elastic! When we run out, it will disappear from the site. Our supplier is expected to get more late next week, but then we have to order some and get it here, so give it two more weeks.
As always – any comments, questions, suggestions, or even a “hey we love it!” just message, email, comment, whatever… We’ll get to it eventually. 😀
Thanks for finding our shop during our soft open! Please poke around and enjoy all the new listings. If you find anything out of place or have questions, please let us know.
Enjoy the clearance sale and note that those fabrics are per meter and must be purchased in full meters. It’s quite a bargain.
We also have elastic in stock and are currently limiting customers to one 10m bundle of each kind.
Pickups will be scheduled at our new location at 1881 Hanwell Drive. Our shop is not open to customers and visits for pickups must be arranged.
We are still working through listing all of the in-store items here on our online space. If you have been in store and know we carry a particular product and cannot find it in our shop, please feel free to contact us. It may just not be listed yet, or it may be out of stock.
The quilting queue will remain closed until the end of May. There are a number of talented longarmers in our area willing to take your quilts! If you wish to wait for my queue to clear, it will be a while, as I am also going to change how quilts are dropped off and scheduled.
This summer, if all goes well, we will have a new shop built on to our new house, and Fredericton will once again have its own little quilt shop without a confusing name in a hard to find location.
To top it all off, tomorrow is my 50th birthday. While I had planned a huge party that has since been cancelled, announcing this news NOW feels like a great way to celebrate.
(Yes I totally feel like Oprah right now…)
This does mean that you have about a week to grab anything you might need to last the rest of the month. I’m getting a lot of calls for batting backing right now. You can order any of these in our online shop, pay with a credit card (easy-peasy!) and choose “local pickup”. We’ll have your order ready after confirming a time.
I know 3 weeks (at least) of no local quilt shop may hurt… but the payoff? Oh it’s gonna be SO AWESOME!
I know you’re going to join me in being super excited over the news, and we feel so, SO, supported by our quilting community and everything you have done to help us get to this point. We couldn’t have done this without YOU.